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Does 'Colorblind' Casting Increase Diversity?

gpbnews.org — Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical "Hamilton" set a new standard in so-called "colorblind" casting when it filled the roles of America's Founding Fathers with black and Latino actors. But before that show took Broadway by storm, Miranda wrote "In the Heights," which brought to life the upper Manhattan community of Washington Heights.

'Community Of Smiles' Clinic To Provide Free Dental Care

gpbnews.org — Georgia ranks 49th in the United States in the number of dentists per capita, according to research by Georgia State University and Georgia Tech. Not getting regular dental care can lead to major health problems, but many people just can't afford it. That's why Dr. Nooredin Nurani started the "Community of Smiles" free dental clinic.

Arthur Blank Talks New Stadium, Super Bowl

gpbnews.org — Atlanta will host its first Super Bowl since 1998 in 2019. The game will be played in Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which is slated to open by the start of the 2017 NFL season. Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank sees his multi-billion dollar project as a way to raise Atlanta's international profile and boost the surrounding community.

Decatur Book Festival Preview: The Past, Present, And Future Of Morris Brown College

gpbnews.org — Thousands of students once roamed the hallways of Morris Brown College in Atlanta, but now the campus stands largely empty after a financial scandal in 2002. Atlanta photographer Andrew Feiler was granted access to capture images of what was once one of the South's most prominent historically black colleges.

Teaching Robots Ethics Through Storytelling

gpbnews.org — As technology increasingly comes into contact with humans, a group of scientists are working to make sure those interactions remain safe. Mark Riedl is an Associate Professor in the Georgia Tech School of Interactive Computing and director of the Entertainment Intelligence Lab. His lab uses storytelling to teach robots right from wrong.

Actress Issa Rae On Being Authentically Black

gpbnews.org — Actress Issa Rae got the attention of many audiences in 2011 with her popular web series, "The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl." Five years later, her latest project is an HBO series called " Insecure." Rae will be in Atlanta on Friday night for a screening of the series before it debuts next month.

Women Behind Bars

gpbnews.org — A new report by the Vera Institute of Justice found the number of women in local jails is almost 14 times what it was in the 1970s, making it the fastest growing incarcerated population in the country. We examine what's driving this trend and the challenges women face behind bars.

Black Athletes Defy Jim Crow, Hitler In 1936 Olympics

gpbnews.org — The documentary " Olympic Pride, American Prejudice" tells the story of 18 athletes who represented the United States at the 1936 Olympic Games. Among the athletes were two Georgians. They defied Jim Crow and Nazi Germany to compete in the games, which took place in Berlin.

Atlanta's Underground Edibles; Cooking With Marijuana

gpbnews.org — In a few states, it's legal to make and sell edibles laced with marijuana, but not in Georgia. Recreational marijuana is illegal in Georgia. but that's not

Why Atlanta Is The Viral Dance Capital

gpbnews.org — You can see dances like " The Dougie" and the " Nae Nae" in Youtube videos from all over the world. But many of these moves have their roots in hip-hop in the South. We look at the intersection of hip hop and dance and why one writer thinks Atlanta is the Capital of Viral Dance.
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Sep 26, 2016

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Sep 26, 2016

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Sep 26, 2016

So many things to critique about Clinton. Couldn't get to them cuz Trump doubled down on untruths. There must be a baseline of facts.

Sep 26, 2016

RT @iamkidpresident: Love. Love. Love. That's what changes things. Now, here is a picture of a baby koala. Goodnight. https://t.co/awyCbyMpwJ

Sep 26, 2016

@metaprinter Well, she did say she would be blamed for everything tonight.

Sep 26, 2016

The question is, what did Trump supporters see in this debate?

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