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"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

AJC Briefing

02:43 min | 11 months ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"Brought to you by state farm like a good neighbour. State farm is there. It's thursday september twenty third. Here's today's president. Joe biden will nominate state representative. Calvin s- meyer to serve as the us ambassador to the dominican republic rewarding the longest serving legislator in georgia and one of the president's earliest allies in the south with a diplomatic post. The white house said wednesday that s- meyer seventy four known in the georgia capital as the dean of the house will soon be formerly named to the job. If confirmed by the senate the retired cinemas banking executive will head to the dominican republic at a time when the island nation is confronted by new challenges in other news. Atlanta's leading candidates for mayor discuss the elephant in the room at their first debate tuesday night federal corruption investigations involving two of the candidates. Kiss one oh four point. One radio host. Frank ski asked the five candidates about crime. The buckhead city hood movement and transportation but the topic that elicited the most jagged responses was the federal investigations into city councilman antonio brown and former mayor. Qassim reed's administration read more about it at ajc dot com next. A federal judge has approved a modification to the long standing consent decree governing how to county will fix it. Spill played sewer system giving it about seven additional years to complete more than one billion dollars worth of repairs. Us district court judge. Stephen d grimberg approved the new arrangement which also includes more extensive reporting requirements steeper penalties for spills and a one point five million dollar fine against the county during a hearing yesterday. Conducted via zoom and film crews are on the brink of a strike. That could shut down the film and tv industry nationwide including in georgia negotiations have broken down between a few unions including the international alliance of theatrical and stage employees. Also known as i ozzy which represents almost all primary crew members on major tv and movie sets another union involved as the alliance of motion picture and television producers which represents studios like netflix. Hulu paramount and disney i ought sees union representatives covering forty three thousand workers in los angeles and new york are seeking a strike authorization vote among its members october. I it's likely the other unions that represent seventeen thousand workers in georgia and other parts of the country will follow suit. That's offered today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com. Have a great day.

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"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

AJC Briefing

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"Group is offering a stock swap worth two point two four billion dollars to merge atlanta-based financial technology company green sky into its digital banking unit. It's the second atlanta high tech company to receive a multibillion dollar offer this week but whether the deal goes through will depend on green sky stockholders. Green sky connects banks with customer seeking consumer loans for needs such as home improvements or healthcare earlier this week atlanta-based mail chimp announced it had agreed to a twelve billion dollar sale to california based into it which will integrate male chimps marketing social media and communication tools into its financial and tax software and the embattled fulton county elections board added. Cathy woolard as its new chairwoman yesterday. A move that georgia secretary of state. Brad ravensburger condemned as a blatantly political appointment. Woolard who served as atlanta city council president and ran for mayor in twenty seventeen is a former lobbyist for the voting rights organization. Fair fight action. She was nominated to head. The fulton elections board by commission. Chairman rob pits. The commission voted in favor of the democrat. Heading the board woollard. A university of georgia alumna was a longtime advocate for lgbtq plus rights before she became the first openly gay atlanta city council member in nineteen ninety seven. She was also the first woman to serve. As council president. woollard will become the deciding. Vote on polarizing issues before the five-member elections board which also includes two democratic and to republican appointees. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com. Have a great day spoken layer. It's a fast paced twenty four hour news cycle from top stories to breaking headlines. Wherever you are. There's a big story but there is no story bigger than this state. Farm has surprisingly great rates on car insurance. So you can get the coverage you need at an affordable price. That's the best kind of breaking news. Possible like a good neighbour. st martins bear..

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

AJC Briefing

02:07 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"Is the atlanta journal constitution brought to you by state farm like a good neighbour. State farm is there. It's thursday september sixteenth. Here's today's news. Most atlantans have a favorable opinion of mayor. Kisha lance bottoms but about the same percentage of residents think the city is headed in the wrong direction. And that many of the mayor's policies have flopped. That's according to a poll commissioned by the atlanta journal constitution it found that fifty seven percent of atlanta voters either strongly or somewhat approve of the job. Bottoms has done as the city's sixtieth mayor but a clear majority also think the city is headed in the wrong direction on some of the biggest issues facing the city. The poll shows that on the topic of crime. Seventy percent of those survey think atlanta is off track as for traffic congestion percent. Think the city is off track and in the affordable housing category fifty six percent of those who took part of the poll thought. Atlanta was off track in other news. The state's healthcare system continues to operate in crisis mode as hospital intensive care unit still overflow with gravely ill patients even though in nineteen admissions have declined since hitting a pandemic peak in early september. The high demand for critical care has pushed hospitals to try to limit ambulance to their severely crowded emergency departments. The result is frequent scenes of ambulances piling up outside ers as ems workers keep caring for patients on stretchers and listening to radio. 'cause they can't quickly respond to emergency. Medical and hospital officials told the atlanta journal constitution. They worry the decline may be temporary. Cases may balloon again over the next few weeks as a result of labor day celebrations the return to in-person school and the start of college and high school football games that are attracting large crowds in business. The goldman sachs group is offering a stock swap worth two point two four billion dollars to merge atlanta-based financial technology company green sky into its digital banking.

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"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

AJC Briefing

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"This is the <Speech_Male> atlanta journal <Silence> constitution <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Female> <Advertisement> brought to you by state <Speech_Female> farm like a <Speech_Female> good neighbour. State <Silence> farm is there. <Speech_Male> It's <Speech_Male> thursday <Silence> september. Second <Speech_Male> atlanta <Speech_Male> will express <Speech_Male> an interest in <Speech_Male> hosting the twenty twenty <Speech_Male> eight super bowl <Speech_Male> while falcons <Speech_Male> owner arthur blank <Speech_Male> is excited to put <Speech_Male> his hat in the ring. This <Speech_Male> would not be the first <Speech_Male> time. Atlanta played host <Speech_Male> to the game. <Speech_Male> The first super <Speech_Male> bowl played in atlanta <Speech_Male> was in nineteen ninety <Speech_Male> four between <Speech_Male> the dallas cowboys <Speech_Male> and buffalo bills <Speech_Male> in the former georgia <Speech_Male> dome. <Speech_Male> The city hosted <Speech_Male> its second super <Speech_Male> bowl on january <Speech_Male> thirtieth two thousand <Speech_Male> when the saint <Speech_Male> louis rams beat <Speech_Male> the tennessee. Titans <Speech_Male> twenty three to sixteen <Speech_Male> at the dome <Speech_Male> and finally <Speech_Male> in two thousand nineteen <Speech_Male> when the new england. <Speech_Male> Patriots beat the <Speech_Male> los angeles rams <Speech_Male> at the mercedes benz <Speech_Male> stadium. <Speech_Male> The economic <Speech_Male> impact of the last <Speech_Male> super bowl was debated <Speech_Male> to be somewhere between <Speech_Male> two hundred million <Speech_Male> and four hundred <Silence> million dollars. <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Meanwhile the <Speech_Male> state of georgia <Speech_Male> has four point. Eight <Speech_Male> billion dollars <Speech_Male> in cova nineteen <Speech_Male> relief money. <Speech_Male> Congress approved <Speech_Male> it. In march to help <Speech_Male> mitigate the economic <Speech_Male> fallout from the <Speech_Male> pandemic. But <Speech_Male> we learned wednesday. <Speech_Male> That it won't be until twenty <Speech_Male> twenty two before <Speech_Male> the state start. <Speech_Male> Spending the money <Speech_Male> governor <Speech_Male> bryant camp had hoped <Speech_Male> to announce grants <Speech_Male> for broadband expansion <Speech_Male> water <Speech_Male> and sewer projects <Speech_Male> and programs to <Speech_Male> aid georgians and <Speech_Male> businesses by <Speech_Male> mid october <Speech_Male> but state lawmakers <Speech_Male> didn't have enough time <Speech_Male> to put together proposals. <Speech_Male> Kemp's <Speech_Male> budget office <Speech_Male> is now extending <Speech_Male> the time for applications <Speech_Male> until the end <Speech_Male> of october which <Speech_Male> pushed the time <Speech_Male> line for announcing where <Speech_Male> the money will go to <Speech_Male> early. Next year <Speech_Male> senate appropriations <Speech_Male> chairman <Speech_Male> blake. Tillery said. <Speech_Male> the delay may help <Speech_Male> ease some of the current <Speech_Male> problems <Speech_Male> with finding workers <Speech_Male> and materials to <Speech_Male> do projects <Speech_Male> such as adding <Speech_Male> or improving water <Speech_Male> and sewer lines. <Speech_Male> Georgia's <Speech_Male> unemployment rate <Speech_Male> was three point seven <Speech_Male> percent in july. <Speech_Male> Almost <Speech_Male> what it was the month. The <Speech_Male> pandemic began <Speech_Male> and businesses <Speech_Male> have reported having <Speech_Male> trouble finding <Silence> <Advertisement> workers <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> in <Speech_Male> other news <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> with the us supreme <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> court allowing a <Speech_Male> restrictive texas <Speech_Male> abortion law to go <Speech_Male> into effect wednesday <Speech_Male> georgia advocates. <Speech_Male> On both sides <Speech_Male> of the issue are <Speech_Male> trying to determine what <Speech_Male> it could mean when <Speech_Male> arguments begin <Speech_Male> over the state similar <Speech_Male> law later this <Speech_Male> month in a federal <Speech_Male> appeals court <Speech_Male> texas <Speech_Male> abortion providers. <Speech_Male> Ask the nation's high <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> court to temporarily <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> blocked the law <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> which prohibits the <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> procedure once fetal. <Speech_Male> Cardiac activity <Speech_Male> can be detected. <Speech_Male> Usually about <Speech_Male> six weeks into a <Speech_Male> pregnancy in before <Speech_Male> many women. 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New Lawsuit Filed Suing Georgia's Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill

