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Tonja Khabir and Katie Powers both work in the world of non-profit philanthropy. In this Macon Conversation, Khabir and Powers talk about the need for educational equity that crosses boundaries of race and economy as well as how race affects the autonomy you have over your own body.

  • Georgia Lawmakers Renew Push For Equal Rights Amendment
  • Atlanta United Set To Transfer Miguel Almiron For MLS Record Fee
  • 3 Cases Of Measles Reported In Atlanta Area
  • Railroad Settles Civil Suit In 2014 Death Of Film Worker

Rickey Bevington / GPB News

How do you advertise something without saying what it is you’re advertising?

That’s the catch for companies hoping to market hundreds of parties and concerts connected to Super Bowl 53. The Los Angeles Rams play the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

  • Stacey Abrams To Deliver Democrats' Response To State Of The Union Address
  • Georgia Election Officials Ask To Dismiss Lawsuit Regarding 2018 Election 
  • Winter Weather Advisory Canceled; Watch For Black Ice 
  • MARTA Could Seek Court Order To Stop Union Sick-outs

  • State Offices, Schools Close Tomorrow Ahead Of Expected Winter Storm 
  • Delta Airlines Offers Travel Waivers For Atlanta Travelers
  • Former Atlanta City Official Sentenced To Prison For Accepting Bribes
  • Super Bowl Celebrations Kick Off

Drew Dawson

Parking in downtown Augusta has been free for decades.  However, this summer that could change as the city looks to further develop its urban core. 

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Georgia lawmakers are considering changes to the way the state approves new hospitals and medical facilities.

GPB’s Cindy Hill spoke with Charles Owens, professor of health policy and management at Georgia Southern University, to learn more about what this means for patients.

  • Sen. Isakson Breaks With GOP To Vote For Democratic Plan To End Shutdown
  • Federal Employees Feel Impact Of Shutdown In Georgia
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Family Home Added To National Historical Park

  • Gov. Kemp Speaks During State Budget Hearings
  • Mayor Bottoms Calls Hosting Super Bowl During Shutdown 'Uncharted Territory'
  • DeKalb County To Install Marker Memoralizing Lynching Victims

  • Hundreds Brave Cold Temperatures To Honor Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Center For Civil And Human Rights Opens Exhibit For King Holiday
  • State Legislators Meet For Budget Hearings This Week
  • Senator Cory Booker Meets With President Jimmy Carter

  • Challenge To Lt. Gov. Race Dismissed By Cobb County Judge
  • Man Accused Of Threat Linked To R. Kelly Turns Self In 
  • Atlanta-Based Companies Sit Out On Branding Opportunities During Super Bowl 53
  • Fulton County Woman Among Those Killed In Syrian Suicide Bombin
  • MLK Home, Historic Sites To Reopen During Shutdown With Grant From Delta
  • Concord Covered Bridge Beams Sustain Yet Another Collision

Stephen Fowler / GPB News

Today on Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp begins laying out his agenda for his first session of the General Assembly. Flexibility for using medicaid dollars, teacher raises and school safety are among his top priorities. We’ll look at the details of his plan as well as how democrats are responding. 

Judge Named Georgia's First 'Twitter Laureate'

Jan 18, 2019
Court of Appeals of Georgia

The Georgia House of Representatives has named a local appeals court judge the state's first Twitter laureate.

  • Teachers, State Employees See Raises In Kemp's Proposed Budget
  • FBI: Georgia Man Arrested In Plot To Attack White House
  • Government Shutdown Impacts Women's Health Services
  • Gladys Knight To Sign National Anthem At Super Bowl 53

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As the government shutdown stretches on, it may begin to affect how communities are able to help victims of sexual assault.

The $3.2 billion the Department of Justice sets aside via its Office of Victim Advocacy includes the largest single source of money for supporting women who have been victims of sexual assault. However, when the last of the money funding federal government programs gets spent this week, managers of Office of Victim Advocacy funds will be idled.


