by Jimmy Hardy
Jimmy Hardy

On May 24, 2017, I gave a talk at the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership about City on the Verge, covering a number of topics, including the urgent need for affordable housing not only for neighborhoods adjacent to the BeltLine, but everywhere in Atlanta. During the...

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by Bill Bolling #1
Bill Bolling, Clip #1

Bill Bolling started the Atlanta Community Food Bank in 1979. I interviewed him in January 2015, a few months before he retired, though he remains very active in Atlanta affairs. Over the span of 36 years, he led the Food Bank’s distribution of more than half a...

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by Bill Bolling #2
Bill Bolling, Clip #2

Bill Bolling started the Atlanta Community Food Bank in 1979. I interviewed him in January 2015, a few months before he retired, though he remains very active in Atlanta affairs. Over the span of 36 years, he led the Food Bank’s distribution of more than half a...

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by Bill Bolling #3
Bill Bolling, Clip #3

Bill Bolling started the Atlanta Community Food Bank in 1979. I interviewed him in January 2015, a few months before he retired, though he remains very active in Atlanta affairs. Over the span of 36 years, he led the Food Bank’s distribution of more than half a...

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by Anna Foote #1
Anna Foote, Clip #1

Anna Foote is an Atlanta native who was among the first to move into a Ponce City Market apartment, though the high rent subsequently made her move out. I interviewed her in January 2015 when she still lived there, and she told me how she helped to save the Masquerade...

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by Anna Foote #2
Anna Foote, Clip #2

Anna Foote is an Atlanta native who was among the first to move into a Ponce City Market apartment, though the high rent subsequently made her move out. I interviewed her in January 2015 when she still lived there, and she told me how she helped to save the Masquerade...

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by Felicia Matthews
Felicia Matthews

This is perhaps my favorite interview of all those I taped while conducting research for City on the Verge. As I wrote in the book, I walked up North Avenue from the old Sears warehouse and was about to turn left down Boulevard into the Bedford Pine apartment complex. I...

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by Bill McGahan
Bill McGahan

Here is the first part of my interview with Bill McGahan, who lives not far from my parents in Buckhead. As I wrote in City on the Verge, for years he went to Guatemala to help those in trouble, until he realized he only needed to drive a few miles in Atlanta. He helped...

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by Adolphus Chandler
Adolphus Chandler

I met Adolphus Chandler at Georgia Works!, a program for ex-felons who are having trouble finding work. In his case, Chandler had been in prison for 26 years. Here’s what he had to say. The interview lasted considerably longer, but here is the beginning of it.

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by Angel Poventud
Interview with Angel Poventud

In the fall of 2011, Angel Poventud took me for a walk on what would become the Eastside Trail of the BeltLine. It was under construction at the time, so Poventud gave me a hard hat and explained that we really weren’t supposed to be there officially, but no one seemed to...

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