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Elly Yu


Elly Yu is a reporter at WABE, where she first got her start in public radio as an graduate student intern in 2013. Since then, she’s reported for WNYC, NPR, and Marketplace among others.  In 2014, Elly was awarded with an immigration reporting fellowship from the Institute for Justice and Journalism.

Elly holds a bachelor’s in international relations from the University of Southern California, and a master’s in journalism from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she co-hosted a podcast. 

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Civil rights leader and former Atlanta Mayor Andrew Young said Wednesday he’s been concerned more about substance than symbols when it comes to Confederate memorials.

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His remarks come amid renewed debate over Confederate symbols after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

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The city of Atlanta says it's weighing whether to restore a monument that was defaced in Piedmont Park Sunday or remove it.

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"The Peace Monument is owned by the City of Atlanta, and is managed by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Department of Parks and Recreation,” a spokesperson for the city of Atlanta said. “As such, the City is responsible for restoring the public art and we are currently reviewing our options.”

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To help stem the opioid epidemic, all Georgia doctors will be required to get training on prescribing opioids under a new rule the state medical board approved last week.

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"The medical board felt that it was a situation where it was time that we needed to take some affirmative act in trying to assist with stemming the problem that we're currently facing," said Dr. Dan DeLoach, chairman of the Georgia Composite Medical Board and a plastic surgeon in Savannah.

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Bill Brim is a farmer who says he loves his vegetables. He points to dozens of varieties he’s grown as he walks through rows of plants at his farm, Lewis Taylor Farms, in Tifton, Georgia.

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“I can be a vegetarian real easily,” he says. “I do like my bacon every once in a while though,” he adds after a pause, laughing.

The produce Brim grows on his 5,000-acre farm is picked by hand. Every year, he hires about 500 people through a temporary guest worker program, called H-2A. 

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The state has changed the way it helps students pay for Advanced Placement exams. Instead of paying for one exam for low-income students, the state will now pay for an exam for any student, regardless of income, if the tests are related to the STEM field – subjects in science, technology, engineering or math.

The change has drawn criticism from some teachers groups and educators.