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Valerie Jackson In Conversation

Various Sundays on WABE's Live Stream
  • Hosted by Valerie Jackson

Join former First Lady of Atlanta, Valerie Jackson, as she speaks with some of today’s most innovative thinkers, creative artists, notable writers and engaging personalities. Valerie Jackson In Conversation is an occasional series that will air on Sunday evenings. 

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For Atlanta Dream co-owner Mary Brock, there is practically a straight line between the basketball court and the board room, and she has data to back it up.

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“There have been so many studies and surveys done about successful women,” Brock said to In Conversation host Valerie Jackson. “If you look at women who are successful in business and you survey them and find out if they participated in sports at any time in their lives, over 80 percent participated in sports.”

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New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler insists that Adam and Eve, the first couple of the Bible, introduced the idea of "love" to the world.

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"They are the first to grapple, sometimes successfully, sometimes not," he explains to In Conversation host Valerie Jackson, "with the central mystery of being alive, which is to be un-alone."

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Actor Jane Fonda insists that women “have a different way of looking at everything.”

“From poverty, bankruptcy, to war and peace and the environment,” she tells In Conversation host Valerie Jackson, “very often we are the ones who have more to lose, more at stake.”

Fonda is a two-time Academy Award-winning actor, political activist and advocate for women’s rights. She is currently starring alongside Lily Tomlin, Sam Waterston, and Martin Sheen in the Netflix series “Grace and Frankie,” as well as in her third film with Robert Redford, “Our Souls At Night.”

Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young said Wednesday he's doing "fine" following a wreck on Monday. Young made the comments following an unrelated press conference
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The modern idea of Atlanta can be traced all the way back to Henry Grady. A new book, documentary, and archival project attempts to cover that history through the eyes of ambassador and former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young.

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"In Conversation with Valerie Jackson" is a series in which the former First Lady of Atlanta speaks with  some of today's most dynamic artists, innovative thinkers and interesting personalities. 

The Olympic Games in Rio may be over, but our appetite for gold hasn’t gone away. Luckily, we have a two-time gold medalist right here in Atlanta.