Where the Tupelo Grows

“Gary noticed that she was “liking” his Facebook posts about bees and messaged her to ask if she’d be interested in helping him. She was, and things went so well that they were married in 2017. Now she manages their honey and home-building businesses. They had a surge in rebuilding demand after Hurricane Michael, and they plan to invest some of those earnings to achieve Gary’s dream of having 1,000 hives.”

Published: Nov 30, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,137 words)

Life After The Mines

“David Pratt Jr., along with many of his colleagues, has yet to see the extent of what he is owed. His youngest daughter was wrapped in his arms, still being bottle fed, as he and his family occupied the tracks in protest two years ago.”

Published: Sep 7, 2021
Length: 10 minutes (2,613 words)

The Queen of Delicacies

“Miss Georgia Peach had the first taste of the “World’s Largest Peach Cobbler” — 75 gallons of peaches, 70 pounds of butter, 150 pounds of sugar, 150 pounds of flour, 32 gallons of milk  — baked in a brick oven lined with school bus floor panels next to the county courthouse during Fort Valley’s annual peach festival. The line for free cobbler wrapped around concession stands and down the block.”

 

 

Published: Aug 17, 2021
Length: 25 minutes (6,380 words)

Hidden Nashville

“It’s things that people never consider about homeless people. Like not having a pillow. I cannot describe to you how it feels to lay down in my own bed with a pillow. I’m just so grateful for a pillow, because I went so long without one.”

Published: Aug 10, 2021
Length: 13 minutes (3,425 words)

On the Heels of Foot Soldiers

“Fueled by the power of love, Black Voters Matter co-founder LaTosha Brown wants the next generation of activists to learn from the music and wisdom of the past and to press on to protect voting rights in the rural South and beyond.”

Published: Jul 27, 2021
Length: 7 minutes (1,912 words)

Still, Life

“We joke that by the time our son is a tween, he’ll be so sick of hearing about the year he was born that he’ll roll his eyes at any mention of the word “pandemic.” (Too bad, kid!) It is, in part, a story I wouldn’t necessarily have asked for, or even imagined, but it’s ours, and it’s also his. I’m grateful we decided to tell it.”

Published: Jul 13, 2021
Length: 10 minutes (2,500 words)

The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks

“For generations, a herd of wild horses has made their home on a long barrier island at the southern tip of the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Mark Darrough camped among the Shackleford Horses and learned a thing or two about survival.”

Published: Apr 13, 2021
Length: 10 minutes (2,500 words)

The Poet Laureate of New Orleans

“Earl King’s lyrical blues and electric stage presence set him apart. But he’s never been properly honored as a Louisiana writer who penned songs for Dr. John, the Neville Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix. New Orleans doesn’t have a poet laureate, may we suggest this posthumous honor for the King?”

Published: Feb 2, 2021
Length: 33 minutes (8,266 words)

Orange is the New Peach

“Southern winters have been getting warmer. Ten years ago, Joe Franklin started growing citrus on his farm in Statesboro, Georgia — a place where no one expected oranges to grow. Now, Franklin’s citrus groves teem with life and might actually help, in a very small way, to combat climate change.”

Published: Jan 5, 2021
Length: 15 minutes (3,947 words)

The Wounds That Do Not Heal

“Rachel Lord Elizondo shares something terrible in common with celebrated poet, professor, and author Natasha Trethewey — both of their mothers were murdered in Georgia by their former partners. Elizondo talks with Trethewey about her new book Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir — and the journey toward healing, education, and advocacy to end partner violence in Georgia and in every home.”

Published: Nov 2, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,443 words)