The Waffle House
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The Waffle House

Voters across the country placed their votes for the presidential nominee yesterday. The Guardian US reporter Richard Wolffe has been following the election and tells us about Super Tuesday’s winners and losers. 

We then look at a different kind of competition - baseball. Georgia Public Broadcasting's Leah Fleming has story about an Eagle Scout in Macon whose love for the sport has lead him to unearth Negro League history. 

Research out of the University of California, Santa Barbara shows black and white teachers tend to view their students differently. The study concludes black teachers are less likely to see behavioral problems with black students. The study's author says recruiting more African American teachers can help bridge that discipline gap. But others, like Fulton County high school teacher Matthew Patterson, say that's only part of the solution. Patterson, who’s white, teaches primarily black students at Banneker High School, and he tells us why he’s incorporated discussions of race in the classroom. We talk about the importance of diversity in the classroom with him and Georgia State University professor Brian Williams, who teaches early childhood education.

Then, a coffee connoisseur takes us on a tour of some of Atlanta’s most successful craft coffee shops to show us why Georgia’s capital city is buzzing over special beans and brews. 

Finally, we take a trip to Waffle House. The  Georgia-based restaurant  chain has served up waffles, hash browns, and eggs to diners for more than sixty years, but did you know it is also in the music business? Georgia Public Broadcasting’s Sam Whitehead brings us the history of Waffle House music and its record label, Waffle Records. Plus, On Second Thought producer Sean Powers has lived in Georgia for almost two years but has never stepped inside a Waffle House restaurant. We hear about his first trip inside one of the South’s most iconic eateries. Then, we speak with Bert Thornton, the former president and COO of Waffle House, about his new book, “Find An Old Gorilla: Pathways Through the Jungle of Business and Life,” and selling Southern cuisine across the country. 

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