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Sounds Like Hate is a podcast from the Southern Poverty Law Center that tells the stories of people and communities grappling with hate and searching for solutions. You will meet people who have been personally touched by hate, hear their voices and be immersed in the sounds of their world. And, you will learn about the power of people to change – or to succumb to their worst instincts. Season one takes a deep dive into the realities of hate in modern America: how it functions, how it spread ...
 
The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology is a podcast hosted by Sharon Nelson, president of Sensei Enterprises, and Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association's Management Assistance Program. Each month, Nelson and Calloway invite noted legal technologists, authors, and lecturers to address a different topic related to lawyers and technology.
 
What we don’t know about American history hurts us all. Teaching Hard History begins with the long legacy of slavery and reaches through the civil rights movement to the present day. Brought to you by Learning for Justice (formerly Teaching Tolerance) and hosted by Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Teaching Hard History brings us the lessons we should have learned in school through the voices of scholars and educators. It’s great advice for teachers and good information for everybody.
 
Exercise your ears and sharpen your brain with The Mind Online, hosted by Teaching Tolerance Senior Editor Monita Bell. Through conversations with teachers, librarians, scholars and reporters, Monita explores the critical aspects of digital literacy that shape how we create and consume content online. Discover what educators and students alike need to know—and how we can all become safer, better informed digital citizens.
 
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Managing IOLTA accounts is challenging for both new and established law firms, so what can they do to make sure all their ducks are in a row? Sharon and Jim welcome Paul Garibian of Nota to talk through common mistakes lawyers make, the serious consequences of mismanaging these accounts, and the best practices lawyers need to know. Paul Garibian is…
 
Brenda Smeeton, the legal director at the Georgia Justice Project, and Cobb County District Attorney Flynn Broady discuss the Cobb Second Chance Desk. Plus, Nsé Ufot, the chief executive officer of the New Georgia Project, discusses pending lawsuits filed against the state of Georgia for its new controversial voting law and what has to happen in th…
 
The Georgia Board of Education recently passed a resolution banning Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in public schools. In a series of conversations, “Closer Look” show host Rose Scott talks with several guests about truths, misconceptions and the long-term implications of banning CRT from K-12. We now hear from Marie Mower, an Atlanta …
 
Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat discusses several topics, including combating violent crime amid the pandemic and his desire to lease or buy the Atlanta City Detention Center. The post Fulton County Sheriff Discusses Plans To Combat Overcrowding appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.
 
Spelman College President Dr. Mary Schmidt Campbell discusses a new partnership between Blackstone Launchpad and the Atlanta University Center Consortium that aims to expand students’ access to entrepreneurship. Plus, certified master chef Daryl Shular is the founder of the Shular Hospitality Group and the founder of the SHULAR Institute, the first…
 
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race is happening this weekend. Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director Rich Kenah returns to “Closer Look” with an update on what runners and spectators can expect at the two-day event and the safety measures in place to keep everyone safe amid the pandemic. Plus, infectious disease expert Dr.Carlos …
 
Dr. Rodney Lyn, the new dean of the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, talks about the COVID-19 pandemic, his new appointment and his vision for the School of Public Health. Plus, Tom Bruton is a senior scientist at Green Science Policy Institute. Bruton discusses a new report that he co-authored about per- and polyfluoroalkyl sub…
 
WABE health reporter and host of the podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Sam Whitehead joins “Closer Look” to discuss the latest coronavirus-related news. Plus, Majesty and his wife Elize Gayle, the founders of Evo Group Holdings, discuss how they are reimagining and creating neighborhoods that are sustainable and affordable for all Atlantans. The p…
 
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is suing the Georgia Department of Labor, citing unprocessed unemployment claims and failure to address appeals during the pandemic. Emily Early, the senior supervising staff attorney for the SPLC’s Economic Justice Project, discusses how the labor department is violating state law. Plus, Greta deMayo, the exe…
 
Andrea Young, the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, will talk with Rose about the Department of Justice’s latest move to sue the state of Georgia over the state’s new voting law. Plus, WABE health reporter and host of the podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Sam Whitehead joins “Closer Look” for Feedback Friday. Ros…
 