AJC Briefing

00:59 sec | 1 year ago

New Lawsuit Filed Suing Georgia's Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill

"Clayton county sheriff. Victor hill has been named in a new lawsuit. Alleging los angeles man was beaten severely and put in a restraining chair for approximately four hours while in custody earlier this year at the clayton county jail. Gabriel aries alleges in a federal lawsuit filed monday in us district court in atlanta. That clayton county deputies repeatedly maliciously and violently struck him in the shower area of the jail and then placed in a restraining chair outside the infirmary. The lawsuit says aries was left with brain damage and other significant injuries aries. Who is bipolar and suffers for mood. Disorder had been arrested february fifth at hartsfield-jackson international airport for misdemeanor disorderly conduct and was allegedly combative and shouting racial epithets. To the sheriff's deputies. Along with nine deputies the lawsuit alleges hill violated airy civil rights in his capacity as sheriff it does not allege that the sheriff participated in the

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The State of Jewish Life on College Campuses

People of the Pod

01:44 min | 1 year ago

The State of Jewish Life on College Campuses

"Me as guest co host. This week is meg grad friedman. Ajc's director of the alexander young leadership department megi. Welcome to our virtual studio. The mike is all yours. Thanks manja. I'm joined by tilly. Shemer executive director of university of michigan. Hello university of michigan is one of the top five most jewish schools by jewish population in his home to one of the largest allows the nation as student head back to campus. We are fortunate to be joined by someone who has a front row seat to the difficult realities as well as the well of opportunities that are awaiting american jews on campus tilly. Thank you for joining us on the pot. Thanks so much for having me. I'm so happy to be here when we speak about the jewish campus experience. There's what's captured in the headlines. Which more often than not captures the very real rise in antisemitism facing many students and then there's what's not captured in the headlines vibrant jewish life awaiting students on campus during their most formative years for students listening. I want to be sure that we discussed both of these realities so first. Let's address the headlines. Last spring university of michigan received significant coverage for a series of very anti israel statements from the student government and other bodies on the heels of israeli palestinian violence in may as well as physical act of semitism against hillel and as michigan. current sued. ed's at alum no but lovely the rock. This was accompanied by a weaker than hoped for response from the administration which left jewish and pro. israel students feeling unheard invulnerable.

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"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

AJC Briefing

05:15 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"It's monday august sixteenth. Here's today's news. Atlanta police said sunday they have charged demarcus brinkley with murder aggravated assault kidnapping and other charges in the high-profile killing of a woman whose body was discovered friday morning in southeast atlanta multiple friends and co-workers confirm the identity of the woman is mariam abdurrab. Twenty seven to the atlanta journal constitution a bartender at reverie vr bar and midtown abdo raw was returning to her home and chose would park in southeast atlanta in the early morning hours and was kidnapped outside her house at gunpoint. Her friends say brinkley. Twenty seven is in stable condition and is in custody at well star atlanta medical center. According to the atlanta police department he will be taken to the fulton county jail after he is released by the hospital. Other charges against brinkley include false imprisonment possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of firearm. During the commission of a felony atlanta police said in an update sunday obda rob's death put atlanta on edge as it came within a few weeks of the stabbing death of katie janice in piedmont park janice also. Bartender was attacked at night while walking her dog atlanta. Police say they do not believe. The two cases are related home for schooling for the fifth time this month school in clayton county switching to online learning due to a rise in corona virus cases. The latest is kendrick. Middle school in jonesboro. Which will go online beginning monday. Due to an increase number of cova nineteen cases. The district said in a statement. Sunday students are expected to return to classes. On august thirtieth. The statement said clayton county. Public schools reported one hundred fifty eight cases of the corona virus in the week ending august. Sixth all but forty three were students. The district does not break down data by school. The pivot to online learning comes as corona virus. Cases are on the rise in pockets of the state due to low vaccination rates and the highly contagious delta variant according to health officials children under age twelve or not eligible for the vaccine next federal agents raided the home of newton county couple associated with chris hill the leader of a far right militia and hauled away cell phones computers and other electronics as part of the whitening investigation into the january. Sixth riot at the us capitol. The couple said hi and his wife and marie were among the thousands who attended the trump rally in washington dc on january. Sixth but he said they were not among those who breached the capital he said agencies cell phones computers even his daughters tablet. They took basically every electronic device in my house. He said he said he and his wife listened to a scanner during the capital breach. But they were not in touch with people inside. The heights are associated with the three percent security force militia. And it's mercurial leader stockbridge resident. Chris hill hill took to social media wednesday with a red alert announcing the rate as an overreach of federal authority high. It said he knows hill and said his wife communicates with hill frequently. But he said he is not a member of the militia. Finally in international aid shortly after a seven point two magnitude earthquake struck haiti saturday. Morning terry franson began to get pictures and hear reports showing the devastation that has killed hundreds of people and injured. More than twenty five hundred. Their surgical suite was destroyed. The house was destroyed. I don't think they have power but you know what they're still working said franson who has made many trips to haiti including when she traveled there to help in the aftermath of the two thousand ten earthquake that killed more than two hundred thousand in the impoverished nation members of the haitian community in atlanta are waiting on more information about conditions before coming up with plans to try to help support the recovery ron opole on a native of haiti said he was especially worried sunday about a tropical storm that was on track to hit the earthquake ravaged region on monday. I just feel so bad. Apollon said i don't know how much more country can take. It's just one thing after another. Haiti has been in political crisis. Since its president was assassinated last month armed gangs make travel around the country dangerous and some relief organisations worried that getting doctors and supplies to the hardest hit areas would be challenging atlanta based care an international aid organization works in haiti and his teams on the ground assessing the damage and providing help to some of the hardest hit areas centers and schools have been damaged while hundreds of homes of poor vulnerable. Haitian people have been destroyed cares. Team reported on top of the hundreds of deaths and injuries immediate needs include tents safe drinking water and food first aid kits covert nineteen prevention kits and save spaces for women and girls care said i would say overall. The sentiment is a hopeful fatigue. Said hannah grady jones. Who has been working in haiti for more than a year through the nonprofit aid organization. Light from light. They have no choice. But to be resilient so i think they do remain so they remain hopeful and yet at the same time..

