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The Breakroom | What's Filming in Georgia | Georgia Playlist

We get a look at what's filming in the Peach State, and what movies "made in Georgia" turned out to be critical flops. Plus, our Breakroom is back to ponder Kobe Bryant's poetic skills and the return of a slimy drink.

December 4, 2015

School Diversity | Predicting Mass Shooters | Police Misconduct

Are white parents choosing to keep their children out of majority-black schools? We discuss with AJC education blogger Maureen Downey and teacher Abby Norman. And we discuss the idea of a mass shooter profile with FBI Special Agent Andrew Vanepps and psychology professor Don Dutton. Plus, a look into police misconduct and who pays the settlement costs.

December 3, 2015

Housing the Homeless | No Kill Shelter | The Wiz Live

Atlanta is hoping to house all homeless veterans in the city by the end of the year, but can a solution on how to curb chronic homelessness be found in Utah? Plus, how one Atlanta animal shelter finds homes for 8,000 pets every year, and a look back at our interview with "The Wiz Live" director, Georgia's own Kenny Leon.

December 2, 2015

Albany State Merger | Modern Southern Women | PrEP

Albany State University announced it would merge with a predominantly white college and deactivate several degree programs because of low enrollment numbers. Host Celeste Headlee talks about the school’s future with its president. Plus, a look at what it means to be a modern southern woman, and a drug that could save people from HIV infections.

December 1, 2015

Beer For The Holidays | Georgia Chefs' Thanksgiving | FDR In GA

Forget wine. There's another sophisticated option to serve at the holiday dinner table this year: craft beer. We ask a Georgia craft beer expert to recommend some of his favorites. Plus, Thanksgiving meant a lot to FDR, because for years he spent it with polio patients at his rehab center in Warm Springs, GA. And what do chefs like to cook for their families on Thanksgiving?

November 25, 2015

Friendsgiving | The Process Behind Processed Foods | Georgia Playlist

If you’re away from loved ones over Thanksgiving, have to work the holiday, or just want to avoid family drama, Friendsgiving may be right for you. This emerging tradition brings buddies together for a Thanksgiving feast sometime during the holiday week. Plus, the Army's long history of culinary innovation that’s trickled down to the processed foods we eat.

November 25, 2015

The Love Jones Generation | Bargain Mansions | Peach Pubescence

Meet students from a Georgia State University class that’s working to preserve the “Love Jones generation,” moments in black culture from the 1990s. And,ooking for a 6,000 square foot mansion under a million bucks? Then come to Georgia! A recent analysis by the real estate listing site Trulia found that Georgia is one of the top states with “bargain mansions.”

November 24, 2015

Funeral Costs Uncovered | Being Jewish In The South

You can find most things on the Internet these days – from dog sitters to restaurant reviews – but one thing that remains hard to come by are funeral costs. Plus, Southern cities like Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans and Charleston have thrivng Jewish communities. Is Jewish culture different in the South?

November 23, 2015

Gamers Vie For $500 Million | Sports And Student Fees | Breakroom

This week, Hi-Rez Studios welcomed sixty of the best Smite players in North America and Europe at their Alpharetta office for a chance to win $500,000. Smite is a popular -- and lucrative -- video game. Plus, student fees cover 76% of the budget for Georgia State University’s athletics, according to a new report. Is this the right decision for the school and for the students paying?

November 20, 2015

“PARADE” Comes to Marietta Scams Desmond Doss | Bullying in DeKalb | Desmond Doss

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Leo Frank. He’s a Jewish American who was jailed for the murder of a 13-year-old girl and eventually lynched by a mob in Marietta. Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry wrote a musical about Leo Frank’s case called PARADE. It will be performed for the first time this week in Marietta.

November 19, 2015