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    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

  • GPB Radio | Macon

    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

  • GPB Radio | Macon

    WMUM-FM 89.7 FM

    (478) 301-5761






    Click here for more station information

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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

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

On Second Thought For Tuesday, November 21, 2017

UGA has a great football team this year. They’re ranked number seven in the country -- after a spell in first. But it’s not all good news. UGA rates dead last in the Southeastern Conference when it comes to graduation success rates for student athletes – all while the university’s overall student graduation rates are way up. Eric Kelderman is Senior Reporter for the Chronicle of Higher Education. Also with us is Professor of Sports Journalism at UGA, Vicki Michaelis. Beverly Daniel Tatum leads frank conversations about race. Back in 1997, the former Spelman College President wrote a book called, “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?” Now, she’s updated the text. We caught up with her to mark the 20th anniversary edition. Savannah’s NAACP chapter celebrated its centennial this fall at the historic First African Baptist Church. The church was also honored by the Georgia Historical Society earlier this year for its extensive role in African-American history and
November 21, 2017

How Should Atlanta Deal With Traffic And Confederate Monuments?

We start with a conversation about transportation. Last week, local mayors and city leaders met to discuss transit and the I-285 expansion. Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul was at that meeting and tells us what he heard. Next, GPB's Stephen Fowler joins us to talk about what he's learned about Atlantans' attitudes towards a particular ode to the Confederacy: Confederate Avenue. Then, Roy Moore's wife has another message to the media and mainstream Republicans: her husband is here to stay. And if he wins, Johnny Isakson will play a role in how Moore is received when he gets to Capitol Hill. Plus, the partisan fight over the GOP tax bill heats up as it moves forward in both chambers. Now the White House says it's willing to remove a provision that both sides saw as a hindrance to final passage. The state of Georgia sunk more than $200 million in public money into building the Georgia Dome less than 30 years ago. This morning, it was gone in a matter of seconds. We'll look at the Dome's
November 20, 2017