Sidewalk Radio

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We cover life in the modern city by exploring cultural and physical development through the lens of history, and in the context of community. Creator & Host, Gene Kansas, sits down with artists, architects, designers, developers, planners, preservationists, chefs, skateboarders, civil rights icons, educators and even entomologists from time to time.  These are the ones making things happen, the leaders shaping the new cultural continuum.  These fascinating interview subjects give us insight into the way we live in and enjoy our cities, revealing the history and culture that make life worth living (or at least a lil’ more interesting). We hope you enjoy!


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51 Pieces

Sidewalk Radio creator & host, Gene Kansas, sits down with artists, architects, designers, developers, planners, preservationists, chefs, skateboarders, civil rights icons, educators and more to talk about life in the modern city.


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75 years ago, on December 15, 1939, Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-prize winning novel (1936) turned blockbuster film, Gone With The Wind, premiered ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 15:17
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Every year here at Sidewalk Radio we love putting together our Thanksgiving Special. It’s our chance to have great conversations focused on what w...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 14:53
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Journalist and nonfiction author Gary Pomerantz conducted over 500 interviews to pen Where Peachtree Meets Sweet Auburn, a New York Times notable e...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 14:31
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Ansley Park is not a park. The historic neighborhood does however enjoy a verdant, rolling, and vibrant landscape providing 275 livable acres of c...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 14:28
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The Star Bar indirectly gets its name from the intersecting streets eponymously influencing one of Atlanta’s most unique communities, Little 5 Poin...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 14:17
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Atlanta has plenty of bragging rights (The Olympics, Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-a, the Fox Theatre etc.), but perhaps one of our most iconic treasures is...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 20:05
Caption: PAST: Abandoned rail’s rough trail will soon be improved and ready for the walk-bike-jog set.
There are only two other projects in the history of Atlanta with an impact on par with what the Atlanta BeltLine will deliver. One is Hartsfield-Ja...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 22:17
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Do you ever look at a painting and wonder if you’re missing something? Ever consider why the work is even in the place you’re seeing it to begin wi...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 25:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Typically on Sidewalk Radio we choose dynamic topics that are in a state of flux. The BeltLine, The Clermont Hotel, The Art Show, as recent exampl...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 26:06
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There is Broadway in New York, Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Sunset in LA, and Bourbon in New Orleans, but Peachtree Street is more than famous, it i...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 33:49