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GPB News Round-Up - Friday, January 17, 2020

Nancy Keenan (left) and daughter Norrie Keenan, who was about 13 at the time of this photo in 2017. NANCY KEENAN
Kids As Young As 5 Are Diagnosed With Eating Disorders, Doctor Says

Eating disorders are not only becoming more common they are also affecting kids as young as 5, according to doctors at Georgia’s first all ages in-patient treatment center.

Nancy Keenan said her daughter Norrie hasn’t enjoyed eating since the day she was born.

"She had a very negative beginning with food because she was very sick and throwing up from her breast milk," Keenan said. "So she was just — I guess from the beginning — wired to have a bad relationship with food."

Read more from GPB's Ellen Eldridge here.


Kemp Calls For Second Teacher Pay Raise In 2020 State Of The State Address

Republican Gov. Brian Kemp told lawmakers during his State of the State address Thursday that his budget proposal for the next fiscal year includes an additional $2,000 pay raise for teachers and school employees, completing a campaign promise to boost teacher pay and adding another layer of complication to a tight budget discussion.

In his second annual address to lawmakers, Kemp also said the General Assembly should continue to fully fund the state’s education formula.

“Let’s fully fund public school education for the third year in a row, accounting for growth and resources needed to properly educate,” he said.

Read more from GPB's Stephen Fowler here.


Lillian E. Smith is best known for her book “Strange Fruit,” which became a No. 1 best-seller in 1944. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
How Lillian Smith 'Seared The Conscience Of White America'

On Monday, America will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Many people worked shoulder to shoulder with King during the civil rights movement, including a Southern white author and activist in Clayton, Georgia.

Lillian E. Smith is one of the few people mentioned by name in King’s "Letter from a Birmingham Jail.”

GBP Morning Edition host Leah Fleming talks about the life of Smith with Matthew Teutsch, director of the Lillian E. Smith Center at Piedmont College.
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