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  • GPB Radio | Macon

    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

  • GPB Radio | Macon

    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

  • GPB Radio | Macon

    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

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Breaking Baseball's Racial Disparity

When we watch baseball today, it’s hard to imagine teams being segregated by race. But there was a time when Atlanta had separate teams for white and black players. The history of integration in professional baseball is storied, and it began long before Jackie Robinson . We talked with Atlanta playwright Kerwin Sims, who wrote a play about that history How far have we come in making baseball more inclusive? According to one study, African Americans are underrepresented in the sport , beginning with youth teams across the country. We talked with the study’s author , University of Nebraska professor Dave Ogden . We also heard from longtime umpire Steve Duvall of Macon, who says youth teams in Georgia are actually becoming more racially diverse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONorFu542f8
March 29, 2017

On Second Thought For Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Sun Trust Park opens with an exhibition game this Friday. The road to a new home for the Atlanta Braves has been a long and expensive one. The estimated cost of the project is now more than $1 billion. We talk about the massive undertaking with GPB senior sports correspondent Jon Nelson. The Atlanta Braves are currently in the basement of MLB standings with only 15 season wins. The team is banking on the move to SunTrust Park in Cobb County to galvanize the fan base. But rising costs for the construction project, along with several money saving cuts to traffic-reducing infrastructure, may only increase the congestion. We talk with Atlanta Journal-Constitution reporter Dan Klepal and blogger Angie Schmitt of Streetsblog USA about traffic problems with the stadium project. Then, GPB’s resident curmudgeon Don Smith vents his frustrations with the Cobb County traffic situation in our latest installment of the Gripebag. When we watch baseball today, it’s hard to imagine teams being
March 29, 2017

Sine Die Is Nigh!

Today on “Political Rewind,” Sine Die is nigh! As the Georgia General Assembly plans to wrap up the 2017 session tomorrow, what bills are getting the most attention? Lisa Rayam from GPB's “Lawmakers” has the latest on campus carry, religious liberty, and more. One of the biggest questions for Georgia and Governor Nathan Deal: Does it make sense to expand the state's Medicaid program while the ACA is still the law of the land?
March 29, 2017

Near Session's End, Lawmakers Rush On Taxes, Education Bills

State lawmakers worked late into the evening Tuesday, rushing to pass legislation affecting Georgians' income taxes, treatment for opioid addiction and a strategy to turn around the state's lowest performing schools. Tuesday marked the 39th day of the 40-day legislative session. Lawmakers plan to adjourn on Thursday. The rush to pass bills before the end of the 40th day can lead to dramatic last-minute changes to legislation — either accidental or intentional amid the chaos.
March 29, 2017