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"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

AJC Briefing

02:36 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"This is the <Speech_Male> atlanta <SpeakerChange> journal <Silence> constitution <Speech_Male> brought <Speech_Male> to you by <Speech_Male> i robot. <Speech_Male> It's almost national <Speech_Male> water balloon day <Speech_Male> with the bravo. Jet <Speech_Male> m six robot <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> mop. You can focus <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> on <SpeakerChange> fun <Silence> and forget the mess. <Silence> <Speech_Male> It's monday <Speech_Male> august second. <Speech_Male> Here's today's <Speech_Male> news. <Speech_Male> State government <Speech_Male> is still working to <Speech_Male> give out millions in <Speech_Male> rent. Relief funds <Speech_Male> as tens of thousands <Speech_Male> of georgians face <Speech_Male> evictions according <Speech_Male> to an ajc <Speech_Male> analysis as <Speech_Male> of july twentieth <Speech_Male> only about six percent <Speech_Male> of the seven <Speech_Male> hundred ten million dollars <Speech_Male> that georgia <Speech_Male> and select local <Speech_Male> governments received. <Speech_Male> Federal aid <Speech_Male> had gone to households <Speech_Male> at risk of <Speech_Male> eviction or behind <Speech_Male> on rent the <Speech_Male> census bureau estimates <Speech_Male> between one hundred <Speech_Male> fifty nine thousand <Speech_Male> three hundred sixty five <Speech_Male> and three hundred forty. <Speech_Male> Four thousand thirty <Speech_Male> five georgians <Speech_Male> are very likely <Speech_Male> or somewhat likely <Speech_Male> to be evicted. Due <Speech_Male> to lack of payment <Speech_Male> local <Speech_Male> advocates. Say some <Speech_Male> of those at risk are <Speech_Male> immigrants and single <Speech_Male> parent families. <Speech_Male> Saturday's expiration <Speech_Male> of the national <Speech_Male> ban on evictions <Speech_Male> removes a safety <Speech_Male> net that kept millions <Speech_Male> of americans in <Speech_Male> their homes during the <Silence> pandemic. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> A suspect is <Speech_Male> wanted after police <Speech_Male> said he robbed <Speech_Male> the driver of an armored <Speech_Male> truck at gunpoint <Speech_Male> and then shot at <Speech_Male> the vehicle. It happened <Speech_Male> at about nine twenty <Speech_Male> five. Am sunday <Speech_Male> on the nineteen hundred <Speech_Male> block of metropolitan <Speech_Male> parkway <Speech_Male> a security <Speech_Male> officer told police. <Speech_Male> He was getting out of the <Speech_Male> armored truck. He had been <Speech_Male> driving when he <Speech_Male> was approached by an unidentified <Speech_Male> man <Speech_Male> who grabbed a bag <Speech_Male> of money and took <Speech_Male> off running <Speech_Male> as he sprinted away <Speech_Male> he fired his <Speech_Male> weapon at the security <Speech_Male> officer. No one <Speech_Male> was injured during <Silence> the armed robbery <Silence> <Speech_Male> facing <Speech_Male> what could be the most <Speech_Male> expensive reelection <Speech_Male> fight in georgia. <Speech_Male> History <Speech_Male> governor. brian. Kemp <Speech_Male> didn't wait long to <Speech_Male> try out. A new republican <Speech_Male> backed law <Speech_Male> that allows him to avoid <Speech_Male> campaign fundraising <Speech_Male> caps <Speech_Male> camps campaign <Speech_Male> created georgia's <Speech_Male> first leadership committee <Speech_Male> earlier this <Speech_Male> month. Seven days <Speech_Male> after a new law <Speech_Male> went into effect allowing <Speech_Male> the governor. The lieutenant <Speech_Male> governor and <Speech_Male> legislative leaders <Speech_Male> to create new funds <Speech_Male> that can take unlimited <Speech_Male> contributions <Speech_Male> kemp <Speech_Male> supporters already <Speech_Male> have a separate fund <Speech_Male> that is raised big <Speech_Male> money from those interested <Speech_Male> in legislation <Speech_Male> and funding but <Speech_Male> it is not allowed to directly <Speech_Male> coordinate activities <Speech_Male> with his <Speech_Male> campaign democratic <Speech_Male> senator <Speech_Male> jeff jordan said. <Speech_Male> It's the thumb on the scale <Speech_Male> for those in power <Speech_Male> so <SpeakerChange> they can <Silence> keep their power <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> and over <Speech_Male> the weekend. Atlanta <Speech_Male> police responded to <Speech_Male> four shootings within <Speech_Male> four hours <Speech_Male> including one <Speech_Male> that left a man dead. <Speech_Male> The fatal shooting <Speech_Male> happened in the sixteen <Speech_Male> hundred block of <Speech_Male> lakewood avenue about <Speech_Male> two thirty. Am <Speech_Male> the man was <Speech_Male> pronounced dead at the <Speech_Male> scene. The <Speech_Male> other shootings were <Speech_Male> onto four hills. <Speech_Male> Dr martin luther <Speech_Male> king junior drive <Speech_Male> and lee street. <Speech_Male>

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

AJC Briefing

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"This is the <Speech_Male> atlanta journal <Silence> constitution. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> It's wednesday <Speech_Male> july twenty <Speech_Male> eighth. Here's <Silence> today's news <Speech_Male> robert. <Speech_Male> Aaron long <Speech_Male> accused of fatally <Speech_Male> shooting eight <Speech_Male> people at three <Speech_Male> metro. Atlanta spas <Speech_Male> pleaded guilty <Speech_Male> to four of the <Speech_Male> murders in a deal <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> formalized yesterday <Speech_Male> in cherokee <Speech_Male> <Advertisement> county courtroom. <Speech_Male> The agreements <Speech_Male> bears him a death <Speech_Male> sentence. Though that <Speech_Male> possibility <Speech_Male> remains in fulton county <Speech_Male> where district <Speech_Male> attorney bonnie willis <Speech_Male> said she will seek the <Speech_Male> death penalty for the twenty <Speech_Male> two year old defendant <Speech_Male> regardless <Speech_Male> longs deal <Speech_Male> with cherokee prosecutors <Speech_Male> ensures. <Speech_Male> He will spend the rest of <Speech_Male> his life in prison. <Speech_Male> He was <Speech_Male> handed four consecutive <Speech_Male> life sentences <Speech_Male> plus thirty <Speech_Male> five years without <Speech_Male> the possibility <Silence> of <SpeakerChange> parole <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> in other <Speech_Male> news. Georgia's <Speech_Male> largest school <Speech_Male> district announced yesterday. <Speech_Male> That it's requiring <Speech_Male> masks <Speech_Male> for students staff <Speech_Male> and visitors <Speech_Male> to all district facilities <Speech_Male> and on <Speech_Male> buses regardless <Speech_Male> of vaccination <Silence> status <Speech_Male> gwinnett <Speech_Male> county. School officials <Speech_Male> said the decision was made <Speech_Male> in response to new <Speech_Male> guidance. 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AJC Briefing

01:54 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"Upcoming school year which begins august fifth the centers for disease control and prevention recently advised that vaccinated students and teachers don't need to wear masks in schools. The american academy of pediatrics recommended masks for everyone over the age of two regardless vaccination status across the metro area masks are now being required by. Aps clayton county and the. Dekalb county school districts in other districts. Cobb county marietta city. Schools and gwinnett county masks are optional and the shipping supply company. You line is hiring intent on adding about one hundred employees at their brazzale warehouse. The company is luring candidates with starting pay of twenty four dollars an hour and the promise of a profit sharing bonus north of seven thousand dollars. It's a sign of the times or at least the moment the region is flush with jobs and companies are jostling for workers as the economic recovery from the corona virus pandemic continues the state labor department reported yesterday the metro atlanta last month and at thirty eight thousand five hundred jobs including fifty five hundred in warehousing and transportation. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com. Have a great day spoken layer. You have a lot going on work family and everything else. That's why macy's created in store and curbside pickup. All you have to do is add items to your cart online. Choose your preferred pickup method. And well take them up. And if you don't have time for a trip to the store choose same-day delivery powered by door dash and available at select. Macy's it's valid on most in stock items learn more at macys dot com slash pickup..

