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Today on “Political Rewind,” Karen Handel emerges victorious in the 6th District. Our panel recaps the election and its outcome. What does it bode for the 2018 midterm elections? President Trump takes a victory lap on Twitter over the GOP win.

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Climate change is a problem for everyone. But climate change disproportionately harms communities of color. An Atlanta-based organization recently received $1 million from the MacArthur Foundation to help combat this. Nathaniel Smith is a founder of that organization, the Partnership for Southern Equity. He joins us with Felicia Davis, Director of the Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” the hotly-contested 6th District race is almost upon us! Voters (who haven’t already early voted!) go to the polls tomorrow to make the choice between Karen Handel and Jon Ossoff. If you enjoy reading the political fine print as much as we do, you might want to check out this page from Politico.

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Wonder how African-American women deal with issues like career advancement, body image stereotypes and white people using the n-word? Black women usually speak about these matters only among themselves.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” it’s the LAST weekend of political attack ads (until the next election). As we count down the final hours of the contentious, cantankerous, and combative 6th District race, we chew over the candidates' last-ditch attempts to sway voters.

Authorities Say Escaped Georgia Inmates Caught In Tennessee

Jun 15, 2017
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Two escaped inmates sought in the killings of two guards on a prison bus in Georgia were captured Thursday in Tennessee, authorities said.

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For generations, black women have gathered together to share insights, wisdom, and to encourage one another.

 

Now, Georgia Public Broadcasting wants to bring those candid conversations to TV with a new talk show called "A Seat at the Table."

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Wondering what to do in Savannah this Father's Day weekend? Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has you covered.

-Celebrate Juneteenth with the Daughters of Mary Magdalene's annual festival, held at 38th street park. The holiday celebrates the day - June 19, 1865 - when slaves in Texas first learned they were free. The festival features music and fun, as well as honoring locals who've helped the community. Saturday, 11 a.m.; free.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” a shocking event this morning on a baseball field near Washington D.C. brings out the worst in partisan politics. Five people were injured in an attack that reportedly began by the shooter asking if the men on the field were Republicans or Democrats.

This month marks two years since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a ban on gay marriage. The LGBT Institute at Atlanta's Center For Civil and Human Rights tells the stories of the gay rights movement. We hear from Executive Director Ryan Roemerman and board member Tim’m West.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” another day of "Must-Watch TV" on tap for tomorrow as Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing. What will he say and will he invoke executive privilege?

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Thousands of Georgians were dropped from food stamp benefits this year – roughly 62 percent of the state’s recipients. The state told them they had an April 1 deadline to find a job, or lose their benefits. We talk with Melissa Johnson, Senior Policy Analyst for the Georgia Budget and Policy Institute. Also Craig Schneider, reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution joins us.

Vast Georgia Wildfire Almost Out After Days Of Soaking Rain

Jun 12, 2017
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A wildfire that burned vast acreage and at one point threatened hundreds of homes near the Georgia-Florida state line has been nearly extinguished after steady rains soaked the Okefenokee Swamp over the past week.

Under Trump, US Militias Not Ready To Lay Down Arms

Jun 12, 2017
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In the woods south of Atlanta, near Jackson, Georgia, John and Yvette DeMaria are with about a dozen camouflage-wearing, heavily armed Americans huffing and puffing as they scramble to navigate the sprawling piece of property where they train, one weekend a month, to ward off enemies — foreign or domestic.

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Former President Jimmy Carter took time to shake the hand of every passenger aboard a recent commercial flight from Atlanta to Washington.

James Parker Sheffield was aboard the flight last week and tweeted video of the smiling 92-year-old walking down the aisle and shaking hands with everyone aboard. Sheffield tells Atlanta's WSB-TV that Carter's enthusiasm was "authentic and humble."

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Lead was banned from plumbing decades ago, but as the crisis in Flint, Michigan shows, lead contamination lasts a long time. A new investigation into Georgia’s water systems finds they are not immune from lead contamination. We talked about the story with reporters Andy Miller of Georgia Health News and Brenda Goodman of WebMD.

