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On Second Thought For Thursday, February 23, 2017

Our understanding of history is often shaped by a lot of things other than what we learned in school. Historian Gary Gallagher is particularly fascinated by how narratives about the Civil War develop following their portrayals in movies. Gallagher is a professor of history at the University of Virginia. We revisit a conversation with him about films shape perceptions of history. Did you know Savannah has been the setting for numerous horror films? Paul Goerner is a freelance writer and member of the Savannah post-rock band, “Blackrune.” He joins us and gives his three picks of low-budget horror movies filmed in Savannah. And, Georgia offers generous tax credits for movies filmed in the state while Florida does not. But does a movie compromise its authenticity when it’s not filmed where the story takes place? Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Chris Lukinbeal, the associate director of the University of Arizona School of Geography and Development, and Kalena Boller, a film scout and
February 23, 2017

Senate Passes Stringent Opioid Treatment Program Regulations

Georgia has become the opioid treatment program capital of the South as loose regulations have led to an explosion of new clinics opening around the state. But Senators are working to tamp down the booming business with a licensure program that will require new clinics to demonstrate a need in the community before being allowed to open. “We wanna make sure we have quality treatment facilities in all of Georgia and help run off the riffraff,” said Sen. Jeff Mullis, R- Chickamauga, sponsor of the legislation. The Georgia Senate voted Thursday 50-2 to pass Senate Bill 85, which lays out the new regulations over 12 pages. The bill specifically applies to narcotic treatment programs that use drugs such as methadone to treat opioid addicts. Those facilities are often referred to as opioid treatment programs and would be regulated by the Department of Health. The bill heads next to the House for consideration. In the past ten years, Georgia has seen the number of such programs nearly double
February 23, 2017

Preserving The Flavor Of An Atlanta Neighborhood

This story is part of Kitchen Table Conversations , a series from NPR's National Desk that examines how Americans from all walks of life are moving forward from the presidential election. Keitra Bates is standing in front of an empty storefront on Atlanta's Westside. The walls are yellow-painted stucco over cinder blocks, with iron bars on the windows and doors, and a small side yard littered with abandoned tires. A corner store, the Fair Street Superette, is next door. "Here's my dream come true," she says. The building is just a few blocks from the grand, leafy campuses of historically black colleges Morehouse, Spelman, and Clark Atlanta. A giant new sports arena is rising downtown, less than 2 miles away. But it's here in the Ashview Heights neighborhood, among the boarded-up houses and vacant lots, that Bates sees hope. NPR is talking with Americans about their hopes during the first year of the Trump administration, and Bates has an ambitious one. She wants to open a new business
February 23, 2017

Trump Adjusts Tone While Town Hall Meltdowns Continue

Today on “Political Rewind,” President Trump and the topic of tone. A month into his administration, is Trump starting to realize that what he says may not be as important as how he says it? Take his statements on the vandalism at a Jewish cemetery and bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers across the country: when he’s off the cuff, he’s still a little rough but pulls it together when his remarks are prepared. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer laments, “It’s never good enough.”
February 22, 2017

Atlanta Blog Posts

Telling Atlanta's History Through Crowd-Sourcing

Crowd-sourcing isn’t a common way to curate a history exhibit but that's how the Atlanta History Center opted to put together a new show about...

February 16th, 2016

Atlanta's First Private Club For Millennials

There’s a new private club opening its doors in Atlanta. The Gathering Spot bills itself as the city’s first private club for millennials, where...

January 26th, 2016

Raising Startup Money: A Woman's Perspective

Cardiologist Sheila Woodhouse discovered how difficult raising startup money can be when she founded the company DoxMed, which provides an app that...

December 23rd, 2015

Launching A Startup: Lessons Learned

Although Georgia tops a recent national list of women-owned businesses, only a fraction of technology businesses are founded and led by women....

December 22nd, 2015