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On Second Thought For Tuesday, January 17, 2017

As 2017 kicks off, new unemployment numbers in Georgia show mixed results. Working Nation is a not-for-profit campaign focused on finding solutions to the unemployment issue. Founder Art Bilger says Georgia’s low ranking is due to a number of factors, including poor performance in some areas and lack of awareness. We ask him about some of these analytics, and what his organization believes the future holds. It's fair to say we’ve never seen a presidential race like the one in 2016. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were under plenty of scrutiny, so were the media. A question that's come up in coverage of the Trump-Clinton face-off is whether traditional standards of journalism apply . Are reporters expected to show objectivity? We re-air a conversation with four longtime journalists to explore the media’s role in election coverage. Then, Nikki Giovanni is one of the most celebrated poets of her generation. Her unique style weaves together strong ties to family, experiences as an
January 17, 2017

The Steps To Secure Future Jobs In Georgia

As 2017 kicks off, new unemployment numbers in Georgia show mixed results. Working Nation is a not-for-profit campaign focused on finding solutions to the unemployment issue. Founder Art Bilger says Georgia’s low ranking is due to a number of factors, including poor performance in some areas and lack of awareness. We ask him about some of these analytics, and what his organization believes the future holds.
January 17, 2017

Nikki Giovanni: Now Is The Time To Dream Big

Nikki Giovanni is one of the most celebrated poets of her generation. Her unique style weaves together strong ties to family, experiences as an African American woman growing up in the South, and her pride as an activist. We asked her about whether she considers herself a good poet, and how she feels America needs to come together amid so many divisions. Giovanni is speaking Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Georgia Southern University. Her lecture is part of the university’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr . Celebration .
January 17, 2017

Atlanta Megachurch Pastor Bishop Eddie Long Dies At 63

Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: Today comes word that the well-known Atlanta area mega church Pastor Bishop Eddie Long passed away from cancer at the age of 63. Over the course of more than three decades in ministry, he built New Birth Missionary Baptist Church just outside of Atlanta into what has been believed to be one of the nation's largest churches with some 30,000 members. He might be best known nationally for conducting the funeral services of Coretta Scott King, widow of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. and a civil rights icon in her own right back in 2006 during which he hosted President George W. Bush and former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush. But he also became a controversial figure for his lavish lifestyle and anti-LGBT positions and was later accused of sexual misconduct by several young men whom he had mentored. We wanted to hear more about him, so we've called the Reverend Asa Lee. He is associate dean for
January 15, 2017