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How to talk about politics constructively

ideas.ted.com — I overheard someone in the line at Starbucks in Atlanta, talking about a co-worker. "I asked HR to move my desk today," she said. "I just can't talk to Rachel anymore, even about work. She's got Trump stickers all over her car. What could I possibly say to her?"

Does Objectivity In Journalism Matter?

gpbnews.org — It's fair to say that we haven't ever seen a presidential race quite like this one. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are under plenty of scrutiny, so

How Sports Can Break Barriers In Society

gpbnews.org — The Center for Civil and Human Rights will present a new exhibit in Atlanta this month. It's called "Breaking Barriers" and will focus on historical moments when sports led to meaningful social change. Athletes and political leaders will be featured in the exhibit, including Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, and Nelson Mandela.

Jim Barksdale On His Senate Race In Georgia

gpbnews.org — With the presidential election just weeks away, we turn our focus on the race for U.S. Senate in Georgia. Candidate Jim Barksdale (D) will face off against incumbent Johnny Isakson (R) on Election Day. Barksdale joins us to talk about his campaign and how his career in finance may have prepared him for the role of politician.

staff: Only 57.5% of eligible voters actually...

Morehouse Professor Fights Cancer With Lasers

gpbnews.org — There are less than 100 female black physicists in the United States. Morehouse professor Hadiyah Nicole-Green is one of those few women. And she's on the forefront of a new technology that uses lasers to target and destroy tumors. Professor Green has received a million dollar grant to push her research into clinical trials.

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.
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Oct 22, 2016

RT @NPRinskeep: Suing the accusers is just a detail. He's vowing to use the presidency to attack the owners of media whose coverage…

Oct 22, 2016

RT @kairyssdal: A Constitutional requirements reminder: natural born citizen, 35 years old, 14 years a resident.  https://twitter.com/sarahmccammon/status/789974547097419776 

Oct 22, 2016

RT @bradjharder: Love the part about importance of conversing with people we strongly disagree with! Great piece @CelesteHeadlee https://t.co/8lY1JTHQah

Oct 20, 2016

You can talk to someone about politics without getting into an argument, and you should!  http://ideas.ted.com/how-to-talk-about-politics-constructively/ 

Oct 20, 2016

My African-American family has college degrees dating back to the 1870s. My grandfather had nine honorary degrees. #notuneducated

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