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Johnny Kauffman


Johnny joined WABE in March, 2015. Before joining the station, he was a producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting, and NPR in Washington D.C.

At NPR, Johnny worked as a producer for "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," and "Tell Me More."

Johnny got his start in radio as host and station manager at WECI in Richmond, Indiana, where he went to Earlham College and graduated with a degree in English.

Johnny is a native of Goshen, Indiana, a small town in the northern part of the state.

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While communities grapple with how to handle monuments to Confederate leaders, a sculpture of Martin Luther King Jr. was unveiled on the grounds of the Georgia state Capitol Monday. 

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King’s family, activists and some of the state’s top Democrat and Republican lawmakers said the 8-foot-tall, bronze image of the civil rights icon in mid-stride should be an example to the country.

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On the 54th anniversary of his famous “I Have a Dream" speech, nearly 50 years after his death and less than a month after an anti-racism protester was allegedly killed by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Virginia, a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. is scheduled to be erected outside the Georgia State Capitol. 

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It takes a long elevator ride up dozens of stories to get to The Commerce Club in downtown Atlanta where many business people, politicians, consultants and lobbyists often get lunch.

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The new, shiny Falcons Stadium, and traffic on the downtown connector are easy to see through the big windows.  

Franklin Richards lives far away from Atlanta, but spent part of a recent weekday full of meetings at The Commerce Club.   

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An international trade case over solar panel imports could mean an end to the solar industry boom in Georgia, putting one of the few prosperous parts of the state’s rural economy at risk.

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Candidates for governor in Georgia are divided on how to handle Confederate monuments.

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Democrat Rep. Stacey Abrams is calling for the carvings of Confederate leaders to be removed from the side of Stone Mountain.

Democratic Rep. Stacey Evans didn’t go that far but suggested changes are needed to the current state law that protects Confederate monuments.