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.


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.


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 ( 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.

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.