In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson

In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson

Join the conversation each weekday on ”In Focus” as host Carolyn Hutcheson talks with: artists, historians, experts, environmentalists, musicians, authors, and other big thinkers and change makers. Carolyn brings her three decades of on-air experience, her curious mind, and her warm conversational style to each episode. We hope you join us and take time to bring your world, In Focus.

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July 20, 2024 9 mins

One of Georgia's "Seven Natural Wonders" is Providence Canyon State Park in southwest Georgia. Known as Georgia's Little Grand Canyon, Interpretive Ranger Reba Bolton tells Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus how the canyon got its name. This program is part of the Tri-State Travel series.

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On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about his trip to the Republican National Convention. And his Wildcard is about an Alabama Centenarian who loves life!

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On The Exchange, Amanda Senn, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about A.I., Artificial Intelligence, and how it is impacting people's lives and finances. She shares precautionary advice to prevent being scammed.

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Colonel Bryan Morgan, Retired U.S. Army Judge Advocate, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about politics in the 1930s, when his father's uncle, Luther Patrick of Birmingham was elected to Congress after being hit on the head with a ketchup bottle by his political opponent. The colorful politician was also a radio host, songwriter, poet, and author.

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On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the status of Education in Alabama.  And Todd's Wildcard is about a UFO seen cruising down the highway!

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Betty Gerson, an Alabama native, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about her childhood in Montgomery and her adult years in Switzerland.  She joins the Storyline book series with an intriguing look at the country she now calls home.

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Playwrights Kristy Meanor, Artistic Director of the Wetumpka Depot Players, and Doug Segrest, award-winning sportwriter, talk with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about their latest collaboration, "Hooray for Harry Wood," a comedy set in post - World War II Hollywood.  The play debuts tomorrow at the Wetumpka Depot Theatre.

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The story of Drone technology goes back further than most people realize, so Colonel Al Allenback, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) shares that history with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus.  Troy University offers an Unmanned Aerial Systems course of study, for which Colonel Allenback is Program Director.

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On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the recent Presidential Debate and the possible implications on Democratic voter turnout in Alabama's new Congressional District Two.  And the Wildcard is about a strange coincidence of fate concerning our founding fathers.

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On July 4th, In Focus features part two of an interview at Maxwell AFB about the new Air Force MH-139 Grey Wolf helicopter. Instructor pilots Lt. Col. Derek Cumbie,  58 Operations Group Detachment 3 Commander, and Lt. Col. Kyle Cumbie with the 908th Airlift Wing, Alabama's only Air Force Reserve Unit, talk with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about why they chose to serve their country in the U.S. military.  Lt. Col. Wamser was a res...

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In Focus recently paid a visit to Maxwell Air Force Base to view the state-of-the-art Grey Wolf helicopter. Instructor pilots Lt. Col. Derek Cumbie, 58 Operations Group Detachment 3 Commander, and Lt. Col. William Kyle Wamser of the 908th Airlift Wing Program Integration Office, sat down with Carolyn Hutcheson to discuss the helicopter and its critical mission.  This is part one of a two-part interview.

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Troy Public Radio announces the launch of Season Two of "Alabama Aloud," and Don Noble, Host and Narrator, gives Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus a preview of the popular podcast that features short stories written by living and deceased authors.

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On The Exchange, Nancy Dennis, Director of Public Relations for the Alabama Retail Association, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the general health of the retail economy in Alabama.  

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Florida historian and author Dale Cox talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about recent archaeological investigations into a Chattahoochee, Florida, British fort, using the latest scientific instruments.  The fort figured into the lead-up to the Battle of New Orleans.  Chattahoochee is part of the Tri-State Travel series, with its Native American mounds, its early American and Civil War history, its trail system, and its listin...

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On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the Thursday night game at Rickwood Field, the nation's oldest baseball field. Baseball great Willie Mays, an Alabama son, passed away before he could attend the game in his honor. Todd's Wildcard is about an epic fight among three top predators.

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Clay Ingram, Public Relations Manager for AAA Alabama, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the newly implemented Hands Free Cell Phone law for drivers. He also shares tips for summer travel, which is expected to be the nation's busiest for all transportation modes.

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Alabama historian Dr. Richard Bailey talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the origin of June 19th, 1865, as Juneteenth. The discussion includes the Emancipation Proclamation, the Thirteenth Amendment, Horace King, and Daniel Pratt.

 
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A 1961 Rolls Royce is at the center of the story of "Zelda in the Backyard," a world premiere play this month at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.  Playwright Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about her semi-autobiographical story.

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On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, discusses Alabama's expansion of school choice with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus.  He also addresses the violent crime in Montgomery that has citizens concerned.  And the Wildcard is about a kid who stole the spotlight in Congress!

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On today's Storyline book series from In Focus, Stuart Eizenstat, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and a top diplomatic negotiator who served under six presidents, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the ongoing war in the Middle East.  In this part two of his interview, he recalls how President Jimmy Carter was hands-on with the Camp David Accords.  Ambassador Eizenstat's new book is "The Art of Diplomacy, H...

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