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GPB News Round-Up - Friday, July 19, 2019

Joe Biden, left, speaks during a presidential candidates forum in Des Moines, Iowa. Bernie Sanders, right, participates in a rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. CHARLIE NEIBERGALL/JACQUELINE LARMA / AP PHOTO
Political Rewind: What Does 'Medicare For All' Mean?

A panel of federal appeals court judges may uphold a lower court decision that a requirement for most citizens to have health care is unconstitutional. This is building the stakes for presidential candidates in 2020.

“It’s a problem in America and a problem in our state that we have many people who have no coverage and many people who have high deductible health plans that’ll really feel it when they have a high medical bill,” Georgia Health News CEO Andy Miller said.

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"Wanderland" production in Athens, Georgia. CHRISTINE BERNAL
A Theater Experience In Athens For the Deaf And The Hearing

Live stage productions and plays can frustrate the deaf community. That’s why a pair of University of Georgia alumni decided to create their non-profit, Hands In! It’s a theater company in Athens that produces original plays in American Sign Language.

Hands In! co-founders and directors, Haley Beach and Amara Ede, want to bridge the gap between the deaf and hearing worlds by spreading awareness of ASL in dramatic media. Beach and Ede spoke with On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott about their latest production, Wanderland. They also talked about their plans to expand on arts and culture for members of the deaf community. 

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Ted Turner speaks with anchors before a CNN newscast. CNN.COM
Decades After CNN, Ted Turner Still Inspires Journalists

Before there were cellphone push alerts and before Americans turned to social media for news updates, Ted Turner started the world’s first 24-hour all news television channel, CNN, in 1980.

When CNN first broadcast from Atlanta that year on June 1, Jimmy Carter still occupied the White House and Oprah Winfrey was about five years away from becoming a household name.

But the news network was far from what it is today. 

Hear more from GPB's Rickey Bevington here.

 

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