Atlanta’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer has been suspended for sending emails that included a racial slur and profanity. Hans Utz sent the emails last month when the Braves made the surprise announcement they are moving to Cobb County. As part of a freedom of information request, the emails were released to the media Thursday. Katie Leslie, city hall reporter for the Atlanta Journal Constitution, says she was tipped off to the exchange, which was among 600 emails. In a phone interview with GPB, Leslie says Utz was composing talking points on how big a blow the Braves move would be to Atlanta. [Continue Reading]
The U.S. Census bureau has released the latest data on median household income across the nation. New York NPR member station, WNYC created an interactive map that measures income trends across neighborhoods allowing users to explore differences in income down to the state and county. Dante Chini, director of the American Communities Project at American University in Washington, D.C., explained the importance of examining the nation’s differences in income and wealth on the NPR program The Takeway.
Helen Meadors has seen a lot of weird things in Macon. But nothing topped her drive down Riverside Drive in the winter of 2008 -- a sight that remains a mystery. Meadors and a friend were leaving a downtown business when they noticed a peculiar sight on the side of the road, just east of Burger King. “There’s a large pile of red clay pointed at the top and it looks like an ant hill,” Meadors recounted. “Somebody has made a welded sculpture of Santa Claus in a sleigh and the reindeer are ants and on the side of the sleigh it says, ‘Ho, ho,’ and he is driving the ants.”
Shortly after a Macon police officer shot and killed Sammie Davis Jr. in front of a Kroger, the benches where he used to linger disappeared. One year later, there's still no place to sit. [Continue Reading]
Work more or less grinds to a halt in most organizations in these final weeks of the year—which means efforts to fill open positions also stop. That doesn’t mean job-seekers are stuck in neutral for the next few weeks, according to career coach and workplace consultant Brandon Smith. He said the single most-important task for those people is setting up coffee meetings with people at the companies where they want to work.
Lots of research indicates graduating from college in an economic downturn hurts a worker’s career and earnings—and the financial effects, at least, persist for 10 years or more. Yet a new study from Emory University indicates those who earn a degree during challenging economic times are ultimately happier with their jobs.
'Tis the season to be jazzed, so let’s celebrate the season with great music! Tonight’s rich serving of holiday jazz starts at 8 PM with Jazz Piano Christmas XXIX: NPR Music brings you... [Continue Reading]
Saturday morning at 7am, we go for gold with stories from the London Olympics. And, a historian describes the fan experience at the ancient (as in B.C.) Games. It's Only a Game on GPB Radio.
We have just over a week until Christmas. That means work has pretty much ground to a halt in companies across Georgia. Many of us will take some time off to re-energize ourselves. Others will...
At some companies, employees are moving desks every few months, and they’re always sitting around different people. Usually those people work in other departments. “[The idea is] everybody...