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For months after three white men chased Ahmaud Arbery to his death, Georgia of 2020 looked disconcertingly like Georgia of 1950. This is the story of the long arc of injustice in the American South -- and of the persistence that brought worldwide attention to coastal Georgia. Prior seasons tell the story of Isaiah Nixon, who was killed for voting in 1948 (season one), and A.C. Hall, who police shot in the back in 1962 because they mistakenly thought he was a thief (season two). Hosted by Han ...
 
On the record – off the clock. Veteran Atlanta political reporter Denis O’Hayer hosts a conversation between strategists from the right and the left. Democratic strategist Tharon Johnson and Republican strategist Brian Robinson bring their personalities and passion to the table for an informed, respectful and lively discussion. They spar, they delve into topics others avoid, and they give credit where it’s due. It’s all steered by Denis O’Hayer, who has covered Georgia politics for close to ...
 
Discover a social media empire with an unapologetic vision of gun rights—generating millions of likes, follows, and dollars. From Guns & America, reporters Lisa Hagen of WABE and Chris Haxel of KCUR expose how three brothers from the most uncompromising corner of the gun debate are turning hot-button issues into donations and controversy.
 
Southern Hip-Hop: Explored. Explained. Exalted. Music journalist Christina Lee and hip-hop scholar Dr. Regina N. Bradley delve into passionate explorations and paradigm-shifting critiques of the culture that they love, and its undeniable impact on the world that clearly loves it. We make Bottom of the Map for all the ratchet intellectuals of the world. You know who you are. And we see you, because we are you. From Southern hip-hop’s connections to self-care, civil rights, marching bands, fai ...
 
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Sara Totonchi, executive director of the Southern Center for Human Rights, and Sarah Geraghty, senior counsel at the SCHR, shared why they believe the state could do more to protect prisoners from the coronavirus, and why their organization is calling on the United States Department of Justice to investigate “deplorable conditions.” The post A Moth…
 
The early voting surge continued this week in Georgia—and there was another wave of visits by folks at the top of the presidential campaigns. Unfortunately, while there hasn’t been a surge in new Coronavirus cases, they haven’t dropped lately, either. And in some places, schools are telling students and parents it’s still not safe to go back to in-…
 
Everyone expected Georgia voters would jump at the chance, but the first few days of early voting were overwhelming--and sometimes not in a good way, when it came to long waiting times and glitches in the state’s new voting system. The COVID-19 numbers grew, too, as the White House continued to urge the state to do more to slow them down. But there…
 
Plus, the founder of the Atlanta-based café and food truck Souper Jenny is embarking on a six-week journey across the country, accompanied by her friend Meg. Jenny Levison is calling the trip “The Kindness Tour.” The post Fulton County Elections Director Recaps First Day Of Early In-Person Voting appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
With early voting underway in Georgia, host Lisa Rayam and WABE Elections Reporter Emil Moffat break down the big questions about how, when and where to vote in Georgia. They're at State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta, which serves as the largest early voting site in the state. Still haven't gotten your mail-in ballot? Emil will tell you how to tra…
 
Maria del Rosario Palacios shares her experience with COVID-19 and the journey that led her to found Georgia Familias Unidas, a new mutual aid that helps help poultry plant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Reverend Al Sharpton Talks Presidential Election, New Book appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
WABE politics and state house reporter Emma Hurt talks with Gold Dome Scramble host Lisa Rayam about competitive state house and state senate races in the November election. Many of the tight races that could shift the power under Georgia's gold domed capitol are in Metro Atlanta, where demographic shifts are changing the political landscape.…
 
Early voting is about to begin in Georgia, but how we’ll vote in this historic election is still the subject of legal battles. Meanwhile, President Trump’s Coronavirus diagnosis, and his response, have changed the landscape in many of the contests on the ballot. And Atlanta marked the passing of a police chief who made history. WABE political contr…
 
Plus, Patrick Woodie, president of the NC Rural Center and Martina Edwards, chief of strategic partnerships at Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE), talk with Rose about CornerSquare Community Capital. Guests share how the new nonprofit fund will support racially diverse and women-owned businesses. The post Black Lives Matter Co-Founder Talks …
 
Plus, award-winning journalist Hank Klibanoff discusses season three WABE’s ‘Buried Truths’ podcast, which will focus on the killing of Ahmaud Aubrey. The post Task Force Studies Using A Guaranteed Income Program Address Income Inequality In The Old Fourth Ward appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.
 
