Friday, the King Center in Atlanta hosted a commemoration of the 50thanniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Civil rights leader and former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young says while there is still racism in America, a lot has changed. “Though we feel now that we still have problems, the truth of it is if Martin Luther King had known 50 years ago that we would be where we are today, he would be very, very pleased,” said Young. [Continue Reading]
Fresh off the news this week that he outraised his incumbent opponent, Jason Carter said Friday that the state is not doing enough to cultivate small businesses, especially startups. The state Senator and gubernatorial candidate made the comments while visiting Opportunity Hub, a business incubator in downtown Atlanta.
Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News joins GPB Savannah's Sarah McCammon.
The leader of the Georgia Ports Authority says he’s listening to the concerns of truck drivers at the Port of Savannah. But he says workers protesting at the port Tuesday should take their concerns to their employers. Truck drivers are asking GPA Executive Director Curtis Foltz to meet with them to discuss their concerns. Foltz says it’s not his place to get involved in labor discussions. [Continue Reading]
It can be a long road for a young musician from writing a song in their bedroom to a career as a songwriter. The family of the late soul great Otis Redding gets that. For seven summers, the Big “O” Singer/Songwriter Camp has pulled back the curtain for young people on the world of the music business. “My father was passionate about music programs, and particularly to push the importance of education paired with music,” said Karla Redding-Andrews. Redding-Andrews is Otis Redding’s daughter.
When a party primary leads to a run-off, the losers generally line up behind the candidate who got the most votes in round one. Not so in the race for Georgia's open U.S. Senate seat.
Some economists say the United States is facing a labor shortage in the next 10 to 15 years, in part because there’s... [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.
Dave was a small business owner. His business, like many, had been hit hard by the recession. Doing business the way it had been done before just wasn’t going to work anymore. He needed to...
More and more career advisers say job-seekers need a personal website to stand out—the standard resume just isn’t enough anymore. The argument is that having a unique website dedicated to a...