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"roy barnes" Discussed on WABE 90.1 FM
"Most Britons weren't forget today's events. Some compare this with Winston Churchill's state funeral nearly 60 years ago. Yet this day, this collective farewell to the queen also came as a relief, since Meghan Montgomery, who's in the square among the crowd. She's 25 and comes from Belfast in Northern Ireland. It gives a better closure for everyone. I'll say because you know after she died and it's been ten days since so it's been a long process at fail. You know, so it's nice to come to a close and a nice way that everyone can charge together. Philip Reeves NPR news Newcastle. On this Monday afternoon, our time now is four 44, I'm glad you are long for all things considered on 90.1. I'm Jim baris. More than for more than three decades, the democracy program at the Atlanta based Carter center has observed more than a hundred elections in the farthest reaches of the globe, including Africa. Latin America, and Asia. And for the first time, it's enlisting some of those concepts here in the U.S., says Avery Davis Roberts, she leads U.S. election work for the Carter center. Recently, we spoke about it. The candidate principles for trusted elections initiative is a cross partisan effort to really try and encourage candidates and political parties and voters to uphold 5 core doctrines of democratic elections integrity, nonviolence, security, oversight, and the peaceful transfer of power. And we're really trying to focus on candidates here because we think as leaders in our communities and as people that we are asking to represent us, we really think that they have a special responsibility to uphold these core principles. What prompted this? You know, we are seeing that there is low trust in elections and low trust in election elected officials. There is miss and disinformation about election. We're seeing that there are threats of violence, threats of violence and intimidation against our election officials, the people who are sort of the frontline workers of our elections. And we really felt that we needed to find a way to demonstrate that actually most Americans support these core principles. The Carter centers worked for decades in other countries to cement free fair and peaceful elections, what does it say though now that that effort is required in the U.S.? I always start from the position that no election or democratic process is perfect. It will say though that, you know, we are at a sort of a moment, I think, in our in our history where we are seeing unprecedented levels of mistrust. There's been survey research that indicates that people are less trusting of pretty much every sector in our society and including we have increased mistrust about one another and our motive the motivations of our neighbors and our Friends. And so in this environment of mis and distrust, you know, it's been clear that that has also been directed in our election process. And we want to do what we can to promote confidence in our democratic institutions. For the upcoming midterms, you're focusing on Georgia, North Carolina, Florida, Arizona, and Michigan. Why these states? We used a few criteria to identify where we could help among those criteria were places where there had maybe been some contestation around the last elections, but also places where data indicates that there is a heightened risk of potential political violence. And so the democracy program where I set in our conflict resolution program are working together on this on our U.S. elections program to try and as I said, help increase trust in elections, trust in our democratic institutions, but also to help maybe increase the resilience of communities so that the risk of political violence is lower. And you do mention this is a bipartisan effort and here in Georgia you've got some high profile Republicans and Democrats who have signed on. Talk about who's already put their name on this initiative. Just this week, we were really pleased that the three candidates running for Secretary of State have endorsed the candidate principles. Among others, we have Roy Barnes former governor of Georgia has signed William S Cohen the former Secretary of Defense from who is a Republican from Maine, has signed up. Andrew Young, we have just there's quite a wide array of people who have voiced their support for these principles. I think really demonstrating that it is these are core principles that we can agree to as Americans regardless of our political party affiliation or how we vote. Avery Davis Roberts is the associate director for the Carter center's democracy program and leads U.S. election work. Thank you so much for talking to us this afternoon. We appreciate it
"roy barnes" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"Be. What upset zell Miller and one of the things that I wanted to talk about zel this morning was not just that speech, but although he did that, it comes from who's Elle Miller is. And I think this is important as we've talked about leadership on this podcast before and it's being who you are and it's taking that ownership. Zell Miller took that to a different extreme. He took ownership of what he did. He was forceful and had a work ethic that was unmatched many times in politics to get things done. And zell Miller at the end of the day will be remembered here in Georgia for the hope scholarship, which is gave well over a $1 billion to allow students to go to college. He's will be remembered for the pre-K program at universal pre-K program. There was one of the first of its kind back in the 1990s. Again, this money from the lottery. He was a man who brought the lottery to Georgia, which most people never thought would happen, said it would go for education, made it true, and it is still working today. So why would zell Miller a Democrat who had success as a Democrat, governor, two term governor in Georgia, had a success as a United States senator appointed by the next governor Roy Barnes