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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Thursday Mar 23, 2023

Since banks are in the news, In Focus decided to broaden the discussion to include the World Bank.  Ian Knapp talks with host Carolyn Hutcheson about his career with the World Bank in Africa and Asia, and how the bank has helped countries with economic development and other projects.

Wednesday Mar 22, 2023

DEA Special Agent Towanda Thorne-James talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about how illegal drugs come across the southern border from Mexico into the United States.  As Assistant Special Agent in charge of Alabama for the Drug Enforcement Administration, she discusses how the drugs are distributed and sold, especially to teens and young adults.  She gave parental tips on behaviors to look for and how to get help, to save lives.  
This is part two of a two-part program.

Tuesday Mar 21, 2023

Since 1999, almost a million people have died of a drug overdose, with fentanyl -laced opioids accelerating the death statistics. DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge of the State of Alabama Towanda Thorne-James talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about where the drugs originate and how they are poring across the southern U.S. border. This is part one of a two-part interview.

Monday Mar 20, 2023

With the recent failure of two banks in California and New York, consumers are asking themselves if their deposits in Alabama banks are safe.  Scott Latham, President of the Alabama Bankers Association, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about the status of Alabama banks and the role of the FDIC, the insurer  funded by the banks themselves, not the taxpayers.

Saturday Mar 18, 2023

On this episode of In Focus: Weekend, we mark Women's History Month with the story of Winnie Wright, a Roaring Twenties independent young woman who was determined to make her way in a man's world. Winnie was a flapper, a businesswoman ahead of her time, and part of the Wiregrass murder trial of the century.
Judge Trippy McGuire tells Winnie's story to In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson. McGuire's book is, “A Roaring Twenties Flapper Who Broke Glass Ceilings, Winnie Wright in the Early Boomtown Years of Opp, Alabama.”

Thursday Mar 16, 2023

Following the Oscars and other recent award ceremonies, In Focus puts the radio spotlight on young actor Alex Wade, who is based in New York and starring in the independent film, "The Doorman." Wade talked with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson last Thanksgiving, when he was visiting his grandmother in north Alabama.

Wednesday Mar 15, 2023

The "Murder Trial of the Century" happened in Opp, Alabama, after Jim Childre shot a man for making inappropriate advances toward his wife.  Retired Covington County Circuit Judge Frank "Trippy" McGuire continues the Roaring Twenties story of Winnie Wright, as he talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson during Women's History Month.  His book is "A Roaring Twenties Flapper Who Broke Glass Ceilings, Winnie Wright in the Early Boomtown Years of Opp, Alabama."

Tuesday Mar 14, 2023

A yellowed newspaper article caused Lynn Schlick to pick up a topographic map and go in search of the old family homeplace.  Lynn Schlick shares that story and its famous connections with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, as she prepares for the Spring Seminar of the Alabama Genealogical Society, which she serves as First Vice-President.

Monday Mar 13, 2023

Economist Judson Edwards, Dean of the Troy University Sorrell College of Business, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, host of The Exchange from In Focus, about supply chain issues.  Consumer goods are being transported by rail and highways, but not by waterways.  Alabama's surrounding states have water management plans, but Alabama has none.  Edwards also hosts the Double Dome podcast, where "two heads are better than one."

Friday Mar 10, 2023

Maxwell Air Force Base will honor former Vietnam War POWs (and POWs of other wars) with Operation Homecoming. Maxwell AFB was one of ten basesselected to receive 43 returning POWs after the Paris Peace Accords in 1973.  Lt. Col. Christopher Troutman, Project Officer, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about the events, to which the public is invited.

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