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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Episodes

23 hours ago

Boy Scout Troop 27, founded in 1923 at Fort Benning, Georgia, is one of the longest continually active troops in the country.  Cliff Christian, former Scoutmaster and active committee member, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about the troop's history, its 200 Eagle Scouts and their service projects, the troop's decades of community service, and  the Centennial Banquet tonight.  The troop was chartered by the Fort Benning Infantry School.

23 hours ago

The Alabama Department of Archives and HIstory is celebrating Black History Month with a family event on Feb. 11.  Richard Trammell, Education Curator and Tour Coordinator, and Sam Christensen, Exhibit Curator, talk with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about radio's role in the Cvil Rights Movement, with deejays like Shelley Stewart, who is an inductee in the Black Radio Hall of Fame.  Dr. Stewart will be at the occasion on Saturday to deliver a talk and appear at the Alabama Radio Moments exhibit. Montgomery's Mayor Steven Reed will also read a children's book about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

3 days ago

Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, host of The Exchange on In Focus, about cryptocurrency and how several crypto exchanges are filing for bankruptcy.

7 days ago

Literacy is something people tend to take for granted, not realizing there are those who cannot read and write, whatever their age.  Margaret Gunter, immediate past president of the Alabama Literacy Alliance, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about reading as fundamental in our society, and the efforts to boost literacy.

Tuesday Jan 31, 2023

Alabama's Capital City has a railroad history that dates back to the 1800s.  Retired Episcopal Bishop of Upper South Carolina, Andrew Waldo, talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about his research into the Western Railway of Alabama, Montgomery Shops. On Feb. 14, the City of Montgomery will present a new film about that history at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall.  The public is invited.

Monday Jan 30, 2023

Mark Colson, President and CEO of the Alabama Trucking Association, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host of The Exchange, about diesel and alternative fuels.  The economy's supply chain has been impacted by high diesel fuel costs, and Colson believes the future will have several economically and environmentally viable types of fuels, including clean diesel.

Monday Jan 30, 2023

People who are blind often use guide dogs, and today Adam Beasley, longtime volunteer with Guide Dogs of America, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about how the organization has merged with Tender Loving Canines, to include service dogs in its mission.  Guide Dogs of America is a project of the Machinists Union.

Wednesday Jan 25, 2023

When an EF-2 tornado ripped through Selma on January 12th, homes, businesses, and historic structures were destroyed.  Candi Duncan, treasurer of the Selma-Dallas County Historic Preservation Society, gives Carolyn Hutcneson, In Focus host, an eyewitness overview of the damage.

Tuesday Jan 24, 2023

After the January 12th tornadoes that tore through several Alabama counties, Monde Donaldson, Vice-President of the Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about how storm chasers and those who impersonate disaster officials can re-victimize survivors.  This Better Business Bureau serves central and south Alabama. 

Tuesday Jan 24, 2023

On The Exchange from In Focus, economist Judson Edwards, Dean of the Troy University Sorrell College of Business, talks with host Carolyn Hutcheson about the high prices for consumer goods.  Diesel fuel costs and supply chain issues are still adding to inflation.  Edwards' podcast is "The Double Dome," where two heads are better than one!

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