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Pence Campaigns For Brian Kemp Ahead Of Runoff

Jul 21, 2018
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On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Macon to campaign for Secretary of State Brian Kemp. Kemp faces off in Tuesday’s runoff against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.

The boisterous rally followed President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Kemp earlier this week.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, how has President Trump’s surprise endorsement of Brian Kemp reshaped the GOP governor’s race?  Why did Trump decide to weigh in on a Republican primary contest and can Casey Cagle craft a winning response? 


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Georgia's unemployment rate dropped to four point one percent in June, officials said Thursday.

The state Department of Labor said that's the lowest rate since 2001, with nearly 5 million residents working. That's a record.

Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Georgia's strong economy is attracting new residents.

GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, July 20, 2018

Jul 20, 2018

  • VP Pence Will Stump For Brian Kemp Ahead Of Tuesday's Republican Gubernatorial Runoff
  • 11th Circuit Court Rules Sexual Orientation Not Protected By Title VII Of Civil Rights Act
  • Falcons To Julio Jones: 'No New Contract In 2018'


Savannah’s new police chief says he plans to get out in the community and do a lot of listening when he takes office next month. 

Roy Minter complimented the police force and city leaders Thursday at his first press conference, saying he’ll build on the work they’re already doing. He laid out three goals for the community.


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There's no shortage of fun in Savannah this weekend as the end of July approaches. Do Savannah Editor Heather Henley has some suggestions.


GPB Evening Headlines For Thursday, July 19 2018

Jul 19, 2018


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Atlanta's Castleberry Hill neighborhood is so hot rapper 2 Chainz opened a restaurant there. 

You may know the neighborhood west of downtown for its funky creatives and hipster lunch spots but, in the 1800s, it was a red-light district and home to Atlanta’s Snake Nation.   

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GPB Radio’s popular weekly program "Political Rewind" is expanding its broadcast schedule to four days a week. Beginning the week of Monday, July 23, listeners will now be able to hear the program live on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. in addition to its Monday, Wednesday and Friday live airings in the same timeslot.

  • Trump Backs Kemp Over Cagle In Republican Gubernatorial Runoff
  • GDOT Plans To Open New Stretch Of Toll Roads Next Month
  • City Of Atlanta Will Host Public Meeting To Discuss Immigrant Detention


  • President Trump Endorses Brian Kemp In GOP Gubernatorial Runoff
  • Atlanta Mayor Spent $11K On Luxury Car Service 
  • More Solar Coming To Columbia County


What's In A Name? | Jim Crow Road

Jul 18, 2018
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In the Georgia town of Flowery Branch about 45 miles northeast of Atlanta, there is a street called "Jim Crow Road."

GPB Atlanta listener Chris Livingston asked us on our website to find out how the street got its regrettable name.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, helping the poor becomes an issue in the GOP runoff between Brian Kemp and Casey Cagle.  We’ll discuss what appears to be the final revelation in the Cagle secret tape episode. 


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Efrain de la Rosa, a 40-year-old detainee at ICE’s Stewart detention center in Lumpkin, was found dead in his cell last Tuesday.  Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the preliminary cause of death was self-inflicted strangulation.  The case remains under investigation.


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The Atlanta, retro-styled soul band Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics stepped into our studios for a mini concert and an interview. Raised by east Indian parents in Canada, Ruby has many inspirations to thank for her classic sound (with a twist). She taps into the classic tunes of Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Curtis Mayfield to unlease her powerful vocals.


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Amy Sherald, the artist who painted the lovely portrait of Michelle Obama, was influenced by Piet Mondrian's geometric paintings and the quilts stiched by the Gee's Bend ladies. The ladies are from a tiny peninsula in Wilcox County, Alabama. The generations of women descend from slaves and live mostly in isolation. From discarded clothes like worn jeans and corduroy pants, they create vibrant geometric shapes stitched into quilts.  


Georgia Peach Could Break World Record

Jul 18, 2018
Pearson Farm

A Georgia peach that weighed in at 1.8 pounds might be a contender for the title of the world’s heaviest peach.

Fittingly, the peach was grown in Georgia’s own Peach County, at Pearson Farm.


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It’s Mandela Day!  Each year on July 18, the life, work and memory of Nelson Mandela is honored. On this day, there is a global call to do 67 minutes of service in memory of Mandela’s 67-year battle for social justice. Today would have been Mandela’s 100th birthday.


Beginning Thursday, July 19, GPB Radio’s popular daily talk show “On Second Thought” will go on hiatus until September. In the interim,   “Fresh Air with Terry Gross” will air in its 9 a.m. weekday timeslot.

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The National Association of Collegiate eSports is holding its first annual conference at Georgia State University this week.

 

Baseball, basketball, and especially football dominate high school sports in Georgia.

 

Now, there’s a new option for students across the state.

 


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