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GPB News Round-Up - Friday, January 24, 2020

Gov. Brian Kemp. GA. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES STREAM
Kemp Says 2020 Budget Proposal Includes ‘Common-Sense’ Savings

Gov. Brian Kemp told lawmakers Tuesday his $28.1 billion budget includes millions in savings that don’t require drastic cuts to services Georgians need while some agency heads said slashing spending would not be easy.

Speaking to the joint House and Senate Appropriations committees, the Republican talked about his spending plan and the listed several examples of streamlining operations.

Read more from GPB's Stephen Fowler here.

 

ATLANTA UNIVERSITY PHOTOGRAPH COLLECTION COURTESY ATLANTA UNIVERSITY CENTER ROBERT W. WOODRUFF LIBRARY
New Exhibit On Reconstruction, Jim Crow Features Local Artifacts, Stories

The Atlanta History Center welcomed more than 3,000 visitors Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, museum officials said.

But this year, the holiday coincided with the opening of a new exhibit, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow,” that continues through June 30.

The exhibit on Reconstruction and the subsequent era of Jim Crow rule in the American South was created by the New York Historical Society in collaboration with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and has been expanded with local artifacts, photographs and stories.

Read more from GPB's Sam Bermas-Dawes here.

 

Emory history professor Dr. Judith Miller and her former student, Natalia Thomas, spoke to On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott about the university's course about fake news. PRIA MAHADEVAN/GPB NEWS
Emory University's 'Fake News' Course Helps Students Tease Fact From Fiction

Spreading lies is not new in politics. However, slickly packaged fictions can move faster, wider and deeper in the digital age.

After the election of President Trump in 2016, concepts like “alternative facts” and “post-truth” became buzzwords. Increasingly, calling something “fake news” became a blunt instrument for discrediting stories, whether based in fact or not.

The term is also being used to educate students at Emory University. History 190: Fake News is one of dozens of “evidence-focused seminars” intended to prepare first-year students for college-level research.

Dr. Judith Miller, associate professor at Emory University, and first-year student Natalia Thomas joined On Second Thought to share more about the impact of the class on students.
 
 
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