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Each week on Georgia Today, host Steve Fennessy walks us through a compelling story from the week's news, through the eyes of the journalists who cover it.

Most Recent Episodes

Georgia's beloved Okefenokee Swamp at the heart of plan for new titanium dioxide mine

A proposal to mine for titanium dioxide near the state's Okefenokee Swamp is attracting controversy. Alabama company Twin Pines has applied for a permit to extract minerals near the freshwater wetland and wildlife refuge — the largest blackwater wetland in North America — and residents, politicians and environmental advocates are pushing back to protect the Okefenokee.

Georgia's beloved Okefenokee Swamp at the heart of plan for new titanium dioxide mine

The three death sentences of Clarence Henderson

In 1948, a Black sharecropper in Georgia was sentenced to die for a murder he didn't commit. What happened next tells us a lot about the legal system in the United States then — and now.

How Sonny Perdue's ascent to chancellor went from implausible to inevitable

Students and faculty members around the state are reacting to news that Republican former Gov. Sonny Perdue may soon head up Georgia's public university system. This week, officials on the Board of Regents announced Perdue is the sole finalist for the top job of chancellor. Opponents of the choice say Perdue's appointment would jeopardize academic freedom across the system's 26 campuses.

How Sonny Perdue's ascent to chancellor went from implausible to inevitable

For long COVID sufferers, it's a pandemic without end

As the worst of the omicron surge fades around the country, health officials worry more Americans may end up with long COVID. The condition affects roughly one-third of COVID-19 survivors. For this episode we hear from a Georgia mother of two who is living with long COVID.

Behind Fani Willis' investigation into Trump's election meddling

As Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis continues her investigation into former President Donald Trump's attempted interference in the 2020 election, she's been authorized to empanel a special grand jury. The Georgia Today podcast looks at the latest with Willis' investigation and what to expect over the coming year.

Neighbors of proposed $5 billion Rivian plant say 'Not in our backyard'

Residents near the site of the proposed Rivian Automotive electric vehicle factory want answers about the facility's potential impacts on their rural community.

One metro Atlanta landlord filed more evictions during the moratorium than any other

An investigation finds one apartment complex in Clayton County has filed more evictions against tenants than any other landlord across metro Atlanta — including during the federal government's pandemic eviction ban that was designed to keep people in their homes and stem the spread of COVID-19.

One metro Atlanta landlord filed more evictions during the moratorium than any other

A UGA student journalist reflects on witnessing the Bulldogs' win over Alabama

Athens, Ga., is preparing for a parade this weekend to honor the University of Georgia Bulldogs. The team's big win Jan. 10 against Alabama's Crimson Tide handed the Bulldogs their first national title since 1981. Hear how the Bulldogs made Georgia football history.

A UGA student journalist reflects on witnessing the Bulldogs' win over Alabama

Liberty County and the cost of Georgia's "Great Resignation"

Liberty County outside Savannah is one place where the number of people quitting their jobs has been extraordinary, even amid the national so-called Great Resignation that's seen record numbers of people quit. Why Liberty County is so hard hit and how the employee exodus is changing the fabric of the community, is the subject of this week's Georgia Today.

Looking back at some of our most memorable stories of 2021

On this special year-end edition of the podcast, we look back at some of our most memorable episodes from 2021.