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Beyonce' Formation music has sparked a massive conversation about race issues in this country - and revealed divisions that go deeper than black and white. We talk with a panel about her message and the various reactions to her latest work. Plus, the Georgia Guidestones are a mysterious set of massive rocks that that list ten essential steps to re-creating the world after the apocalypse. A travel writer who recently visited the stones chats with us. And former Georgia lawmaker Tyrone Brooks began serving a year-long prison sentence this week. Brooks, a well-known Civil Rights activist, claims he's a target because of his efforts to solve a lynching case dating back to 1946.
In order to further integrate bees into a city environment, the Urban Bee Project at Georgia Tech hopes to create new homes for these vital insects while educating students on ecological responsibility.Plus, Most people try to not to engage with Internet trolls, users who try to create controversy and chaos on social media and other online communities. But students at Mercer University are on a mission to engage cyber bullies in civil conversation.
After 20 years together, Atlanta metal band Sevendust received its first Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance this year. Plus, chronic loneliness can have adverse health effects and be just as bad for you as smoking, obesity, and sitting too long. University of Georgia professor Kerstin Gerst-Emerson says more needs to be done to address loneliness as a public health hazard.
The Breakroom panel takes on Beyonce’s Superbowl halftime show, Hillary’s feminism messages, and a controversial bill to reduce crime. Plus, Karen White writes fiction, mostly mysteries. But she likes to call her work "grit lit," a genre of work dedicated to stories told from the perspectives of Southern women. White is a featured author at his year's Savannah Book Festival.
New York Times best-selling author Erik Larson will deliver the keynote address for this year’s Savannah Book Festival. His latest book, “Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania,” takes the reader back to 1945 when a German U-boat hit the Lusitania. Plus, Johnathon Scott Barrett is a seventh-generation Georgian with food on his mind. He shares stories from his family’s kitchen in “Rise and Shine! A Southern Son’s Treasury of Food, Family and Friends.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta say about three million women may be exposing their developing babies to alcohol. The CDC says fetal alcohol syndrome is preventable, and it's been warning women about the risks. Plus, Georgia was one of many states in the midst of a farm crisis thirty years ago. Farmers have come a long way since then, but is our agricultural climate stable enough that it couldn't happen again?
The Georgia State Senate passed a bill last year that bars local governments from banning certain types of dogs. The measure never got a vote in the House, but it's a sign of how often breed-specific bans are cropping up in Georgia. Plus, crime scene investigation shows are all the rage on television, but one Georgia classroom is taking a practical approach to teaching the art of forensic science by using the corpse of a dead pig.
This month, the Georgia Department of Public Health reported its first case of the Zika virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says we can expect more cases. Plus, The Atlanta Opera is gearing up for an expanded 2016-2017 season that will offer a greater selection of productions, locations and themes throughout the year. And we learn about some folk medicine practices from the Gullah Geechee culture.
Host Celeste Headlee hangs out with our weekly Breakroom panel. This week, they talk about a rise in reported concussions in the NFL, Charlotte’s fighting words about Atlanta, and Barbie’s new look. Plus, keyboardist Chuck Leavell has played all over the world with music legends like The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and The Allman Brothers. But when he’s not on tour, he calls Georgia home. He stopped by GPB studios in Macon and adds two more tracks to the Georgia Playlist.
Quarterbacks Cam Newton and Peyton Manning are set to do football battle at this Sunday’s Super Bowl. But outside of the game, one local writer argues that Newton, a Georgia native and star of the Carolina Panthers, is also redefining what it means to be a real Southern gentleman. Plus, Stolen smartphones are becoming an incredibly profitable venture for criminals with the technical know-how and overseas connections to move their illegally-obtained commodities.