Adam Ragusea

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How Mariah Carey Won Christmas

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Of the thousands of jingles composed since 1940, Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" has become an instant holiday pop classic.

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Capricorn In Retrograde: Macon's Endangered Musical History

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Georgia town was home to Otis Redding, Little Richard and Capricorn Records, a label that played a key role in the birth of Southern rock. Now, many of the city's musical landmarks are threatened.


The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues, Musicians Picket On Peachtree Street

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to open its 70th season this week, but musicians have been locked out of their workplace since September 7th, when their contract expired. The same thing happened just two years ago. Back then, negotiators reached a new agreement before opening night. This ...


Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

Monday, July 21, 2014

It’s an annual summer tragedy. So far this year, 17 children in the U.S. have died of heat stroke inside a parked car. Some of those cases have been getting extra attention this summer, but that number is not unusual. Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Adam Ragusea looked into the ...


More Than 20 Major Wildfires Burning In Oregon And Washington

Monday, July 21, 2014

Nearly a million acres are burning across Oregon and Washington, in more than 20 major wildfires. Thousands of firefighters are working to contain them and the military is now sending in air tankers to help.

So far, at least 150 structures have burned in Washington, and one man has died ...


Gay Teacher Files Sex Discrimination Claim Against Georgia School

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Flint Dollar had to leave a Catholic school after officials learned he plans to marry his partner. Federal anti-discrimination laws don't cover sexual orientation, so he's fighting back another way.


GA Execution is First Since Botched Injection

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Georgia prisoner Marcus Wellons, who was convicted in the 1989 rape and murder of a teenage girl, was the first prisoner put to death since the horribly botched execution in Oklahoma ...

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Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Friday, May 02, 2014

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlight the evils of big agriculture. Now farmers are hitting back with their own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance.


On The Ballot In Georgia This Year: JFK

Thursday, April 24, 2014

JFK is running for a Georgia state Senate seat this year — John Flanders Kennedy, that is. He's a Republican, but his signs bear an uncanny similarity to the logo the former president once used.


Why Metallica's Bassist Is Producing A Jazz Documentary

Friday, April 18, 2014

It seems an unlikely match.

In one corner, you have Metallica's Robert Trujillo. The most popular heavy metal bassist alive, he prowls beast-like across arena stages, rumbling guts with the low B on the 5-string instrument he slings to one side like a battle ax.

In the other, ...


Musicians, Take Note: Your Instrument May Be Contraband

Monday, April 07, 2014

Tighter regulations on ivory coming in and out of the U.S. could have a profound impact on musicians who travel with antique instruments.


Some Ga. Schools Make Mandarin Mandatory

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Among the many sea changes enacted in one struggling school district is a mandate no one expected. All students, of all grade levels, are being enrolled in Chinese language classes. T...