After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience

In Baton Rouge, La., people are using whatever tools they have to help their community recover from the flood.That includes cameras.Four photographers have been creating portraits of those affected. Their project, "Humans of the Water," focuses not on what people lost, but on what they saved.One of those photographers is Collin Richie. He says documentary photography isn't typically his style. Most of his work involves snapping photos for weddings, magazines and corporate advertisements.But...
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Why Every New Business Isn't A Startup

Americans have been starting small businesses for centuries. So why does it seems like every new business is suddenly a “startup?” To unpack the jargon, Rickey Bevington spoke with Cassius Butts, Region IV Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Interview Highlights On the definition of startup Startups, in our world, typically look at those individuals who've never been in business before who are seeking guidance and direction from those resources -- sometimes government -- that...
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Kenny Leon On Theater, Directing NBC's 'Hairspray,' And More

For Georgians who love theater, watching the career arc of Kenny Leon has been thrilling. He’s now a Tony Award-winning director with numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions to his credit.
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Clinton: Trump Is 'Taking Hate Groups Mainstream'

In a speech Thursday in Reno, Nev., Hillary Clinton argued that Donald Trump is "helping a radical fringe" — the alt-right — take over the Republican Party."From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia. He's taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America's two major political parties," she said. "His disregard for the values that make our country great is profoundly dangerous."The alt-right has been described as a loose...
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For Georgians who love theater, watching the career arc of Kenny Leon has been thrilling. He’s now a Tony Award-winning director with numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions to his credit.

Allegations of sexual misconduct by Savannah Alderman Tony Thomas won't go before a criminal grand jury.

A Chatham County grand jury Friday found the evidence does not support a criminal case, largely because the statute of limitations has run out in all the cases, barring the state from prosecution.

Thomas is accused of sexually abusing several teenage boys. He has denied the allegations and said he plans to file civil suits.

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On this edition of “Political Rewind” we present our first ever voter forum. We selected seven Georgians who say they will definitely vote on November 8 and invited them to join us to discuss what is driving their choices for president and other races this year.

Exclusive interview with Pylon…post-punk legends from Athens, GA on the occasion of the release of their double album “Live.” Plus tracks from Russian Circles, The Orb and more. Get more Pylon in our live session with the Pylon Reenactment Society, too. You can follow the Just Off The Radar podcast on the NPR One app. 

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Actress Issa Rae got the attention of many audiences in 2011 with her popular web series, "The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl." Five years later, her latest project is an HBO series called "Insecure.” Rae will be in Atlanta on Friday night for a screening of the series before it debuts next month. The showing is part of the BronzeLens Film Festival.

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Juan Gabriel, a singular superstar who transcended borders and the trappings of gender with meticulously crafted pop songs and a flamboyant showmanship that earned the nickname the "divo of Juarez," has a died, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner.

Juan Gabriel was 66 years old and he was found at a residence in San Monica with no apparent foul play.

Mexican President Enrique Peña-Nieto tweeted his condolences calling him one of the country's "greatest musical icons."

Since 1984, MTV has given out awards to honor achievements in the world of music videos.

On a recent evening in Manhattan's Upper East Side there is a group of women gathered to chat. They're seated in the living room of a cozy one bedroom apartment.

"I consider myself a cultural Mormon," says Christy Clegg, who grew up active in the church. "I don't attend regular church services on Sunday but I very much identify with my Mormonism."

The group is called Feminist Home Evening. It's a play on words. Mormon families are encouraged to have Family Home Evening — a night at home — once a week.

Here in Japan, the buckwheat noodles known as soba are a staple. Nowhere more so than in the mountains of the southern island of Shikoku. The soil there is poor.

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