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May 18, 2013
The financial impact (or not) of Black History Month Atlanta, GA (2012-02-29) Some black history attractions see the numbers rise in February. Others don't.
T-SPLOST Battle Continues: DeKalb NAACP Announces Opposition Atlanta, GA (2012-02-27) In a conversation with WABE broadcast on Friday, Feb. 24th, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed made the case for the regional transportation sales tax, or "T-SPLOST," which goes before voters in July. But also last week, the DeKalb County Branch of the NAACP announced it will campaign for a "no" vote. Branch president, and former DeKalb County Commissioner, John Evans spoke with WABE's Denis O'Hayer.
Delta Shifts ATL to LON Service, Expands Codeshare Routes with Chinese Airlines Atlanta, GA (2012-02-26) Delta is discontinuing its Atlanta-London/Gatwick service. Instead, it's adding a second flight to London/Heathrow.
Interview with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Part 2: Transportation Sales Tax Atlanta, GA (2012-02-24) This July, voters around the state will decide whether they want to tax themselves a penny on the dollar, to pay for regional transportation projects. The "T-SPLOST" is very controversial; polls show it might not pass in the metro Atlanta area. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is a strong supporter of the T-SPLOST. In part 2 of a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer, Reed defended the tax, and rejected calls for a delay in the vote.
Interview with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Part 1: Sewer Tax Vote and Atlanta's Water Future Atlanta, GA (2012-02-23) On March 6th, Atlanta voters will decide whether or not to extend the city's penny-on-the-dollar sales tax, to pay for the major overhaul of the Atlanta sewer system. Mayor Kasim Reed is campaigning hard for a "yes" vote. He took questions about the "MOST" tax, and about Atlanta's water future, in part 1 of a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer.
Air France Brings Cargo Flights Back to ATL Atlanta, GA (2012-02-23) The airline will operate twice-weekly cargo flights between ATL and CDG.
Pace of Gains in Economy Likely to Slow, GSU Economist Says Atlanta, GA (2012-02-22) Rajeev Dhawan remains optimistic growth will continue, but says the US and Georgia will not be immune to world's problems.
Do Caterpillar and Kia Mean Georgia's Job Recovery Will Be in Manufacturing, Not High-Tech?: A Talk with GSU Economic Forecaster Dr. Rajeev Dhawan Atlanta, GA (2012-02-17) On Friday, Feb. 17th, construction equipment maker Caterpillar announced it will build a big new plant near Athens, creating some 1,400 jobs. It's the latest announcement of new manufacturing jobs in Georgia. But, for years, the state has hunted different sorts of jobs, in biotech and information technology. So, what's happening? WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Prof. Rajeev Dhawan, director of Georgia State University's Economic Forecasting Center.
Del Taco Comes to Atlanta. Again. Atlanta, GA (2012-02-15) California-based chain gives Atlanta another go, after a failed co-branding with Mrs. Winner's Chicken in the 90s.
Will Georgia's Share of Mortgage Settlement Money Actually Go to Help Homeowners? A Conversation with Karen Brown of Atlanta Legal Aid Atlanta, GA (2012-02-13) Last week's multi-state settlement with five major mortgage servicers will bring Georgia's state government a direct payment of $104 million. But there's no guarantee that any of that money will be spent to help homeowners who are in trouble, or who claim they were victims of the alleged abuses. WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Karen Brown, director of the Home Defense program at the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
Southwest's Inaugural Atlanta Flights One Step in Long Merger Process Atlanta, GA (2012-02-12) Integrating AirTran into Southwest's daily operations will likely take another two years, executives say.
APD Hiring "Quality Men and Women." Atlanta, GA (2012-02-10) Department holds career fair Monday to recruit new officers, but APD warns the process will be rigorous.
Privatizing Briscoe Field Without Commercial Service Unlikely Atlanta, GA (2012-02-09) Only company to submit proposal for privitizing Gwinnett's airport has long said commercial service is the cornerstone of its plan.
Poultry Group Wants to Challenge Factory Farming Standards in Georgia Atlanta, GA (2012-02-09) Georgians for Pastured Poultry says its mission is to make Georgia the leading state in production and consumption of pasture-raised poultry.
New T-SPLOST Postponement Legislation Raises New Questions About the Prospects for the Transportation Plan Atlanta, GA (2012-02-08) Several prominent Republicans in the state House have just introduced two measures which would halt this summer's scheduled vote on a regional transportation sales tax, or T-SPLOST. As WABE's Denis O'Hayer reports, the move raised more questions about the prospects for the T-SPLOST, and about the support of state leaders.
Southwest Airlines in Final Preps for Atlanta Debut Atlanta, GA (2012-02-08) After more than a year of planning, Southwest begins service out of Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport on Sunday.
Water: Oil of the 21st Century? Atlanta, GA (2012-02-06) Morgan Stanley Smith Barney predicts water will become one of the hottest commodities of the 21st century.
Atlanta's Catholic Archbishop Asks For Political Action Against Health Care Mandate: A Talk with Archbishop Wilton Gregory Atlanta, GA (2012-02-02) WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Atlanta Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory, who has urged Atlanta Catholics to organize against a mandate from the Department of Health and Human Services. As part of the rules in the health care reform act, HHS has said it will require employers to cover employees' purchases of prescription birth control and similar medications. The Catholic Church opposes birth control, and calls the new mandate a violation of its 1st Amendment rights as an employer.
Bankruptcy Filings Drop to Near Pre-Recession Levels Atlanta, GA (2012-02-02) Atlanta-based Equifax says commerical bankruptcy filings have dropped 44% from their peak; meanwhile, personal bankruptcy filings are down 26%.
Georgia's Manufacturing Sector Growing, Report Says Atlanta, GA (2012-02-01) January's Purchasing Managers Index, or PMI, showed overall growth. Even so, researchers are hesitant to say whether the growth will be sustained.