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  • Atlanta City Hall Introduces Transparency Legislation Amidst Bribery Investigation
  • Gubernatorial Candidates, Activists Speak Out Against Potential Poll Closures In Randolph County
  • WNBA Playoff Begin, Atlanta Dream Wait To Play This Weekend

  • Atlanta Activists Call For City To Close Its Detention Center
  • Hilton Head, S.C. Woman Killed By Alligator 
  • New Mercer University Medical Clinic In Plains, Ga.

Tenderfoot TV

Americans have long been fascinated by stories of young women -- usually pretty, usually white -- who go missing. As we say in the South, they “up and vanish.”

Atlanta filmmaker Payne Lindsey tapped into this national true crime past time with his 2016 investigative podcast about Tara Grinstead -- a 30-year-old South Georgia beauty queen and high school teacher whose 2005 disappearance went unsolved for over a decade.

Now, Lindsey is back with season 2 of his hit podcast “Up and Vanished.” He joined me via Skype from Colorado, where season 2 takes place.

What's In A Name? | Wash Lively Circle

Aug 20, 2018

This “What’s In A Name” was submitted by Liz Hill and was answered with the help of Fred Mobley at the DeKalb History Center.

The name in question is Wash Lively Circle, a road located on the campus of Dekalb Medical Center in Deactur.

From Left: President Bill Clinton, Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has been the city’s most lucrative asset. But will scandals and security issues further prompt the state legislatures attempt to take control of the world’s busiest airport?

  • LGBTQ Advocates To Protest At Atlanta City Council Meeting
  • Emergency Hearing In Cobb County Superior Court For Banned Marietta HS Football Players
  • Atlanta Dream Earn First Round Bye In WNBA Playoffs

Many roads and bridges around Atlanta are named for former Georgia politicians. Listener John Flemming asked us why an I-75 bridge is named for Lester and Virginia Maddox. 

According to a 1999 Georgia senate resolution, the bridge where I-75 crosses the Chattahoochee is named for Georgia's 75th governor and his wife for several reasons.

What's In A Name? | Buckhead and Hog Liver Road

Aug 20, 2018
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It's been called "The Beverly Hills of the East." But where did "Buckhead" come from? Listener Bob Bennett asked us to find out how comnunity got its name.

Cecilio Ricardo, U.S. Air Force

Aretha Franklin died yesterday at the age of 76. Raised in Detroit, her career spanned decades and genres, from gospel to jazz to her signature sound as the Queen of Soul. 

Chuck Reece is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of magazine The Bitter Southerner.

After hearing of Franklin’s passing, he published an essay called “Aretha Goes Home.”

A voter enters a polling site in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

On this edition of Political Rewind, the Secretary of State’s office claims there will be chaos at Georgia voting locations if a federal judge orders the state to switch to paper ballots. We look at the arguments from both sides of the aisle concerning the security of Georgia’s voting machines ahead of the November 6 election.

  • GA Unemployment Lowest Since 2001
  • Data Breach At Augusta University Potentially Impacts 400K 
  • State Road And Tollway Authority Eliminates Caps on I-85, I-75 Tolls

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The media has a big role to play in suicide prevention, officials said Thursday.

Especially when it comes to at-risk children as young as 9 years old, Georgia Bureau of Investigation Agent Trebor Randle said Thursday to a group of healthcare journalists.

Suicide is a serious public health issue and the second leading cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 39, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Falcons Host First Preseason Game At MBS Tonight Against Kansas City
  • Atlanta City Council President Says Affordability In Housing Is A Concern
  • Clayton County Sheriff Candidate Claims His Wife Was Unjustly Arrested By Current Sheriff 

What's In A Name? | Joyland

Aug 16, 2018
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There are a lot of interesting names around Atlanta, but have you ever heard of a neighborhood called Joyland?

In this "What's In A Name," we explore the "amusing" history of the South Atlanta neighborhood.

  • Macon-Bibb Commissioners Approve Tax Hike
  • Authorities Identify Remains As Missing Georgia Boy
  • Record Number Of Films And TV Shows Made In Georgia

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Transportation is a major issue on the minds of many metro Atlantans.

Several counties will be voting in the coming months on a Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST, that could expand public transit beyond Fulton and DeKalb Counties. The municipality of Atlanta has its own decisions to make regarding transit.

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On this edition of Two Way Street we feature a conversation with Denene Millner. She’s a best-selling author, blogger and television personality.

Denene’s blog, "My Brown Baby," has become one of the most popular resources for black mothers because it‘s devoted to helping them navigate the tricky waters of raising a black child today.

  • Pivotal Property Tax And Public Services Meeting In Macon-Bibb County Today
  • Changes To Savannah And Chatham County 9-1-1 Services
  • Public Hearing Scheduled On Confederate Avenue Name Change

  • Former Reed Administration Deputy Chief Of Staff Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charges
  • Randolph County Polling Places Could Be Closed, ACLU Claims Racial Bias
  • Braves Victorious, Acuna Injured After Contentious Game Against Marlins

What's In A Name? | Tanyard Creek

Aug 15, 2018
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GPB News Managing Editor Sara Shahriari asked us to find out the origins of Tanyard Creek in Buckhead.

The creek was originally called Tanyard Branch and its name is linked to Atlanta's industrial past.

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp on stage during a primary election night party in Athens, Ga.
(AP Photo/John Amis)

On this edition of Political Rewind, the ballot in Georgia’s 2018 midterm election is divided along money lines. Multimillionaires and candidates of more modest financial means are running in high-profile races. After reviewing financial disclosure statements from several candidates, our panel discusses whether personal wealth will be a blessing or a curse in this year’s contest.

  • Former Reed Deputy Chief Of Staff To Plead Guilty
  • Judge Blocks Challenge To GA Campus Carry Law
  • GA Supreme Court Declines To Hear Palacios Appeal

Felicia Moore

Atlanta’s second-most-powerful elected official has a lot on her plate.

Felicia Moore took over as Atlanta City Council president in January amidst an ongoing federal investigation into City Hall that’s netted several bribery indictments of both employees and contractors.

GPB Evening Headlines For Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Aug 14, 2018

  • Judge denies request to block Georgia's campus carry law
  • Ronald Acuna sets baseball records with the Atlanta Braves
  • Cancer advocates want Georgia lawmakers to enact policies to improve pubic health

What's In A Name? | Civil Rights in Atlanta Streets

Aug 14, 2018
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Atlanta was at the heart of the American civil rights movement in 1950s to the 1960s. 

As such, many of Atlanta's streets are a reminder of some of the leaders who paved the way to racial equality in Georgia. 

What's In A Name? | Krog Street

Aug 14, 2018
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Krog Street is a half-mile stretch of roadway that connects the Atlanta neighborhoods of Inman Park with Cabbagetown.

The story begins in the late 1800's with the founding of Atlanta as the last stop of the Western & Atlantic Railroad.

On Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, Former President Jimmy Carter, 93, announced he is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, it comes as no surprise that former President Jimmy Carter has now endorsed Democrat Stacey Abrams for Governor.

  • New President At Albany State University
  • Study: Georgia Has One Of Worst Food Hardship Rates In America
  • Atlanta Negotiating Incentive Package For Gulch Development

  • American Cancer Society Gives Georgia Poor Health Rating
  • Atlanta Braves Sit Atop NL East After Winning Doubleheader
  • Former President Jimmy Carter Endorses Abrams For Governor