Donovan has a conversation with his former classmate and friend, Susan Kent. Susan has an interesting story, from being a Florida native that is transplanted to a small southern town when she was 6 years old, to a life altering event she hid from everyone, including her mother, to living in Italy for a year and finally relocating to Brooklyn where she finally felt at home.
At an early age, Susan felt she didn’t belong in the small town of Fitzgerald, GA. She was a black sheep and did her own thing.
Susan is a writer and a storyteller. Listen to her and Donovan reminisce about their high school days and the things that were going on that no one really wanted to talk about and how, unfortunately, things haven’t changed much in that same small town.
Musical Credits: [Whatdafunk, Rock Intro 4, Rock Steady, Bounce] by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license Artist: Audionautix
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Special Guest: Susan Kent.
- Susan Kent – I grew up in a small town in South Georgia that was… — I grew up in a small town in South Georgia that was settled by Union Soldiers after the end of the Civil War. The idea was to create a retirement colony for veterans in the warmer climate, but they obviously needed to make some concessions for their defeated Confederate neighbors since they were building the town only 10 miles from where they’d captured Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy, leading to a 2-year stint in prison for treason against the United States of America.
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- Southern Discomforts — Susan Kent was born in Jacksonville, FL, but at age 6 after her parents’ divorce, was moved by her mother to a tiny town in Deep South Georgia and consequently stripped of her big-city-life birthrights. She never quite got over it
- Fish Out of Agua with Michele Carlo | Radio Free Brooklyn — Michele Carlo is the author of “Fish Out Of Agua,” a memoir about growing up as a redheaded Puerto Rican in an Italian/Irish neighborhood in 1970s NYC. She is also a storyteller/solo performer who has appeared across the U.S., including the MOTH’s GrandSlams and Mainstage in NYC, on NPR with Latino USA, and on PBS (“Latino Americans of NY & NJ,” “66th & B’way Open-Mic”). Her current solo show, about the gentrification of Park Slope, Brooklyn, is called “There Goes The Neighborhood.”