  • Brian Kemp Prepares For State Of The State Speech
  • Government Shutdown Could Affect Victims Of Sexual Assault
  • Forsyth Man Arrested, Charged With Planning To Attack The White House

  • Gov. Kemp Lays Out Legislative Priorities And Budget Goals
  • Female Ga. Senators Call Out Male-Dominated Committee Assignments
  • Josef Martínez Signs 5 Year Contract Extension With Atlanta United
  • Augusta Hosts Cutting Horse Competition

On this edition of Political Rewind, women members of the state senate raise their voices in frustration over committee assignments, and both Democrats and Republicans back a long-time committee chair who was ousted from her seat.

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Augusta’s smoke-free ordinance went into effect on Jan. 1. It outlaws smoking and vaping in most public buildings, and requires smokers and vapers outside to stay a “reasonable distance” away. 

Bradley George / GPB News

Downtown Augusta is home to hundreds of horses and cows this week. But not for a livestock show. It’s the 40th annual Augusta Futurity cutting horse competition, a ranch necessity that’s now a sport.


  • Mayor Bottoms Worried Shutdown Could Impact Superbowl Airport Traffic
  • Ahead Of Super Bowl 53, Atlanta, Federal Officials Say They're Ready
  • State Senate, Gov. Kemp Make Separate Changes To Sexual Harrassment Reporting
  • Delta Reports It Could Lose $25 Million In January Due To Shutdown

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For almost a decade, a group of women from around Macon of various faiths, Judaism, Islam and Christianity,  have been meeting in an effort to push back against the misunderstandings between their faiths and to foster a sense of community.

Over the years they’ve had book clubs and service projects, but one constant in their group is their monthly lunches. Now, inspired by those lunches, the Women’s Interfaith Alliance of Central Georgia is putting together a cook book full of the recipes that have fed the members along their journey. 

GPB Evening Headlines for Jan. 14, 2019

Jan 14, 2019

  • Brian Kemp Sworn In As 83rd Governor Of Georgia
  • 2019 Legislative Session Begins
  • Atlanta United's New Head Coach Joins Team For Preseason

Gov. Brian Kemp's Full Inaugural Address

Jan 14, 2019
Brian Kemp waves after being sworn in as Georgia's governor during a ceremony at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta.
John Bazemore / AP Photo

Listen to the full speech delivered by Brian Kemp after being sworn in as Georgia's governor during a ceremony at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Atlanta.

Gov. Brian Kemp delivers remarks following his swearing in during the inaugrual ceremonies at Georgia Tech's McCamish Paviliion in Atlanta.
Stephen Fowler / GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, Brian Kemp takes the oath of office and is sworn in as Georgia's 83rd Governor.

GPB Evening Headlines for Jan. 9, 2019

Jan 9, 2019

  • Kemp Launces 'Georgians First' Tour Before Inauguration
  • USDA Guarantees SNAP and WIC Benefits Through February
  • Public Health Officials Prep For Super Bowl 53


On this edition of Political Rewind, House of Representatives Speaker David Ralston joins us just days before he gavels in the 2019 Session.


President Donald Trump salutes as he steps off Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2019, in Washington. Trump is returning from a trip to Camp David.
Alex Brandon / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, leaders at the state capitol are beginning to write the budget for the coming fiscal year. But how could signs of a possible economic downturn affect their spending plans? Our panel looks at the challenge.

Brian Kemp, center, walks with President Donald Trump, right, and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga) as Trump arrives for a rally in Macon.
John Bazemore / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, Brian Kemp is getting set for a pre-inaugural campaign-style swing across Georgia. Can we learn anything about how he may govern based on where he’s heading?

Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., center, smiles with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., second from right, following a group portrait in Washington as the 116th Congress begins.
Andrew Harnik / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, as the holiday season comes to an end and politicians and pundits wake from their long winter’s nap, what are the big stories that will drive the political agenda in 2019 both here in Georgia and in Washington?