to fill the seat of Paul coverdale. Why would he stand at this 2004 convention and go against his own party? Go against some of the things. And it's comes down to basically his upbringing for lack of a better term. And also his experience in the United States Marine Corps. Zell Miller was a marine till he died. And Marine Corps made the lasting impression upon him that he wrote down in a little book called core values. Corbett is everything you need to know. I learned in the marines. And I was going back through my bookshelf the other day and I was reading through this and I was looking at political courage and I was seeing Joe Biden and the Biden administration seemingly blaming everybody else in the world for all of their problems and everything going on. That this book just stuck out. Now if you want to go refine it was written a number of years ago, but you can find it. I'm sure that you could look it up on wherever you get your books. And but he goes back to core values of his life and how he came to know it. The first part of this book really sort of sets the tone. And I want you to hear this. This is in the prologue of core values by zell Miller. He said, drunk. Dirty, disheveled, and dejected. I sat cross legged on the floor of the gilmer county jail in the Appalachian town of Ella Jay Georgia. It was a hot Saturday night in August of 1953. Drunk out of my skull from rock gut, moonshine liquor. I had S.W.A.T. swapped a car and run headlong into a ditch. Within minutes I was handcuffed thrown in the back of a sheriff's car and carted off to where I belong. Behind the bars with me were four others, all of us in the same dark sale. Three old grizzled mountaineers in bib overalls and a man and serious dandy and sear sucker pants and what had been once a white start shirt and me. All were over and all were just as drunk as I was. I was 21 years old. One thing was clear in my woozy head. I was in a bad, bad situation, and it was no one's fault, but my own. You know, as he starts this book, he begins with that time in his life in which he talks about being going to be talks about being in that jail and how that was the wake-up call for him that he had to do something with his life. After that, he goes and joins Marine Corps, he talks about going on to parris island. And the. Aspects of things that he learned in the core began to shape and form this man that we see many, many years later, almost 60 years later in the 2004 plus later in the 2004 Republican National Convention. If you wanted to.
Former Georgia Governor Zell Miller Took Leadership to the Next Level
"As we've talked about leadership on this podcast before and it's being who you are and it's taking that ownership. Zell Miller took that to a different extreme. He took ownership of what he did. He was forceful and had a work ethic that was unmatched many times in politics to get things done. And zell Miller at the end of the day will be remembered here in Georgia for the hope scholarship, which is gave well over a $1 billion to allow students to go to college. He's will be remembered for the pre-K program at universal pre-K program. There was one of the first of its kind back in the 1990s. Again, this money from the lottery. He was a man who brought the lottery to Georgia, which most people never thought would happen, said it would go for education, made it true, and it is still working today. So why would zell Miller a Democrat who had success as a Democrat, governor, two term governor in Georgia, had a success as a United States senator appointed by the next governor Roy Barnes to fill the seat of Paul coverdale. Why would he stand at this 2004 convention and go against his own party? Go against some of the things. And it's comes down to basically his upbringing for lack of a better term. And also his experience in the United States Marine Corps. Zell Miller was a marine till he died. And Marine Corps made the lasting impression upon him that he wrote down in a little book called core values. Corbett is everything you need to know. I learned in the marines. And I was going back through my bookshelf the other day and I was reading through this and I was looking at political courage and I was seeing Joe Biden and the Biden administration seemingly blaming everybody else in the world for all of their problems and everything going on. That this book just stuck
"roy barnes" Discussed on The Doug Collins Podcast
"When I first started working there was obviously after 9 11 and it was 2003 and president Bush was really drumming he was really making the case for the Iraq War. So he was around George a lot because of all the military installations there. And so he was I got to cover the president. You got to go to Atlanta to cover the state legislature. She got to be part of that. We also had the masters in Augusta, which is a big national international event quite frankly, so we got to see that. I got to cover the G I guess it was a G 8 summit back then as sea island, which was fantastic experience. And also we had the Charles walker corruption trial. If you remember that, I mean, Charles walker and people know he was supposed to be the first black governor of Georgia but went down in a 42 count federal indictment. And so all the Atlanta stations actually had to come over to Augusta for that. So that was the cool thing about Georgia is that you're focused one place, but it is a state. You have to cover. I don't think it doesn't matter what media market is. I think it's a lot like being a politician is you got to cover the whole entire state. And of course, the Atlanta journal constitution, they say like to cover Georgia like to do, right? And then WSB, they are a statewide presence too. But it was a great place to learn how to cover news and I felt like I had my internship at Fox 5 and then working at W having some great mentors there too. It was a perfect place to start my career. And the funny thing is too. I remember on election night 2004 when George W. Bush got reelected, kind