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In Conversation

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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.

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Ryan Gravel wants to make infrastructure sexy.

The designer and urban planner joined "In Conversation" host Valerie Jackson at the Carter Center to talk about projects in Atlanta and around the country that are getting residents to take notice and get engaged with the environment of the city.

One of those projects just happens to have come from Gravel’s own head. His 1999 Georgia Tech master's thesis became the basis for the Atlanta BeltLine.

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"The Center did a fantastic job choosing an African young boy to be the head of it," Derreck Kayongo chuckles, referring to his recent installation as CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Kayongo, after all, has a lifetime of experience with the subject.