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The Breakroom gang joined host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news.

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There are a lot of major productions currently filming in Georgia. We talked with AJC Buzz Blog writer Jennifer Brett about the fourth Avengers movie and the Ant-Man sequel. Also on the docket: Son of Shaft, Ozark Season 2, and YouTube’s Karate Kid reboot.

 

  • Championship Game Ticket Prices
  • Falcons Fly To Los Angeles
  • Delta Flight Delays

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It’s been nearly 40 years since the Atlanta Child Murders paralyzed the city.

29 African-Americans, mostly boys, were killed over a two-year span before Wayne Williams was arrested.

Payne Lindsey and Donald Albright are with local production company Tenderfoot TV.

They joined me in the studio to talk about Atlanta Monster, their new podcast with HowStuffWorks that explores the murders.


  •  Linger Winter Storm Issues
  • Falcons Fly To Los Angeles
  • City Shutting Down For College Football Championship Game

In today's headlines

-Storm forces Delta to cancel nearly 1,000 flights

-Falcons prep for NFL playoff this weekend

-Atlanta readies for the college football championship on Monday

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Tomorrow on “Two Way Street,” we’re talking to astronaut Scott Kelly, who holds the American record for most consecutive days in space.

  • Howard Maxwell Leaving GA General Assembly
  • Plant Vogtle Contractor Westinghouse Electric Sold  
  • Power Restoration Along The Coast A Slow Process

  • Winter Storm Stats
  • Amtrak Derails In Savannah
  • Another New Cyber Facility in Augusta

Eric Gales

In the 1990s, blues guitarist Eric Gales was hailed as a child prodigy. With his left-handed playing technique, many compared the Memphis, Tennessee musician to Jimi Hendrix himself. Gales’ latest record is called ‘Middle of the Road,’ released last year. He’ll perform at Terminal West in Atlanta tomorrow night [Jan. 5] at 9 p.m. Producer Trevor Young caught up with him last week.

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 is up for a Golden Globe award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy TV Series this Sunday. We revisit a conversation with Rae about her new show and what she wishes she could tell her dad.

In today's news:

-Coastal Georgia deals with fallout from Winter Storm Grayson

-Hate Law bill is pre-filed in Georgia legislature

-Comcast and Coke plan early year lay-offs

On this edition of Political Rewind, we ring in the new year with a look at the major events we’ll be following through 2018.  Georgians will elect a new governor while Republicans are banking on the fact that the state remains deeply red and will continue GOP dominance under the “Gold Dome”.  Democrats say they’ll put that presumption to a serious test. Oh, and President Trump starts the new year with yet another tweet storm.

Panelists:

GaPundit.com Owner and Editor Todd Rehm

Former Pollster Beth Shapiro

  • New Hate Crime Law
  • Winter Storm Update
  • Hospitals Hit With Medicare Penalty

A state representative from metro Atlanta is spearheading a bill that would create hate crime legislation in Georgia.

Meagan Hanson, a Republican from Brookhaven, announced the bill this morning at the state capitol.

“With this legislation, Georgia will join the vast majority of states in this country prosecuting crimes motivated by hate with the intent to threaten groups of our citizens with the gravity and attention they deserve,” Hanson said during a press conferenc

  • Winter Weather Slams Parts Of Georgia
  • Amanda Davis Funeral
  • Lance-Bottoms Administration Day One

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Last month, the Federal Communications Commission repealed net neutrality. Those regulations prohibit broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality service. But a lot of people still don’t understand what net neutrality is all about, so we break it down. Then, we take a look at how rural healthcare initiatives in Georgia will suffer without net neutrality in place.

Georgia lawmakers convene next week. The Center for Public Integrity and The Associated Press recently analyzed financial disclosure reports from state legislators nationwide. They found many examples of legislators using their power to benefit personal interests.  We talk with Liz Whyte, reporter with the Center for Public Integrity. And James Salzer, who covers state politics for the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

In today's news:

  • Keisha Lance Bottom's becomes Atlanta's next mayor
  • Governor Nathan Deal declares a state of emergency for coastal Georgia
  • Veteran Atlanta news anchor Amanda Davis is laid to rest

  •   Inauguration Day In Atlanta
  • Georgia Bulldogs To Play For National Championship
  • Newsweek Offends Family Of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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A Texas-based bitcoin network called Coinsource has installed 18 new ATM machines in Atlanta. Now, if you wonder just what the heck bitcoin is then you’re not alone. We asked Emory University finance professor Tom Smith to help us break down what bitcoin means.

 

 

  • Lance-Bottoms To Be Sworn In Today
  • How 'Bout Them Dawgs!
  • Ice And Snow Possible Tonight

Heidi May

Henry Rollins is a man who wears many hats. Perhaps best known as the frontman for the legendary 80s punk band Black Flag, Rollins now boasts a prolific career across radio, television, and the live stage. We catch up with Henry Rollins ahead of an appearance at the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta on January 7.

Wanda Irving

The U.S. ranks worst among economically developed countries in maternal deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, about 700 mothers die every year; and black women face the greatest risk.

The U.S. ranks worst among economically developed countries in maternal deaths. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, at least 700 mothers die every year; and black women face the greatest risk. A recent investigation by ProPublica and NPR examines racial disparity in maternal deaths. We talk with NPR Special Correspondent Renee Montagne, who has reported in Atlanta for this series.

  • Atlanta Impacted By New HUD Rule
  • The Dawgs Play In Pasadena This Afternoon
  • Colleges Consolidate Beginning Today

  •  Frigid Start To 2018
  • The Dawgs At The Rose Bowl
  • New Section 8 Rule Impacts Atlanta

On this special edition of Political Rewind, we look back at the year in politics. From new leadership in Atlanta to the fight for a new governor of Georgia and an expensive fight for a congressional seat. There was also President Trump, tax reform, health care reform, the Mueller Russia investigation, the resignation of one Georgian from the president’s cabinet and the firing of another, plus the #MeToo movement that sent tremors through Washington. All were big stories in 2017, but which ranked as the biggest according to our panel?

  •  UGA At Rose Bowl
  • New Years Eve In ATL
  • Resistant Bacteria

  •  New Year's Eve Celebrations
  • DeKalb County Getting New Public Safety Official
  • Pre-Paying Property Taxes Ahead Of New Tax Law

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