House Republicans Open Investigation Into White House Handling Of Porter Scandal

Updated at 3:22 p.m. ET The White House's story about who knew what when about accusations of domestic violence against former White House staff secretary Rob Porter has been anything but clear. Now, House Republicans have decided to open an investigation to get some clarity. "I'm troubled by almost every aspect of this," House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., said on CNN on Wednesday morning. "How in the hell was he still employed?" Gowdy's oversight...

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Keeping The Gullah-Geechee Heritage Alive

This week we’re hearing how some descendants are passing along Gullah heritage to the next generation. Patricia West is a writer and professor at Savannah State University. She was inspired to document her family’s roots after discovering her great great-grandmother’s grave on a trip to the family cemetery. The Scott-West family is also looking for ways to celebrate their history. Later this week, we will join them at the centuries-old cemetery where their American heritage begins, for a...

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On this edition of Political Rewind, three Georgians take center stage in controversies now swirling on Capitol Hill.  FBI Director Chris Wray contradicts the White House story on when administration officials learned that Rob Porter was suspected of abusing his two former wives.  Will Chief of State John Kelly get the boot over concerns about what he knew and when?  Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue faces fire for a proposal to substitute food stamps for government-selected food boxes, but what's really behind the idea?  Also, David Perdue is in the spotlight as he pushes his plan to curt

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Urban archeology has unearthed centuries-old artifacts from beneath Atlanta. And lots of it is simply very old trash, leftover from landfills and dumps. Now, a team from Georgia State University is working with students to catalog the artifacts and teach history, writing and anthropology in the process. It’s called the Phoenix Project, and we had three of the faculty involved with it in the studio: Jeffrey Glover, Brennan Collins, and Robin Wharton.

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Right whales are Georgia’s state aquatic mammal, and around this time of year they’re usually right off our coast having their calves. But this year, only three whales have been spotted, and none of them are calves. Environmental changes and human activity seem to be jeopardizing the endangered whales’ livelihoods.

So, how worried should we be? With us by phone was Clay George, biologist and head of right whale work for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

 

 

  

 

Snarky Puppy

There’s one thing you notice when you see Snarky Puppy. The Brooklyn by way of the Texas band is huge! They have 20-plus rotating musicians, most of whom fill the stage at a live show. The jazz-fusion group will likely crowd the Variety Playhouse stage in Atlanta, where they play two sold out shows this week. Producer Trevor Young caught up with Snarky Puppy’s Mike League and Marcelo Woloski last month.

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