Rural Georgia Residents Are Hit Hard By Local Hospital Closure

Aired on Marketplace, April 7, 2017.  Stewart-Webster Hospital, in Richland, Georgia, is one of about 80 hospitals that have closed across the country since 2010, according to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When a small community loses its hospital, residents say it loses more than just its […]

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Syrian Refugee Family Arrives, Despite Georgia’s Resistance

Aired on WABE, 90.1 FM, December 11, 2015. After the terrorist attacks in Paris, some states, including Georgia, have tried to block Syrian refugees from resettling in their cities. But in spite of Gov. Nathan Deal’s stance, one family from Syria arrived in Georgia last week. Elly Yu visited the family and brings us this story.

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Ga. Special Education Segregates, Lacks Programs, DOJ Says

The U.S. Justice Department says the state of Georgia is illegally segregating some students with disabilities. It says a state program discriminates by keeping children with behavioral disorders apart from their peers and by depriving them of extracurricular activities. From member station WABE in Atlanta, Elly Yu reports.

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