James Lee Burke, at 87, is still writing mysteries and reaching for infinity
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by Tommy Tomlinson
1w ago
This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson interviews a legend: the mystery writer James Lee Burke, who has written 46 books and is still going strong at age 87. He’s got a new novel out in his Dave Robicheaux series, and he talks to Tommy about that — and a lot more ..read more
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SouthBound replay: Stephanie Stuckey revives her family's famous brand
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by Tommy Tomlinson
3w ago
This week on SouthBound, we’re re-airing host Tommy Tomlinson's 2022 interview with Stephanie Stuckey. Her family founded Stuckey’s, the iconic roadside stands of the South. And after a long fallow period, she bought the company and is resurrecting the brand ..read more
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Pete Candler delves into the untold history of the South, and of his own family
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by Tommy Tomlinson
1M ago
This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Pete Candler. He comes from a storied Southern family—one of his ancestors founded Coca-Cola—but Pete has written a new book about the secrets in his family’s history, and in the South’s history as well ..read more
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It's our second panel of SouthBound Live, a discussion about the future of Charlotte
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by Tommy Tomlinson
2M ago
This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson convenes a panel of three experts on Charlotte for his second SouthBound Live event about the future of the city. This time we’re talking about affordable housing, equity, and what we can learn from the city’s history ..read more
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It's SouthBound Live, a panel discussion about the future of Charlotte
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by Tommy Tomlinson
2M ago
This week on SouthBound, we've got a live recording of a SouthBound panel discussion on the future of Charlotte. The panelists are Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Crystal Hill; Sil Ganzó, the founder of ourBRIDGE, which provides after-school programs for immigrant and refugee children; and John Searby, director of the Catawba Riverkeeper organization and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens ..read more
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Alice Randall shines a light on the Black trailblazers in country music (including herself)
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by Tommy Tomlinson
3M ago
This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Alice Randall, who became the first Black woman with a writing credit on a #1 country song with Trisha Yearwood’s 1994 hit “XXXs and OOOs.” Randall has now written a memoir called “My Black Country” and it comes with a companion album of the same name ..read more
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Kindred Motes helps companies doing well make sure they're doing good
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by Tommy Tomlinson
3M ago
This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Kindred Motes, an Alabama native who works with nonprofits and small businesses to help them be more socially responsible. He also guides those companies to send money to places in the South that need it ..read more
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Jason Kirk grew up an evangelical kid. Now he's written a novel about it
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by Tommy Tomlinson
4M ago
This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Jason Kirk, whose novel “Hell Is a World Without You” draws from his experiences as a teenager in evangelical churches. We talk about how those churches shaped him, and what his beliefs are now ..read more
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SouthBound replay: Tressie McMillan Cottom explores deep American issues both public and personal
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by Tommy Tomlinson
4M ago
Today's SouthBound podcast is a replay of host Tommy Tomlinson's conversation from summer 2023 with Tressie McMillan Cottom, a sociologist, author, columnist for the New York Times and recipient of the MacArthur “genius grant.” Their conversation ranges from the concept of whiteness in American life to the tragedy that shaped her life ..read more
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Social media star Landon Bryant explains the South to the rest of the world
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by Tommy Tomlinson
5M ago
This week on SouthBound, host Tommy Tomlinson talks to Landon Bryant, the social media star known for his videos discussing the ways and words of the South. He used to be a Mississippi schoolteacher; now, he gets recognized at Disney World ..read more
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