Q Johnson sitting in her truck

Solitude and “Peace.” How Trucking Changed One “Super-Mom’s” Life.

Episode #5 | December 6, 2018 | 14 minutes

Close your eyes and think “tractor-trailer driver.” Who do you picture? If you said, “a tough older guy,” you wouldn’t be off the mark. Truckers have a hard job which requires some resiliency. Moreover, 94% of truck drivers are men, with an average age of 55. As another point of trivia, most truck drivers are … Continue Reading →

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Woman texting on her phone with traffic in background

How the Driverless Car Revolution May (Really) Change Your Life

Episode #4 | November 29, 2018 | 27 minutes

Driverless cars and “connected technology” are making headlines across the country and right here in metro Atlanta. But why should any of this interest any but the tech-nerdiest among us? In this episode, we find out. We learn which metro Atlanta communities and companies are, at this moment, testing vehicles that drive themselves—and the infrastructure … Continue Reading →

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Debbie Aschemeier and Beth Hogan

The Golden Girls, Redux: Inside the Boomer Roommate Trend

Episode #3 | November 15, 2018 | 17 minutes

 Aging? Then this story’s for you. And, guess what? We’re all aging. In just 12 years, one in four of us will be 60 or older in metro Atlanta. And as our demographics change, we need to change how we think about building communities that work for everyone. In this episode, we visit Beth … Continue Reading →

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An apartment building in Atlanta

Cost of Living: Taming the Housing Affordability Crunch

Episode #2 | November 8, 2018 | 22 minutes

 Whether we’re renters or homeowners, housing affordability is a problem for many of us—certainly around the entire country, but increasingly, right here at home in metro Atlanta. In this episode, we set out to learn more: What are the factors that contribute to metro Atlanta’s housing affordability problem, and what are people doing about … Continue Reading →

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The little-known (in metro Atlanta) Flint River is at the center of an effort to knit the communities around Atlanta’s airport together through greenspace. Credit: Stacey Funderburke

Finding the Flint: How ATL’s Overlooked Waterway Could Spark South Metro Revival

Episode #1 | November 2, 2018 | 15 minutes

Put your hand up if you knew that Georgia’s second longest river runs beneath Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – and that it runs in culverts and ditches through no fewer than five cities and counties surrounding the airport before leaving the metro area. Keep your hand up if you knew this river—the Flint—is at the … Continue Reading →

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What’s Next ATL Podcast Trailer

October 16, 2018 | 2 minutes

Coming Friday, November 2, What’s Next ATL is the podcast about the big issues facing all of us in metro Atlanta, and stories of the people taking them on. From housing affordability, to the future of transportation, to jobs, What’s Next ATL pairs the research of the nerds at the Atlanta Regional Commission with the … Continue Reading →

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