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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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Memoirist Melissa Febos On Secrets, Addiction And Truth

From the time she was a little girl, Melissa Febos recognized that keeping secrets about her own life gave her a certain power over the people around her. When she was very young the secrets were simple things: she’d take objects from her house, bury them in the yard and then hide the very elaborate maps she drew pinpointing the locations of her treasure.
April 22, 2017

6th District Runoff Promises Two More Months Of Bloodshed

Today on “Political Rewind,” the 6th District showdown in June means almost 9 more weeks of attack ads. Bradley George fills in today for Bill Nigut as the panel looks at the road ahead for the Ossoff and Handel campaigns. The race is definitely drawing national attention with many insiders viewing it as a referendum on the election of Donald Trump.
April 21, 2017

Is This A Fix For White Flight Charter Schools?

All the open seats at the Academy for Classical Education were gone by the time Sammy Smith’s daughters’ names were pulled in the school’s admissions lottery. By then it was all about the waiting list for the parents still hanging around the ACE cafeteria on a day in February. “They’re at Springdale now, which is decent,” Smith said of his daughters. “We just prefer the classical education.” Actually, Springdale Elementary outperforms ACE academically, but about half of Bibb County’s other elementary schools are considered failing by the state. By the time it got to waiting lists, it was hard to find parents from those schools in the room. ACE principal and co-founder Laura Perkins dropped in to watch the lottery. One school of thought holds that charter schools should be for students from struggling schools first and foremost. Perkins said she couldn’t make that happen if she wanted to. “We don’t have any control over that,” Perkins said. “T he charter rules don't allow you to do any
April 21, 2017

On Second Thought For April, 20, 2017

Thousands of scientists plan to march on Washington this weekend. We look at how science is changing the world around us. Before he was elected, President Trump called climate change a hoax. Now, he is rolling back policies meant to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Georges Benjamin says combating climate change is a public health issue. He’s the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association. He joined us with Peter Dykstra, the publisher of Environmental Health News. Bees play an invaluable role in our ecosystem, but they are slowly dying out as a species, in part due to human activities. The Urban Honey Bee Project at Georgia Tech hopes to create new homes for these vital insects while educating students on ecological responsibility. Georgia Tech’s Jennifer Leavey is director of the project. We spoke with her last year. Atlanta might be the last place you’d look for endangered penguins. But every morning at the Georgia Aquarium begins with a Waddle Walk. That’s when
April 20, 2017