Plus, more than 1,500 people watched the Atlanta Board of Education’s virtual meeting last night. The school board was presented with Phase II of Atlanta Public School’s reopening plan. However, the school board hasn’t made a final decision about the plan yet. Today, Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring talks more about the reopen…
 
Fulton County Schools begins Phase IV of its reopening plan today. Mike Looney, the superintendent of Fulton County Schools, shares how the district is working to keep staff, students and teachers safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Georgia Tech Launches New School Of Cybersecurity And Privacy appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
Plus, a conversation about the state of diversity within Atlanta’s fintech field with Xavier Peoples, founder of HBCU Change, and Anik Khan, Co-Founder and CEO, MaxRewards. Also, John Shackleford, a 25-year-old New York-based cyclist shares why is biking from Alabama to Washington D.C. on a path known as the Underground Railroad. The post Georgia J…
 
Can Georgia Republicans hold the state for President Trump after his burn-it-all-down debate performance? Can Georgia Democrats rely on polls that show them tied or leading in the race for the White House and both Senate seats? Meanwhile, the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control tries to send out consistent COVID-19 prevention messages, amid a…
 
Also, track and field Olympic gold medalist Edwin Moses talks about an upcoming event to get children and their families physically active — even during this pandemic. The post Georgia Tech President Shares His Vision For The Institute Amid COVID-19 appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.
 
Plus, WABE health reporter and host of the podcast, “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Sam Whitehead talks about the latest White House Coronavirus Task Force report. Finally, Chad Gregory, region bank president for Wells Fargo, Kyle Waide, president and CEO of the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Tod Nichols, Director of Hapeville Parks and Recreation. The…
 
Plus, Emma Seppälä, the science director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the co-director Wellness at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, discusses a study she co-authored that reveals how a specific breathing technique could be helpful for people experiencing increased anxiety during th…
 
We’ve heard for months Georgia could be in play in the presidential race. A visit from President Trump is the latest evidence of that. So, what are the best battle plans for the campaigns? The state makes slow progress in the Coronavirus battle, but Federal health officials say we could do more. And the Governor mounts a last-minute public push to …
 
Plus, WABE legal analyst Page Pate discusses the week’s latest legal news. Also, an effort to help those in need of food has led one local woman, Latisha Springer, to create her own mutual aid organization to ight hunger, Free99Fridge. The post A New Study Reveals The Financial Toll Of The Pandemic On Minority American Households appeared first on …
 
Plus, a California woman, Lili Trujillio, shares the story of her 16-year-old daughter Valentina, who was killed in a street racing accident. The post Allegations Of Improper Medical Treatment At South Georgia Detention Center Continue To Surface appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.
 
Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court, Leah Ward Sears and currently a partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell law firm and Sonja West, Otis Brumby Distinguished Professor in First Amendment Law at The University of Georgia School of Law discuss the life and legal legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and what’s next when it comes to nominati…
 
Plus, an Airbnb host says there’s a better solution then a proposed ordinance to ban short term rentals in Atlanta’ residential neighborhoods. Also, actress Christine Adams on the influence of the late Congressman John Lewis and why she’s involved with voter registration efforts. The post Georgia State University President Shares Why He’s Leaving A…
 
The allegations were appalling, and denied by those accused. But the accusations that women at a Georgia immigration detention center were subjected to hysterectomies without consent have raised a new election issue for candidates in both parties. Meanwhile, those candidates with enough money have flooded all kinds of media with messages they hope …
 
Plus, we learn more about the mission behind 21st century leaders with Isabella Caviness, a youth ambassador for 21st Century Leaders, Kate Hewitt, the organization’s executive director and Professor Jacque-Corey Cormier, a 21st Century Leaders alumni and volunteer. The post City Leaders Respond To Calls To Curb Street Racing appeared first on 90.1…
 
Plus, Jack Hardin, co-founder of the Gateway Center and a co-chair of the Regional Commission on Homelessness, talks about efforts to help people who are facing eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Whistleblower Alleges Improper Medical Care At South Georgia Migrant Detention Center appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
Plus, Christopher Walsh, Senior Program Manager of the Human Freedom and Women’s Initiative at the George W. Bush Institute, discusses a new report, “Choose Freedom: Revitalizing American Support for Democracy and Human Rights in the 21st Century.” The post Online Group Supports The University System Of Georgia’s Decision To Keep Students On Campus…
 
Plus, a new partnership between MARTA and Hope Atlanta aims to help unsheltered individuals seeking refuge on Atlanta’s transit system. Also, we revisit a previous conversation with US FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn. The post City Council Member Proposes A Ban On Short-Term Rentals In Some Atlanta Neighborhoods appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
Plus, Emma Seppälä, the science director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and the co-director Wellness at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, discusses a study she co-authored that reveals how a specific breathing technique could be helpful for people experiencing increased anxiety during th…
 
Presidential politics and public health collided as never before, when journalist Bob Woodward released audio, in which President Trump says he deliberately played down the threat of the Coronavirus. With less than two months before election day, candidates stepped up their get-out-the-vote efforts. And speaking of votes, the Secretary of State sai…
 
Plus, WABE reporter Roxanne Scott provides an update on the 2020 Census, as the current deadline draws new. And, Southeast Atlanta community leaders from NPU-Y and NPU-Z share their outlook for the future of their neighborhoods. Guests include: Shirley Nichols, NPU-Z Vice-Chair, Chris McCord, NPU-Y Chair, Gloria Hawkins Wynn, NPU-Y community member…
 
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