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AJC Briefing

01:39 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"The most important arteries in the state's transportation system has been partially shut down after a truck smashed into an interstate overpass yesterday morning with enough force to shift the bridge. Several feet state officials said that. I sixteen where the crash took. Place is expected to be blocked for several days. The highway which connects make into savannah is the main thoroughfare between metro. Atlanta and georgia's coast heavily trafficked by both tourists headed to the beach and trucks moving goods to and from the port of savannah in other news. Georgia is about two weeks away from taking applications from governments nonprofits and business groups seeking a piece of the four point eight billion dollars. The state is receiving as part of the federal covert nineteen relief plan lawmakers agency directors and lobbyists on thursday listened to a presentation from governor brian kim's budget office detailing how the process will work once application. Start coming in august. I three committees focused on broadband expansion water and sewer infrastructure and ways to mitigate the economic fallout from the pandemic were appointed by kemp last month. Next georgia kicked off summer by adding nearly double the number of jobs as usual for june while the unemployment rate fell to a fifteen month pandemic low amid increased competition for workers. The state department of labor said yesterday that the state's economy continued moving toward normalcy expanding by thirty two thousand eight hundred jobs as the unemployment rate dipped from four point. One percent in may two four percent last month that is less than one third. The rate at the worst of the pandemic.

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"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

AJC Briefing

03:40 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"It's friday july second. Here's today's news. The us supreme court's decision to uphold parts of arizona's election law yesterday emboldened republican supporters of georgia's new voting measure and may make it harder for its opponents to succeed in their pending lawsuits the arizona case burner rich versus the democratic national committee was considered the latest test of the reach of the nineteen sixty five federal voting rights act whether it can be used to invalidate state laws that have a disproportionate impact on minority voters. The ruling which came on the final day of the supreme court's annual term said that part of arizona's law that tosses out ballots cast in the wrong precinct on election day are not discriminatory towards voters of color. The majority also determined that an arizona law that made it illegal for outside groups to collect. Absentee ballots also did not have a disproportionate impact on non white voters. Three liberal justices dissented writing that the majority's ruling undermines the landmark law that prohibits discrimination in elections by limiting how it can be applied. Meanwhile we now know the names of the people involved in wednesday's shooting inside in atlanta apartment building. Two officers were ambushed at about one pm while investigating a shooting on the eighth floor of the solace on peachtree apartments a sixteen story building about a block from the famed fox theatre atlanta police chief rodney. Brian identified the wounded officer is tie who joined the department in october. Twenty nineteen tie was shot twice as he and officer joshua. Loretta stepped out of the elevator. Authorities said one bullet struck his shoulder and the other hit him in the face. Bryant said they were able to return fire killing the suspect at that time. The man killed by police was identified as twenty nine year old. Joseph lee humbles of atlanta investigators determined that humble shot another man prior to the officers arrival according to the g. b. i which is investigating the police shooting in other news. Authorities are working to identify the remains of a child that were found floating in the chattahoochee river yesterday. According to cobb county police officers were sent to a stretch of the river in the thirty. Four hundred block of cobb parkway to investigate the grisly discovery. The child's exact age is not known but investigators believe they were between one and three years old police spokesman. Sergeant wayne delk said that the cobb county fire department crew was beginning training and filming a water safety video. When they discovered the remains of the toddler. It is not clear what condition the remains were in authorities believed. The child may have been in the river for nearly two days before the remains were discovered duck said the toddler has not been identified and investigators are urging anyone with information as to the toddler's identity to contact them with possible. Leads and governor. Brian camp is flexing his financial muscles ahead of a challenging reelection campaign. the republican will report raising roughly twelve million dollars so far the cycle for his bid for a second term with about nine million dollars in cash on hand a year out from the primaries his campaign said that includes three point nine million dollars in cash collected over the last three months kemp's rapid fundraising pace said a state fundraising record at this stage in georgia gubernatorial contest and it comes as he faces pressure from challengers on his right flank while he prepares for an expected rematch against stacey abrams. The governor began collecting checks. And headlining fundraisers almost as soon as he defeated abrahams in the two thousand eighteen race for governor and he's held a blitz of recent events.

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AJC Briefing

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"This is the atlanta journal constitution. It's friday june twenty fifth. Here's today's news. Sixteen suspected sex trafficking victims among twenty children were rescued in metro atlanta. Authorities made the announcement yesterday said they were recovered during a two week multi jurisdictional operation in may. It was called operation not forgotten. Twenty twenty one. The twenty children ranged in age from six weeks to seventeen years old and were recovered. Mainly from cobb gwinnett fulton and dekalb counties authorities have not said whether any arrests were made in the operation which was the third of. Its kind in georgia in other news. The state ethics commission decided thursday to move ahead with a case against a former georgia. Senate majority leader accused of illegally using campaign money to repay himself more than he actually loaned his campaign commission staff had former senator chip rogers used leftover campaign money once he was out of the general assembly for thousands of dollars in personal expenses spending money at six flags dillard's department store the pga superstore a luxury car dealership in florida and the shaky boots music festival under state law. Politicians can only use campaign money to win and maintain their office. The next step is a former hearing on the charges which could eventually lead to a hefty. Fine you may have noticed. Planters and traffic cones are popping up on peachtree street downtown as the city test ways to turn the corridor into a place that prioritizes pedestrians and bicyclists. The project is part of the city's effort to transform the popular street into a shared space which gives walkers and bikers additional space and allows cars to drive through at slower speeds. This week's work focused on peachtree between baker and illustrates. A new crossing was also added at peachtree center. The final design could involve eliminating the curb installing special pavement or adding seating along the road design elements more commonly found on popular pedestrian friendly corridors in europe and traffic and metro atlanta is back after it took a nosedive at the beginning of the corona virus pandemic according to the state road and tollway authority traffic is at about seventy seven percent of level seen in twenty nineteen which was the last full pre cove it year as a result s. Rta expects to collect more toll revenue as rta's fiscal year. twenty twenty. Two budget includes thirty. Nine point five million dollars toll revenue up from about thirty four million dollars in two thousand nineteen. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com have a great day. spoken layer..

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AJC Briefing

01:50 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"This is the atlanta journal constitution. It's wednesday june twenty third. Here's today's news senate. Republicans took advantage of filibuster rules yesterday to block sweeping federal election and voting legislation backed by democrats the procedural vote that would have allowed the measure known as the for the people act move. Forward with debate failed fifty to fifty because it did not reach the sixty vote threshold all fifty members of the democratic caucus were in favour all fifty republicans were opposed. The outcome was expected next. Governor brian camp is set to lift the public health state of emergency. Roughly fifteen months after lawmakers granted him broad new authorities to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. The governor signed an executive order. Yesterday that ends his emergency powers on july first seeing they are no longer needed as quote more georgians or getting vaccinated. Our economic momentum is strong and people are getting back to normal moving on nearly one and a half million georgians are expected to give into wanderlust over the independence. Day holiday which would make it. The second most traveled july fourth on record it comes just months after the number of covid nineteen cases in the state hit a peak with thousands crammed into the states hospitals. This year's triple a projection marks a rebound of thirty three percent from traffic last year when the corona virus kept many of the people living in georgia at home and in related news. Delta airlines is hiring thousands of workers as it staffs up to handle the increase in passengers. That's come amid the drop in corona virus infections. The atlanta-based carrier said that it's hiring. New workers bringing back former employees on a short term basis.

