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GPB Evening Headlines For Monday June 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

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On this edition of Political Rewind, we’re one month away from the runoff between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp to decide the Republican nominee for governor.  What is Casey Cagle saying on the campaign trail to connect himself to the most popular Republican in the state?

  • MARTA Maintains Streetcar Fare
  • Plasma Manufacturing Plant On The Way To Covington
  • Goats Go To Work In  Savannah

The Atlanta neighborhood of Buckhead was named after a dead deer. African-American families in the early 20th century picked "Just Us" to call their new neighborhood south of downtown. The developer of Wieuca Road named it after his three daughters: Wilma, Eugenia, Catherine - Wi-eu-ca (pronounced WHY-yoo-cuh).

All summer long here on All Things Considered we’re telling stories about some of Atlanta’s most interesting names.

We’re calling it “What’s In A Name?”

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Savannah has a new landscaping crew, made up of goats. It's an increasingly popular way to clear vegetation.

GPB Morning Headlines For Monday, June 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018

  • Atlanta United Maintains Top Spot In Standings After Sunday's Draw
  • Rainbow Family Of Living Light Plans Festival In North Georgia
  • Savannah Utilizes Goats To Clear Brush And Invasive Plants

  • Georgia Health Insurance Exchange Plans Could Raise Rates
  • Atlanta Awarded 'Golden Padlock' Award For Records Secrecy
  • Savannah's New Marijuana Ordinance Goes In Effect July 

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On this edition of Political Rewind, President Donald Trump may have signed an order keeping immigrant families arrested at the border together, but it’s his comments this morning about pending immigration legislation that some say just threw GOP members of Congress under the bus. 

  • Cobb County Files Opiod Lawsuit
  • Half Of Evidence Missing In Timothy Coggins Murder Trial
  • Atlanta Employment Rate At All-Time High

GPB Morning Headlines For Friday, June 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018

  • Keisha Lance Bottom's Says Atlanta Won't Work With ICE To House Detainees
  • Atlanta's City Hall Named One The Most Secretive Governments In The U.S.
  • NSA Leaker Reality Winner Pleads Guilty After Year In Prison

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Writer, actor and comedian Maz Jobrani has been using humor to talk about race and stereotypes in American culture for more than a decade.

Jobrani, who is Iranian-American, has tackled these sensitive subjects through stand up comedy, including last year’s protests surrounding President Trump’s travel ban.




  • U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door For Online Sales Taxes
  • Atlanta To Review ICE Detainment Policies
  • Georgia Tobacco Farmers Expect Decrease In Harvest

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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.

  • Cagle Committee To Consider State Take Over Of Hartsfield Jackson Airport
  • DNR To Vote On New Rules For Deer Hunters
  • Georgia Aquarium Expansion Project Moves Forward

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Summer is officially here, and there's plenty to do this weekend in Savannah. Visit Savannah's Shannon Lowery has some tips.

Shannon's picks:

  • ATL Mayor Bottoms Refuses To Hold ICE Detainees In Response To Child Separation Policy
  • Atlanta Hawks Will Make The 3rd Overall Selection In Tonight's NBA Draft
  • Gerrymandering Tour In Georgia Will Explain How Political Districts Are Drawn

  • Georgia House Representatives To Vote On Immigration Tomorrow
  • Mayor Bottoms Prohibits City Jail From Accepting ICE Detainees
  • Adovocacy Group Embarks on Gerrymandering Education Tour

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On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal announces a first step to build new transit in metro Atlanta, a huge project along Georgia 400.  Is the state on track to tackle the region’s traffic headaches?

  • Georgia Maintains Triple-A Credit Rating
  • Augusta Takes Steps Toward White Water Riverfront Attraction
  • Another Child Dies After Being Left In Hot Car

Georgia Politicians Take Stances on Border Policy

Jun 20, 2018

Several figures in Georgia’s political landscape have voiced their stances on the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Sen. Johnny Isakson said that he is opposed to the policy and does not support the actions of the administration.