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Johnny Mercer grew up in Savannah and went on to write some of the most popular love songs of the 20th century. You may not know his name, but you certainly know his music, which includes "Something’s Gotta Give," "Moon River," and "Autumn Leaves." Between 1929 and 1976, Mercer wrote the lyrics—and in some cases the music too—to some 1,400 songs.

We explore the life and music of Johnny Mercer with Georgia State University archivist Kevin Fleming. Georgia State is the repository for Johnny Mercer’s papers as well as a vast collection of other materials related to his life and career.


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April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Today, we paid tribute to King's legacy by talking to the people who knew him, portrayed him and were inspired by him. 

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee.

So, in the last 50 years, how has the civil rights movement evolved, and where is it headed?

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#ATLisReady is a group that has hosted demonstrations throughout Atlanta. Mayor Kasim Reed has allegedly considered setting a curfew in response to the protests. But do curfews work?

We ask Mike Males, senior researcher at the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, about what the data tells us about curfews.

#ATLisReady is a group that has hosted demonstrations throughout Atlanta. Mayor Kasim Reed has allegedly considered setting a curfew in response to the protests. But do curfews work? We ask Mike Males, senior researcher at the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, about what the data tells us about curfews.