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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7 hours ago

On The Storyline book series from In Focus, Katie Lamar Jackson, one of the editors of "Old Enough, Southern Women Artists and Writers on Creativity and Aging," and Suzanne LaRosa, co-founder and former publisher of NewSouth Books, a trade imprint of the University of Georgia Press, discuss with Carolyn Hutcheson the topic of aging and relevance with 21 women essayists who contributed to the book.

2 days ago

Small businesses are the economic engine of Alabama.  Rosemary Elebash, State Director of the NFIB, National Federation of Independent Business, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of The Exchange from In Focus about challenges facing both independent business owners and consumers.

7 days ago

In observance of Memorial Day ahead, Retired Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds of Clanton and Retired Alabama National Guard Colonel Bryan Morgan talk with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about their pilgrimage to France and Belgium to search for the grave of Judge Reynolds' uncle, 2nd Lieutenant Henry G. Reynolds. His bomber was part of the 8th U.S. Army Air Corps and was shot down Dec. 31st, 1943, over France and Belgium.

Wednesday May 22, 2024

Too often in the media the daily news features shootings, murders, and all types of criminal activity.  Late last year, In Focus paid a visit to Central Alabama Crimestoppers to find out how citizens can help solve crimes with their anonymous tips.  Tony Garrett, Executive Director, and Ray Wagner, Director of Law Enforcement Relations, sat down with Carolyn Hutcheson to discuss how the organization offers cash rewards for tips resulting in an arrest.  Crimestoppers trains law enforcement agencies in much of Alabama and has helped solve cold cases.

Tuesday May 21, 2024

With the travel season underway, it pays to be sure that the reservations you've made are valid.  At Alabama's coast, people who thought they had rented a condo showed up to find someone else already there.  To help avoid such mishaps, Monde Donaldson, Vice-President of the Better Business Bureau Educational Foundation, shares tips with Carolyn Hutcheson of The Exchange from In Focus.

Friday May 17, 2024

On The Newswrap, Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about organized crime's presence in Alabama's gambling activities - a reason Alabama's House of Representatives sought to pass gambling legislation with regulations in the last session.  Stacy pointed out the historical example of organized crime in Phenix City that led to the assassination of Alabama's Attorney General.  The Wildcard was about a critter's moment of athletic fame!

Thursday May 16, 2024

May holds special significance in our nation's history - Armed Forces Day on May 18th and Memorial Day on May 27th.  In the first of a two-part interview, Retired Circuit Judge Sibley Reynolds of Chilton County,  and Retired Colonel Bryan Morgan, who served the Alabama National Guard in the Judge Advocate General Corps, talk with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about their family ties to World War Two.  Part Two of their interview will air May 23rd.

Wednesday May 15, 2024

In an interview taped in April while kayaker Josh Joseph was at the Montgomery Whitewater Park for the U.S. Olympic Team Whitewater Trials, he talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the competition, his childhood kayaking Maryland rivers with his dad, and his dyslexia - how he has learned to strategize on the rivers and in his school work.  Josh's goal is actually the 2028 Olympics.

Tuesday May 14, 2024

Seniors and retirees are often invited to luncheons and events, where an investment opportunity is presented that promises huge returns.  In his career with the Alabama Securities Commission, now retired Director Joseph Borg has brought perpetrators of investment scams to justice.  He talks with Carolyn Hutcheson on The Exchange from In Focus, with cautionary advice to investors.

Monday May 13, 2024

On The Newswrap,Todd Stacy, Host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson of In Focus about the accomplishments of the Legislative session.  And the Wildcard is about a unique way to get rid of Cicadas!

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