In Focus with Carolyn Hutcheson
”Alabama Residents Warned to Avoid Crypto Scams” - TPR’s In Focus - May 2, 2022

”Alabama Residents Warned to Avoid Crypto Scams” - TPR’s In Focus - May 2, 2022

May 2, 2022

According to the Better Business Bureau, cryptocurrency scams are the second most prevalent scams in the U.S.  Monde Donaldson, Vice-President of the Better Business Bureau, Serving Central and South Alabama, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about how cryptocurrency scams work.

”The Moth Radio Hour Returns to ASF” - TPR’s In Focus - April 28, 2022

”The Moth Radio Hour Returns to ASF” - TPR’s In Focus - April 28, 2022

April 28, 2022

The Moth Radio Hour is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a return to the Alabama Shakespeare Festival on May 7th.  Catherine Burns, Artistic Director, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about how the program got started in coastal Georgia and is now worldwide in its mission to cultivate storytelling.  

”Portraits from the 1950’s Montgomery Bus Boycott” - TPR’s In Focus - April 27, 2022

”Portraits from the 1950’s Montgomery Bus Boycott” - TPR’s In Focus - April 27, 2022

April 27, 2022

Artist Lava Thomas talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson in a preview of her Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts Homecoming exhibition of drawings created from the mugshots of thirteen women who led the Montgomery Bus Boycott of the 1950s.  The exhibition curator is Associate Professor of African American Studies and Art History Bridget Cooks of the University of California Irvine.

”Region to Celebrate Wiregrass Blues” - TPR’s In Focus - April 26, 2022

”Region to Celebrate Wiregrass Blues” - TPR’s In Focus - April 26, 2022

April 26, 2022

Grammy nominee Shaun Murphy and  Blues Power deejay Gil Anthony talk with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about Shaun's recording career and the April 30th Wiregrass Blues Fest in Ozark, Alabama, sponsored by the Wiregrass Blues Society.

”Alabama Residents Warned About Vacation Scams” - TPR’s In Focus - April 25, 2022

”Alabama Residents Warned About Vacation Scams” - TPR’s In Focus - April 25, 2022

April 25, 2022

Monde Donalson, Vice-President of the Better Business Bureau, Serving Central and South Alabama, talks with Carolyn Hutcheosn, In Focus host, about the uptick in vacation scams the BBB is monitoring.

”Alabama’s Favorite Culinary Herbs” - TPR’s In Focus - April 22, 2022

”Alabama’s Favorite Culinary Herbs” - TPR’s In Focus - April 22, 2022

April 25, 2022

Today is Earth Day, and Jean Szabo, Chair of the Alabama Herb Society's Herb Day, talks about both in her conversation with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host.  Jean recounts her favorite culinary herbs, discusses best practices in growing herbs, and previews Herb Day on Saturday, April 23, at Grace Presbyterian Church in Montgomery.

”Drones, A Groundbreaking Program at Troy U. ” - TPR’s In Focus - April 21, 2022

”Drones, A Groundbreaking Program at Troy U. ” - TPR’s In Focus - April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022

Troy University offers the only collegiate course of study in unmanned aerial systems in Alabama.  Colonel Al Allenback (U.S. Air Force retired) directs that program, and he talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about how drone technology is being used by Ukrainians to defend their homeland. Troy University's course of study trains students in the application of drone technology in today's economy.

”Historian Explores Culinary Alabama” - TPR’s In Focus - April 20, 2022

”Historian Explores Culinary Alabama” - TPR’s In Focus - April 20, 2022

April 20, 2022

Mobile historian Monica Tapper traveled the state and researched its places and stories for her book, "A Culinary Tour Through Alabama History."  She talks with In Focus host Carolyn Hutcheson about two of the stories she found and their associated foods. 

”Economic Empowerment for Women After War” - TPR’s In Focus - April 19, 2022

”Economic Empowerment for Women After War” - TPR’s In Focus - April 19, 2022

April 19, 2022

Women for Women International uses economic empowerment training to help women survivors of war regain their ability to support themselves, often with the help of men.  Marie Clarke, Vice-President of Global Programs, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, about the charitable organization's work in Afghanistan and Nigeria.

”Virtual Casinons in the Metaverse” - TPR’s In Focus - April 18, 2022

”Virtual Casinons in the Metaverse” - TPR’s In Focus - April 18, 2022

April 18, 2022

Joseph Borg, Director of the Alabama Securities Commission, talks with Carolyn Hutcheson, In Focus host, on The Exchange about virtual casinos in the metaverse.  The Commission alerts investors with a cautionary note - such entities must be licensed by the ASC to do business in Alabama.

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