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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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There Will Be Beer: Georgia Lawmakers Approve Craft Beer Bill

You soon might be able to walk into your favorite local brewery and order up a pint or grab a six pack to take home. State lawmakers have approved a bill to allow craft breweries and distilleries to...

March 22, 2017

After Almost A Decade, An Immigration Enforcement Program Still Divides A Georgia Community

Earlier this year, President Donald Trump issued an executive order calling for sheriffs and police departments to take a larger role in immigrations enforcement. He asked them to join a voluntary I...

March 21, 2017

How Will Proposed Trump Budget Affect Georgia?

The Trump administration unveiled its proposed 2018 budget Thursday morning. Unsurprisingly, the budget calls for significant increases in military and border security spending while dramatically re...

March 16, 2017

Georgia Congressmen Respond to GOP Healthcare Plan

As lawmakers continue to pour over the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act , also known as Obamacare, members of Georgia’s congressional delegation have started to respond. ...

March 7, 2017

Georgia House OKs School Turnaround Bill

Just one legislative day before Crossover Day, a plan to turn around Georgia’s low-performing schools has passed in the Georgia House. The bill , HB 338, would create a “Chief Turnaround Officer...

March 1, 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