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Georgia gubernatorial candidates Stacey Abrams, left, and Brian Kemp.
(AP Photos/John Amis, File)

On this edition of Political Rewind, as the Georgia governor’s race gets under way in earnest, the clash between the ideologies of Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp becomes one of the most talked about political stories in the country.

  • Andrew Young Makes First Public Appearance Since May Illness
  • Clean-Up Underway Following Savannah Area Tornado
  • Blueberry Crop Off By As Much As 60 Percent

Ellen Eldridge / GPB News

The police lip synch challenge began in Texas earlier this year and it's quickly making its way through the nation. Sheriff and police departments post videos singing along to songs and then challenge others to do the same.

The Canton Police Department is one of the latest to step up.

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, July 30, 2018

Jul 30, 2018

GPB Evening Headlines For Friday July 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

Political Rewind: America’s Partisan Divide

Jul 27, 2018
(AP Photo/David Goldman)

On this edition of Political Rewind, American politics is more polarized today that at any time on our history.  So says one of the country’s leading experts on voter trends, Emory University Political Science Professor Alan Abramowitz. 

Stephen Fowler | GPB News

Small businesses were the focus of Democratic Gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams’ job tour stop in Atlanta today. 

It's the second pillar of her five-point jobs plan.

Yesterday on the coast, Abrams toured an ironworkers apprentice workshop in Pooler, where she announced a plan to create 22,000 apprenticeships in Georgia by 2022.

  • UGA Lands Nearly $1m In Agriculture Research Grants From USDA
  • Roswell Officers Fired In Wake Of 'Coin Flip' Arrest Decision
  • Shorebird Population Boom On Jekyll Island

GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, July 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

  • Abrams Begins Statewide Tour Ahead Of November Gubernatorial Election
  • Thousands Of Georgia Tech Students Have Personal Information Exposed
  • JSTARS Program At Robins Air Force Base May Be In Jeopardy

Michael Cardin/ WUGA

For Latinos, living through current events in modern-day America can be incredibly stressful.


Recent sources of stress include the Trump administration's practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border and commercials from local candidates running for office threatening to round up immigrants.



  • Democratic Gubernatorial Nominee Stacey Abrams Launches Jobs Tour
  • Georgia's Thunderstorms Wetter, Stronger
  • Former Atlanta Chief Of Staff Racked Up Big Travel Charges

What's In A Name? | Bankhead

Jul 26, 2018

Bankhead is one of the most recognizable names among Atlanta neighborhoods. It's been cemented in the rap canon of the city by the likes of Outkast, Shawty Lo and T.I.

In this "What's In A Name," we investigate the highway that gave the neighborhood its name.

  • Couple Faces Over $10K in Fines For Turtle Touching
  • UPS Says Voluntary Retirement Buyouts Will Save $200M
  • Isner Goes For 5th Atlanta Open Title

  • Recount May Be Necessary In Lt. Governor Runoff Election
  • Storms In Georgia Are Stronger And Wetter This Summer
  • Julio Jones Will Report To Training Camp After Team Agrees To Rework Contract

What's In A Name? | Paul McCartney Boulevard

Jul 25, 2018
Access Atlanta

As you drive into the Infinite Energy Center in Duluth, you might find yourself on a road called Paul McCartney Boulevard. And yes, it's that Paul McCartney.

  • Georgia Lawmaker Resigns After Using Slurs, Exposing Self On Television
  • Casey Cagle Calls For Unity Following Gubernatorial Runoff Loss
  • Coca-Cola Says Zero-Sugar Drinks Drive Higher Profits

Stephen Fowler | GPB News

Tuesday's primary runoff elections saw many surprising results across Georgia.  

Perhaps the biggest was Secretary of State Brian Kemp solidly defeating Lt. Governor Casey Cagle, a longtime frontrunner in the Republican race for Georgia’s governor. 

Political Rewind: Blowout

Jul 25, 2018
(AP Photo/John Amis)

On this edition of Political Rewind, Brian Kemp rolls to an overwhelming victory in the GOP runoff election for governor, and he’s already begun a blistering line of attacks against his Democratic opponent, Stacey Abrams. 

What's In A Name? | Box Ankle

Jul 25, 2018
Town Maps USA

There's a town south of Atlanta called Box Ankle, Georgia. But how did it get its name?

At the request of listener Ginger Applegarth, we looked into the story behind Box Ankle.

  • Cagle Urges Support For Kemp
  • Two Women Win Democratic Nominations For Atlanta Area Seats
  • Cox Enterprises Considers Selling WSB-TV

  • Brian Kemp Defeats Casey Cagle In Republican Primary Runoff, Now Faces Abrams
  • Cagle Calls For Party Unity After Primary Loss
  • Republican Lawmaker Jason Spencer Resigns In Wake Of 'Who Is America' Scandal

GPB Evening Headlines for Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018

  • Georgia GOP Gubernatorial Runoff election
  • Macon man found guilty in federal fraud case
  • Missouri man gets prison sentence for Augusta mosque bomb threat

GPB News

A Chinese company is bringing jobs to North Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday.

Complete Flooring Supply Corporation is investing $30 million and providing 100 jobs in Gordon County.

Political Rewind: Election Day In Georgia

Jul 24, 2018
(AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

On this edition of Political Rewind, it’s election day in Georgia. 

What's In A Name | Five Forks Trickum Road

Jul 24, 2018
Stock Photo

Five Forks Trickum Road is one of Atlanta's most interesting names. At the request of listeners Shannon Dupont and Sam Burnham, we unpack the road's curious origins. 

  • Run-off Elections Underway Today
  • Dockless Bike Share Company Leaving Atlanta
  • Lottery Jackpot Exceeds Half A Billion Dollars Tonight

GPB Morning Headlines For Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Jul 24, 2018

  • GOP Gubernatorial Runoff Between Kemp And Cagle Will Be Decided Today
  • Atlanta City Hall Federal Probe Expands To All Of Former Mayor Reed's Cabinet
  • Braves Defeat Marlins 12-1, Tied With Phillies For 1st Place In NL East

Today’s music minute features the man who’s been performing for more than 60 years under the name Tony Bennett.  


‘Stepping Out With My Baby’ is one of many signature hits written by the 19-time Grammy Award winning artist.

If you live in or around Atlanta, you probably know how many places are named after peaches. In fact, within city limits there are 15 separate streets called Peachtree.

This installment of "What's In A Name?" answers a question from Sarah, the 8-year-old daughter of GPB's Chief Technology Officer, Adam Woodlief. She asks why everything in Georgia is called "peach."

GPB Evening Headlines For Monday July 23, 2018

Jul 23, 2018

  • Early Voting Numbers For July Primary Runoff
  • Atlanta United Sets Another Record
  • Ga. Lawmaker Faces Calls To Resign