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1609, 2019

The Banner Society’s Ryan Nanni on the internet’s new home for college football

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On this week’s episode of the Reckon Interview, we chat with Ryan Nanni, the site’s Editor-in-Chief about why the internet needed another college football site, his journey from commenter to writer to editor, and how college football rivalries spilled over into his past life as an attorney.

2608, 2019

Sarah Parcak on archaeology from space, history in the South

By |August 26, 2019|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Dr. Sarah Parcak, a space archaeologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the 2016 winner of the TED Prize. She has a new book out called “Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past,” which highlights how she and her colleagues use satellite technology to deepen our understanding of ancient history. On this week's episode, we discuss ancient civilizations, Confederate monuments, and how she has helped carve out a whole new field of exploration.

1908, 2019

John T. Edge on what makes food ‘Southern’

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John T. Edge knows as much as anyone about Southern food. On this week's episode of the Reckon Interview, the founder of Southern Foodways Alliance makes some bold claims about BBQ, describes what makes a good bar (and why the hangovers are still worth it), explains why immigrants hold the keys to the future of Southern food, and shares what he loves about Oxford, Mississippi.

1208, 2019

Sonequa Martin-Green on Star Trek, Walking Dead, Space Jam and Alabama

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Sonequa Martin-Green discusses the highs and lows of a career that's taken her from Russellville, Alabama, to the farthest reaches of the universe. She shares stories from her mom's cancer scares, her thoughts on being a black lead actress in sci-fi and fantasy, the details she can about Space Jam 2, and how she stays tied to Alabama.

508, 2019

Rev. William Barber on building a moral coalition in the South, comparisons to MLK

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Rev. Dr. William Barber II draws a lot of comparisons to another Southern preacher. He’s been heralded by people like Dr. Cornell West as today’s answer to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The North Carolina-based pastor today is fighting for many of the same issues King marched for 50 years ago.