We have a big anniversary coming up here on “Two Way Street.” On July 5, we’ll celebrate three years on the air. In that time we’ve talked with well over 100 guests – authors, performers, chefs, scientists, historians and others who have good stories to tell; because that’s what TWS is all about: storytelling.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” we have another busy lineup with the 6th District election looming and another debate to break down! Jon Ossoff is making news for the amount of fundraising he's done. Plus, we dive into the latest polling numbers.

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It's a packed summer weekend in Savannah. Paprika Southern's Siobhan Egan has some tips.

-It's time for Savannah's own "Dancing with the Stars" - Dancing Stars of Coastal Georgia. Local celebrities compete in a ballroom dance competition at the convention center, and audience members pay $1 per vote to support their favorites. Funds go to the Alzheimer's Association. Friday, 6 p.m.-midnight; $150.

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The Atlantic is rising. Georgia’s sea level is expected to be six feet higher by the end of the century. The drastic change puts Savannah at risk of losing nearly 60,000 residents. It is predicted that many of those displaced will relocate to Atlanta. We talk with UGA Demographer Matt Hauer about the findings of a recent study, and Todd Holloway, a Savannah-based planning consultant.

Grand Jury Indicts Augusta Woman In Leaked Secrets Case, Parents Fear She Will Be Made An Example

Jun 8, 2017
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A federal grand jury has indicted a woman accused of leaking classified documents to a news organization.

The indictment filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court charges 25-year-old Reality Winner with a single count of illegally retaining and transmitting national defense information. It's the same charge Winner was accused of when the FBI arrested her Saturday at her home in Augusta, Georgia.

The FBI says Winner was working as a government contractor last month when she copied a classified intelligence report containing top-secret information and mailed it to a reporter.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” the 6th District contenders face off in their first debate ahead of the June 20 election. Who scored the most points? Our panelists pick apart the candidates’ performances and handicap the race as of today.

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Georgia law officers say two people have died and dozens of others have been injured in the central part of the state after overdosing on some type of street drug.

Georgia Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Nelly Miles tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that reports of overdoses were still coming in Tuesday.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” a debatable debate schedule! Announcements that Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel would meet for a total of FOUR debates were apparently premature.

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On this edition of “Two Way Street” our guest is author Mark Pendergrast. We’ll discuss his book “City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America’s Urban Future,” in which he documents the ongoing transformation of the city of Atlanta.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” President Trump decides the Paris Climate Accord is out and the political temperature gets red hot! His critics are annoyed to put it mildly (check Twitter), but Trump supporters are annoyed at the annoyance (again, check Twitter!). What does the whole thing mean?

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The summer season brings plenty to do in Savannah. Marcia Banes of Old Savannah Tours has her top picks for this weekend.

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Today on “Political Rewind,” our first live show since last week and there's so much to get into.

First up, news on the hotly contested 6th congressional district race. Greg brought the breaking news that Karen Handel has agreed to four debates with Jon Ossoff between now and the June 20 runoff. Handel has been avoiding discussion of debates until now; what does this move indicate? And are black voters the key to an Ossoff win?

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The wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp has been raging for nearly two months, burning more than 152,000 acres near the Florida-Georgia line and sending dark smoke across the region. Now, new research shows that smoke could have a bigger effect on the climate than previously thought. Georgia Tech Professor Rodney Weber says it all comes down to a different type of carbon emissions - called brown carbon.

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We celebrate the life and legacy of Georgia singer and songwriter Gregg Allman, who died over the weekend. Allman revolutionized rock and roll in the South. He spoke with "On Second Thought" host Celeste Headlee in 2015 shortly before he was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Allman explained how he got his start singing with The Allman Brothers Band and what Macon means to him. He also revealed the origins of the song “Melissa,” and he took a stand for artists who struggle to make a living.

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