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What's Next ATL Podcast

Dec 13, 2018

In this bonus episode, we ask leaders from around the region to tell us what they see as the biggest issues facing the Atlanta region for 2019.

What’s Next ATL is powered by the Atlanta Regional Commission and hosted by Kate Sweeney. Find out more about the show at

Dec 6, 2018

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. And 94% of them are men, with an average age of 55. As another point of trivia, most truck drivers are white.

None of...

Nov 29, 2018

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?

Well, it turns out it’s about a lot more than getting from point A to point B. It’s about equity. The environment. And how we...

Nov 15, 2018

Aging? Then this story’s for you. And, guess what? We’re all aging.

In this episode, we visit two older women who became roommates to save money. But they’ve enjoyed the experience so much that now they want to start a movement in the Atlanta region. And it turns out this is happening around the country. It’s a...

Nov 8, 2018

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