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GA Election Day | Atlanta Press Club Honors Charlayne Hunter-Gault

Local elections across the state aren’t expected to draw in large crowds. That’s typical in non-presidential election years, but that doesn't mean local races and ballot measures aren’t important. Plus, an update on one of the most anticipated races will take place in Savannah. Every seat in the city council is contested, including the mayor's. And journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault on reporting the news and making headlines.

November 3, 2015

Slavery's Trail of Tears | Hub City Mayors | Hart of America

Host Celeste Headlee speaks with Edward Ball, author of “Slaves In the Family,” about a 1 million man march that has been largely forgotten in history. Then, the mayors of Augusta, Columbus and Macon talk about what makes their "hub cities" a good investment, and Amber Nash from FX's "Archer" joins us to talk about her new web series, "Hart of America."

November 2, 2015

Show Me the Taxpayers’ Money | Haunted House | The Breakroom

Georgians pay fees and fines that are supposed to go towards programs like youth driver education and environmental clean-up. Instead, a lot of that money is going to a general fund. Why? We talk to the AJC's James Salzer. Then we run through a haunted house in Alpharetta and live to talk about it. And our breakroom talks selfies, Halloween costumes, and CeeLo.

October 30, 2015

Republican Rift | An Authentic Movie | Savannah's Horror History

Halloween is this weekend, and people have their pick of horror movies to choose from. But what’s more terrifying than something close to home? Freelance writer and rocker Paul Goerner about his picks of horror movies filmed in Savannah. Plus, Ryan Dunn leads the Savannah Ghost Research Society, which investigates strange goings on at places like the Old Chatham County jail.

October 29, 2015

Margaret Cho Goes 'PsyCHO' | Blindsided By The Walking Dead | Voting Rights

Margaret Cho rose to fame in the 1990s with an unapologetic take on society and culture, not to mention her deadpan impression of her Korean mother. Since then, she’s worked as an actress, songwriter, fashion designer, and an activist for the LGBT community. Plus, IronE Singleton is evidence that there’s life after being devoured by ravenous zombies. He played T-Dog for three seasons of the AMC show “The Walking Dead.” He’s now starring in a one man-show about his life growing up in Atlanta.

October 28, 2015

On The Road With Little Richard | Southern Seasoning | 'Alice Ryley'

By the age of 18, musician Charles Connor was on the road with Macon's own Little Richard as a member of his touring band, the Upsetters. Connor created a signature drum beat for Richard, like on his hit, "Keep A Knockin’.” Plus, Dora Charles never received any formal training in cooking, but she worked in Paula Deen's kitchen for over twenty years.

October 28, 2015

Pro-Pumpkin, Anti-Pumpkin Spice | Escaping Alcatraz | Cirque Class

Halloween is this weekend, which means a time for costumes, trick-or-treating, and pumpkin carving. But excessive rainfall this year means pumpkins are in short supply, threatening Jack-O-Lantern festivities. Plus, meet two members of the group, “Facebook Residents Against Pumpkin and Pumpkinspiced-Flavored Everything.” And did two Georgia men survive their escape from Alcatraz?

October 26, 2015

On The Verge Of Extinction | What Moves You GA | The Breakroom

Celeste Headlee and The Breakroom panel grab some coffee and chat about the week’s most interesting stories including a pair of entertainment boycotts – one against Janet Jackson, the other against the latest film in the “Star Wars” series. Plus, researchers at the University of Georgia are on a mission to save species that will soon disappear by freezing DNA. And what will it take to make the roads safe for cyclists?

October 23, 2015

Economics Of Early Education | Folk Music School | Auntie Rosa | Poet Anya Silver

Frank Hamilton is a legend in the American folk revival scene. He performed throughout the 1950s and 1960s with The Weavers and Pete Seeger. Now a longtime Atlanta resident, Hamilton has decided to open a folk music school in Candler Park. Plus, this weekend marks the tenth anniversary of Rosa Parks’ death. Her great nephew Broderick Carnes of Lawrenceville, Georgia shares the lessons he learned from his Great Auntie Rosa.

October 22, 2015

The Tree That Owns Itself | APS Superintendent | OST GPS Race

Did you know there’s a tree in Athens that owns itself? How is that even possible? Plus, Meria Carstarphen was put in charge of upholding Atlanta’s teachers to a higher standard. It’s been a little over a year since she took over as superintendent of Atlanta Public Schools. And which driving aide was the best in avoiding Atlanta rush hour traffic – Apple Maps, Waze, Garmin, MapQuest, or native knowledge of the backroads?

October 21, 2015

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