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Latest Atlanta News

How JFK Won The White House

On this edition of Political Rewind, we talk with Curtis Wilkie , co-author of “ The Road to Camelot, Inside JFK’s Five-Year Campaign ,” which tells the story of his remarkable rise to the presidency. It’s been 54 years since the assassination of Kennedy, on November 22, 1963. As we mark the anniversary of his death, Wilkie tells the story of the young John Kennedy – the vibrant World War II navy veteran who was nudged into a political career by his famous Democratic power broker father Joseph Kennedy. The younger Kennedy embraced the role with enthusiasm and dedication to his cause: to become president of the United States. As you’ll hear, the South played an outsized role in Kennedy’s strategy for winning the 1960 presidential race. Wilkie was a longtime national and foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe. He and the book’s co-author Thomas Oliphant, were part of the Globe’s celebrated team covering presidential races. Wilkie covered eight presidential campaigns, starting in 1972
November 22, 2017

How The Military Shaped What We Eat

The next time the you open your kitchen cabinets, consider this: a lot of the processed food we eat today started off as food for soldiers. The Army has a long history of culinary innovation that’s trickled down to our homes. We listened back to our conversation with writer Anastacia Marx de Salcedo , author of the book " Combat-Ready Kitchen: How the U.S. Military Shapes the Way You Eat ." We also hear from Georgia farmer Matthew Raiford , who's an Army veteran. They told us about the military’s influence on today’s food.
November 22, 2017

From Food Waste To Black Gold

After Thanksgiving dinner, you might still have leftovers that end up in the trash. Food waste is a big problem in landfills. The Atlanta-based group Compostwheels is trying to reuse a lot of that material by collecting it from homes and businesses, and turning it into "black gold," or as most of us know it, compost. GPB’s Sean Powers followed a Compostwheels delivery to learn how we all can play a larger role in urban agriculture.
November 22, 2017

On Second Thought For Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The holidays mean lots of food and lots of trash. Atlanta began taking a different approach to waste earlier this year, in partnership with Rubicon Global, a waste management company. They say this “smart trash” model cuts costs for the city, and helps combat climate change. We talked with Atlanta Chief Resilience Officer Stephanie Stuckey-Benfield and Rubicon Global’s Michael Allegretti . Much of what we eat today was first developed for soldiers, and that influence is also felt on Southern food. We talked about this with food writer Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of the book “Combat-Ready Kitchen: How The U.S. Military Shapes The Way You Eat.” We also checked in with Brunswick farmer and army veteran Matthew Raiford. So, after turkey salad and sandwiches and soup, you might still have leftovers. And even when it’s not Thanksgiving, food waste is a big problem in landfills. What else could we do? Enter Compost Wheels. The Atlanta-based group takes food waste from homes and
November 22, 2017

Atlanta Blog Posts

Telling Atlanta's History Through Crowd-Sourcing

Crowd-sourcing isn’t a common way to curate a history exhibit but that's how the Atlanta History Center opted to put together a new show about...

February 16th, 2016

Atlanta's First Private Club For Millennials

There’s a new private club opening its doors in Atlanta. The Gathering Spot bills itself as the city’s first private club for millennials, where...

January 26th, 2016

Raising Startup Money: A Woman's Perspective

Cardiologist Sheila Woodhouse discovered how difficult raising startup money can be when she founded the company DoxMed, which provides an app that...

December 23rd, 2015

Launching A Startup: Lessons Learned

Although Georgia tops a recent national list of women-owned businesses, only a fraction of technology businesses are founded and led by women....

December 22nd, 2015