When ‘Atlanta Speaks’ the Nation Listens. Tune into an Educated Take on Local Politics in Georgia With Dr. Eaves.
After the 2020 presidential elections, the country saw how Stacey Abrams turned the entire state of Georgia from red to blue. Her efforts proved that Black politics are American politics and should be centered as such. Since then, Georgia has become the epicenter of Black politics. “Atlanta Speaks with Dr. John Eaves” is a political talk show covering local politics that affect the Black community with relevancy on a national level.
“Atlanta Speaks with Dr. John Eaves” is a local political commentary show that addresses significant topics within the Black community. The show will feature thoughtful conversations with elected officials, public policy experts, clergy and other opinion leaders who will partake in examination and even debate on topics that present an issue within their communities. Issues from gun control to COVID-19 will be topics of discussion.
Audrey Daniels, the AIB Network President & CEO offered the following statement:
For more than 50 years, the AIB Network has offered a platform for thoughtful conversation and diverse voices from our community and across the political and religious spectrum. “Atlanta Speaks with Dr. John Eaves” is an example of how we continue to fulfill that mission. As an African-American man, engaged in the Jewish community and in his congregation, as well as a seasoned politician who has also had seminary training, Dr. Eaves was a natural fit for such programming. Each episode Dr. Eaves invites his guests and viewers to explore issues from a variety of perspectives they may not have considered previously, views that also reflect the complexity of our culture and one’s own individual life experiences.
“Atlanta Speaks with Dr. John Eaves” officially launches Thursday, April 22, 2021 and will air on the Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters Network (AIB) Network. “Atlanta Speaks with Dr. John Eaves” is one of the newest additions to the AIB Network.
Host Dr. John Eaves comments “I want to make our community leaders reachable and relevant… The main goal is to educate, engage and empower people. Motivating viewers to want to be part of the political process to make society better is something I strive for in every episode.”
The upcoming episodes are not to be missed, strong leaders will discuss hot topics amongst the residents of Atlanta and the nation:
- COVID-19 Misconceptions
- with Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, President of Morehouse School of Medicine
- Criminal Justice Reform
- with Adam Gelb, President and CEO of Council on Criminal Justice
- Gun Safety
- with Georgia State Senator Elena Parent and Andy Kim, CEO Korean American Association
- Food Insecurities
- with Kyle Waide, President and CEO at Atlanta Community Food Bank
- Equity in Education
- with Dr. Grant Rivera, Superintendent of the Marietta City Schools and Raymond Pierce President and CEO at Southern Education Foundation
- The Black College Legacy
- with Dr. Kevin James, President of Morris Brown College
About AIB Network
The AIB Network develops and distributes original content. AIB Network’s value-driven programming educates the mind, strengthens the body and inspires the spirit. Programming broadcasts are available to over two million homes in Northern Georgia on Comcast Cable (Channel 295) and AT&T Uverse (Channel 6) as well as worldwide via Live Streaming and on AIB Network YouTube Channel. The AIB Network actively supports and recognizes non-profit and faith-based organizations and is an active member of the Atlanta, GA community. In addition, the AIB Network offers cost-effective field and studio video production services from their state-of-the-art facility conveniently located in mid-town Atlanta, GA.
About John H. Eaves, Ph.D.
Dr. Eaves got his first experience in politics while volunteering with his Uncle Reginald Eaves’ campaign for Mayor of Atlanta. Following his graduation from Morehouse, Dr. Eaves served as National Director of the NCAA Volunteer for Youth Program and then the Southeast Regional Director of the Peace Corps. In 2006, he achieved his dream of public service by getting elected as Chairman of Fulton County–Georgia’s most populous county. During his 11-year tenure, Dr. Eaves established a reputation as a staunch advocate on Healthcare, Transportation, Voting, Homelessness, and Criminal Justice Reform. Dr. Eaves currently serves as Executive Director of the Global Youth Ambassadors program and Senior Instructor at Spelman College.
Stay connected with Dr. John Eaves @johneaves on Facebook and Twitter and John Eaves, Ph.D. on LinkedIn and visit his website at drjohneaves.com
Please view airtimes for “Atlanta Speaks with Dr. John Eaves” at aibtiv.com