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Lisa Hagen

Lisa Hagen is a reporter at WABE.

In 2011, Lisa interned and produced videos for the English-language news site for Al-Ahram, in Cairo, Egypt. She’s reported for and from Clinton Hill/Ft. Greene Brooklyn for the NYTimes’ “The Local” blog. She also put in a couple years as a stringer for the New York Post before moving south.

Lisa studied creative writing at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, but ended up with a much more practical degree in “Militarism and Sexuality” from New York University’s Gallatin School. A master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism seemed a next logical step.

She’s originally from Kahalu’u, Hawaii. Lisa does not know how to surf. She can, however, filet a salmon very quickly and is a lover of fly-fishing.

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It’s college tour season. On Friday, a dozen prospective students stroll through the Georgia Tech campus. Some pass by colorful chalk messages on the sidewalk that say “We are one GT” and “We love GTPD.”

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It’s been just over a week since Georgia Tech police shot and killed a student on campus. Days later, two officers sustained minor injuries during clashes with protesters after a vigil.

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This weekend, women's health advocates celebrated the reopening of a Planned Parenthood facility in East Atlanta.

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The new location is a busy spot on Moreland Avenue with a lot of transportation access.

Planned Parenthood partnered with Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health to identify an area where the facility would have maximum impact.

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It's been a busy year for Cameron Padgett.

He's a senior studying finance at Georgia State University, and, in his free time, he's been contacting schools across the country to set up speaking engagements for white nationalist figure Richard Spencer.

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Spencer popularized the term "alt-right," and after the presidential election, video of him giving what looked like a Nazi salute and saying "Hail Trump" went viral.

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The Atlanta United soccer team had its first practice at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium this weekend. Its first game there is coming up in just weeks.


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With an average of more than 46,000 fans turning out for home games, Atlanta United topped the league in average attendance this year.

"It's very hard to even get a ticket now," Kennesaw State University economist J.C. Bradbury said.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has announced plans to put together a panel of leaders to consider the future of the city's Confederate symbols and street names. They'll have two months, but they may not have all that many items to discuss.

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There just aren't that many Confederate-related memorials in this particular southern city.