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The terms “alt-right,” “far-right,” and “radical right” get thrown around a lot these days. But there’s actually very little research on what those terms mean and who the people are identifying with them. Cas Mudde, Professor in the Department of International Affairs at UGA, is looking to change that. His new book is “The Far-Right in America.” He joins us to analyze the movement and its many subsets.

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On September 30, a rape allegedly occurred on the campus of the University of Georgia in Athens. Afterwards, students received no timely notifications or information from UGA officials. Of the 15 reported rapes on campus last year, students were only notified of two of them quickly.

Experts: Opioid Crisis Is Hitting Georgia Especially Hard

Oct 23, 2017
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The nation's deepening opioid epidemic is hitting Georgia harder than most states, experts say.

That's one of the messages that came out of a recent conference at the University of Georgia.

Some of the highest opioid use is in the Rust Belt and the Southeast, authorities said.

A new novel by Atlanta-based author Nic Stone explores police violence against people of color through the eyes of a teenage boy. He tries to make sense of contemporary racism using the teachings of Martin Luther King Jr., asking if those teachings still hold up. “Dear Martin” is out today, Oct. 17. The book launches with an event tonight at The National Center for Human and Civil Rights in Atlanta. Author Nic Stone joins us live in the studio.

Georgia’s campus carry law allows firearms on all public college campuses, minus a few excepted spaces. We hear about the research into the effectiveness of such laws with Matthew Boedy, a Professor of English at the University of North Georgia. Also Mark Rosenberg, former President and CEO of the Task Force for Global Health.

Our Nothing Funny About Money Team continues the discussion about Money and children. This is part two in the extended segment on Money and Kids.

About 30 years ago, the “Brotherman” comic series paved the way for today’s black comics and superhero movement. Atlanta-based artist Dawud Anyabwile is the co-creator of Brotherman. We talk with him about a new exhibit in Atlanta chronicling Brotherman’s universe.

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Last week, President Trump revoked another Obama-era Executive Order. This one required projects built with federal aid be designed to handle sea level rise due to climate change. We talk about how the scientific community is responding to climate change denial by the White House with Peter Dykstra of Environmental Health News. We also hear from Matt Hauer, a UGA demographer researching how sea level rise will drive coastal-dwelling Georgians inland.

In the Breakroom this week we’ll talk about microchips, atheists, and disgruntled Google employees. Plus, we’ll discuss the ethics of getting an A for effort. Joining us this week: Kathy Lohr, Christian Zsilavetz, Amy Condon, and Steve Brown.

Money And Kids

Aug 7, 2017

This month, Matt and Michael dive into the often controversial and challenging topic of "kids and money", not just the expense of having kids but teaching them the important issues associated with managing resources. Our hosts, found this topic actually required more than 30 minutes to discuss, so this is part one of two.

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A recent report puts Georgia 41st in the nation for its quality of senior health. According to America’s Health Rankings Senior Report, that’s two slots lower than last year. We talk about senior health in the state with Kathy Floyd of the Georgia Council on Aging and Glenn Osster of the Institute of Gerontology at the University of Georgia.

Money & Relationships

Jul 7, 2017

This month, hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas get into the often uncomfortable topic of managing money issues with your significant other.

Do you know your credit score? More importantly do you truly understand the concept of credit?

In this episode hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas of UGA's College of Family and Consumer Sciences take a shot at simplifying an often complicated issue, and even manage to have some fun with it! Take a listen to find out more.

In this second episode of "Nothing Funny About Money," hosts Matt Goren and Michael Thomas get a bit philosophical about the supposed corelation between money and happiness, the discussion might just surprise you.

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University of Georgia officials say they plan a public talk about human remains found during a campus construction project, and about the history of slavery at the institution.

Workers on a campus construction project discovered the first of the remains from more than 100 burial sites in late 2015, on land that was once part of Athens' main burial ground. The remains were reinterred at an Athens cemetery.

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The University of Georgia will rebury the bodies that were discovered during the construction of Baldwin Hall in December 2015. The remains of 105 individuals were found during work on the expansion of Baldwin Hall, which is adjacent to the Old Athens Cemetery. During the 19th century, the Old Athens Cemetery operated as the official town cemetery.

UGA Approves $63 Million Sanford Stadium Enhancement

Feb 15, 2017
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A $63 million enhancement to Georgia's Sanford Stadium that will provide a new locker room has been approved by the athletic association's board of directors.

The project also includes a new video board, a plaza for fans to use on game days and a room to host recruits. The project approved at the board's quarterly meeting on Tuesday is expected to be completed in time for the 2018 season.

Thieves Target Honey At UGA Hives, Hindering Research

Dec 23, 2016

Thieves stole about 15 pounds of honey at a University of Georgia honey bee research location in Oconee County, a criminal act that a staffer said hinders research.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2hNiDaV) that the Oconee County Sheriff's Office is investigating the thefts from hives owned by the University of Georgia's Horticulture Farm on Hog Mountain Farm.

The hives, south of Watkinsville, were looted and at least three times in recent days.

The sheriff's office and the University of Georgia Police Department are investigating.

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A tiny brown ant from South America has the potential to cause big problems in Georgia. Unlike other species, tawny crazy ants run erratically and very fast – and they’ve been known to destroy electrical equipment or take over entire floors of buildings.

Tim Davis of UGA’s Chatham County extension office explained how tawny crazy ants got to Georgia.

Check out the ants in action in this PBS video:

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Family members of the victims joined hundreds of friends, students, and staff at a Thursday evening ceremony on the University of Georgia campus in Athens honoring the four UGA students killed in a collision Wednesday night.

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Malcolm Mitchell is a household name for college football fans in Georgia. He was a speedy wide receiver for the University of Georgia, and made a number of big plays over the  course of his college career. Now, Mitchell has his sights set on the NFL. But when he's not on the field, he's in the classroom, reading to kids. Last summer, he released a children's book called, "The Magician’s Hat.”

Mitchell joins us to talk about how he became a champion for children’s literacy.