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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...

You Can Be A Radio Star...

Tanya Ott - Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 6:35am

Ever dream of hearing your name on the air alongside the likes of Ira Glass and Sylvia Paggioli? Now you can! GPB has a new radio show called GPB's Best of Public Radio. It's a weekly half-hour program (now on...

Takeaway host John Hockenberry

Big Changes Coming to GPB Radio

Tanya Ott - Friday, August 30, 2013 - 9:20am

The people have spoken! All summer long we auditioned programs to replace "Talk of the Nation" (even as we cried in our coffee over losing TOTN). We asked for your feedback and received hundreds of emails, tweets,...


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