of thinking I was like, I got to get out of Georgia. I mean, Republicans are going to dominate this day forever. The midterms were a little rough, but I was like, there's not going to be, I'm not going to cover any interesting races. And no democratic presidential candidates ever going to come to Georgia because it's not a competitive state. Of course, I decided to move to Florida, felt like I wanted to witness another 2000 and be a part of it in the coverage, but Georgia seems to be more interesting than Florida when it comes to that stuff. It definitely has changed. And I think that's the interesting part about Georgia. And everybody and John you and I have talked about this a little bit before everybody and it bothers me. And that's why I do a lot of media and it's why especially in the election coverage, I try to get on as much as I can because people believe Georgia is this has been just this blood red sort of Republican state for ages. And here's the interesting thing. When you first went to Augusta, Sonny Purdue was the first Republican governor sent three construction. O four, which you just mentioned, the W was reelected was the first was the first time the Georgia House flipped to Republicans since reconstruction. The Senate he went, they got a few party switchers when sunny Purdue made it O two, so that made the Senate republic, but the house was still Democrat under Tom Murphy. Famous speaker in Georgia for almost 30 something years. So you were seeing that turnover. What I tell them and I had a group I spoke to last night and I said, when was the last? And most of them didn't realize this. They didn't a lot of them have forgotten it. So 20 year window of memory here. This is the 20th year anniversary of Purdue getting elected. Over Roy Barnes. But it was not until 2010 election that Georgia had a full slate of Republican constitutional officers statewide. Michael Thurman and Tommy urban were the last two to go there. When you saw that out of Augusta, you saw a lot of you had a view of seeing that progression from the old southern democratic conservative to now saying they just sort of like what zell Miller you would have seen this they'll notice that they left me. Did you see that in Augusta and maybe even some of the art team there in Atlanta? I did. I did see this. And of course, it was also emerging where you had the influence of Mexican and South American immigration coming into Jordan too, which is something which over that same time period, the early 2000s just exploded and it became a whole topic unto itself. But the Augusta Richmond county consolidated government was very interesting and I thought, you know, the way they did it obviously, they had to have these districts where you had 5 black commissioners in 5 white commissioners and you had the mayor at the time a guy named bob younger was a strong mayor and oftentimes just was a tie breaker. And to me, it was, you know, I think a big eye opener for someone coming out of college or so idealistic and you think the country's made all this progress, but you still see, I guess the legacy of racism and how bad it is because the whole county government was based on trying to balance things out based on race, but what happened is you just had these kind of, I guess, compromises that nothing ever really got done. It was like, we got to make sure that we appeased district 6, so we got to do this in district four. And it was frustrating. I think I remember they were making James Brown movie to about around the same time. And you just think back how much progress has been made in Georgia, but at the same time, you know, how ingrained the racism is. And the thing I was also surprised about is it wasn't just your traditional what you think of is good old boy white on black racism. There was actually a lot of racism, I think, within the African American community, which I learned about as well. You know, where there was this air of superiority for some of the people like Charles walker, for example. I mean, I felt like he actually, and you would talk to people. He kind of had his own little serfdom there in Augusta. And he had managed to kind of control the people to believe that he was this answer for them. But I think you do see that today in this manifestation of the Black Lives Matter movement and everything. They want to they want to appeal to the motions as opposed to the kind of the more prolonged progress that you would hear about with doctor king when he would talk about the arch arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice. They want they want results now. And they're willing to kind of push this racial stuff to do so. And I think it's problematic, but yeah. I did see it. And but I also think in the south it's a little bit different because of the Jim Crow era and you had so many people. I remember having conversations with Herman Cain about this about all the kind of soft racism he had to put up with. But if he spent all of his time pushing back against every bigot he encountered in corporate America, he told me he never would have advanced in his career. And he says, you know, sometimes if you play your cards right and you don't get bogged down in the emotions of the way it makes you feel you can use those things and kind of learn how to master those people and get around them because they're obviously not of a sound mind if they're pushing that stuff. Well, and you're seeing it and I think that's, you know, George is still in many ways an evolutionary kind of state in that regard. It has, of course, the Atlanta area. You have one of the highest per CAPiTA African American middle class upper class. I mean, frankly, from an alternative lifestyle, George is a really mixed but also one of the more conservative if you would traditional Bible belt if you want to put it in that term. So it's a real mix. You could see that coming out of Augusta. And I truly want our listeners across the crawl really across the country and everywhere else to understand it..
