The Deep South region has become the epicenter of the US HIV epidemic. Despite having only 28% of the total US population, nine states in the Deep South account for nearly 40% of national HIV diagnoses. This region has the highest HIV diagnosis rates and the highest number of people living with HIV of any US region based on data for 2008-2011. Show More Summary
Spring is here! And unless you live in California or the deep South, chances are it’s high time to feel the sun on your face for the first time in what feels like decades. It’s also when you feel like clearing away the excess, cleaning up and getting rid of [...]
Damaging winds and violent storms with large hail bring down trees and power lines across the Deep South.
On the border of Georgia and Alabama, a strange thing took place on the 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Members of the local college and community gathered at the base of the flag pole, not to cheer President Lincoln's...Show More Summary
Deep water in the deep south as torrential rain causes flooding across southern parts of the US.
“He looked like a farmer: that stringy type with hollow cheeks, crow’s-feet, and had the accent to go with it, not Deep South but from somewhere below Ohio. He touched the funneled brim of his Stetson with two fingers and held open his ID case in the other hand, showing his star. Show More Summary
On May 4, 1961, an integrated group of "Freedom Riders" left Washington D.C. for Louisiana on a Greyhound bus to challenge segregation throughout the Deep South. After the Freedom Riders’ bus was fire bombed in Alabama—with them inside--- and they...
Spoilers ahead… Why do the men in these rural dramas bother with veshtis? This isn’t something we wondered about in the Bharathiraja movies, which narrated stories set in the deep south but were primarily about the characters, not the capital-H hero. Watching these films was like being taken on a thrilling anthropological tour, with the […]
Show Notes: Little Brother Montgomery ranks among the greatest blues pianists of the 20th century who had unusually long and prolific career. Montgomery's biographer, Karl Gert zur Heide, called Montgomery "probably the greatest all-round piano player of his time in the Deep South." He was born in 1906, passed away in the early 1980's and […]
William Huddle Ledbetter. AKA ‘Lead Belly’, was one of the archetypal blues icons of the Deep South. He wasn’t from Mississippi or Chicago, unlike so many contemporaries, but he still had a prodigious appetite for music and the talent to match. His fondness for life’s many rich pleasures (mainly involving boozing, brawling and bumping monkeys) […]
The “brutal” winter is on the attack again, bringing sleet and heavy snow to the mid-Atlantic region. Previous storms targeted the deep south including Dallas, Texas, and several hammered New England. By March 4, Boston was just 2 inches...Show More Summary
“The Deep South” (season 2, episode 12; originally aired 4/16/2000) In which Fry goes under the sea, and discovers a horrible truth... Both this week’s episodes are solid but unremarkable, following through on goofy premises with good...Show More Summary
Snow fell on the Deep South on Wednesday as another storm brought nasty weather to the region, walloping places that were hit hard just last week. Schools, daycares and offices closed ahead of the storm and governors once again declared states of emergency. Show More Summary
The time has come. We are in the deep south, enjoying all the wonders that Atlanta has to offer, and for the past 24 hours we’ve been saving the best for last. And if I’m not being clear enough, you guys are the best part. What I’m trying to say is… we really want to see you at the Meetup tonight. Show More Summary
Boys, if you’re planning on traveling to New Orleans for Mardi Gras this month, be smart about it. According to recently released figures from the Centers for Disease Control, Louisiana has the second highest rate of STDs in the nation, with fifty percent of new infections occurring between the ages of 15-24. In fact, the South is leading […]
"Politicians in other states may roll over and play dead as the federal courts trample their laws, but not Alabama! There's an organized resistance developing in the Deep South, and it might just be the turning point on marriage that many Americans have been waiting for. Show More Summary
Hours before Alabama was set to become the first state in the Deep South to legalize same-sex marriage, the state's top justice Sunday night ordered local judges to ignore federal court orders to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
The shock of lynchings reverberated from the Deep South to the Bronx, where Abel Meeropol to penned the poem “Strange Fruit” in 1937.
The American classic To Kill A Mockingbird, a coming-of-age tale set amidst the racism of the Deep South in the 1930's, is getting a sequel, fifty years after it was initially published. Yes, really, wipe that look off your face.
ATLANTA — Is Bill Arnett enjoying the last laugh?