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The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/14/14: Ebony Holmes (Part 2 of 2)

Drew Dawson - Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:40am

Part 2 of Ebony Holmes story airs Wednesday May 14th. The 25-year-old single mother of 5 children is also a college graduate pursuing another degree. During her years in Cherry Tree, she's seen really good things, as...

The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/13/14: Ebony Holmes became a Mother during High School, hear how she beat the odds in The Projects! (Part 1 of 2)

Drew Dawson - Monday, May 12, 2014 - 7:26am

When Ebony Holmes had her first and second child while still in High School, many people around her assumed she would become that stereotypical barefoot pregnant girl in The Projects. However, Ebony had another vision...

The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/12/14: Jerry Howard and Doug Downs

Drew Dawson - Monday, May 12, 2014 - 6:44am

We start week two of the month-long run with a look at Cherry Tree Crossing from another viewpoint. Jerry Howard and Doug Downs are long time employees of The Augusta Public Housing Authority. Their jobs require them...

The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/8/14: Cherry Tree Crossing and Elline Ivey

Drew Dawson - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:43am

Once a vibrant neighborhood filled with loving members of the community, Cherry Tree has now become a gang and violent infested society, which will soon be shut down. When Elline Ivey faced the realization that public...

The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/6/14 & 5/7/14: Nellie King -Cherry Tree Was Better Years Ago

Drew Dawson - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 11:19am

Nellie King is nearly 70 years old and has lived in Augusta GA's Cherry Tree Crossing Public Housing Complex for more than 40 years. While many may remember this neighborhood for violence and gangs, King says "It was...

The elderly flee Cherry Tree Crossing due to violence.

The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/9/14: Cherry Tree Crossing and Arthur Adams

Drew Dawson - Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 6:25am

Cherry Tree Crossing had a reputation of gangs, guns and drugs. Despite all of this, there was laughter and life within the community. But for senior citizens, it was everything but the ideal retirement community,...

Not What you Might Expect: The Stories of a Blighted Augusta Neighborhood

Drew Dawson - Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:26pm

If you’ve been around the Augusta area long, you’ve probably heard a news story or two about Cherry Tree Crossing, The Augusta Housing Authority Complex off of 15th street, just past the GRU/MCG campus. Those stories...

Renelle Rivers and Lamelle Levin stand on Catch out Corner on Ponce de Leon Atlanta. (Image from GPB's Tanya Ott)

Laborers Look for Storm Work on Ponce’s Catch Out Corner

Rosemary Jean-Louis - Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 8:31am

The ice storm did not keep two laborers from looking for day jobs. GPB’s Tanya Ott stumbled upon Lamelle Levin and Renelle Rivers outdoors. They were standing in front of “Catch Out Corner” on Ponce de Leon in Atlanta...

I tried to navigate through this type of traffic on Tuesday afternoon. (Image from

Snowed in GPB Radio Host Spends Night at Work

Joshua Stewart - Friday, January 31, 2014 - 5:05am

I have to admit I didn't take seriously the winter storm that walloped metro Atlanta and other parts of Georgia this week. The forecasts I delivered Tuesday morning on GPB's Morning Edition indicated snowfall would...

Can Public Radio Survive An App World?

Tanya Ott - Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 4:46am

In July, when NPR President Gary Knell visited GPB, he talked with staff about how he envisioned NPR being a "Pandora of News." He explained to us -- and the Wall Street Journal -- that it would "allow listeners to...


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