Debunking Ebola Myths, The National Black Arts Festival, And Herman Talmadge

Aug 9, 2014

Ebola: Dispelling The Myths
With the arrival of Ebola patients Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol at Emory University Hospital, there is probably no city or state more aware of the fight to stop the spread of Ebola than here in Atlanta and Georgia.

Dr. Mark Rosenberg, President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health joins Bill Nigut to talk about the questions surrounding the Ebola virus.


Spotlight On The Roots Of Jazz:The National Black Arts Festival At 26

The National Black Arts Festival is underway in Atlanta. Founded by the Fulton County Arts Council, the festival celebrates the work of artists of African descent. This year, the festival features a spotlight series on the roots of jazz. Sonya M. Halpern is the NBAF chair, and she’s leading the festival this year as interim director. She says the special emphasis on the appreciation of black artists is something that separates the National Black Arts Festival from other festivals around the country.

Herman Talmadge: From Segregationist To Progressive Southern Leader
August 10 is the anniversary of the birth of one of the seminal figures in contemporary Georgia history. Herman Talmadge was born on August 9, 1913 in Telfair county, Georgia. During his political career, which stretched from 1950 to 1980, he became known as a progressive Southern leader, even though he began his career as a staunch segregationist.