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What's In A Name? | Pittsburgh

Aug 13, 2018
Library of Congress

Places in Atlanta are often related to other places around Atlanta, but today we look at a neighborhood with a northern namesake. 

We're telling the story behind a southern suburb called Pittsburgh.

  • Mercury Found In School Gymnasium Floors
  • Athens Conference Advocates Eating Insects
  • Braves Tied For First Place In NL East

  • Augusta Working To Improve Access For Disabled Voters
  • Atlanta Dream Win Sixth Straight With WNBA Playoffs Looming
  • Stacey Abrams Clarifies Gun Control Comments After Weekend Speech

Political Rewind: Cracking Open a Russian Troll Farm

Aug 10, 2018
Russian President Vladimir Putin looks over towards U.S. President Donald Trump as Trump speaks during their joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland.
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

On this edition of "Political Rewind," we’ve heard a lot about Russian tampering with our elections but what visible evidence has been seen that it’s happening? We talk to a Clemson University researcher who says the proof is closer than you think, after discovering 3 million tweets created by a Russian troll farm.

  • Kemp Resignation Calls Grow Louder
  • GA State Employee Health Benefit Costs To Stay Flat In 2019
  • ASO Diversity Program Marks 25th Year


Two Athens police officers shown restraining a 10-year-old in a viral video have been cleared of accusations of excessive force.

The Athens-Clarke Police Department opened an internal investigation after video of the incident surfaced on social media.

There’s a conference happening in Athens, and its name tells you all you need to know: Eating Insects.  Members of the North American Coalition for Insects in Agriculture, scientists, chefs and others will discuss everything from the latest recipes to the ethics of eating bugs.

  • Secretary of State's office considers replacements for Georgia's voting system
  • Athens Clark County Police cleared of excessive force
  • U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces $100 million infusion to victim's advocacy work in Georgia

What's In A Name? | Tight Squeeze

Aug 9, 2018
Earl McGehee /

Atlanta once had a neighborhood called Tight Squeeze. My colleague, Don Smith, suggested we check out this part of town that he remembers as the hangout spot for hippies in the 1970s.



Savannah Voice Festival on Facebook

It's a weekend of festivals and art in Savannah. Claire Sandow of the Tourism Leadership Council has some tips.

  • NSA Leaker Reality Winner Sentencing Scheduled
  • Plant Vogtle Construction Costs Increase By Another $1B
  • Profits Increase By 129% For Atlanta Braves

Emily Jones / GPB News

On a recent hot and humid summer day, the St. Simon’s Island fishing pier offered some shade and a nice breeze for lots of people fishing and crabbing.


But that wasn’t all they were doing. Many were smoking. And their cigarette butts had to go somewhere.

For years, Ryan Cameron was one of the signature voices of Atlanta.


Born and bred in the city, Ryan enjoyed a long career in radio. He hosted morning shows on several local stations, including V-103.



  • Georgia Democrats Call For Brian Kemp To Resign As Secretary Of State
  • Stacey Abrams Announces Her Stance On Education Funding
  • Kasim Reed's  Former Chief Of Staff Expected To Plead Guilty To Bribery Charges

Stephen Fowler | GPB News

As students across Georgia are making plans to head back into the classrooms, Democratic nominee for Governor Stacey Abrams released her own plan for Georgia’s education system.

At a press conference, the former Georgia House Minority Leader said fully funding the Quality Basic Education formula for schools is an important first step in serving Georgia’s students, but it’s not enough.

What's In A Name? | Jot Em Down

Aug 8, 2018

 We’re all familiar with the concept of jotting down a grocery list.  But what about Jot Em Down Road?

Georgia State Capitol

On this edition of Political Rewind, a special election for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District was “too close to call” on Tuesday night. Vying for a congressional seat that has been held by a Republican for three decades, Trump-backed Republican Troy Balderson and Democrat Danny O'Connor have put GOP congressional campaigns across the country on alert.

  • GA immigration Enforcement Review Board Members Resign
  • ATL City Council Considers Extended Hours For Bars During Superbowl
  • Two Marietta High School Football Standouts Banned For The Season

  • Atlanta Dream Clinch Playoff Berth After Missing The Postseason In 2017
  • Streets Named After The Confederacy Could Soon Be Changed In Atlanta
  • I-75 Wall Collapse May Delay Opening Of New Interstate Lanes

What's In A Name? | Flat Shoals Road

Aug 7, 2018
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This "What's In A Name" comes to us from listener Forest McMullin, who also asked us about Druid Hills.

McMullin was curious about a street in East Atlanta called Flat Shoals Road.

President Trump shakes hands with Ohio 12th District Republican nominee Troy Balderson during a rally last weekend in Lewis Center, Ohio.
(AP Photo/John Minchillo)

On this edition of Political Rewind, the panel takes a look at a new attack ad against Stacey Abrams calling her a "Bloomberg-Soros Hate America Leftist." Meanwhile, Abrams uses an appearance on national television to attack Brian Kemp on his job performance as Georgia's Secretary of State.

  • June Wall Collapse On I-75 To Delay Northwest Corridor Express Lanes Opening
  • New Federal Prosecutors Join Atlanta-Based U.S. Attorney Office
  • Fulton and Columbia Counties Make Changes To School Security Measures

Autism Diagnosis A Long Wait For Georgia Families

Aug 7, 2018
Sophie Peel / Georgia Public Broadcasting

More parents are having their children screened for autism than ever before. In Georgia, it can take up to a year to get a diagnosis. For some parents, that wait can be unnerving.

Atlanta Trails

Many Atlanta roads are named after ferries and bridges, so at the request of listeners "40Watt" and Bill Witherspoon, we took a peek at the watery origins of these Atlanta roadways.

Courtesy Anya Silver

Anya Silver did not flinch from talking about death.

Death enraged her, moved her to compassion and incited her to worry for her son, all of which she wrote about in her poetry published in four books and dozens of journals, but she was never afraid of talking about it. In fact, as a poet Silver thought it was her job to see that her reader confront death as she had.


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

On this edition of Political Rewind, Stacey Abrams modifies her position on sandblasting the Confederate leaders carved on the face of Stone Mountain. Brian Kemp faces more criticism of how his office is dealing with election security issues.

  • Cobb County 9-1-1 Lawsuit Against TelComms Goes To GA Supreme Court
  • Soldier From Adairsville GA Dies At Fort Campbell
  • Report: Violent Crime Down 40% In Two Atlanta Neighborhoods