Each week on Georgia Today, host Steve Fennessy walks us through a compelling story from the week's news, through the eyes of the journalists who cover it.
The waters off the Georgia coast are a vital calving ground for the North Atlantic Right Whale. This calving season, which winds down in April, has been a rare bright spot for the critically endangered whales, with scientists counting more babies than in the last three seasons combined. But experts say the gains may not be enough to save the species. On this episode of Georgia Today, we hear the latest on efforts to protect the right whale.
Voting rights groups continue to push back against the state's sweeping new election law. The measure signed by Gov. Brian Kemp passed without Democratic support, catapulting Georgia smack into the center of a brewing nationwide battle over how Americans vote. In this episode, we'll hear how the law changes the state's election system, and as calls grow louder for companies to boycott Georgia, how the controversy could affect the economy.
After the massacre of several women at three Asian-owned massage businesses in and around Atlanta, Atlanta-based correspondent Natasha Chen says the Georgia shootings could mark the beginning of a new chapter for Asian-American social justice activism in the United States.