The Center For Civil And Human Rights, The Plight Of The Honeybees, And The Happy City of Atlanta

Jul 26, 2014

 The Vision Behind Atlanta’s Center For Civil And Human Rights

Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights has been open for almost a month. The vision for the center began during the tenure of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin.

One of the hardest working people behind the vision of the Center for Civil Rights was Doug Shipman, who started as pro-bono consultant on the project, but soon went on to work full time in the center's development

What’s Happening To The Honey Bees?


All is not well in the world of the honey bee. Over the past 7 or 8 years, honey bees have been dying off or disappearing at alarming rates.

Since 2007, an average of 30 percent of all colonies has died every winter in the United States. This loss is about twice as high as U.S. beekeepers consider economically tolerable.

The cause: Colony Collapse Disorder- a phenomenon in which adult worker bees abruptly disappear.

Is Atlanta Really Happy?

A study out this week purports to reveal the happiest and unhappiest cities in the United States.

Researchers at University of British Columbia and Harvard University picked happiest 10 cities in the country and the 10 unhappiest cities in the country.

Atlanta was number 5 on the list of the happiest cities. No surprise there. But let’s say we were surprised by some of the cities ranked higher than us.

So we called in comedian Rob Cleveland to chew over the data.