The Essential Economy, Chef Hugh Acheson, and Author Frances Mayes

Aug 16, 2014

What Value Do You Put On The Work Of Low Wage Earners?

The fight over raising the minimum wage remains unresolved in Washington. But that debate, plus the fight over whether to allow those in this country illegally to seek jobs raises a deeper, more subtle question: what value do we put on the work of low-wage earners?

- Tom Cunningham , economist and Vice President of the Federal Reserve of Atlanta

- Jennifer Clark, associate professor, Georgia Tech School of Public Policy

- Sam Zamarripa, former state Senator, Atlanta co-chairman of The Essential Economy.

Gem Of The South: The Rise Of Chef Hugh Acheson

This summer, foodies in Savannah welcomed the arrival of a long anticipated addition to the city’s restaurant scene. The new restaurant is called The Florence and it was created by Hugh Acheson, one of the most celebrated chefs in the South. Hugh Acheson, chef, restaurant owner.

Frances Mayes: The South And The Tuscan Sun

Frances Mayes, author, poet, and essayist Frances Mayes is best known as the author of the international bestseller, Under The Tuscan Sun. Published in 1996, the book told the story of how Mayes restored a decaying villa in Tuscany and how Mayes fell hopelessly in love with La Dolce Vita, Italian for “The Sweet Life.”