Inauguration Day

Donald Trump Has Plans To Hit The Ground Running. Here's What He Wants To Do

President-elect Donald Trump plans to hit the ground running. He could sign his first executive orders within hours of taking the oath of office. "I've asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day One to restore our laws and bring back our jobs," Trump said in a videotaped message in November. "It's about time." Vice President-elect Mike Pence echoed that message in a meeting with reporters on Thursday. "Our job is to be ready on Day One," Pence said. "We...

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Trump To Nominate Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue To Head Agriculture Department

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as his nominee for agriculture secretary, according to a transition official and a source close to the process. This is the last open Cabinet position, although Trump has yet to name a Council of Economic Advisors chair, which is a Cabinet-level position. The process of selecting an agriculture secretary turned into a marathon, as Trump interviewed many candidates. Perdue was a favorite among major farmers'...

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GPB Features

Former CNN President Tom Johnson On A Lifetime In Journalism

I’m really thrilled about this edition of “Two Way Street.” For some time, we’ve hoped to coax into our studio a man who became one of the important leaders of print and broadcast journalism in the 20th and early 21st centuries. We finally persuade Tom Johnson to join us and share stories about his life and career.

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GPB News

Live Coverage: Inauguration Day 2017

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Annotated foot notes of President Donald Trump's Inaugural Address.

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All over Georgia, property is passed down from generation to generation without proper legal paperwork. 

 

It’s known as heirs property, and it creates a host of problems: from the inability to access home equity to the risk of losing your house.

 

And in the small city of Porterdale, about 40 miles east of Atlanta, it’s put one community on the verge of disappearing completely.

From the beginning of his campaign, Donald Trump has said he wants to take aggressive action on immigration. In response, nearly 40 cities have declared they will be sanctuaries for immigrants and Trump says one of his top priorities is to “cancel all federal funding to sanctuary cities.”

Telluride Mountainfilm On Tour

Plan your weekend fun with some help from Savannah Magazine editor Amy Condon and Connect Savannah community editor Jessica Leigh Lebos.

Amy's picks:

-The Thursday Night Opry series at Trininty United Methodist Church kicks off 2017 with a singer-songwriter show, featuring local and regional artists. Performers include Kurtis Schumm, Dare Dukes, Rachel Shaner and Sarah Poole. Thursday, 7-10 p.m.; $10.

Trump Transition

Trump Inherits Guantanamo's Remaining Detainees

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Defense announced it had transferred 10 more Guantanamo detainees , this time to Oman. Now, 45 remain at the facility , leaving challenges on what to do with the prisoners for President-elect Donald Trump. Back in 2009, on his third day in office, President Obama ordered the detention facilities at Guantanamo to be closed "as soon as practicable, and no later than one year from the date of this order." The executive order also called for a review of...

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Trump Cabinet

In Rick Perry Energy Hearing, Questions On Nuclear Security, Environment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MyMosJdIfdo When former Texas Gov. Rick Perry faces the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for his confirmation hearing on Thursday, his first test could be whether he remembers the name of the agency he's been picked to head. The Department of Energy (DOE) is one of three agencies Perry proposed eliminating when he was running for president in 2011. During a debate, he successfully listed the Department of Commerce and the Department of Education....

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GPB Music

'The Soul's Gonna Speak': Run The Jewels Stares Down A Fraught 2017

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFKmG7A-pzA When President Obama gave his goodbye speech this week, one of hip-hop's most politically active stars was watching. Killer Mike is a rapper who actively campaigned for Bernie Sanders. So when he and fellow rapper El-P joined Morning Edition to talk about their new album from their group Run the Jewels , we had to get their take on the president's farewell. Killer Mike says he did like when President Obama urged Americans to get more involved. "When...

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Post-Election

At Final White House Press Conference, Obama Offers Both Reflections And Rebukes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_I8TCriFok President Obama's final press conference was one of both reflection and subtle rebuke toward incoming President-elect Donald Trump, defending voting rights and a free press, all while reassuring the American people that "at my core, I think we're going to be OK." Obama did show some deference toward Trump — sidestepping a question about the more than five dozen Democrats in Congress who are boycotting the inauguration on Friday. "All I know is I'm...

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At least six survivors, including children, have been found inside the rubble of a ski hotel in central Italy that was engulfed by an avalanche on Wednesday.

Several of the survivors have been extricated from the remains of Hotel Rigopiano. But around two dozen people remain missing, Christopher Livesay reports for NPR from Rome, while four others have been confirmed dead. The death toll is expected to rise.

African-American women are more likely to be infected with HIV than other women, and many don't know it. So public health officials and advocates are trying to get the word out about PrEP, pre-exposure prophylaxis. It's a daily medication that helps prevent HIV infection.

Long before Marea Stamper was The Black Madonna, feminist DJ heroine, she was a known and beloved figure on the Midwestern rave scene: the mixtape girl. Stamper, who grew up in a small eastern Kentucky town and found her dance-music calling early because of a record-collecting stepfather, spent a chunk of her late teens and the mid-1990s going from party to party all over Middle America, selling DJ mix cassettes and spreading the rave gospel, while simultaneously receiving an unparalleled music education.

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