Emily Jones

GPB Morning Edition Host/Reporter

Based in Savannah, Emily Jones hosts Morning Edition across the state and reports on all things coastal. Before coming to GPB, she studied broadcast journalism at the Columbia Journalism School and urban history at Brown University. She’s worked for the Wall Street Journal Radio Network, WHYY in Philadelphia, and WBRU and RIPR in Providence.

In addition to anchoring and reporting news at WBRU, Emily hosted the alt-rock station’s Retro Lunch as her DJ alter-ego, Domino.

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Thousands of Savannah residents don’t have easy access to fresh, nutritious foods. They live in food deserts, which are areas where people live more than a mile from a large grocery store. Savannah has several such areas, according to a recent Savannah Morning News investigation.

Reporter Brittini Ray spoke with GPB's Emily Jones.


City of Savannah on Facebook

It's St. Patrick's Day weekend, which means plenty to do in Savannah. Mahogany Bowers of Blessings in a Bookbag and Anna Chandler of Savannah Magazine have some tips.


Savannah Music Festival on Facebook

It's another busy Savannah weekend. Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune and Heather Henley of the Savannah Morning News have some tips to help you navigate it.


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Advocates say a bill that would remove the tax from menstrual products is not likely to pass the Georgia legislature this year. But they’re celebrating other wins.


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The Trump administration is considering opening waters off part of the Atlantic coast, including Georgia, to offshore oil and gas drilling. Any drilling is a ways off. But the search for oil could start this month. Many worry that simply looking for oil could devastate the Georgia coast.


David Kaminsky / Telfair Museums

There's plenty of art, music and more to enjoy in Savannah this weekend. Rachael Flora from Connect Savannah has some tips.


Rob Snow / OCEARCH

A scientific research vessel is expected at Savannah's port Thursday after about three weeks in the region, catching, tagging and releasing sharks.

There's a really big difference between shark fishing for research and doing it for sport: you have to keep the sharks alive, every time.


Savannah Stopover Music Festival on Facebook

Savannah's busiest season is almost upon us, and this weekend brings a full schedule of events. Bill Dawers of the Savannah Morning News and the music blog hissing lawns has some tips.


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Environmental groups are seeking a court order to block seismic testing for oil off the coast of Georgia and other states until a lawsuit can be heard.

Seismic testing uses loud blasts of sound to check for deposits of oil underwater and can put animals like whales and dolphins at risk.

Savannah Music Festival on Facebook

This weekend is full of music and family fun in Savannah. Do Savannah's Joshua Peacock has some tips.


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From adolescence to menopause, most women have to deal with a monthly reality: their periods. It can be messy, painful and expensive. The cost of tampons, pads and menstrual cups can add up. In Georgia, women and their families also pay sales tax on those products. Some women are hoping to change that.

 


Critz Tybee Run Fest on Facebook

It's the first weekend in February, and there's plenty to do in Savannah. Mahogany Bowers with Blessings in a Bookbag has some tips.


Coastal Heritage Society on Facebook.

It's a weekend full of art and plenty of other fun in and around Savannah. Claire Sandow of the Tourism Leadership Council and Siobhan Egan of Paprika Southern have some tips.

Unity 5K on MLK and Festival on Forsyth Park on Facebook

Make the most of a busy Savannah weekend with the help of Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar and Leah Arnold of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce.


Stroke of Good Fortune Gala on Facebook

The weekend brings plenty of music and other fun in Savannah. Anna Chandler of Savannah Magazine and Heather Henley of the Savannah Morning News have some suggestions.


Courtesy of Bud Jones via NPR

Communities across Georgia have their own, local answers to New York City's famous New Year's Eve ball drop in Times Square.

The capital of the Peach State, of course, has the Peach Drop. It will return to Underground Atlanta this year after moving to Woodruff Park in 2017.

Elsewhere, Georgians can choose from the Buzzard Drop in Perry, the Possum Drop in Tallapoosa and the Geranium Drop in McDonough. The Possum Drop features a taxidermied opossum named Spencer and has grown in popularity since it began in 2000.

It's that time of year when we look back and reflect on some of our newsroom's proudest moments, so we asked GPB's reporters and correspondents to take us behind the scenes of some of their favorite stories they've reported this year. Stephen Fowler, Cindy Hill, Rickey Bevington, Ross Terrell and Emily Jones joined "On Second Thought" host Virginia Prescott in studio and on the line from Savannah to talk about their reporting.


Fort Pulaski National Monument on Facebook

The holiday season is in full swing, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate this weekend in Savannah. Mahogany Bowers of Blessings in a Bookbag and Claire Sandow of the Tourism Leadership Council have some tips.


Associated Press

Nine environmental groups are suing the federal government to block seismic air gun testing for oil off the Southeast US coast.

 

The testing uses blasts of sound to test for oil deposits and is a precursor to offshore drilling. Conservationists say it would harm marine life, including critically endangered right whales.

Geoff Johnson / Savannah Philharmonic

It's the holiday season, and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in Savannah. Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune and Bill Dawers of hissing lawns and the Savannah Morning News have some tips.


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There's a little something for everyone in Savannah this weekend before Thanksgiving (and beyond). Joshua Peacock of the Savannah Morning News has some tips.


MountainFilm on Tour

It's another busy fall weekend in Savannah, and Anna Chandler of Savannah Magazine has some tips on how to spend it.


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Sophia Saliby

Georgia is one of the most-watched states nationwide for the 2018 midterm elections. The state has already hit record early voting numbers, and overall turnout is expected to be historic. GPB reporters traveled across the state to talk to voters about why they chose to go to the polls. 


Scribble Art Studios on Facebook

The start of November brings plenty to do in Savannah. Rob Wells of Savannah Sports Council and Siobhan Egan of Paprika Southern have some tips.


Yuri Kageyama / AP/File

Healthcare is top of mind for many voters in the midterm election. GPB's Emily Jones talked with Andy Miller of Georgia Health News about how it factors into the Georgia governor's race.


Shalom Y'all Jewish Food Festival on Facebook

Halloween is next week, and Savannah is going all-out to celebrate this weekend. Marianne Ganem Poppell of Savannah Master Calendar and Heather Henley of Do Savannah have some tips.


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SouthCoast Health in Savannah is testing a new kind of breast cancer screening. It’s one of eight locations across the country taking part in the clinical trial for a method called SoftVue.


Savannah Bicycle Campaign on Facebook

Fall is here, which brings plenty to do in Savannah. Claire Sandow of the Tourism Leadership Council and Bill Dawers of the Savannah Morning News and hissing lawns share some highlights.


Josephine Bennett / GPB News

A historic hurricane ripped through Florida's Panhandle and into southwest Georgia late Wednesday, killing two people in its path.

Gov. Nathan Deal held a news conference online at 10:30 a.m.

HELP AVAILABLE: Hurricane Michael Federal Resources Available In Southwest Georgia

President Donald J. Trump declared a state of emergency in Georgia and ordered federal assistance to supplement state, tribal and local response efforts. FEMA is authorized to identify, mobilize, and provide at its discretion, equipment and resources necessary to alleviate the impacts of the emergency.

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Several counties and school districts in Georgia have received federal grants aimed at improving school safety.

 

The Department of Justice last week announced more than $70 million in grants through the STOP School Violence Act, signed earlier this year.

 

Savannah-Chatham County schools will get nearly $500,000. They’ll use it to improve school security and prepare teachers and counselors to handle mental health issues.

 

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