Georgia U.S. senator Johnny Isakson has big plans for 2015.
He says the new Republican-controlled Senate plans to force the President’s hand on a number of hot-button issues, including authorizing the Keystone pipeline and eliminating the Affordable Care Act’s medical device tax.
Following President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration, some local organizations are bracing for a flood of inquiries. The Latin American Association, for one, will hire extra attorneys to guide people through the process.
Georgia U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson said Friday President Obama’s recent moves on immigration overstep executive authority and should be challenged in court.
“What he was trying to do was buy friends last night. That’s all he was trying…I mean, that was a political speech. This whole thing is a political exercise," said Isakson at a GOP luncheon in Marietta. "We’ve got to make sure we don’t get trapped into playing the political game. The president was constitutionally and legally wrong and that’s the issue.”
David Koechner may not be a household name, but his face – or better yet, his characters– certainly are. He's the actor behind Champ Kind, the chauvinist sportscaster in the "Anchorman" movies, and Todd Packer, the boorish brute to Steve Carell's bumbling nice guy Michael Scott from NBC's "The Office." Our own Anchorlady, Lois Reitzes, spoke with Koechner about his craft, and his comedy.
A new photography exhibition opened at the High Museum of Art this week. It’s called Segregation Story, and the photos are by Gordon Parks. He was the first African-American staff photographer for Life Magazine in the early 1950’s. At the time, Life was read by over 20 million people, and they regularly covered the day’s social issues.
President Obama is expected to announce Thursday night he’ll expand his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The policy provides temporary deportation relief for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. WABE’s Martha Dalton asked some in Atlanta’s Latino community to weigh in on the issue.
At Plaza Fiesta, a shopping mall on Buford Highway, Roberto Jimenez stands at a counter selling items like t-shirts. He says expanding the DACA program is a good idea.
With President Barack Obama poised to unveil a series of executive actions on immigration, Speaker of the House John Boehner has told reporters, "We're going to fight the president tooth and nail if he continues down this path. This is the wrong way to govern."
In all likelihood, you were assigned the celebrated classic The Great Gatsby in a high school English class. The F. Scott Fitzgerald book is often referred to as the great American novel.
So, how did this story—of a young Midwestern man who falls in with a group of jazz-age partiers, including the mysterious Jay Gatsby—become so revered, especially after experiencing dizzying critical and commercial failure when it was first published in 1925?
Atlanta-based artist Ashley Anderson announced this morning through his Facebook page that he has sold three pieces of artwork to the High Museum of Art. That work comes from a series the artist first showed in 2012 called "Shinobi Marilyn," and consists of variations on Andy Warhol’s portraits of Marilyn Monroe, pixelated, as if in a video game.
President Obama will unveil his executive action plan for immigration today. The president is expected to expand deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), a program that has allowed many who arrived illegally in this country as children to temporarily stay in the U.S. and apply for work visas.
One Georgia Republican lawmaker is already trying to combat the efforts.
A bill pre-filed by Republican state Sen. Josh McKoon (R-Columbus) would make getting a driver’s license illegal for those who qualify for deferred action status.
After a timber company makes its plywood or paper, there’s leftover sawdust and wood shavings. These leftovers are called woody biomass and in Georgia, they’re becoming a big source of renewable energy.
A Pew study ranked Georgia third in the country for converting this “woody biomass” into electricity.
35 years ago today — Nov. 19, 1979 — Lois Reitzes officially signed on the air here at WABE. Current and former WABE and Public Broadcasting Atlanta staff offered Lois our gratitude and our congratulations. This sampling of staff voices is just a small tribute in recognition of her time with us so far.
Lois, of course, was quite surprised when an expected "important message" was actually an important message about her! She later remarked, "I was speechless! And speechless is not a good thing to be on the radio!"
In the past four years, Atlanta’s airport has seen a boost in revenue and a growing number of jobs. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed touted the increases today during the release of a 2013 economic impact study released by the airport.
Mayor Reed said last year, Hartsfield-Jackson International generated more than $34 billion in direct business revenue to metro Atlanta. That includes money from airlines, concessions and local hotels. And Reed said it’s about $2 billion more than in 2009, the last time this type of study was released.