Georgia Public Radio
Susanna Capelouto is Georgia Public Radio's news director.
Susanna Capelouto appears in the following:
Monday, September 07, 2015
Baby boomers with the skill are retiring and not enough young people are replacing them. In Georgia, inmates are given access to heavy tools and blowtorches so they can get a welding certificate.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Thursday, July 02, 2015
Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The euro has dropped in value against the U.S. dollar by more than 20 percent since last summer. But even as Americans find bargains in Europe, flights to get there remain pricey for a few reasons.
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A growing number of small business owners are holding down costs by trying out a concept called "retail space sharing." But the economic marriages of convenience can also come with some some stresses.
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Many transportation and delivery companies began adding fuel surcharges when oil prices shot up a few years ago. Now, the cost of oil has plunged — but many of those fuel fees still linger.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
Colleges and universities still own and manage most student dorms, but over the past decade, investors have been getting in on the growing market for off-campus housing.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Starting July 1, the state's licensed gun owners will be able to carry their firearms into some schools, bars, churches and libraries. But there's uncertainty over how, exactly, the new law will work.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Financial problems have led many hospitals to shut down completely. Georgia is issuing licenses to rural hospitals that would allow them to become nothing more than free-standing emergency rooms.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Allowing guns into government buildings that have no security is part of a bill waiting the governor's approval. Municipalities worry their budgets will grow as they forced to hire security.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Community colleges and trade schools are trying to better prepare students for a global market. And some are looking to Europe for answers.
Saturday, March 08, 2014
American job training programs are failing to turn out enough skilled workers to fill job openings in the U.S. That's puzzling to some Europeans, who have a different system for training workers.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Airlines are pulling out the stops to keep their elite frequent fliers. But Delta has raised the bar — using a sports car to shuttle late passengers to their connecting planes.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
This week, Georgia announced it is withdrawing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness in College and Career (PARCC), one of two consortia developing standardized tests for the Common Core. The Core is the set of national K-12 education standards in math and English language arts that has been adopted by 46 states. Georgia officials say the cost of the tests is too high and many schools don't have the computer technology the tests would require.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Ahead of today's primary elections, politicians in Georgia tried to overcome voter apathy with increasingly pointed advertisements and anti-incumbent rhetoric.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
We check in with two states, Missouri and Georgia – both states that went to Sen. John McCain in 2008 – to see how voters view President Obama today and what they think he needs to do going forward.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
It's election day, and Atlanta may be on the verge of electing their first white mayor since 1969: Mary Norwood, a city council member for eight years. Georgia Public Broadcasting's Susanna Capelouto surveys the scene and the potential for making history and joins us from outside the polls. She also explains why turnout is expected to be as low as 30% today.