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AJC Briefing

03:44 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"Is the atlanta journal constitution. It's monday june twenty first. Here's today's news as the state cuts off historically generous jobless benefits this week many of georgia's unemployed are still waiting for a hearing on whether they will be paid. The georgia department of labor has dispersed more than twenty two billion dollars in unemployment benefits since march twenty twenty when the pandemic shutdowns triggered an avalanche layoffs and the federal government responded with an unprecedented series of measures to support the jobless but for the last fifteen months even as the state process nearly four point. Nine million claims hundreds of thousands of frustrated applicants have been unable to get overtaxed labor department workers on the phone or their emails. Answered agency offices also have been shuttered since the pandemic began. The processing delays have sparked harsh criticism but the labor department's task has been tough. It has needed to apply new and often revised rules paying those who were eligible and simultaneously trying to stymie fraud. A search for fraud and georgia's election was about to begin in a fulton. County warehouse last month when a judge plan to set ground rules to inspect over. One hundred. Forty five thousand absentee ballots but the ballot review stalled because the county asked the judge to throw out the case. Both sides will have their day in court today. When superior court judge. Brian burrow considers whether and how to move forward election skeptics will do they need an opportunity to search for possible counterfeit ballots fulton officials will ask the judge to put an end to the quest to undermine democrat. Joe biden's nearly twelve thousand. Vote win over republican. Donald trump attorneys for fulton have argued that the case is a baseless and flawed attempt to use the courts to intervene in an election. That was settled seven months ago. Police are investigating after two different sense of human remains found burning in south fulton were determined to have come from atlanta south fulton. Police were sent to a location along jones road to respond to a fire about four thirty a. M friday when officers arrived they found what appeared to be human remains. It was the second occasion of remains being found in south fulton. In one week police said about six. Am on june twelfth. Were sent to the forty one hundred block of union road to investigate a vehicle fire and found what appeared to be set of human remains. Police have not released the name of either victim. Anyone with information on either case is asked to contact south fulton police. Despite the rain the city of stone mountain held. Its first ever juneteenth celebration saturday evening. An event seen in part as an attempt to repudiate the racist history associated with the area. The soggy block party was meant to be the first of many in the shadow of the world's largest granite monolith with its enduring confederate imagery and past marked by kkk meetings and cross burnings. Nearly one hundred people kicked off the event. Strolling around vendor tables and gathering around a gazebo to hear. Speeches and songs organizers expected a much larger crowd before bad weather rolled in such akira. Johnson mayor pro tempore of stone mountain. The city considered cancelling saturday's event has nearby. Decatur did but decided to press on in part because some pieces of the program could not be rescheduled. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com. Have a great day spoken layer..

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AJC Briefing

01:55 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"Home is where the bugs aren't. It's wednesday june ninth. Here's today's news. Three hostages were rescued and the leader of notorious baltimore. Gang is dead after an hours. Long standoff with police. It happened yesterday afternoon at a sandy springs apartment. Complex officials say that thirty nine year old. Gary anthony creek of baltimore was found dead inside the apartment around four. Pm when the home was cleared by swat unit authorities say he died of a self inflicted gunshot wound the three hostages rescued. Include creeks girlfriend. Who has not been identified and two children ages two and six officials have not said whether creeks girlfriend lived at the complex in other news. Religious leaders from a coalition of churches rallied yesterday at the capital against georgia's voting law. Senate bill two oh two and called. On congress to protect voting rights the faith leaders representing over one thousand churches said that they'll use georgia's new voting law to show the need for a bill pending in the us senate that would restore federal oversight. They plan to meet with a dozen senators in washington next week to seek their support. Moving on new tax collection. Figures suggest that the government will run a surplus of more than three billion dollars at the end of the fiscal year. Which comes to a. Close june thirtieth. It's possibly the largest surplus in georgia history. And it's far better than what. State officials expected this time last year when they were cutting spending because the covid. Nineteen pandemic had flattened georgia's economy governor. Brian kemp's made the announcement yesterday. Saying that it's mostly from rising income and retail sales during the first eleven months of the fiscal year compared to the same period last year. And a new interchange connecting to of metro atlanta's busiest highways is on track to.

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AJC Briefing

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"The moment organ. Home is where the bugs aren't. It's monday june seventh. Here's today's news. Our top story. On saturday morning andrew worrell was rushed to a hospital after two bullets ripped through his body while he was taking his morning. Walk in buckhead on sunday. He was back on his feet or else wife. Anwar al said he was able to move around with the help of a walker just over twenty four hours after the shooting sent him to a hospital. The forty one year old who works for a facilities management company was walking near the twelve hundred block of west wesley road about eight thirty a. m. when a man drove by and began shooting from a car. Police identified twenty two year old gala. Newsom as the suspect responsible in the shooting which police say was part of a violence-free that also included shooting at joggers and ended with a car crash that left a man seriously injured in politics. The georgia gop convention was supposed to be a chance for thousands of conservative activists to project unity and chart out their strategy headed into twenty twenty two races instead of the conference was focused on donald. Trump's false claims of widespread election fraud in twenty twenty governor. Brian camp was jeered by activists subset. He refused to invalidate the state's election so was attorney general. Chris carr whose office defended the outcome in court georgia. Gop chair david. Shafer honored a trio of legislators with warrior awards for their attempt to reverse the former presidents defeat and in a sign the ongoing internal friction. The delegates passed resolutions to censure secretary of state brand reference burger a fellow republican. Who is the state's top elections official and call for a legislative review of the voting system the republican controlled legislature only recently adopted in sports. The falcons have traded. Julio jones to the tennessee titans parting ways with the most prolific receiver in franchise history. The falcons will get a second round pick next year and twenty three fourth round. Pick for the thirty two year old jones. Who had eight hundred forty eight receptions for twelve thousand eight hundred ninety six yards in ten seasons atlanta will send its twenty twenty three sixth round. Pick to the titans. The trade ends a relationship between jones and the franchise that had been in decline for several years and took a messy turn recently with public comments by jones and the move also helps the team create a huge amount of salary cap space heading into the first season for new coach. Arthur smith and general manager terry fontenot and finally the accrediting agency investigating gwinnett county. Public schools said in a letter to the superintendent that received several complaints about the behavior of the board of education in a letter to superintendent. J alvin wilbanks earlier. This year the agency said initial complaints included accusations that the five board members do not understand their roles or demonstrate collegiality allow discriminatory student discipline. You social media unethically and are not responsive to declines in student achievement. Our school district has a long history of accreditation success. Will bank said about three weeks later. In a five page response to cog nia the accrediting agency. He.

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AJC Briefing

02:03 min | 1 year ago

"ajc" Discussed on AJC Briefing

"Summer becoming seaquest tenth location in the country stonecrest which recently abandoned plans to transform the sears into a public safety hub agreed to sell the property for two point. Four million dollars last month. This isn't sequence. First attempt to enter stonecrest a lease was signed and twenty seventeen to participate in the atlanta sports city project. A two hundred million dollar development. That fizzled out. Before a single business opened the company bills itself as an educational land and sea adventure with hands on attractions and exhibits. The space will be split into various areas for sea life. Tropical birds reptiles sharks and other wildlife and a new georgia law will require more teenagers to take driver training before they get their first license under current law teens. Who wait until age. Seventeen to test for their license are exempt from the thirty hours of instruction and six hours of on the road training required of younger drivers but house bill. Four sixty six changes that the bill passed the general assembly earlier this year and takes effect in july first under the law. Anyone under age eighteen cannot receive an initial class d license without completing the training. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com have a great day spoken layer six steps pass screamed and table family. Mosquitoes gathered mosquito eggs mason jars were bloodsucking mosquitoes. Don't let mosquitoes ruin the moment organ homes where the boats aren't..

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MLB Sued $100M After Pulling All-Star Game from Atlanta

AJC Briefing

00:40 sec | 1 year ago

MLB Sued $100M After Pulling All-Star Game from Atlanta

"Major league baseball is being sued over. Its move of next month's all-star game out of atlanta at twenty one page lawsuit by conservative small business advocacy organization. Job creators network was filed monday in federal court. In new york. It demands the immediate return of the game to atlanta and one hundred million dollars in damages to local and state small businesses. The suit also seeks one billion dollars in punitive damages. Mlb announced on april. Second that it would move the all star game which was scheduled for truest park out of georgia. In response to the state's new voting law july thirteenth event was awarded to denver the following week

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High Stakes: What's Next for U.S. Policy on Iran?

People of the Pod

02:08 min | 1 year ago

High Stakes: What's Next for U.S. Policy on Iran?

