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

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Steve Brown of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, Natalie Pawelski of Cater Communications, Georgia State University professor Eric Segall, and Kennesaw State University professor Roxanne Donovan.

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The Breakroom gang is back. We’ll take aim at the controversy over Confederate monuments in New Orleans and discuss whether parents should be bringing their kids to work. Plus, we talk about a ban on saggy pants and decide whether or not the White House Correspondent’s Dinner is still relevant.

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Georgia State University professor Hector Fernandez, filmmaker and podcast producer Kalena Boller, Sam Burnham of the blog “All the Biscuits in Georgia,” and Democratic Strategist Howard Franklin.

 

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Atlanta-based LGBT educator and activist Robbie Medwed, former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, Amber Scott of the non-profit 'Leap Year,' and Steve Brown of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners.

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Georgia State University professor Hector Fernandez, Bee Nguyen of Athena’s Warehouse, Ed Sohn of Thomson Reuters, and Natalie Dale of the Georgia Department of Transportation.

 

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Jessica Leigh Lebos of Connect Savannah, Amy Condon of Savannah Magazine, Steve Brown of the Fayette County Board of Commissioners, and Milledgeville farmer Jon Jackson.

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Soumaya Khalifa of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, environmental blogger Ken Edelstein, and Republican strategist Julianne Thompson.

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The Breakroom returns with a week’s worth of crazy news to discuss. We’ll talk about why Democrats are meeting in Atlanta to elect a leader, and what it was about Milo Yiannopoulos’ recent controversy that tipped conservatives over the edge. Plus, we’ll look at research which show dogs have their own sense of morality, and another study which finds people who move around a lot lose out on friendships.

Our group this week includes:

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Since we did our show live from Savannah for the Savannah Book Festival, we organized a special edition of The Breakroom featuring all authors. The panel included Alejandro Danois, Karin Slaughter, Nicki Salcedo, and Mike Lowery.

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The Breakroom gang is back, and we’ve got a lot to talk about. We’ll discuss whether Super Bowl performances by Lady Gaga and The Schuyler Sisters need really be controversial. Plus, we’ll look at why the online dictionary is going viral, and how social media sites are stepping up to combat fake news. 

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Georgia State University professor Eric Segall, writer and blogger Jessica SzilagyiNatalie Pawelski of Cater Communications, and Emory University professor Falguni Sheth.

 

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, Georgia State University professor Hector Fernandez, Soumaya Khalifa ​of the Islamic Speakers Bureau of Atlanta, and Natalie Pawelski of of Cater Communications.

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Tomika Depriest (Marketing and Communications Strategist), Sam Burnham (Blogger, All the Biscuits in Georgia), Ed Sohn (Global Director, Legal Managed Services, Thomson Reuters), and Roxanne Donovan (Psychology Professor, Kennesaw State University).

 

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One of the final acts by the Obama administration deals with corporal punishment in schools. In a recent letter to governors and state school leaders, Education Secretary John King called the practice “harmful, ineffective, and often disproportionately applied to students of color and students with disabilities”  Corporal punishment is legal in 22 states, including Georgia. We talk with Georgetown University professor Rebecca Ryan, whose research shows fewer parents are spanking their kids.

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Another Friday, another chance to meet up in The Breakroom. This week, our panel looks at something we can't avoid: Donald Trump's Twitter rampages. Then, we talk more about fake news and whether Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed should be compared to President-elect Trump. 

This week, out guests are:

  • Greg Williams, Mortgage banker and host of the conservative radio show “Greg’s List”

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Every Friday, it’s time to hang out in The Breakroom. Guest host Adam Ragusea and this week’s panel talk about whether the electoral college should be scrapped, how Facebook and Google say they’re trying to stop the spread of “fake news,” and Oxford’s word of the year: “post-truth.”

 

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Georgia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Natalie Dale, music blogger Jordan Stepp, Korean Daily reporter HB Cho, and conservative radio talk show host Greg Williams

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It’s Friday! That means it’s time for our Breakroom gang to assemble and talk about the week’s news! We’ll talk about deaths of beloved TV characters, a new trend in Halloween costumes for young girls, and Shaq’s new business venture in Atlanta. 

Then, we talk about Eric Trump’s free-water cup scandal, Wonder Woman as a United Nations ambassador for women, and which Halloween candy is #1 in Georgia. 

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The Breakroom gang joined host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel included LGBT educator and activist Robbie Medwed, Kennesaw State University professor Roxanne Donovan, former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, and conservative radio talk show host Greg Williams

  

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The Breakroom gang celebrates #HappyFriday with a look at the week’s biggest stories including an app that finds lunch companions, a surprise wedding, and busting big banks.

Then, we talk about creepy clowns, the debut of the Netflix series “Luke Cage,” and a Harry Potter move marathon in IMAX.

Music Midtown returns this weekend for its sixth year at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. The two-day festival has changed a lot since it was founded in 1994 by veteran music promoters, Alex Cooley and Peter Conlon. This year’s lineup features a noticeably younger cast of artists, including DeadMau5, Kesha, and Atlanta-born soul singer Leon Bridges. We speak with Music Midtown co-founder Peter Conlon, who also serves as president of Live Nation Atlanta (which produces the festival), about the future direction of the festival.

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It's Friday! Our Breakroom gang returns to discuss the week’s news, including the new iPhone, minority-majority in Norcross, and self-diagnosing yourself on WebMD.

Then, we discuss the death of facts in America, literacy as a constitutional right, and making music a requirement in schools. 

This week, our Breakroom gang is:

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Kennesaw State University professor Roxanne Donovan, Connect Savannah community editor Jessica Leigh Lebos, former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, and Jeff Breedlove, the communications director for DeKalb County commissioner Nancy Jester.

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It's Friday, time for our Breakroom gang to come together to talk about the past week’s news, including a controversial gold-winning dive and if we should get rid of public comments. Also, whether the “tiny house” movement is an example of “poverty appropriation” and why millennials can’t seem to take a break from work.

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It’s Friday! That means it’s time for the Breakroom to reconvene and talk about the week’s news. Our round-table panel discusses the effect of horrible bosses, baseball game traffic and eliminating all student loan debt.    

Then, our panel talks about the end of "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore," cyber-bullying a gold medalist, and sexism in the courtroom.      

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news. The panel includes Democratic Strategist Howard Franklin, former NPR correspondent Kathy Lohr, Georgia State University professor Hector Fernandez, and blogger Jessica Szilagyi.

A legal battle over debt has left a cargo ship and its crew stranded off the coast of Tybee Island for nearly four months. U.S. marshals seized the ship when its owners foreclosed on the loan, and the crew was forced to wait out until the legal dispute was settled. The ship was sold this past week, which means the crew is one step closer to going home. We speak with attorney Todd Baiad, who represents the lenders, about the sale of the chip and what happens next to the crew. 

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The Breakroom gang returns to talk about Satanic Temple members planning to start an after-school program at a Cobb County elementary school, a televangelist who bought Tyler Perry’s $17.5 million Buckhead mansion, and Donald Trump’s latest war of words, this time with the Muslim parents of a U.S. Army captain killed in Iraq.

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The Breakroom gang joins host Celeste Headlee to weigh in on the week's news, including the end of VCRs, upskirting, and gator hunting in Georgia. 

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