Georgia Focus - GaGives Day

Georgia Focus - GaGives Day

Georgia Focus is a weekly 26-minute public affairs program covering issues of importance and interest to Georgians. Hosted by GNN’s John Clark, the program topics include government and political issues, non-profits, history, economic issues and charities. Georgia Focus is a 4-time winner of the Best Public Affairs Program Award from the National association of State Radio Networks and 2 Merit Awards from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters.

Episodes

February 3, 2023 26 min
Marijuana use and the laws govering it's use is often a topic here in Georgia. For many revenue and medical value has been points made. This year's legislative session is underay at the state capitol and whether to legalize or not, whether to expand use or not is likely a topic with lawmakers will touch on in some way or another. , but the organization Let's Be Clear Georgia has the goal of keeping you informed about th...
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The Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education compiles a list every year of the Top Ten Issues to watch. Joining us to go over the list is President of the non-profit Dr. Dana Rickman and Director of Policy and Research Dr. Matt Smith.
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December 9, 2022 30 min
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November 21, 2022 26 min
GAgives on #GivingTuesday offers every Georgia nonprofit the chance to be part of a worldwide end-of-year giving-season kickoff, and the tools to make it a revenue-generating success. The Georgia Center for Nonprofits serves as Georgia’s official #GivingTuesday community campaign organizer and Karen Beavor, GCN President and CEO, and Tiffany Cadogan from Southern Crescent Habitat for Humanity, discuss this year’s campaign.
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November 15, 2022 4 min
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The Atlanta Community Food Bank works with more than 700 nonprofit partners—including food pantries, community kitchens, childcare centers, shelters and senior centers—to distribute over 67 million meals to more than 1 million people estimated to be food insecure in 29 counties across metro Atlanta and north Georgia. CEO Kyle Waide discusses the needs in Georgia.
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November 7, 2022 24 min
Linda Thompson from AmeriCorps Georgia discusses their programs and opportunities for volunteerism throughout the state of Georgia.
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US Senate candidates Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker outline their vision for Georgia and in the weekend before the November 8th election.
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October 24, 2022 26 min
ASF’s Veterans Music Project, started in 2019, walks local Veterans through the process of writing and recording original songs. Leveraging the vast network of music professionals in and around Atlanta, ASF gives Veterans the opportunity to tell their stories of service and sacrifice using the power of music. Jaye Budd, Founder and Executive Director of Alchemy Sky Foundation and others talk about their work.
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Dr. Karen Knudsen, CEO of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, discusses their campaign called Cancer Votes to encourage candidates to support initiatives to cure cancer. Chase Oliver, Libertarian candidate for US Senate talks about this campaign and goals if he is elected.
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October 10, 2022 26 min
Gov. Brian Kemp discusses the 2020 elections and his bid to be reelected Governor. Producer Bob Sabouni talks about the Awkward Conversations podcast series the ELKS Drug Awareness programs.
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October 3, 2022 26 min
Michael Chapel is the true story of a former Gwinnett County police officer convicted in 1995 for the armed robbery and murder of Emogene Thompson, a Sugar Hill grandmother. Chapel has maintained his innocence and a team of investigators have uncovered a mountain of evidence that suggests Chapel is innocent. In part 2, Author Henry Ball discusses the trial, aftermath and current efforts to get Chapel’s conviction overturned.
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September 26, 2022 26 min
Michael Chapel is the true story of a former Gwinnett County police officer convicted in 1995 for the armed robbery and murder of Emogene Thompson, a Sugar Hill grandmother. Chapel has maintained his innocence and a team of investigators have uncovered a mountain of evidence that suggests Chapel is innocent. In part 1 of 2, Author Henry Ball discusses events leading up to the trail of Michael Chapel.
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Burt Jones, Republican Candidate for lt. Governor discusses his campaign and plan if elected. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger discusses the November 8th elections and voting in Georgia.
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September 13, 2022 14 min
Burt Jones, Republican candidate for Lt. Governor of Georgia, talks with GNN's John Clark
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September 12, 2022 26 min
Democratic Candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey.

National Recovery Month
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September 8, 2022 12 min
GNN's Matt McClure talks with Stacey Abrams, Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia
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Allan Poole, Director of the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety and Lt. Maurice Raines of the Georgia State Patrol discuss safety on Georgia’s roadways and remind drivers to be mindful of all traffic laws when out on the roads.
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Loran Smith - Story of the Georgia Bulldogs

In his new book, Return To Glory – The Story of the Georgia Bulldogs, UGA broadcasting legend and author Loran Smith delivers a narrative about the beloved Bulldogs that have been an integral part of his life for over 50 years.
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August 25, 2022 26 min
Wes Carroll previews Dragoncon 2022 including interviews with organizers on the economic and charitable impact of the popular festival that comes to Atlanta annually.
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