Podcast by Neha Negandhi
Zac Brown Band creates social good
Listen in to Zac Brown Band members John Driskell Hopkins and Coy Bowles talk about creating social good through Camp Southern Ground.
5-time LA Lakers NBA world champion & WNBA Atlanta Dream coach Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper also known as “Showtime” is a 5-time LA Lakers world champion. His move into coaching in the WNBA has yielded two WNBA national championships and currently, he coaches WNBA Atlanta Dream. He talks about how “defense wins championships” and every player needs to have that mindset. His love for giving back came from his grandmother who though, they didn’t much financially, she still opened her home to anyone that needed a hot meal. Coach Cooper is as charming as he is inspiring. His stories and basketball knowledge will blow you away!
CeeLo Green answers why being from Atlanta is essential to give back to the city
Why is it important to give back to the city you're from? CeeLo Green says, "For much that is bestowed, much is required." Keep listening to hear more about why he thinks its important to give back
Anthony David - Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter
Anthony David is a Grammy-nominated Soul/R&B singer/songwriter based in Atlanta, GA. His hit song with Grammy-winner India Arie, "Words" became one of 2007's most played indie songs. He talks about his 6th studio album, The Powerful Now, and writing songs based on moments. He says his songs covers most genre's because he can't pick one but there's neosoul, funk and some afropop on the new album. We talk about his famous family members like Shawn Stockman (Boys II Men) and Tiny Xcape and what those family reunions are like. During his four-year break in between albums, he worked on Oprah Winfrey's show "Greenleef" and some of his most famous fans include President Barack and Michelle Obama. Giving back is important and he finds time to do it through his work with AWOL (All Walks of Life), nonprofit youth organization.
Ed Roland - Collective Soul
Alternative rock band, Collective Soul, which formed in Stockbridge, GA, struck national fame with their runaway radio hit “Shine” in 1994. Since then they have been selling out concert venues and making hit records one after another. They were the most successful artist on American rock radio during the 1990’s, with seven number ones on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart. Listen in to lead singer, Ed Roland, talk about why its still fun to “rock out” with band mates and make good music. On the side, Roland is part of another band called Sweet Tea Project which creates social good by performing concerts for nonprofits.
Speech - Arrested Development
Speech is founder and lead vocalist of the alternative hip-hop band, Arrested Development. He talks about the band’s rise to fame, it’s fall from billboard charts and how starting over with Grace resurrected their career. He and his wife, Yolanda Thomas, founded and opened an arts complex in Fayetteville, GA called Victory Spot. It is their way of “tracking up” budding artists, singers and artists who Speech says will be next Rihanna, Beyonce and Bob Dylan’s of the next generation.