Posts tagged with "WABE"

Corruption report scrutinizes payments to Decatur High boosters, DeKalb Historical Society

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 30, 2015

This story has been updated.  A sweeping report into corruption in DeKalb County leaves no part of the county unscathed. The report questions donations of taxpayer money made by County Commissioners Jeff Rader and Kathie Gannon to local civic organizations. The DeKalb History Center and Decatur Bulldog Boosters received thousands in taxpayer money from the […]

A Streetcar Named D’oh? Project runs into trouble

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 24, 2014

Atlanta’s $93 million streetcar project may be delayed a little longer because of safety concerns. WABE reports that the Federal Transit Administration informed Mayor Kasim Reed of “outstanding safety and hazard mitigation” issues with the streetcar project. The federal government provided a significant chunk of the project’s funding, $47.6 million. The project’s launch has been delayed […]

Georgia auto dealers tussle with Tesla

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 31, 2014

Georgia automobile dealers are riled up about an electric car manufacturer’s plans to sell direct to customers here, plans that include a showroom in greater Decatur. The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports that California-based Tesla Motors plans to open up shop in greater Decatur on Nov. 4. The company also plans a store in Lenox Square […]

WRAS alums form nonprofit to save station

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt October 27, 2014

The fight to over Georgia State University’s FM station isn’t over.  Georgia Public Broadcasting took over WRAS 88.5 FM on June 29, and GPB programming accounts for 14 hours of each week day, from 5 am to 7 pm, Monday through Friday. Prior to the announcement by GSU, the station consisted entirely of student programming. […]

Archibong calls for more scrutiny after audit

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt September 9, 2014

Kirkwood’s representative on the Atlanta City Council wants the city’s auditor to keep a closer eye on the Department of Watershed Management following a report that thieves had stolen thousands of dollars worth of water meters. Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong, who chairs the utilities committee, told WABE that the auditor’s report shows mismanagement at the department […]

Atlanta NPR station slams Public Broadcasting deal

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 2, 2014

WABE, Atlanta’s NPR station, has said very little publicly about Georgia Public Broadcasting’s deal with Georgia State University to take over WRAS, the formerly student-run radio station That changed on July 2 when Public Broadcasting Atlanta Board Chairman Louis Sullivan published an open letter saying that GPB is using the deal to undermine WABE. “GPB […]

Called out – Archibong grills Watershed over raises

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 22, 2014

Atlanta City Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong said she isn’t pleased with the way Mayor Kasim Reed’s office has responded to a report about unauthorized raises in the city’s Watershed department, according to WABE. City Council members spoke out about the raises during a meeting on Monday. Last week Archibong, who represents Kirkwood, said she was “very concerned” […]

Lakeside unlikely – House tables bill

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 12, 2014

Things are not looking good for people who want to create a new city of Lakeside. But they’re looking very good for people who don’t want to create a new city. WABE reports that a House committee has tabled the proposed Lakeside bill, which had already passed the state Senate. The news service reports that […]

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