Plus, Dr. Harry Heiman, a clinical associate professor in the Division of Health Management and Policy at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University, discusses the new two-shot COVID-19 vaccine made by Novavax. The post New Grant To Fund De-escalation Training For Milton Police Officers; Local Doctor Discusses Novavax Vaccine appeared …
 
The American Cancer Society has a new leader. Dr. Karen Knudsen, the new CEO of the American Cancer Society, talks about her new role and vision for the organization. Plus, Tracey Pendley, Georgia’s 2020 Teacher of The Year, shares her thoughts about Critical Race Theory and the long-term implications of banning it from K-12. The post New CEO Of Am…
 
Jerry Gonzalez, the executive director of GALEO (Georgia Assoc. of Latino Elected Officials), discusses a new report that highlights the 2020 growth and engagement of the Latino voters in Georgia. Plus, Atlanta City Planning Commissioner Tim Keane and Vanessa Lira, the design assistant director for the City of Atlanta, discuss repurposing parking s…
 
Bill White, the CEO and chair of the Buckhead City Committee, shares his thoughts on the push for lawmakers to pass legislation next year that would allow Buckhead residents to vote on the community becoming a new city. Plus, Tiffany A. Player, an assistant professor of history at Georgia State University, talks about the history of Juneteenth and …
 
Dr. Stephanie Behm Cross, the principle investigator for Georgia State’s CREATE Teacher Residency Program, and Alexandra James, a recent graduate of Georgia State University’s Middle- Level Education program, and a rising second-year resident in CREATE, discuss how the program equips educators with resources, emotional and instructional support to …
 
The Georgia Board of Education recently passed a resolution banning Critical Race Theory (CRT) from being taught in public schools. We hear reactions from Dr. Laura Renée Chandler, Oglethorpe’s first vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Dr. Richard Benson, an associate professor in the Department of Education at Spelman College. T…
 
While veterans are getting vaccinated, some may still be hesitant. Denis Richard McDonough, the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, discusses ongoing efforts to get veterans and their families vaccinated. The post VA Urging Veterans To Get Vaccinated Amid Pandemic; Dunwoody Adopts Updated Sustainability Plan appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.…
 
Julie Weith-Smith, the founder, president and lead consultant of Custom Human Resource Solutions (CHRS), joins “Closer Look” to discuss returning to work amid the pandemic. The post Human Resource Expert Discusses Returning To Work Amid Pandemic appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.
 
Darius Billings of The Athlete’s Foot, talks about the StAART program, a new initiative aimed at driving Black ownership through franchising. The post New Program Aims To Diversify Sneaker Retail Industry; Former Atlanta Mayor Files Paperwork To Run Again appeared first on 90.1 FM WABE.
 
Mayor Deana Ingraham talks about East Point’s response during the pandemic. She also discusses the state of East Point’s infrastructure and ways the city could benefit from President Biden’s proposed infrastructure plan. The post East Point Mayor Discusses The City’s Infrastructure; New Smyrna Police Chief Discusses Community Policing appeared firs…
 
Stone Mountain, Georgia, sometimes called the “Mount Rushmore of the Confederacy,” is home to one of the largest stone carvings in the world: An image of Confederate leaders Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson is etched into the side of the mountain. “Monumental Problems,” Part III, focuses on Stone Mountain and the “Lost Cause” na…
 
Michelle Cook, the University of Georgia’s vice provost for diversity and inclusion and strategic university initiatives, talks with Rose about UGA’s new and enhanced plan to address diversity and inclusion over the next five years. The post UGA Unveils New Plan To Improve Diversity & Inclusion; New Nonprofit Aims To Improve Community Policing Nati…
 
Dr. Bernard Tamas, an associate professor of political science at Valdosta State University, discusses his op-ed that was published in The Conversation. In the opinion piece, Tamas shares why he believes Georgia’s new controversial voting law may not change election outcomes for now. The post Professor Discusses Why New Voting Law Won’t Change Elec…
 
