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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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Will Millennials Put Down Their Avocado Toast And Vote In Georgia's 6th District?

Last Saturday in the 6th District, with just a few weeks to go before election day, a modest crowd gathered at a soccer field in Sandy Springs. People lounged on blankets in the blistering sun sippi...

June 8, 2017

Bag 'Em And Tag 'Em: Smithsonian Puts Atlanta Birders To Work

On a recent Sunday morning just after dawn in a lush backyard in Atlanta, Clay Graham stood silent, all eyes and ears. “Ok, so that’s a Carolina wren calling about ten meters out,” he said. ...

May 25, 2017

Georgia Likely To Feel Effects Of Proposed Cuts To EPA

President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal makes drastic cuts to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will likely be felt in Georgia. The Trump administration wants agencies like the s...

May 24, 2017

Don't Panic When You See Drones At Atlanta's Airport

One by one, jetliners fired up their engines and roared down runway 27R at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. It was just before noon on a sunny Friday morning, and air traffic con...

May 18, 2017

State Supreme Court To Atlanta Cabbies: Fuggedaboutit!

The state’s highest court says Atlanta taxicab drivers aren’t entitled to compensation for losing their exclusive rights to pick up passengers. On Monday, the Supreme Court of Georgia sided with...

May 15, 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