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George Saunders' Novel Takes On Abraham Lincoln And A New Kind of Afterlife

9/14/2017
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Today on “Two Way Street,” we revisit our conversation with author George Saunders . He spoke with us in March about his first full-length novel “ Lincoln in the Bardo ,” which takes place during the first 24-hours after Willie Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln’s 11-year old son, dies. Willie is interred in a Georgetown cemetery, Oak Hill, where he becomes trapped in the bardo—the Tibetan Buddhist concept of a transitional state in between death and rebirth. Saunders was inspired by the...

Duration: 00:51:00


Filmmaker Ken Burns On His New Vietnam War Series

9/7/2017
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America is at a tense moment in history. We're living at a time of stark disagreement. Some say the president doesn't tell the truth; others say he tells it like it is. This tension came to head in Charlottesville, Virginia, where confrontations between white nationalists and counter-protesters erupted in violence. Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns says these rifts aren't without precedent: the Vietnam War also sparked divisions in American society. In today's "Two Way Street," Burns takes...

Duration: 00:36:51


Author Steve Oney's New Book Looks For Lessons In Masculinity

8/31/2017
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Today on “Two Way Street,” we talk to writer Steve Oney about his new book, “ A Man’s World .” Oney has been writing for more than four decades for publications such as Esquire , Time, GQ, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Over the course of his career, he estimates that he’s written somewhere between 150 and 200 profiles, 20 of which are included in this new collection of essays.

Duration: 00:50:59


Chris Thile Reflects On His First Year Hosting 'Prairie Home Companion'

8/24/2017
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Today on "Two Way Street," we talk with new " A Prairie Home Companion " host Chris Thile . Last October, Thile took over the APHC stage from Garrison Keillor , who hosted the show for over four decades. What is his relationship with Keillor like now? Thile tells us what kind of mentor Keillor has been.

Duration: 00:50:59


John T. Edge On Southern Food And Culture

8/17/2017
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John T. Edge is the director of the Southern Foodways Alliance . Based out of the University of Mississippi, the SFA studies and documents Southern food cultures. A respected authority, Edge writes about Southern food and culture for publications such as Garden & Gun Magazine and The Oxford American . He joined us to talk about his new book, “ The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South ,” which explores the South by way of its food. We begin with a simple but tough...

Duration: 00:50:59


Ayanna Howard Answers, Robots: Friends Or Foes?

8/11/2017
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Robots are coming and sooner than you think. That’s according our guest this week on Two Way Street: Georgia Tech robotics expert, Ayanna Howard . Bill and Ayanna discuss the what the future might look like with robots in the picture. They explore the best and worst case scenarios when it comes to artificial intelligence. Ayanna explains what’s just science fiction and what we really should be concerned about. Like the economy—will robots take our jobs? Probably, she says, but it’s not...

Duration: 00:50:59


What Comes Next For Plant Vogtle?

8/4/2017
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Today on “Political Rewind,“ what comes next for the Plant Vogtle expansion? The $25 billion project has been in the works for years, but the builders – Westinghouse, a subsidiary of Toshiba – went bankrupt and future completion is questionable. Georgia Power customers have already paid additional fees for construction of the plant; what happens next? Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols joins us to discuss where we are and what it will take to move forward.

Duration: 00:53:07


Lawrence Wright On The Growth Of Middle Eastern Terrorism From Al-Qaeda To ISIS

8/3/2017
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This week on “Two Way Street,” Lawrence Wright joined us in front of a live audience at the Atlanta History Center to discuss his new book, ” The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State .”

Duration: 00:50:59


Author Richard Russo On His New Collection Of Stories

7/27/2017
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This week on "Two Way Street," Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo joins us to discuss his latest book, " Trajectory: Stories ."

Duration: 00:50:59


Vocal Producer 'Mama Jan' Smith Instructs And Inspires The Biggest Names In Pop Music

7/20/2017
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On this edition of “Two Way Street,” we go behind the scenes of the recording business and talk to the Atlanta vocal trainer who has nurtured the careers of some of the biggest artists in popular music. Usher, Sugarland, Justin Bieber, India Arie, Drake, Ludacris, Collective Soul and so many others have all turned to Jan Smith to hone their voices and to learn life lessons from the woman they call Mama Jan.

Duration: 00:50:59


Anticipating The Great American Eclipse Of 2017 With Science Writer David Barron

7/13/2017
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This week on “Two Way Street” we look at what’s being called the Great American Eclipse of 2017, with science writer David Baron.

Duration: 00:50:59


Alan Alda On Acting, Science, And Communication

7/6/2017
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Alan Alda’s acting career has spanned six decades, starting with an appearance on “The Phil Silvers Show,” an early network TV comedy hit, way back in 1953. In the years since, he’s appeared in countless television shows, including “The West Wing,” “ER,” “30 Rock” and many more. He’s been a star on Broadway and in dozens of feature films. But Alda is probably always going to be best remembered for his portrayal of Hawkeye Pierce, on the beloved television series “M*A*S*H.” The show ran for...

Duration: 00:50:59


The British Are Coming: Alastair Bruce And Charles Spencer

7/1/2017
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First up Alastair Bruce , historical advisor to “ Downton Abbey ” for five seasons. Bruce’s personal story is as interesting as any plot on the award-winning historical drama.

Duration: 00:50:59


Surviving Ebola: Dr. Ian Crozier's Story

6/24/2017
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On September 9, 2014, a team of medical specialists guided Dr. Ian Crozier into the communicable disease isolation unit at Emory University Hospital. He had Ebola; in fact, he had the worst case of the disease that doctors in the United States had seen since the deadly Ebola epidemic began in Western Africa earlier that year.

Duration: 00:50:59


The Women Of GPB’s ‘A Seat At The Table’

6/17/2017
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Wonder how African-American women deal with issues like career advancement, body image stereotypes and white people using the n-word? Black women usually speak about these matters only among themselves.

Duration: 00:51:00


Southern Storytellers: Kay Powell, Frances Mayes, And Roy Blount Jr.

6/10/2017
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We have a big anniversary coming up here on “Two Way Street.” On July 5, we’ll celebrate three years on the air. In that time we’ve talked with well over 100 guests – authors, performers, chefs, scientists, historians and others who have good stories to tell; because that’s what TWS is all about: storytelling.

Duration: 00:50:59


Author Mark Pendergrast On The Beltline, Affordable Housing, And Atlanta's Future

6/3/2017
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On this edition of “Two Way Street” our guest is author Mark Pendergrast . We’ll discuss his book “ City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future ,” in which he documents the ongoing transformation of the city of Atlanta.

Duration: 00:50:55


Atlanta Craftsmen: RuPaul, Sid Mashburn, And Mark Hopper

5/20/2017
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On this edition of “Two Way Street,” we profile three craftsmen who have living in Atlanta in common:

Duration: 00:50:59


Nathaniel Philbrick Explores The Dark Side Of The American Revolution

5/13/2017
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If we wanted to make a list of the most notorious traitors in history, who would top the list? Probably Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver. But Benedict Arnold would be right up there with Judas. History has taught us that Arnold was the guy who sold out his fellow Americans by abandoning his duty as a general in the Continental Army and working with the British to defeat the colonists.

Duration: 00:50:57


Atlanta Playwright And Screenwriter Topher Payne Continues To Thrive

5/6/2017
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This week on “Two Way Street” we have Atlanta-based playwright and screenwriter Topher Payne . Topher Payne got his start in theater because he had long arms and wasn’t afraid of heights. At least that’s the way he tells it.

Duration: 00:50:55

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