Dr. Bernard Tamas, an associate professor of political science at Valdosta State University, discusses his op-ed that was published in The Conversation. In the opinion piece, Tamas shares why he believes Georgia’s new controversial voting law may not change election outcomes for now. The post Professor Says Georgia’s New Voting Law Won’t Change Ele…
 
Laura Parker, a senior staff writer at National Geographic, discusses personal protective equipment (PPE) pollution and her latest article “How to stop discarded face masks from polluting the planet.” Plus, Canada’s acting Consul General Louise Blais, who is based in Atlanta, discusses how the pandemic has disrupted the global supply chain and how …
 
In “Monumental Problems,” Part II, Sounds Like Hate producer Jordan Gass-Poore tells a personal story about her Texas Hill Country family. Gass-Poore is the descendant of Confederate veterans, and the choices made by her ancestors generations ago continue to impact the family today. We follow Gass-Poore home to Texas as her family embarks on a pain…
 
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms recently spoke with “Closer Look” show host Rose Scott for an exclusive conversation to discuss the backstory of her decision not to seek reelection. During the two-part interview that took place at the Cascade Springs Nature Preserve in southwest Atlanta and outside of Bottoms’ late grandparents’ home, Bottoms re…
 
The Atlanta Police Department is testing out ShotSpotter, a new technology to detect the location of gunshots. Captain David Gay with the Savanah Police Department shares how the technology has helped his department fight crime. Plus, Dr. Belinda Walters-Brazile discusses how Marietta City Schools is working to make sure students are proficient rea…
 
“Monumental Problems,” Part I, brings us to Florence, Alabama, where a large Confederate monument has loomed in front of the county courthouse since 1903 – but perhaps not for much longer if community members like Camille Bennett get their say. Bennett is the founder of Project Say Something, a local civil rights organization that is rallying the c…
 
Tuesday marks one year since the police killing of George Floyd. Jim Burch, the president of the National Police Foundation, discusses the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020 and efforts to reform policing in the U.S. We then hear from, Georgia Democratic Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux, who represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District…
 
There’s still time to register for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race. Atlanta Track Club’s Executive Director Rich Kenah discusses the race’s return during the Fourth of July weekend and new measures in place to keep everyone safe during the race. Plus, Lauren Koontz, the president and CEO of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta, talks with…
 
More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the push to get more people vaccinated in Georgia continues. Georgians as young as the age of 12 are now eligible to get vaccinated. WABE health reporter and host of the podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Sam Whitehead joins “Closer Look” for Feedback Friday. Rose and Whitehead take calls from show lis…
 
Enrollment for the 2021 DeKalb Virtual Career Academy is now open. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond joins “Closer Look” to discuss changes for this year’s academy and how the program will provide more than 700 virtual internships to teens and young adults. Plus, Metti Richenhagen, of the AGCO Agriculture Foundation, discusses a partnership with t…
 
The Initiative: Advancing the Black & Blue Partnership, is a nonprofit organization working to heal community-policing relationships recently partnered with LRN, an ethics and compliance training company. Fairburn Police Chief Stoney Mathis and Nadine Jones, the executive director of The Initiative, discuss the partnership and the creation of learn…
 
WABE health reporter and host of the podcast “Did You Wash Your Hands?” Sam Whitehead joins “Closer Look” to discuss the latest coronavirus-related news. Plus, Dr. Evan Anderson discusses the KidCOVE study at Emory Children’s Clinic. Plus, first-generation college graduate Christine ‘CJ’ Montgomery reflects on her time at Agnes Scott College, discu…
 
Atlanta-based political strategist Fred Hicks joins “Closer Look” to share his thoughts on the latest candidates to enter Atlanta’s mayoral race and discusses the potential challenges of raising campaign money as additional candidates enter the race. Plus, Paul Judge, also known as Atlanta’s Godfather of Tech, shares details about his path from ent…
 
Raheem Beyah, the dean of Georgia Tech’s College of Engineering, joins “Closer Look” to discuss the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack, the challenges in preventing foreign attacks and what can be done to prevent such attacks in the future. Plus, Cortland Sustainability Analyst Madeline Robertson shares details about her real estate investment managemen…
 
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