Georgia is one of four states that does not have a law specifying penalties for hate crimes. Last year, State Representative Chuck Efstration, a Republican from Dacula, introduced a new hate crimes bill. It passed in the Georgia House last March and, in 2020, it is up for debate in the state’s Senate. We spoke with a reporter from ProPublica, Rachel Glickhouse, who worked on the publication’s “Documenting Hate” series, to learn more about how these laws work and what this bill, if passed, could mean for Georgia’s legal landscape.
Millions of NPR listeners listen to Steve Inskeep to keep up to date with the news. Last week, we interviewed the Morning Edition anchor, Steve Inskeep, live onstage at Atlanta’s Carter Center about his third book, Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frémont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War, which follows an ambitious couple through some decisive events in American history.
This coming up Monday, rapper Joseph "Rev Run" Simmons and his wife Justine Jones are coming to Atlanta. "Rev Run" was part of the Run D.M.C. new school rap group from Queens, New York. Behind the music, there was the enduring love story between Joseph Simmons and Justine Jones. They have co-authored a new book called Old School Love and Why It Works, which details how they’ve kept their marriage fresh and alive and provides insight, perspective and hard-won advice. Ahead of the couple’s appearance at SCADshow on Monday, February 3, learn more about their story.