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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.”

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This Cultural Olympiad story was produced in partnership with ArtsATL as part of "Atlanta Remembers: The 1996 Olympics," WABE's series on the impact of the 1996 Summer Olympics on Atlanta, 20 years later. For more stories, click here.

Sept. 18, 1990. Maynard Jackson was serving his third term as mayor when, on that September day in Tokyo, the president of the International Olympic Committee announced that Atlanta had won the bid to host the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.

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Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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In this installment of "Valerie Jackson in Conversation," we speak with best-selling author and physician Dr. Deepak Chopra and Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Rudolph Tanzi, one of the foremost experts on the brain.

Chopra and Tanzi have combined forces to share new understandings in their fields of science and medicine with their books "Super Brain" and, most recently, "Super Genes."

In Conversation with Freddy Cole & Wynton Marsalis

Jul 20, 2014
Freddy Cole and Wynton Marsalis
Freddy Cole photo courtesy Plan B Productions, Wynton photo by Frank Stewart

In this installment of Valerie Jackson in Conversation, Mrs. Jackson has two conversations featuring two of America’s Jazz greats, Freddy Cole and Wynton Marsalis.

We speak to pianist and singer Freddy Cole about sustaining a career that spans 50 years of jazz recording and performing, as well as what it was like to be born into a jazz family with Nat King Cole as a brother while making his own name in the music business.