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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. 


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.

 


 

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?


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.


What's In A Name? | Eagles Landing

Aug 3, 2018

Listener Wesley Prude commented on our website that he’d like to know about the Eagles Landing community. Prude said he’s lived in the area for 15 years and has never seen an eagle.

Eagles Landing is located in Stockbridge, Ga. south of Atlanta. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to why the area was named after the bird, but,we did find information on eagles in Georgia.

What's In A Name? | Panthersville

Jul 31, 2018
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Atlantans have been wondering about the place names around them for decades. Just look at this early 20th century letter, in which a DeKalb County Commissioner asks where the Panthersville community got its name.

What's In A Name? | Butts County and Between

Jul 30, 2018
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Even if you live inside Atlanta city limits, you've probably heard some of the most unusual names outside of the metro area. Butts County is one such name that listeners like B.T. have been curious about for years.


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.


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. 


What's In A Name | Five Forks Trickum Road

Jul 24, 2018
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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. 


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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."


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Atlanta's Castleberry Hill neighborhood is so hot, rapper 2 Chainz opened a restaurant there. 

You may know the neighborhood west of downtown for its funky creatives and hipster lunch spots, but in the 1800s, it was a red-light district and home to Atlanta’s Snake Nation.   

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Is there an Atlanta name you're curious to know the history behind? Click on this link and write your idea in the comments section.

Listen to our summer series "What's In A Name?" during All Things Considered weekdays from 4 to 7 p.m. on Atlanta's NPR News station, 88.5 FM.

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Atlanta is legendary for its terrible traffic. One intersection is so infamous, hip-hop duo Outkast wrote an entire song about it. Let's take a look at the Tom Moreland Interchange, more commonly known as Spaghetti Junction.


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You may be used to navigating through Atlanta's 15 streets named Peachtree, but another road's name has been confusing locals for years. As listener Jean Smith wonders, “Why is there a difference in the spelling of Clairemont Avenue and Clairmont Road?"


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While its name may (literally) be "Bland," its history is anything but. 

The idea for this episode of "What's In A Name" comes from our Georgia Public Broadcasting colleague Virginia Prescott, who asks about the Blandtown neighborhood of Atlanta, just west of Atlantic Station.


The Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead was named after a dead deer. African-American families in the early 20th century picked "Just Us" to call their new neighborhood south of downtown. The developer of Wieuca Road named it after his three daughters: Wilma, Eugenia, Catherine - Wi-eu-ca (pronounced WHY-yoo-cuh).

All summer long here on All Things Considered we’re telling stories about some of Atlanta’s most interesting names.

We’re calling it “What’s In A Name?”

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More than 700 people visited Monday Night Garage on Friday, March 9 for a special live broadcast of NPR All Things Considered with host Rickey Bevington.

The show was all about the state's alcohol culture: From Georgia's founding as a dry colony to the modern-day discussions of cocktails at brunch, we've got you covered.

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What’s the right way to report the news?

That’s a debate people across the globe are having right now as we grapple with partisan bias in news, propaganda masking as news, government attacks on journalists and a general sense of “we don’t know who to trust.”

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This week’s implosion of the Georgia Dome rounds out what has been a historic year for Atlanta sports.

2017 will go down as the year when the Falcons logged the most embarrassing loss in Super Bowl history; the Falcons and the Atlanta Braves opened new stadiums; and Atlantans embraced the city’s first Major League Soccer club.

The man behind almost all of this is Arthur Blank.

The board of credit reporting company Equifax says CEO Richard Smith will retire, effective immediately. His departure comes after hackers stole personal data on millions of Americans.

In a statement, Smith says he believes it’s in the company’s best interest to have new leadership.

Paulino Barros, who leads Equifax’s Asia-Pacific division, will take over as interim CEO. Smith will stay on as an unpaid advisor.

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Starting Friday, Sept. 1, Georgians won’t need to take a tour to sample alcohol at their favorite brewery. They’ll also be able to take some home with them.

The new law, SB 85, breaks the strict alcohol system put into place after Prohibition.

Attorney Charlie Suessmith explains why Georgia has so tightly regulated alcohol for nearly a century. 

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Opioids are a $10 billion industry for pharmaceutical companies. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 persons died from overdose related to opioid pain medication in the United States. Today, thousands more are struggling with drug dependency that started with opioids given to them by doctors.

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For this edition of Atlanta Considered, I went to Chrome Yellow Trading Company on Edgewood Avenue during the A3C hip-hop festival and conference.

A3C is one of the nation’s largest urban music events and stands for All Three Coasts, as Atlanta joins New York and Los Angeles as the pillars of hip-hop culture.

 

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Atlanta may see a first: Tonight thousands of people may come to a candlelight vigil for a grocery store. "Murder Kroger" as it's known closes its door tomorrow, October 28 after serving Ponce de Leon Avenue for three decades. GPB's Stephen Fowler was live at "Murder Kroger" in the shadow of Ponce City Market. 

Rickey Bevington: So let's begin with why many Atlantans call this supermarket "Murder Kroger." 

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Southwest Georgia’s phantasmagorical homestead known as Pasaquan opens to the public Saturday after a two-year, multi-million dollar restoration.

The seven acre site is the life’s work of eccentric artist Eddie Owens Martin.

Pasaquan is hard to describe. You pull off a flat, tree-lined road down a gravel driveway and the first thing you see is a tall pagoda and long, high wall covered with brightly colored designs.

“Dope,” is the first reaction from University of Georgia art graduate student Katherine Miller.

Thirty thousand people are expected to attend the 2016 A3C hip hop festival and conference Oct. 5-9 in Atlanta.

One of the industry's most prominent women executives is Atlanta native Shanti Das.

Das launched her career in the early 1990’s with Atlanta-based LaFace Records promoting local artists including OutKast, Goodie Mob, Usher, and TLC.

A3C

Some of the biggest names hip-hop will perform at this week's A3C Festival and Conference in Atlanta.  But this event isn't just about music.  Also on the agenda: discussions about mental health and moving civil rights protests beyond social media. Two women will lead the dialogue.  Dina Marto is owner and founder of Twelve Music Studios and Ashley Reid is founder the social justice group "The People Assembly." 

Explore Georgia

“100 Plates Locals Love” is a list of the best dishes served by Georgia restaurants, as voted on by people across the state.

My colleagues over at GPB TV’s "Georgia Traveler" traveled all over Georgia trying these plates.

Since I never want to be left out, I decided to bring a few plates into the studio to taste test.

Joining me is the list’s curator Atlanta-based Chef Jennifer Booker.

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