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Dec 2, 2021

Tammy Bell has been Stuart’s therapist for 15 years. She has treated thousands of people with substance use disorder, or - to be blunt - recovering drunks and junkies. She specializes in preventing relapses. And she knew some of the original Friends of Bill (Wilson) - co-founder of AA. Now she’s retiring. Stuart...


Nov 25, 2021

Joan lives with a couple of cats (indoors) but then there are the neighborhood squirrels and dogs and deer (who have been known to eat out of her hand). The eldest of 13 (THIRTEEN!) was valedictorian of her high school class before heading off to Notre Dame. Listen as two very different people talk about religion and...


Nov 18, 2021

Anne Churchwell Stokes never knew her mother. Adopted as an infant she became the heir to a chain of small department stores in Georgia and Florida. Learning the business at her father’s side, she travelled with him to New York, Paris, and Cuba! She also learned a keen sense of civic obligation in a town plagued by...


Nov 11, 2021

Nancy Jones didn’t want to watch massive social change pass by as a spectator. She joined The Movement. From civil rights to the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) to The Great Speckled Bird underground newspaper in Atlanta and then on to The Farm - a commune in middle Tennessee - Nancy has seen a lot and she...


Nov 4, 2021

Mimi broke the law while working at a law office, using clip art to forge prescriptions for opioids.

Once upon a time she stood in line at a methadone clinic while visibly pregnant. Her husband took her to rehab and began crying. “What the f@&! are you crying about?” she demanded, livid at the circumstances she had...