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The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/19/14: Never living in Public Housing, Teresa Bowman was in for a shock when she moved to Cherry Tree.

This week on The Cherry Tree Listening Project, we focus in on the story of one woman who had a unique perception of Cherry Tree.  Teresa Bowman is 69 years old.  She’s a native of Brooklyn New York.  She wasn’t raised...

May 16, 2014
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The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/5/13: GPB's Josh Stewart talks with Drew Dawson & Brenda Durant about The Cherry Tree Listening Project.

GPB's Joshua Stewart speaks with Drew Dawson of GPB-Augusta and Brenda Durant, Executive Director of The Greater Augusta Arts Council, about The Cherry Tree Listening Project, recording the stories of the people who...

May 13, 2014
Katie Robinson, "Grandma" to many in the Cherry Tree community.

The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/16/14: Why Katie Robinson was named everybody's "Grandma" in Cherry Tree!

Friday, May 16th, it’s the story of Katie Robinson, everybody's "Grandma". She's 98 years old and moved to Cherry Tree after the death of some family members made it too painful to stay in the house with all those...

May 12, 2014
Justin Stewart, "Grandma" to many in the Cherry Tree Community.

The Cherry Tree Listening Project 5/15/14: Justine Stewart shares her story of growing up and raising children in public housing.

Justine Stewart is a senior citizen, and long-time resident of Cherry Tree Crossing. She was raised in public housing, and she raised her kids in public housing as well. What's life like when the challenges of living in...

May 12, 2014

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

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...

May 12, 2014

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)

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...

May 12, 2014

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

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...

May 12, 2014

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

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...

May 6, 2014

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

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...

May 6, 2014
The elderly flee Cherry Tree Crossing due to violence.

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

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,...

May 6, 2014

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