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GPB News Round-Up - Friday, November 22, 2019

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at Morehouse College Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 STEPHEN FOWLER | GPB NEWS
Bernie Sanders Launches HBCU Funding Proposal At Morehouse

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders says if he is elected president, attending any historically black college would be tuition-free.

Speaking at a rally on the campus of Morehouse College, Sanders outlined his latest affordable education policies.

“We are going to encourage young people to go into teaching because we're going to give educators the respect and compensation they deserve,” he said. “And that means that no teacher in America should earn less than $60,000 a year.”

Read more from GPB's Stephen Fowler here.


Grady Bagley adjusts the stretcher in the mobile stroke ambulance that runs at Grady Memorial Hospital as part of the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center. ELLEN ELDRIDGE / GPB NEWS
Grady's Stroke Ambulance Can Scan For Stroke, Give Medicine On The Side Of A Highway

Carol Fleming remembers a stroke patient who tried to drive herself to the hospital during morning rush hour traffic in Atlanta.

"As she was driving, she was becoming more confused and not thinking clearly," Fleming said. "She did decide to pull off on the side of the road and call 911."

Fleming runs the Mobile Stroke Unit at Grady Memorial Hospital. That unit was the first to arrive. The crew on board the ambulance helped the woman who was having a stroke right there on the side of I-85.

Read more from GPB's Ellen Eldridge here.


GPB Morning Edition host Leah Fleming (left) speaks with writer Tom Junod (right), who befriended Fred Rogers after profiling him for Esquire in 1998. TAYLOR GANTT / GPB NEWS
Marietta Journalist Shares His Bond With Mr. Rogers In 'A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood'

A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood is a story about a special friendship that blossoms between a journalist on assignment and the beloved TV host.

The movie is based on the real-life experience of Tom Junod, who profiled Mr. Rogers for Esquire magazine in 1998.

Junod, who is a senior writer for ESPN and lives in Marietta, sat down with GPB’s Leah Fleming.

Listen to their conversation here.

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