I was promoted to become Georgia Public Broadcasting's first podcast producer in September 2020. During my time there, I helped develop and launch episodes for various GPB original productions, including Georgia Today, which captures the week's biggest stories through the lens of the journalists covering it.
Mistaken: The Real Case Against Richard Jewell is a 2019 PMJA award-winning, half-hour sound-rich retelling of how law enforcement and the media turned a hapless, innocent man into the presumed bomber. Using archival sound, interviews and an original score, Mistaken follows the rush to judgment spurred on by the demands of emerging online media, federal officials dealing with a wave of domestic terrorism, and a public eager to have answers and safely return to the games.
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A series of raids across metro Atlanta and Macon stoked fears that child sex trafficking is more prevalent than previously thought. Johnny Edwards, an investigative reporter with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, describes how the operation perpetuated a narrative of sex trafficking that doesn’t always square with the evidence.
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Deep in southwest Georgia, a local school board has been torn apart over racial gerrymandering. On Georgia Today, New York Times reporter Nicholas Casey discusses how the long shadow of voter suppression manifested in a voting map, and why electoral outcomes often come down to the lines we draw on paper.
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More than a week after the presidential election, Georgia is headed for an election audit including a hand recount prompted in part by allegations of election fraud — despite no evidence. How did we get here? On Georgia Today, Clayton Crescent founder Robin Kemp shares what she saw in the days after the election as the votes that put Joe Biden over the top in Georgia were counted.
Georgia Today takes an inside look at how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lost public trust amid an international health crisis — and how the repercussions of the organization’s unraveling could have long-lasting effects beyond the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Host Steve Fennessy talks with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Patricia Callahan and James Bandler about their reporting for ProPublica.