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On this edition of Two Way Street we feature a conversation with Denene Millner. She’s a best-selling author, blogger and television personality.

Denene’s blog, "My Brown Baby," has become one of the most popular resources for black mothers because it‘s devoted to helping them navigate the tricky waters of raising a black child today.


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The stakes are high for public health in Macon-Bibb County, heading into what might be a pivotal meeting over property taxes and public services later this afternoon.


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  • Pivotal Property Tax And Public Services Meeting In Macon-Bibb County Today
  • Changes To Savannah And Chatham County 9-1-1 Services
  • Public Hearing Scheduled On Confederate Avenue Name Change

  • Former Reed Administration Deputy Chief Of Staff Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges
  • Randolph County Polling Places Could Be Closed, ACLU Claims Racial Bias
  • Braves Victorious, Acuna Injured After Contentious Game Against Marlins



What's In A Name? | Tanyard Creek

Aug 15, 2018
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GPB News Managing Editor Sara Shahriari asked us to find out the origins of Tanyard Creek in Buckhead.

The creek was originally called Tanyard Branch and its name is linked to Atlanta's industrial past.


Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp on stage during a primary election night party in Athens, Ga.
(AP Photo/John Amis)

On this edition of Political Rewind, the ballot in Georgia’s 2018 midterm election is divided along money lines. Multimillionaires and candidates of more modest financial means are running in high-profile races. After reviewing financial disclosure statements from several candidates, our panel discusses whether personal wealth will be a blessing or a curse in this year’s contest.


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  • Former Reed Deputy Chief Of Staff To Plead Guilty
  • Judge Blocks Challenge To GA Campus Carry Law
  • GA Supreme Court Declines To Hear Palacios Appeal

Felicia Moore

Atlanta’s second-most-powerful elected official has a lot on her plate.

Felicia Moore took over as Atlanta City Council president in January amidst an ongoing federal investigation into City Hall that’s netted several bribery indictments of both employees and contractors.

GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018

  • Judge denies request to block Georgia's campus carry law
  • Ronald Acuna sets baseball records with the Atlanta Braves
  • Cancer advocates want Georgia lawmakers to enact policies to improve pubic health


What's In A Name? | Civil Rights in Atlanta Streets

Aug 14, 2018
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Atlanta was at the heart of the American civil rights movement in 1950s to the 1960s. 

As such, many of Atlanta's streets are a reminder of some of the leaders who paved the way to racial equality in Georgia. 


What's In A Name? | Krog Street

Aug 14, 2018
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Krog Street is a half-mile stretch of roadway that connects the Atlanta neighborhoods of Inman Park with Cabbagetown.

The story begins in the late 1800's with the founding of Atlanta as the last stop of the Western & Atlantic Railroad.


On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, Former President Jimmy Carter, 93, announced he is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in.
(AP Photo/John Amis)

On this edition of Political Rewind, it comes as no surprise that former President Jimmy Carter has now endorsed Democrat Stacey Abrams for Governor.


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  • New President At Albany State University
  • Study: Georgia Has One Of Worst Food Hardship Rates In America
  • Atlanta Negotiating Incentive Package For Gulch Development

  • American Cancer Society Gives Georgia Poor Health Rating
  • Atlanta Braves Sit Atop NL East After Winning Doubleheader
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Endorses Abrams For Governor


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The new Defense Spending Reauthorization Act lays out the path to the eventual end of a longstanding mission at one of Georgia’s largest military installations.

 

For decades the Joint Surveillance Target Attack Radar System, or JSTARS program at Robins Air Force Base has provided aerial battlefield surveillance. Not only are the JSTARS aircraft based out of Robins, but all of their maintenance is taken care of there, too, by a mix of Air National Guard and civilian personnel.

 

What's In A Name? | Webb Gin House Road

Aug 13, 2018
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Webb Gin House Road is located off the end of Ronald Reagan Parkway in Snellville, Ga. 


President Donald Trump and Governor Nathan Deal during a meeting with state leaders about prison reform, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

On this edition of Political Rewind, both Brian Kemp and Stacey Abrams have shared their vision for improving education in Georgia. We take a closer look at the policies each candidate has proposed. Plus, the panel discusses what voters should make of Abrams’ personal finances and we take a closer look at the latest campaign ads.


What's In A Name? | Pittsburgh

Aug 13, 2018
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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. 


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  • 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.


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

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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.


EatingInsectsAthens.com

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. 



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  • 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
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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.

 


 

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


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