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A new book of short stories by David Sedaris includes his signature humorous family antics, from clothes shopping in Japan to naming the family beach house "Sea Section." But in Calypso, the 61-year-old also contemplates his own aging body and the pain of watching his elderly father deteriorate. He joined me in the studio to talk more about the book and the parts of his life that inspired it.


Roseanne And Racism

May 30, 2018
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On this edition of Political Rewind, ABC’s firing of Roseanne Barr over her Twitter bullying of Valerie Jarrett is the hottest topic in the country today. Why can’t we erase the stain of racism that continues to plague us? Do Southerners have a unique perspective on the problem? Our panel weighs in on what may be the thorniest issue in American life. Also, Republicans have begun their effort to paint Stacey Abrams in a negative light, pushing her to release her tax returns and explain her financial problems. Meanwhile, Casey Cagle begins his TV campaign to win the GOP runoff with a sunny message from his wife. How will Brian Kemp respond?


  • Atlanta Beltline Hiring Contractors For Southside Corridor Work
  • Chatham County Wants Fishery Disaster Declaration
  • Former APS HR Director Millicent Few Loses New Job

Georgia Sex Offender Registry

Georgia's sex offender registration program stands to lose about $250,000 of its federal grant funding next year.

The registry does not contain important information about registered sex offenders, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The state has been found deficient in providing information on offenders since 2012, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.


  • Fulton County Facing Homeowners Lawsuit
  • Sex Offender Registry Losing Funding
  • M-B Stadium Roof Construction Underway


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Two journalists on duty were killed Monday as Subtropical Storm Alberto made its way north after making landfall in Florida’s panhandle. 

Photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer and Anchor Mike McCormick of WYFF News 4 in South Carolina were killed when a tree fell on their SUV in North Carolina.

The accident happened on Highway 176 in Polk County while they were covering the impact of heavy rain in that area, according to WYFF News 4.


  • Atlanta Reservoir Leaking
  • Another Georgia Inmate Dies In Custody
  • GA. Dept. Of Natural Resources Short On Game  Wardens


  • FBI Atlanta Office Head Dies From Ground Zero Contaminant Exposure

  • APS Develops Active Shooter Training For Teachers And Students

  • Braves Rookie Acuna Injured In Win Over Red Sox

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

On this edition of Political Rewind, after choosing their nominee for governor, Georgia Democrats declare they are unified and energized to put Stacey Abrams in the Governor’s Mansion this fall. Meanwhile, Republicans here and in Washington are wasting no time attacking Abrams even as they face a potentially contentious gubernatorial runoff battle between Brian Kemp and Casey Cagle. Our panel weighs in on the latest news in the midterm elections. Plus, what was behind Democratic Congressman David Scott’s emotional speech in the U.S. House last week. The AJC’s Jim Galloway tells us why Scott thinks racism is behind a funding measure dropped from the Farm Bill.


  • McIver Hit With Wrongful Death Lawsuit
  • First Named Storm System Of Season Threatens Memorial Day Plans
  • M-B Stadium Roof Construction Starts Back Up Next Week


  • Abrams Addresses Dems Dinner
  • Justice Department Investigating Savannah Police Shooting
  • Persistent Rains Impacting Peanut Growers


  • Report Says Reed's Protection Officers Spent $90K On City Credit Cards
  • MomoCon 2018 In Atlanta This Weekend
  • Richmond County Commissioner Elect Pressured To Step Down Because Of Facebook Posts

  • Tex McIver Sentenced To Life With Possibility Of Parole
  • MomoCon Returns To Atlanta This Weekend
  • Atlanta Falcons React To New NFL Anthem Protest Policy  

(AP Photos/John Bazemore, Todd Kirkland, John Amis)

On this edition of Political Rewind, the race for governor of Georgia moves one step down the road.  Democratic voters advance Stacey Abrams to the general election in overwhelming fashion, while Republicans set the stage for a fight for the soul of their party, a runoff between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp.  Runoffs will also determine which candidates will face GOP congressional incumbents some see as vulnerable in the fall.  Our panel of insiders break down the vote and look at what to expect as they 2018 election marches towards November.

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(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

11:20 p.m.: Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp will face each other in a July runoff for the Republican spot for governor following tonight’s primary election. The winner takes on Democrat Stacey Abrams,  who could become the first woman, and the first African American, to ever hold the top political seat in Georgia.  Cagle led the pack of GOP candidates from start to finish as results came in, while Kemp easily held off Hunter Hill for second place.  Abrams, meanwhile, stormed out to a huge lead over her opponent, Stacey Evans, and never looked back. 

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On this Special Edition of Political Rewind, it’s Election Day in Georgia as voters go to the polls to make their choices in dozens of races.  Democrats will pick their nominee for governor and no matter who wins, it will be the first time ever in Georgia that a woman will lead a party’s ticket into the Fall.  Republicans may send their governor’s race to a mid-summer runoff, which means they’ll endure nine more weeks of campaigning before they can turn their attention to the winning in November.  Also, two potentially vulnerable GOP incumbent members of Congress will be eyeing the results

  • It Is Primary Election Day In Georgia
  • City Council Approves Land Purchase For Piedmont Park Expansion
  • New Abortion Clinic In Macon Draws Protestors


  • Election Day In Georgia
  • Southern Company Selling Florida Assets
  • Oyster Harvest Season Ends Next Week


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