"roy barnes" Discussed on The "What's Your Revolution?" Show with Dr. Charles Corprew"
"Age group. I appreciate that brother. Because they're so so much there you you you've now fed me you know and you fed my revolutionary a couple of things that i want to unpack with you. You talk about one this curation this being able to the life that the stories around us as people. What does that look like when you have the ability now curated to. I think about curator's in an art galleries or interior designers. And all those when you when you think about curation but what you're saying right now that there are so many stories around in in so many lived experiences of men of color and black men but too often those stories. Those stories are not curated correctly. What are the stories that we need to actually curate. Four the larger public to see about us right when we have that opportunity to when we have an opportunity to go into the room and placed the artifacts of black men up to curate them. What does that look like for you. Walk great question. Brother is in the process. And i think that the first stage of it is a very personal and private a process writing you know when when thinks about curated you'd think of a public exhibitions any bigger museums. And you know. I have been talking about traverse in the labyrinth. Within right going inside right in so i think it really begins with our own stories and what has in happened. The stories that we have been telling ourselves cells. And i've been working on this as you know. I'm writing a book that is coming out. This fall called america or loving and leading black men and boys and during the process of writing the book and It's equal parts of memoir. My story and following the lies of two young men jamari In detroit and romero in Oakland historical count account of the campaign for black now man and a manifesto Do we go from here. But i think that asaf witnessed is the only sustainable competitive advantage in anything that you do. So i think the curation charles begins a within and one example of that right and As leaders sometimes we focus too much looking out the window in being visionary and cast vision and not enough time in looking at the mirror ride and having a balance a look at the window looking in the era Transformation who courageous stories off for me. All my life is to how a holum resiliency resiliency story and It was a story when i was nine years old and traveled new york city. Subways all by myself. I live in every borough except on staten island. In my formative early years. I spent the week with my godmother one hundred nineteenth street lennox avenue in harlem in lincoln herself with my mom in the south bronx and this was the christmas of nineteen. Seventy one The sunday after christmas I wanted to prove an. I raise my hand as i want to travel the trains by myself. I had a mission to go from my mom's house In the bronx regattas house in all Pick up a pack. It's come back home to the bronze a was gonna take me a to the movies His hat on for cope My god mullah ran numbers with nicky. Barnes father roy barnes at one on lonzo. Wow that's a big name. House they saw fit to give a big astral dimple. Curly's here shown a for cold or a christmas. So all the way back home Instead of getting on the townside a gallon downtown side and my return home trip got derailed and turned into a. I don't have time to go into the full story of wound up getting abducted stolen my life in danger and for years you know fifty years almost at the is my life. I would tell that story as my harlem done. Is he story. It wasn't until fifty seven years old. It doing work is repeating Ryan in the book that it dorn on me. Two things could be true. Yes now my mom resiliency story. Because i was amazing lee resilient at nine years old and my god guided me protected me on that day was also and it wasn't until i admitted that that was a traumatic experience. And i will tell you about the. I cried more as a fifty seven year old than i did as a nine year old anthony Begin to unpack this traumatic experience. Ride end up. Unfortunately in seeing some changes in this ride we have black folks normalized Normalized trauma in our allies. As part of the black of experience is only talk about curated is with as the healing begin first within. What is the a story that to want to a authentic story Rene round has amazing. Quote that i love is she says that own in your story and loving yourself through the process is the bravest thing that you will ever do right so that when talking about curation i think it really begins there and then connecting with others creating spaces of stories that are affirming Stories that Transform our pain into a purpose. In i think when we look at a black male achievement in we looking relationships and how we traverse kiss american landscape. I've ain't got to austin the question to black man is what's wrong with you instead of what happened zone I'm trying not to get choked up as you as you.
