Veterans Administration | WABE 90.1 FM

Veterans Administration

Al Such / WABE

On Monday, Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia held what at times was a noisy town hall meeting at Kennesaw State University.  

Like us on Facebook

Isakson drew cheers when he began with remarks condemning the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacists. But he got more questions -- and occasional shouted criticism -- on health care than on any other single subject.

Al Such / WABE

This week, Republican leaders in the new Congress hope to hold confirmation hearings for key members of the incoming Donald Trump administration. However, Democrats – and even some Republicans – are worried by the president-elect's continuing skepticism about U.S. intelligence findings that Russian hackers attacked the Democratic National Committee.  

On "Morning Edition," Georgia's senior senator, Republican Johnny Isakson, talked about that, Obamacare's future and other issues with WABE's Denis O'Hayer.

American Bar Association president Linda Klein speaks with Denis O'Hayer on Morning Edition.
Al Such / WABE

On Aug. 8, 2016, Atlanta attorney Linda Klein began a one-year term as the president of the American Bar Association, one of the most influential organizations in the country.

Virtual reality headset
Alison Guillory / WABE

Virtual reality is being used in a lot of new ways.

At Emory University, researchers are using virtual reality to treat veterans who suffered sexual abuse in the military and now have posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Inside a dark room, patients wear a head-mounted display, headphones, hold a joystick in their hands and sit on a chair where they can feel vibrations.

As they move their heads, they can see anything above them – like the sky, if they look down, they can see their feet.

Charles Dharapak / Associated Press

The deadline for negotiations with Iran over a nuclear deal is Friday. Other deadlines in negotiations have already come and gone. The United States is among the group known as the P5 + 1 trying to reach a deal with Iran over its nuclear program.

Members of Congress have expressed concern over the secretive nature of the negotiations. They are also at odds with President Barack Obama over the talks and issues relating to a possible nuclear agreement.