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Sam Whitehead

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Sam Whitehead is a reporter with GPB News. He has worked with “Here and Now,” NPR News, “State of the Re:Union,” WSKG News, and WRVO News. He also co-founded WRFI Community Radio News in Ithaca, New York. He hasn’t won any awards yet. In his free time, he tries to become a better storyteller. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Georgia Advocates Say DACA Decision Could Launch Wave Of Political Pushback

The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals--or DACA--program could launch of wave of political pushback. U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday th...

September 5, 2017

Inside Georgia’s Opioid Epidemic

Every day in the United States 91 people die of opioid overdose. That includes prescription opiates and heroin. Over a year, that’s more than ten times the number of people who died on 9/11. On to...

September 1, 2017

Georgia Power To Signal Plans For Troubled Nuclear Plant

Thursday will be a big day for Georgia Power, millions of its customers all over the state, and the entire U.S. nuclear industry. That’s when the utility will say whether it wants to continue buil...

August 30, 2017

Pain Versus Addiction: A Tough Decision For Rural Georgia

It’s was a slow Thursday morning at Optim Medical Center-Screven in Sylvania, a small town about 60 miles northwest of Savannah. Only a handful of patients had come into the emergency room in the ...

August 29, 2017

Atlanta's Homeless Face Uncertain Future As Peachtree-Pine Closes

On Monday, one of the largest homeless shelters in Georgia will begin the months-long process of shutting its doors. On its busiest nights, Atlanta’s Peachtree-Pine shelter would house hundreds of...

August 25, 2017

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A Millennial Look At Jimmy Carter

On February 24, 1976 Jimmy Carter won the Democratic presidential primary in New Hampshire. It was the first time many Americans heard of the former Georgia governor who would soon become the nation’...

February 24, 2016 - 8:30am

Georgia House Passes Bill Reforming Grand Jury Process

Current Georgia law allows law enforcement officers to testify at the end of a grand jury proceeding without being cross-examined. Rep. Rich Golick (R-Smyrna) said that's a problem. "This obviously...

February 23, 2016 - 8:58pm

Campus Carry Bill Passes Georgia House

Supporters say the bill simply extends the Second Amendment right to bear arms to public colleges and universities. Opponents of the measures, like Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates), said that'...

February 22, 2016 - 3:49pm

Donald Trump Rolls Through Georgia

Donald Trump told the crowd in Atlanta Sunday afternoon he was confident he would win Georgia’s primary but only with their help. "If your doctor says you’re not gonna to make it for 24 hours, you’re...

February 22, 2016 - 9:56am

Georgia House Passes Fiscal Year 2017 Budget

Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) chairs the House Appropriations Committee. He said the budget includes substantial funding for transportation infrastructure and a 3 percent pay raise for teachers and...

February 19, 2016 - 2:06pm

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Mapping a Carless Life

(This story also appears on Medium.) There’s nothing like car troubles to make you think about the other transportation options available to you. To pull back the curtain on my life a bit, for...

September 30, 2015 - 4:18pm
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Introducing GPB News Presents: What Moves You, Georgia

(This story also appears on Medium). It’s an exciting time at GPB News. No, not because it’s pumpkin spice season, but because we’re getting started on a new series looking at the...

September 22, 2015 - 11:17am