"roy barnes" Discussed on Camp Hell: Anneewakee
"While the civil suit against dan awake was taking place. Louis petr had been serving out his sentence of eight years in georgia. Prison patter would go on to serve seven. Just shy of his full sentence. Pedder had been tried for parole in one thousand nine hundred ninety two and was initially denied after a flood of calls were made to the parole board. However on january twenty third one thousand nine hundred ninety six at the age of seventy six lewis. Patter was granted parole with the stipulation that he remained on probation and that he not returned to douglas county or have any contact with minors by nineteen ninety. Nine pedder attempted to appeal the ruling that he not be allowed to return to douglas county due to the fact that his probation officer had been moved to douglas county. The appeal was upheld considered moot. The governor of georgia at the time was roy. Barnes a former attorney barnes represented in a wiki during litigation over its status as a nonprofit in nineteen eighty s. It is this same year that the long outdated sodomy law in georgia was overturned due to this overturning of the sodomy law lewis patter would no longer have to have his name on a sex offenders list. Pedder would soon. After attempt to overturn his conviction as sodomy was no longer against the law. His reason for doing so was that he could quote travel out of the country to see family and visit property. He owns in mexico for the last years of his life. Louis petr would live in a small ranch home in lawrenceville georgia with his wife. Mabel and two german shepherds header would go on to live another nearly twenty years as a freeman former patient. Kelly lewis says that after reconnecting with other survivors. She went on what she called. Headers death watch when we began the first. It was message boards back in the eighties for anna wiki survivors. And we would get on these message boards and we would yellen scream at each other but we also had very close bonds to each other. We went through trauma together. So when you as a child go through trauma you bond with the people who help you through it. And i'm still very very close with a lot of people who went to an awake with me. I mean to the point of where i see them. What a month twice a month. They come to my house eat food and and we go and do events together and and that kind of thing. I'm very close to them. And i remember at one point people arguing after mabel petters death i found mabel patters obituary online and i posted it. I can't remember at the time if we had a facebook group or if it was a message board but i think it was a facebook group. We had graduated from Know the dial up squealing to real internet and we were on facebook and i remember announcing and posting the obituary and it said she was survived by her husband. Louis powder so. It was at that time that i went on death. Watch and that's what i ended up calling it. I went to obituary dot com. And i had them send me a notice every month to tell me if there had been any petters who had an bitchy wary and for years. I didn't trust it. So i would actually drive by his house to see if he's still lived there and eventually he didn't live at his house anymore. He was probably and i guess this probably some sort of nursing home. He was a very old man when he died now. The first time. I saw house how shocked because it was just a brick ranch house. I expected that he lived in this. Big beautiful fancy house but he didn't so i remember going by his house. I would draw by his house to see if you still live there. And i could tell that. He lived there because of the dogs there because he had german shepherds with him at all times. It was known that no matter where he went. Those dogs went with him. They were trained german shepherds and they were with him all the time so when i would drop by his house if i saw the dogs in the yard i knew that he was still living there and then the dogs weren't there anymore and i started panicking because i didn't know how to trace him anymore and i would express this on the facebook page to other people who went to an wiki and i ended up going to wear mabel was buried to see the gravestone and i saw that his marker was next to hers and it had a birth date on it but the death date was still open and that cemetery actually was not too far from the house that i lived in atlanta for eleven years so for eleven years at least a month i would go by the cemetery to.
"roy barnes" Discussed on WSB-AM
"WSB and it's time for our top performer of the day After leading the Hawks to the Eastern Conference finals, Nate McMillan is promoted to permanent head coach. GM Travis Link says the players trust him, You know, he did a great job from day one when he came in, Um uh, The players responded to him extremely well. And I thought he did a great job of being really consistent with his message into the group. So we've now worked together for four months. We've got a very good working relationship, and I'm excited that he's going to be our head coach, moving forward. Former England took over a Centrum coach. The Hawks had a losing record, even letting them within two games of the NBA Finals. That's the top performer brought to you by reliable heating and air, looking ahead to this Newsweek this week. A J. C political reporter Greg Bleustein talking about one of the walk here, reports later due this week. That helps you keep score on politics is wonky, but, um, fundraising financial reports are going to do out there already trickling out right now. What can we do this coming week? And so we'll get a real picture of how certain candidates raising money and how certain canons are struggling to raise money and will be really interesting to see We already have governor camp. You know, he's on a record setting pace. Um, he has amassed more than 10 million bucks. Frank. I'm a governor at this stage, which which even exceed the level that Roy Barnes had back in 2000 and one when he was an incumbent, ready for 2000 and two. We'll keep an eye on this campaign finance report to get back to It's early way to keep score on the new campaign. Don't forget. We've got a mayoral election here in Atlanta less than four months away, right coming up next in Atlanta's morning news. I'm.
Dentist in Cobb County, Atlanta sues insurer over lost coronavirus business
"Cobb county dentist is suing his insurance company after denies his claim for lost income because of the pandemic Dr really Johnson's been practicing in Cobb county for more than forty years he says he purchased insurance for loss of income last year with with the the Hartford Hartford financial financial group group he he shut shut down down his his office office in in mid mid March March but but health health experts experts recommended recommended against against non non emergency emergency procedures procedures but but his his insurance insurance claim claim was was denied denied now now he's he's filing filing a a class class action action suit suit the the Hartford Hartford won't comment but its website says business interruptions must be caused by physical loss or damage like a fire or hurricane former Georgia governor Johnson's attorney Roy Barnes argues a virus the forces the shut down is a physical loss