"Have european israeli. And american policymakers learned anything since signing the two thousand fifteen joint comprehensive plan of action otherwise known as the iran. Nuclear agreement seffi sat down earlier this week with ajc jerusalem director vitale liebich ajc transatlantic institute director. Daniel schulman paul and ajc chief policy and political affairs officer. Jason isaacson to analyze. What the next few months could bring during a special live recording. Here's a portion of that conversation. We have a critical topic today and a lot of ground to cover with our agency experts. So let's jump right in jason. I'm turning to you to set the table for us please. In two thousand fifteen after a long process. Ajc ultimately decided to come out against the joint comprehensive plan of action iran deal or the jcp la in two thousand eighteen when president trump pulled the us out of the nuclear deal. We expressed our disappointment there as well. Can you start off by pulling back. The curtain a bit on a what went into our initial two thousand fifteen opposition and be. Why we didn't believe withdrawing from the deal was the right move. Either i keep your question Very much looking forward to our conversation today. We were very concerned about the two thousand fifteen joint comprehensive plan of action for a number of reasons. Spur session say we. We spent some time examining by closely with then secretary of state. John kerry with the tooth negotiator. That's when sherman whom came to jaycees officers in new york. You discussed this with our board. Our feeling was that the deal fell short of what had been expected what had been promised by the administration it did not cover a range of other threats to your on those. In addition to in their program on the coromandel then stop near on song alternately. Being able to develop nuclear weapons capability yet slowed the process down. Absolutely it removed. Uranium enriched uranium that iran had stockpiled force them to make certain adjustments to their centrifuges that they'd had but down the road and not very far down the road in ten years or fifteen years or on mobile to climb right back into that program quite

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Talking Israel With Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz

People of the Pod

01:58 min | 1 year ago

Talking Israel With Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz

"In two thousand five congresswoman debbie wasserman schultz introduced a house resolution urging then president george w bush to proclaim a month that would recognize the more than three hundred and fifty years of jewish contributions to american culture. The resolution passed unanimously. As did a similar one in the senate and the month of may was selected as jewish american heritage month. Debbie wasserman schultz joins us now to discuss some of those contributions congresswoman. It's good to be with you again. Welcome back to people the pod. Thank you. I feel like it would be awkward to start our without acknowledging what is unfolding in israel as we speak and the debate about israel that's unfolding in congress. You gave a very moving speech on the house floor last week. In which you said. Israel has taken serious steps to deescalate the conflict while hamas has only escalated. Its attacks so it's especially irresponsible to demonize israel's conduct while ignoring her right to self-defense. Why is there such disagreement. And what do you believe. Some of your colleagues do not understand about israel. I honestly think this is an example of the necessity of educating our colleagues about the importance and his history of the unc. Israel relationship the importance of bringing members of congress to israel so that they learn more not just about the orange jewish state but about the beacon of democracy that israel is the similarities between our two countries and israel's identical priorities in terms of standing up for injustice and the basis of their laws being such that equal treatment under the law is a priority whereas when you're dealing with hamas you can't look at how mom it's anything other than a terrorist bernama legitimate political organization. Yes they have had people elected where they try to pretend to be both legitimate political party terrorist organization. You can't be and so education is really the key thing

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Israel Under Attack: What You Need to Know

People of the Pod

02:00 min | 1 year ago

Israel Under Attack: What You Need to Know

"Israel is under attack this week with more than a thousand rockets fired since sunday from gaza major israeli cities on high alert and the threat of further violence continuing across the country on tuesday at noon. Ajc jerusalem director avi tall labor vich and i twenty four news. Senior correspondent owen. Alterman spoke with age. Abc's jason isaacs to provide a frontline report on the evolving crisis. We thought that that conversation was so important that we would bring it to you now. Some of it has been eclipsed by events because it was recorded on tuesday at noon but the analysis from these experts remains extremely relevant here. Is that audio. Let's begin appetite. Let me start with you first. What is the current situation in. Israel and in gaza are the hamas and palestinian islamic jihad rocket attacks and incendiary balloon launchings continuing on what are their effects in israel. We are now exactly at twenty five hours after the initial rocket firing from gaza to jerusalem. Yesterday this actually was the opening called for wide attack. Launched by hamas slumming jihad is well and until now we are talking about more than five hundred rockets to different ranges that have been fired from gaza into israel. The target of these rockets are civilian areas. Take for example. The city of ashkelon. This is a city of one hundred. Fifty thousand people just four kilometers way from gaza. This city was focal point of attack. One barrage of rockets after another today from very early in the morning until now

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Atlanta Mayor Delivers 2021 State Of The City Address

AJC Briefing

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

Atlanta Mayor Delivers 2021 State Of The City Address

"Atlanta kisha lance bottoms announced a plan to hire two hundred fifty new police officers in the next fiscal year. Beginning july first. The mayor made her remarks. During wednesday's virtual state of the city address. The speech was prerecorded on march. twenty third. Bottom speech focused heavily on issues. Certain to be at the heart of this year's mayoral election including administration's response to crime affordable housing homelessness the pandemic and the social unrest last summer. The mayor faces a challenge this year from atlanta city council president felicia moore who has served more than two decades on the city council and has said crime would be her top priority. As mayor bottom said ninety police recruits are currently in the pipeline. And that she is working with the city council to enact a retention bonus for officers. The department is about four hundred officers under its authorized level.

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Metro Atlanta home prices accelerated as pandemic rolled on

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00:48 sec | 1 year ago

Metro Atlanta home prices accelerated as pandemic rolled on

"Metro atlanta home prices jumped nine point six percent from january twenty twenty two january twenty twenty one the fastest pace of growth in seven years according to the latest. Snp core logic case schiller national home price index atlanta was already a seller's market but in the past year as the pandemic wore on buyers flowed into the market while inventory. The number of homes listed for sale fell. We are critically low. Inventory said john ryan chief marketing officer for georgia multiple listing service. And i can't see any time soon where that is going to change buyers often find themselves competing for attractive homes bidding against each other and pushing the prices up. I know of a case in gwinnett where there were sixty offers on one property ryan said

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Congressional visit to Atlanta spa shooting sites decries anti-Asian hate

AJC Briefing

02:40 min | 1 year ago

Congressional visit to Atlanta spa shooting sites decries anti-Asian hate

"Outdoor vigil at mceachern memorial united methodist church in powder springs celebrated. The lives of dana johnson. Patrick he and cynthia lindsay key died on christmas day. Johnson and lindsay died within hours of each other on january twenty first. The ninety minute ceremony was filled with tears. Laughs and calls for those gathered to live with joy and to take the pandemic seriously. Cobb education leaders have been criticized for the districts response during various moments of the pandemic including some. Who didn't wear face masks during a january school board meeting. I want people to know this isn't a joke. And it's affecting people lindsay's daughter lindsay cows said about the pandemic during an interview after the vigil. Meanwhile members of the congressional asian pacific american caucus traveled to metro atlanta on sunday to visit the sambre sites of this month's deadly spas shootings into call attention to hate crime laws and growing anti asian hate in america the visiting lawmakers who were joined by members of georgia's congressional delegation and state representatives followed the deadly path from march sixteenth. That claimed eight lives with six of them. Being women of asian descent. The trip paid respects to the victims of the tragedy. She ouseba tan. Tao fong delina. Leon and paul. Andre michaels were shot and killed at a spa in cherokee county. Young a au soon chung park soon. Chalk him and young grant were shot. Later at to atlanta's pause the first stop for the chartered. Bus tour was young's asian massage in acworth and finally three dozen people were displaced sunday morning. When a fire swept through lawrenceville apartment complex authorities said the blaze ripped through all three floors and the attic of a building at the anzio apartment. Homes on sweetwater road. Gwinnett fire department. Spokesman lieutenant justin wilson said investigators were sent to the complex about six thirty. Am after nine one. One caller reported smoke coming from their neighbor's apartment on building eighteen. When crews arrived at the scene they saw smoke and flames in the center of the building. One of the occupants of the building told investigators he was asleep when the fire started but was startled awake by his smoke alarm after he noticed the fire on the back side of the building. He escaped his apartment through the front door. That's all for today. Check back each weekday morning for more from the atlanta journal constitution or go to ajc dot com. Have a great day spoken layer.

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Georgia House votes to repeal citizen arrest law after Arbery death

AJC Briefing

00:56 sec | 1 year ago

Georgia House votes to repeal citizen arrest law after Arbery death

"Invoking the name of a black brunswick area man who was shot and killed last year. The georgia house unanimously voted to overhaul a civil war era. State law that allows georgians to arrest someone they suspect of committing a crime. The citizen's arrests law came under renewed. Scrutiny after it was cited by a prosecutor last year to justify not charging three white men involved in the shooting death of ahmad arbery. The rollback of the law is a top priority of governor. Brian kemp who said the overhaul strikes critical balance between protecting the lives and livelihoods of our families our friends and our neighbors and preventing brogue vigilantism from threatening the security and god given potential of all georgians. It passed by a one hundred. Seventy three to zero vote and overwhelming show of support that surprised even veteran capital observers

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Non-Orthodox Conversion in Israel: Dividing or Uniting the Jewish World?

