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The Takeaway

Georgia Leads The Charge for Criminal Justice Reform

Monday, April 20, 2015

Conservatives and liberals have found a common cause: Criminal justice reform. Georgia's Republican Governor, Nathan Deal, is leading the charge, making his state a model for the nation.

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Storycorps

StoryCorps 422: His Name Is Carl

Monday, April 13, 2015

Rebecca Greenberg recently came to StoryCorps with her mother, Laura, to hear about the characters Laura grew up with in Queens during the '50s. She also heard Laura's version of her parents' courtship. It only seemed fair to invite the family back so Rebecca's father, Carl, could tell his side of the story.

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The Takeaway

South Unbound: Is Georgia Going Purple?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Republicans may be more confident going into the midterms. But Democrats still think they have a chance - even in a few traditionally red states in the South. 

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PRI's The World

Two infected Americans are now Ebola-free, but doctors aren't sure why

Friday, August 22, 2014

Two Americans who contracted Ebola in West Africa have been given a clean bill of health. It's one positive story that has come out of the West African Ebola outbreak, but what role did the experimental drug ZMapp, whose availability has sparked controversy, have on their recovery?

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The Takeaway

Can Georgia's Mysterious Monument Help the Local Economy?

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Just 90 minutes outside Atlanta, the town of Elberton, GA is home to a mysterious monument: The Georgia Guidestones. The stones consist of two massive granite slabs weighing more than 100 tons, engraved with a few words of advice: Guidelines in eight languages for how to rebuild society after a nuclear attack. Mart Clamp helped his father engrave the stones more than three decades ago. He's hoping to use them to revitalize Elberton’s flagging economy.

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Pipedreams

Georgia On My Mind

Monday, June 17, 2013

Classical and theatre organists, and some young competition winners, provide sounds from the deep south.

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The Takeaway

Sandy Springs, Georgia: The City of the Future?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Could cities soon change the way their governments work, and become self sufficient businesses? The city manager of an incorporated city in Georgia explains how his city could serve as a model for many others.

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The Takeaway

Ohio and Georgia GOP Chairs Talk Super Tuesday

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

By the numbers, Georgia is the biggest prize this Super Tuesday with 76 delegates. Perhaps most telling will be Newt Gingrich’s performance in his home state: if he wants to stay competitive in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, he’s going to need a decisive victory in the Peach State. Ohio, with 66 delegates of its own, may be the biggest psychological prize. Many have declared this the race to watch, as no Republican nominee has ever become president without winning the swing state in the general election.

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The Takeaway

Attacks on Israeli Embassy Personnel

Monday, February 13, 2012

Today in India an explosion tore through an Israeli diplomat's car on the streets of New Delhi, Israeli officials said. The driver and a diplomat's wife were injured. The explosion took place close to the Israeli embassy. Meanwhile in Tiblisi, Georgia Israel's Foreign Ministry said an attempted car bombing in Georgia was thwarted. 

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Soundcheck

Tussle over R.E.M's Trestle

Thursday, February 09, 2012

A trestle in Athens, GA that appeared on the back cover of R.E.M.'s 1983 album, "Murmur," is facing an uncertain future. Cameron McWhirter recently wrote about the bridge for the Wall Street Journal - and he tells us the story.

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Schoolbook

Attack Over a Basketball Game at Erasmus

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A dispute over a lunchtime basketball game on the Brooklyn campus sent an angry student scurrying to find a weapon. The authorities said he grabbed a scissors and then stabbed Alfredo Allen in the head several times.

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The Takeaway

Storms Ravage Southeastern US

Thursday, November 17, 2011

At least five people are dead and many are injured after storms hit the nation's southeast. South Carolina, Georgia, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi were all slammed by the severe weather and suspected tornadoes. Thousands remain without power. Derrick Becker, a public information officer for South Carolina Emergency Management, talks about what his organization is witnessing.

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The Takeaway

Homegrown Terror Suspects Arrested in Georgia

Thursday, November 03, 2011

On Tuesday, federal agents arrested four men ranging from ages 65 to 73 from the north Georgia towns of Cleveland and Toccoa on charges of an ambitiously designed domestic terror plot. The men are accused of trying to procure 10 pounds of ricin — an extremely lethal biological toxin — as well as explosive devices and illegal firearms. Kim Severson, Atlanta bureau chief for The New York Times, reports on the latest.

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The Takeaway

Despite Last Minute Pleas, Troy Davis Executed

Thursday, September 22, 2011

At 11:08 PM on Wednesday, Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection in a Georgia prison. Davis, who was convicted of murdering an off-duty police officer in 1989, maintained his innocence until the end. His case drew international attention after questions arose about his conviction, including 7 of 9 eyewitnesses recanting or changing their testimony. Prominent groups and leaders from across the political spectrum called upon the courts to review his case. The Supreme Court reviewed by denied a petition to stay his execution.

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The Takeaway

Troy Davis Executed in Georgia

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A last minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court was not enough to save Troy Davis. The Georgia inmate was executed for the murder of a Savannah police officer, despite serious doubts about the evidence against the 42-year-old. Davis's case gained the support of hundreds of thousands of followers, including former President Jimmy Carter, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former Republican presidential candidate Bob Barr, and celebrities like Sean Combs and Cee-Lo Green. 

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The Takeaway

Parole Board May Decide on Troy Davis Execution

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed tomorrow night after having been on death row for two decades for the murder of Savannah, Georgia police officer Mark Allen. His family, friends and supporters worldwide — including Rev. Al Sharpton — are fighting desperately for his clemency. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles may make a decision today on whether Davis will live or die.

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The Takeaway

Is Shaken Baby Syndrome Real?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Melonie Ware was a daycare provider in Georgia who was sentenced to life in prison for shaking a nine-month-old baby to death in 2004. But in a 2009 retrial, a court declared that the medical examiner's findings were insufficient, concluding that the baby most likely died because complications due to sickle-cell anemia, and acquitted Ware.

Doctors have credited hundreds of untimely infant deaths to shaken baby syndrome over the years. But more and more, medical experts are starting to doubt that baby shaking was the cause of death in certain cases. A new Frontline documentary, airing tonight on PBS stations, examines some of these cases, including Ware's. 


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The Takeaway

Georgia's Controversial Immigration Law

Friday, April 15, 2011

Controversial legislation seeking to address illegal immigration in Georgia has passed both houses of the General Assembly. The bill is does some of the same things as Arizon'a controversial immigration law, SB 1070. The bill allows police to check citizenship status of people pulled over for traffic violation; it also makes it mandatory for employers to check the status of their workers. While Georgia's governor, Nathan Deal, has campaigned on this issue, he may not actually sign it. Melissa Stiers, reporter for Georgia Public Radio has the latest.

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New Sounds

Choral Music from Eastern Europe

Saturday, January 15, 2011

For this New Sounds, listen to new choral music from Eastern Europe, including one by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli.  His 2005 “Amao omi” fuses Baltic folksong, liturgical choral music and minimalism and plays against sax quartet.  There’s also music by Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, along with a new choral album of music by Estonia’s Veljo Tormis, and more.

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The Takeaway

Midwest and Tennessee Brace for Heavy Snow

Friday, December 24, 2010

People who live in Nashville are likely to witness a rare event this holiday season: A white Christmas. Several inches of snow are expected to reach parts of Tennessee, Georgia and the Midwest this weekend. Up to eight inches could fall in Iowa and six inches in Illinois and Minnesota.  It's been 41 years since  snow accumulated in Tennessee on December 25.

Send us your weather report: Text the word SNOW to 69866.

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