North Avenue Lounge

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The North Avenue Lounge is an interview show on WREK. Hosts Charlie Bennett, Keren Landman, and Shannon M. Turner talk with artists, writers, professors, students, scientists, engineers, musicians, and other fascinating people from the metro Atlanta area and beyond.

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    Sean of the South
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 5/6/2019) Turner, Shannon M.
    Shannon speaks with prolific author, storyteller, blogger, and musician, Sean Dietrich, aka Sean of the South. Sean speaks about growing up as an underestimated kid, his early influencers, how community college change his life, and talks about writing process. In the final segments, Sean reads from his daily blog and we sample his podcast performances.
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    Kate Rope and Soniah Kamal
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 3/18/2019) Turner, Shannon M.
    Shannon talks with with two of Atlanta's most exciting authors. Kate Rope's new book, "Strong As a Mother," is a practical and compassionate guide to preparing for a smooth start to motherhood, both physically and emotionally. Soniah Kamal is returning to the show, this time with her new book, "Unmarriagable," a retelling of Jane Austen's "Pride & Prejudice" set in Pakistan.
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    Spelman Museum & Hammonds House
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2/4/2019) Turner, Shannon M.
    Shannon talks with leaders from the Spelman Museum and Hammonds House about their history, the state of black art institutions, and the important exhibits they currently feature. Spelman Museum has two exhibits: Amy Sherald returns to her roots at the Atlanta University Center after rocketing to fame when she painted the now famous Michelle Obama portrait in the National Gallery. At the same time, our guest Anne Collins Smith curates "PRESENCE: Meditations on the Spelman College Collection." Hammonds House currently features "Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity." Guests: Anne Collins Smith, Leatrice Ellzy, and Shantrelle Lewis
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    Topher Payne & Jon Carr
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 12/10/2018) Turner, Shannon M.
    Shannon talks with Jon Carr & Topher Payne about playwriting, improv comedy, Dad's Garage, the Hallmark Channel, Black Nerd, and chasing after your dreams in the supportive artist culture of Atlanta.
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    Social Media Activism
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 10/22/2018) Turner, Shannon M.
    A very timely discussion about feminism, using the online realm for organizing, hashtag activism, and local grassroots philanthropy with Oronike Odeleye of the #MuteRKelly campaign & Idea Capital, and Allie Bashuk of many endeavors, including founder of the Dream Warriors Foundation.
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    Kate Atwood
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 9/17/2018) Turner, Shannon M.
    Shannon talks with Kate Atwood, founder of Kate's Club and Executive Director of ChooseATL. They discuss transforming grief culture and helping to promote Atlanta as a great place to live.
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    Georgia Organics & The Come Up Project
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 4/16/2018) Turner, Shannon M.
    Shannon talks to two outstanding organizations that will have you thinking about how beautiful it is outside. Georgia Organics connects organic food from Georgia farms to Georgia families. The Come Up Project, especially through its program Gangstas to Growers, focuses on providing employment opportunities to formerly incarcerated persons in marginalized communities. Guests: Tenisio Seanima, Abiodun Henderson, and Kwon Smith
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    Intuition & Astrology
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2/19/2018) Turner, Shannon M.
    Shannon talks to Jocelyn Robinson, a psychic, and Carrie Johnson, an evolutionary astrologer, about being women entrepreneurs, trusting your intuition, eclipses, finding love, and healing your inner child.
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    Chris Appleton
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2/19/2013) Plumb, Amanda
    WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change.
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    Nick Tecosky and Myke Johns
    (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2/12/2013) Plumb, Amanda
    Write Club Atlanta: 2 opposing writers. 2 opposing ideas. 7 minutes apiece. audience picks a winner. Meet Write Club Atlanta founders and co-hosts Nick Tecosky and Myke Johns