People of the Pod

05:41 min | 1 year ago

Non-Orthodox Conversion in Israel: Dividing or Uniting the Jewish World?

"This week in a landmark decision. The israeli supreme court handed down a long-awaited ruling about how the state of israel views conversions conducted by non orthodox. Rabbis this issue has persisted for decades and is at the center of much of the debate around the israel tasks for a relationship. So i figured. I would chat with one of the foremost thinkers about the future of that relationship. Ajc is director of contemporary jewish life. Dr laura shaw frank laura. Thank you for joining us fee. Can you just remind us i. What the status quo is before this ruling. Let's say i'm in israel. And i have a major jewish moment in my life a birth. God forbid death. A wedding a conversion who kind of owns those milestones in jewish life in israel a birth death conversion burial those are all governed by the chief rabbinate of israel and the chief cabinet is an orthodox rabbinate it is a branch of the government and in order to get married in israel to get divorced to hurt one has to go through that orthodox rabbinic establishment. Okay so now. Let's talk about what this decision is. And what it isn't so this ruling is not about marriages. it's not about burials. it's not about who is born a jew. It's not even about most conversions. It very specifically requires. Israel's interior ministry to accept conversions conducted by non orthodox rabbis inside israel for the purposes chips. So if i'm understanding correctly if a non-jewish non israeli person were living in israel and decided to convert and decided to do so with the reform or conservative rabbi and then they wanted to become israeli under the law of return the interior ministry which manages that process will accept that conversion as legitimate. The person is jewish and they can claim israeli citizenship. Like any other view. Is that right first of all you are right. This is a very very narrow decision. So i need to take a step back and explain something i the law of return which is a law that israel passed in nineteen fifty and amended in nineteen seventy provides for citizenship for anybody who is jewish and anybody who is a convert. So we'll save for now a convert outside israel someone who converted according to any religious community outside israel including reformer conservative or someone. Who is the son or daughter of a jew. Or even the spouse of a jew so according to jewish orthodox jewish law you have to be born to a jewish mother or convert according to orthodox law and order to be jewish but the reform movement for example says that if you're born to jewish father In most circumstances you are also jewish. So there are different definitions. Sort of who is a jew and not only that but the law returns wanted a cast its net wide in order to encompass all sorts of people who might be impacted by for example anti semitism around the world and who might need refuge in the state of israel their sort of looking at like what did the nazi movement in germany. Look at in terms of who was a jew. So the law of return cast its very wide and doesn't necessarily stick to the definitions of orthodox jewish law with respect to. Who is a jew. So that's really important because that means that someone could actually move to. Israel obtained citizenship through the law. Return through the ministry of the interior but still not be considered jewish according to the rabbit. So that means that somebody could make aliya become a citizen of israel as a jew but not people to marry in israel because according to orthodox jewish law they are not jewish which is a critical issue right. But that's not what this is about. This ruling is very very narrow. It refers only to conversions as you said that. Have taken place within the state of israel by conservative or form. Rabbis so the reason that's particularly narrow is that the conservative reform movement actually quite small in israel and the number of conversions that take place under the auspices per year. Is something like thirty so this is really not a major group of people nonetheless. The decision is actually very significant. Not in its practical sense but really in more of a symbolic sense. Tell us why it's symbolically important. At least in my mind and i think in the mind of many diaspora jews. This decision was a statement that the way jewish life is lived in the diaspora is also valid at least in some fashion in israel and remember in the law of return. Even before this ruling reform and conservative conversions were mostly accepted for the purposes of the law of return as long as they took place in the diaspora and that also matches. What happens in terms of weddings. You can have reform wedding a conservative wedding. Any type of wedding that takes place in america and it is accepted in israel but within the borders of israel was different standard for who is jewish for the purposes of law return and also who can marry and divorce in the rabbinate so this sort of knocked one of those out and united jewish world around the notion of the way the jewish people decide who is jewish is much broader than simply the orthodox rabbinate and we now will match. What's happening in israel with what has been already going on in the diaspora.

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City report highlights disproportionate demographic shifts in Atlanta’s neighborhoods

AJC Briefing

01:02 min | 1 year ago

City report highlights disproportionate demographic shifts in Atlanta’s neighborhoods

"A report released tuesday about atlanta's changing neighborhoods tells a seemingly obvious story. Black residents impoverished residents and those defined as rent burdened increasingly live in areas of economic decline white residents those with higher educations and high median incomes have proliferated in places of economic expansion. The city of atlanta's twenty twenty one neighborhood. Change report tracked populations and demographics from twenty ten through twenty eighteen using data from the american community survey a program of the us census bureau mayor. Key chalance bottoms. Who campaigned in two thousand. Seventeen on a one billion dollar affordable housing plan to keep longtime residents in. The city said the report would help her carry out that promise. This report is a key. Step in advancing our goals of launching initiatives that are designed to protect legacy residents and create housing that is affordable and accessible for all atlantans bottoms said in a prepared statement

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Fulton DA’s investigation into Trump heads to grand jury

AJC Briefing

00:45 sec | 1 year ago

Fulton DA’s investigation into Trump heads to grand jury

"Fulton county prosecutors are expected to appear before a grand jury this week seeking subpoenas for documents and witnesses related to their investigation of former president donald trump and some of his top associates for possible election fraud. The atlanta journal constitution has learned legal. Experts are split as to whether there's a strong case to be made but most agreed trump's effort to overturn georgia's election results. Merit greater scrutiny. Vanni willis fulton's new district attorney has said she's prepared to follow the evidence wherever it leads. Some believe the recording of trump's january second phone call with georgia secretary of state. Brad ravensburger leaning on him to find the votes to reverse. Joe biden's win is grounds to move forward

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1 dead, 11 injured in shootings in just over 12 hours in Atlanta

AJC Briefing

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

1 dead, 11 injured in shootings in just over 12 hours in Atlanta

"At least a dozen people were shot including one fatally in atlanta during a slew of incidents. That happened in just over twelve hours. The violence began when a man wielding a knife was shot by an off-duty georgia state patrol trooper about five thirty pm saturday at a gas station and the final incident occurred sunday morning when three residents were injured when shots were fired at a home. This weekend shootings come as police and city leaders strive to find solutions. After last year's rise in deadly crime the atlanta police department investigated one hundred fifty seven homicides in twenty twenty up from ninety nine and thousand nineteen and the most in more than two decades. The surge led to an outcry from rattled residents and business owners that led to public assurances from mayor. Key lands bottoms. Interim police chief rodney bryant and newly elected fulton county district. Attorney fani willis that dealing with violent crime is in the forefront of their

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Crews continue working to bring down unstable crane in Atlanta

AJC Briefing

00:53 sec | 1 year ago

Crews continue working to bring down unstable crane in Atlanta

"Evert's to bring down and unstable crane teetering outside of midtown high rise office tower will continue into monday and road. Closures caused by the incident could last through the end of the week. Construction officials said several blocks of midtown are closed in the area of west peachtree and thirteenth streets as crews work toward disassembling the precariously balanced crane which malfunctioned friday morning. A mechanical failure caused the massive crane to tilt as crews were attempting to dismantle it on friday officials previously said after determining the crane was in danger of falling onto buildings below atlanta. Firefighters went door to door clearing hundreds of residents from their apartments and condos. Nobody was injured in the construction mishap. And the crane operator was able to make it out safely atlanta fire spokesman sergeant cortez stafford told reporters at the scene

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Rail Terminal At Atlanta's Chattahoochee Brick Site Canceled

AJC Briefing

00:50 sec | 1 year ago

Rail Terminal At Atlanta's Chattahoochee Brick Site Canceled

"Norfolk southern announced thursday. It is abandoning. Its plans to build a rail terminal on a large plot of land in northwest atlanta. That was once home to a brick company known for using convict labour. The rail companies decision comes days after the city of atlanta. Took legal action to stop norfolk from developing the land. The news also drew cheers from nearby residents who have pushed for years to prevent development on the historic land. The large site located near the chattahoochee river. Just north of bolton road once belonged to the chattahoochee brick company which used inmates from georgia's prisons to perform backbreaking labor. The inmates who were least through a state run system operated from the eighteen sixties until the early nineteen hundreds suffered and some even died on the job from abuse and a lack of care

