Posts filed under "Podcast"

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Mawuli Davis about racial inequality in City Schools of Decatur

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 17, 2018

Mawuli Davis is a founding partner of the Davis Bozeman Law Firm where he leads the firm’s Civil Rights Division. He’s also a local community activist and recently he’s been a champion of efforts to address racial inequality in City Schools of Decatur. Through his group, the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, Davis […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks about effort to expand rights for crime victims in Georgia

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 14, 2018

When voters in Georgia go to the polls on Nov. 6, they won’t be voting for just the governor and their congressional representatives. They’ll also have the opportunity to amend the state’s constitution to give specific rights to crime victims, known as Amendment 4, the Marsy’s Law amendment. Under the amendment, victims of felony crimes […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to celebrity chef and cancer survivor Kevin Gillespie

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 12, 2018

Chef Kevin Gillespie rose to prominence following an appearance on Top Chef in 2009 and since then he has racked up accolades too numerous to mention. He was named a 2015 and 2017 semifinalist and 2016 finalist for the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: South award and his book Fire in My Belly was a […]

The Decaturish Podcast: Poet Collin Kelley discusses his latest collection, ‘Midnight in a Perfect World’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 28, 2018

Collin Kelley is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection “Midnight in a Perfect World.” His other poetry collections include the American Library Association-honored “Render,” “Better To Travel,” and “Slow to Burn.” He joined the Decaturish Podcast to discuss his newest book, give us more insight into his creative process and talk about some of […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Decatur’s City Manager about retirement, development and future plans

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt August 9, 2018

Being a city manager can be a contentious and tenuous position to hold. The manager, who works for their bosses on city councils and commissions, is responsible for the day-to-day management of city government. But politics or a desire for a better job, or both, often means short stints for city and county managers. The […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks ‘more MARTA’ with MARTA CEO Jeffrey Parker

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 31, 2018

Jeffrey Parker was named the new CEO of MARTA in March of this year, succeeding Keith Parker, a man who was revered by many people in this city for the gains MARTA made under his watch. Jeff inherits a system that is considered an asset for economic development and has seen renewed public investment in […]

The Decaturish podcast asks, ‘What’s so unbelievable about DeKalb’s water bills?’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 26, 2018

Star McKenzie thought her DeKalb County water bill was an anomaly when it suddenly skyrocketed. Soon she heard similar stories from other residents and founded the Unbelievable DeKalb Water Bills Facebook group for people to share their experiences. The group now has about 3,500 members who work to shine a light on the dysfunction in […]

The Decaturish Podcast: Police Chief Mike Booker talks racial profiling, police shootings and more

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 13, 2018

Decatur Police Chief Mike Booker has been in charge of the city’s law enforcement operations for 12 years and has been with the department since 1990. A lot has changed in Decatur during that time and a lot of things about policing have changed, too. The chief went over a range of topics, from racial […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to transgender advocate Vandy Beth Glenn about the power of being ‘out’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 29, 2018

Not many people have their own Wikipedia page or court precedent named after them, but Vandy Beth Glenn has both. Glenn was fired from her job with the Georgia General Assembly after telling her boss she was transgender. Glenn fired back with a lawsuit and that litigation – titled Glenn v. Brumby – is used to […]

The Decaturish Podcast talks to Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Pro Tem Tony Powers

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 22, 2018

Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett and Mayor Pro Tem Tony Powers sat down for the latest episode of the Decaturish Podcast. They discussed how the city’s plans for the former United Methodist Children’s Home property, the city’s plans for annexation and more. Music for today’s podcast was provided by the Bitteroots and the Podcast is sponsored […]

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