I'm an Atlanta-based journalist focused on narrative storytelling in print, online and audio. Travel, food, health/science. Ex-Fulbright, IAPA, San Diego Union-Tribune.
Episode 123: Mexico City - A comer…¡tacos!
In Mexico City, tacos run the gamut, from late night snack to haute cuisine. As a chef and food tour guide, Yimnah Rosas has tried them all and uses this iconic street food to reveal a deeper side of Mexican culture.
Episode 119: Mexico City - Mujeres muralistas
On this episode of the Duolingo Spanish Podcast, feminist author Plaqueta takes us on a journey into the world of Mexico’s mighty muralistas, the women who shaped the nation’s identity through art.
Reframed: The Films That Changed Our Culture
In the second season of TCM's Reframed, we examine films that had an impact on American culture. These films helped change laws, business practices and social norms by opening up conversations on topics like the criminal justice system, racism, anti-semitism, climate policy, LGBTQ+ rights, fast food, and more.
That classic VW Bug could be an EV | The Times (L.A. Times)
Classic cars are a staple of California culture, but they have a dirty secret — they’re gas guzzlers. And with gas prices so high, collectors are beginning to convert them to electric. In this episode, L.A. business reporter Ronald D. White talks about why EVs are so scarce these days, and the lengths some Californians are going to get their hands on one.
Journey to the Omegaverse | Cheat! (Sony/Somethin' Else)
When Zoey Ellis becomes a published author, she is thrilled. Making a living off her werewolf erotica fanfiction is a dream come true — until she gets hit with accusations of plagiarism, and takedown notices are filed with all the e-book publishers. Fantasy stories are known for their world-building, but what happens when building the world started as an online collaborative endeavor? Can it be plagiarism? Can you copyright a trope?
Gist Healthcare Daily
I regularly guest-host the Gist Healthcare Daily, a daily podcast delivering health business and policy news in under 10 minutes.
California tries to figure out reparations | The Times (L.A. Times)
Two brothers near Sacramento are fighting for compensation for the land they say was taken from their formerly enslaved ancestors during the Gold Rush. Their story got pulled into an even bigger debate happening right now in California. A first-of-its-kind task force is trying to decide: Will the state pay reparations to Black people? And if so, who should get it?
The Great Tax Prep Swindle | Cheat! (Sony podcasts)
Last year, Intuit—the company that owns the tax prep software TurboTax—reached a settlement with 50 state attorneys general, requiring the company to issue $141 million in refunds to users. The problem? For years, TurboTax has been advertising free filing services but only 2% eligible tax payers actually filed at no cost. And it turns out…that might have been Intuit’s plan the whole time.
And Justice for All | Georgia State Research Magazine
Georgia State’s Center for Access to Justice works to ensure that everyone — including the most disenfranchised — receives an equally fair shot in the court of law. Their work has already uncovered significant disparities that left many of the state’s residents vulnerable during the pandemic.
Dreams Realized | Georgia State Magazine
Georgia State’s data-driven approach to leveling the playing field for students from all backgrounds has made the university a national leader in student success initiatives. Now, a new book by a veteran journalist traces the inside story of the university’s efforts and offers a roadmap for how other schools can close the equity gaps in higher education.
Georgia’s Sustaining Force in the Humanities: Laura McCarty | Humanities Magazine
Were it not for the poems of John Donne, the humanities may have missed McCarty. When she got to Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, she registered pre-med. Second-semester botany made it painfully clear her passions lay elsewhere. “God rest the soul of that botany professor; it was really, really boring,” she recalls.
Cheater Cheater Chili Eater | Proof
For competitive chili cooks, the ultimate accomplishment is taking home first prize at the Original Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert-Wick Fowler Memorial Championship Chili Cook-off. The Terlingua chili cooks are a tight-knit group. And in 2003, they were suspicious of newcomer Don Eastep. And it turns out, they were right to be.
Agents of Change | Georgia State Magazine
In 1956, three African American women — Myra Payne Elliott, Barbara Pace Hunt and Iris Mae Welch — sued to desegregate Georgia State and won. Their victory set an important legal precedent that paved the way for the integration of universities in the South. Georgia State, now the nation’s leading institution in conferring degrees to African American students, honors the struggle of these civil rights pioneers.
Darkness Can Do All Kinds of Things to Your Body and Brain | Elemental by Medium
Darkness can affect us all, and in surprising ways. Science suggests that darkness can do all kinds of things to the human body and brain: It can make us more likely to lie and cheat, make mistakes at work, and even see things we don’t normally see.
A Basque Expat Finds A Home In Mexico City ... Thanks To Jai Alai | NPR's Only a Game
When he was growing up in a small fishing village in French Basque Country, Mikel Larregi was obsessed with two things: Basque food and jai alai, the Basque national sport.