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Metro Atlanta's Fulton County DA opens criminal investigation into Trump attempt to overturn Georgia’s election

AJC Briefing

00:48 sec | 1 year ago

Metro Atlanta's Fulton County DA opens criminal investigation into Trump attempt to overturn Georgia’s election

"As us. House managers made their case for the impeachment of donald trump fulton counties top prosecutor on wednesday launched a wide ranging criminal investigation into the former president the investigation by district attorney funny willis a democrat entering her second month in office centers on january second. Phone call to georgia's secretary of state brad. Reference burger in which trump pleaded with him to find enough votes to overturn his narrow defeat in the state. This letter is a notice that the fulton county district attorney has opened an investigation into attempts to influence the administration of the twenty twenty. Georgia general election willis wrote in correspondences delivered wednesday morning to rapids. Burger governor. brian. Kemp lieutenant governor jeff dunkin and attorney general chris car

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The Problem with California's Ethnic Studies

People of the Pod

04:53 min | 1 year ago

The Problem with California's Ethnic Studies

"A controversial curriculum for teaching ethnic studies. In california's public schools will face a final vote in march. Since the first draft of the curriculum came out in two thousand nineteen a coalition of jewish organizations including the american jewish committees. California team has worked together to fine tune the content to be more inclusive define anti semitism and avoid perpetuating the stereotypes that put jews endanger here to talk about the debate surrounding the california curriculum. And why it matters to. All of us is rabbi serena. Eisenberg director of ajc northern california serena welcomed people of the pod for having me so exactly. What is california's ethnic studies curriculum. A start back in two thousand sixteen when the california state. Legislators passed a law. Mandating that the state department of education developed a guidance document for the teachers and administrators so they could implement ethnic studies courses and schools and the reason was because in california students of color account for the majority of the population in our public schools. They speak about ninety different languages so the goal was to prepare pupils to be global citizens with an appreciation for the contributions of multiple cultures. Ajc supported that effort. We believe that k. Through twelve students across california should be able to learn the role of ethnicity race and religion in the life of all of the citizens including maybe even especially those groups have been largely left out of other textbooks and so high quality. Ethnic studies courses can help combat bigotry. He'll some of the really difficult. Racial and ethnic divisions we are facing in this country so whereas we support an inclusive and balanced approach to ethnic studies. What some might call multicultural or constructive. Ethnic studies which focuses on the contributions and challenges of a broad array of ethnic cultures. What happened with the california curriculum. Was that state. Department of education appointed a small advisory committee of teachers who are committed to something called critical ethnic studies. The critical studies association was formed in two thousand eleven with a specific goal of radical resistance. It was anti-capitalist anti-imperialist somewhat neo marxist ideology and this group was what guided the development of the very controversial first draft of the curriculum which was released in two thousand and nineteen. What was controversial about that first draft. The first problem was that it lacked balance running through the entire curriculum. The goal was promoting this narrow critical. Ethnic studies ideology the los angeles times. Editorial board wrote that the curriculum talks about critical thinking but usually offers one side and one side. Only it's more about imposing predigested political views on students than about widening their perspectives. That was the los angeles editorial board. So a second problem was that it was an inclusive. We talked about more multicultural approach which looks at the diversity of olive our california population but this curriculum actually left out a lot of groups including sikhs hindus. Korean syrians armenians jewish americans. It had a very small focus on particular groups and because of that. Ajc formed a multi-ethnic coalition with a number of other ethnic groups to ask for a more inclusive curriculum one lack balance to not inclusive. but three. and. I think what was so outrageous. It really contained a lot of offensive material. There are some examples of antisemitic material the material and even more so material that wasn't even included for example a really extensive glossary in a curriculum. That's designed to combat discrimination didn't include a definition of anti-semitism. This was released just after the shooting and powei so the jewish community was particularly eager to see that anti semitism was going to be taught about in an ethics studies curriculum for california. Was there any kind of explanation as to why anti semitism was left out of the first draft. This paradigm of critical ethnic studies sees the world through a lens of people of color and whites oppressed and oppressors and in that paradigm jews are considered to be white and of course we know jews have a complicated identity managers of color. Many jews meese rothley were middle eastern origin huge number of persian jews in california and so unfortunately the curriculum just consider jesus whites and focused only on four groups of people of color that would be african. Americans latinos native americans and asian americans.

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"ajc" Discussed on People of the Pod

People of the Pod

05:30 min | 2 years ago

"ajc" Discussed on People of the Pod

"This week thousands of global Jewish advocates were supposed to have been in Berlin for the AJC Global Forum. Unfortunately, the pandemic had other plans, but we weren't just going to cancel our critical conference, so we took the global forum virtual all week. Thousands of people from around the world have been tuning in on AJC DOT ORG to watch high level addresses, intimate conversations and fierce debates over the future of Israel, America in Europe over the course of. Of this episode, we're going to bring you. Parts of those conversations Dr Anwar. Gosh is the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Foreign Affairs this week. He joined the J. C. Virtual. Global Forum for conversation with his friend and our chief policy officer Jason Isaacson in doing so he became the highest level official from an Arab country without relations with Israel to publicly address an American Jewish audience. Let's listen in to some of that conversation now. I want to begin by thanking the distinguish minister, not only for taking the time to share his insights with AJC and our many thousands of guests on this virtual platform, but for the multiple times that he and his colleagues in the leadership of the UAE have met with AJC over the twenty plus years that we have been regularly traveling to his country in pursuit of regional peace and cooperation and understanding or meeting with government officials when they have visited the united. States Dr Guard Gosh. It's very good to see you again. Thank you, Jason. Thank you I'd like. Like to begin by thanking you for boosting need today and <hes> I that this would be opportunity for a frank and constructive discussion, which is much needed I want closer to take the opportunity to thank ag see for what has been quite remarkable bridge to the ridge. There has been an octave work that was done to numerous visits to all the countries of ragent, all the countries of the Gulf and I think this sort of visiting and understanding the food of Fiji sees. Look over this city has been quite busted sounded, so thank you very much for that. Thank you very much. His remarks Dr Garg. The has a proud tradition of philanthropy including major charitable dishes here in the United States. How has your country contributed to the global fight against Akron bars pandemic, and what is your assessment of international cooperation in this fight generally closer to home, please talk about public health cooperation across the Middle East. How successful has it been? How can it be improved going forward? What specific role has the UAE played and I note by the way that the has twice in recent weeks, Asakusa and medical aid to the Palestinians by Israel feel free to discuss that as As well. I would actually agree with lock analysts who have said that our national responses have been more important than what I recall regional responses or googlers, every country, really as sort of look into its own and thermal situation, and this raises a lot of issues rarely about global cooperation, regional cooperation on issues such as the CAL now. If you look really adept policy, it's interesting, because in my opinion, we have come with a very I would say organized which nationally which is allowed us to actually and pry and help others and Binat relations originally and. We I think done something very successfully. Separate. Elliptical from the humanity so here for example we have no relationship with is ran, but at the same time we have recognized that this isn't Adia that we need to cooperate together because it is one that edges human beings finally from the religious affiliations at. Let's look at the long term effects of the pandemic on. The long lockdown of the widespread in deep economic disruptions, the effect that they will have on regional stability and security. Not every country in the region has the kind of resources that the UAE. Does you throw in the recent plunge in oil prices on the crisis across the region really is amplified. Are you forecasting a regional power relationship restructuring a potential conflict between states, says spike and out-migration, perhaps from the Gulf states. Where do you see a softer landing after the pandemic? I would say that things will change and things will stay the scene. To suppose that fundamental issues that we have not been able to tackle for forty and fifty and sixty s will suddenly change overnight I think is expecting too much unfortunately, but at the same time I think that we need to try and work at the edges of. So clearly I think we need to avoid rhetoric that leads plus colletion. We need to avoid confrontation because everybody will be affected the dubs. Demographics guns. Economy and so on so

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