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Adam Ragusea



Adam Ragusea is the site director of GPB’s bureau in Macon, where he locally hosts NPR’s Morning Edition. He also coordinates GPB’s day-to-day involvement in the Center for Collaborative Journalism – a partnership between Mercer University, GPB, and the Telegraph of Macon – working with student journalists and exchanging material with Middle Georgia’s largest newspaper. Before coming to GPB, Adam worked at WBUR in Boston and WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana. A classical composer by training, Adam spends his spare time making music, gardening, and riding bicycles. He lives with his wife, author Lauren Morrill, and their dog Lucy in Macon’s Vineville neighborhood.


Capricorn In Retrograde: Macon's Endangered Musical History

City officials in Macon, Ga., say they may have no choice but to demolish the crumbling original headquarters of Capricorn Records, the label that played a key role in the birth of Southern rock and...

October 16, 2014 - 5:30pm

The Atlanta Symphony Lockout Continues, Musicians Picket On Peachtree Street

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was scheduled to open its 70th season this week, but musicians have been locked out of their workplace since September 7th, when their contract expired. The same thing...

September 29, 2014 - 9:00am

Michael Caputo Named GPB Macon Bureau Chief, Adam Ragusea To Move On

Meet GPB’s new Macon Bureau Chief, Michael Caputo! After two great years heading up GPB’s bureau in Macon, I’m joining the journalism faculty at Mercer University. Caputo is coming to Macon from St....

July 31, 2014 - 4:21am

Macon's Only Action In Civil War Was The Sole Confederate Victory In Sherman's March

Wednesday marks the 150th anniversary of the only battle that Macon saw in the Civil War. While Union General Tecumseh Sherman laid siege to Atlanta, he dispatched more than 2,000 men led by General...

July 30, 2014 - 3:16am

Macon Environment Not As Polluted As Chemistry Professor Predicted

The environment around Macon isn't as polluted as you might think for a post-industrial city. That's according to Jennifer Look, a chemistry professor at Mercer University who has been testing the...

July 23, 2014 - 4:36am