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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. 

Georgia Department of Driver Services

 South Korean citizens no longer have to take written or road tests to get a Georgia driver’s license. That’s because the Georgia Department of Driver Services has signed a reciprocity agreement with the Republic of South Korea.


The agreement falls under HB 475, which passed earlier this spring. The bill allows the Department of Driver Services Commissioner to form agreements with foreign countries who have business interests in the state.

Governor Nathan Deal signed the bill into law on May 1 at a Kia plant in West Point.

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 Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has been ousted.

WABE’s Rose Scott and Elly Yu report on initial reaction from Metro Atlanta observers.

It’s been two years since the Egyptian revolution, when Hosni Mubarak was put out of power.

And a year since Mohamed Morsi was then elected president.

But now he’s out.

Lawrence Rubin is a professor of international affairs at Georgia Tech, with a specialization in Middle East politics.

He spoke from Jerusalem today about how the situation in Egypt came about.

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 The city of Atlanta is setting up a new film office to deal with the city’s booming film industry.  

On Monday, the City Council voted 11 to 2 to create the new office. Councilman Michael Julian Bond, who voted in favor of the department, said it was long overdue.

“Atlanta, unlike our counterparts in LA and New York, that we often compare ourselves to, doesn’t have a film office,” Bond said. 

The state estimates the economic impact of filming around the state amounted to $3.1 billion in 2012 -- and the lion share of filming happens in Atlanta.

Zoo Atlanta

Lun Lun, one of Zoo Atlanta’s giant pandas, is expecting. The cub would be the first giant panda to be born in the U.S. in 2013. 

The 15-year-old panda is expected to give birth in two to three weeks and will be on 24-hour watch starting next week, said Rebecca Snyder, mammal curator at the zoo. 

 “We’re getting great information now through the ultra sound. We can track the fetus and collect data on its development and growth rate which is information that’s not widely available for giant panda fetuses," Snyder said. 

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Florida A&M University is lifting the suspension of its famed marching band a year and a half after a fatal hazing incident. 

In November of 2011, the Marching 100’s drum major, Robert Champion of DeKalb County Georgia, died after being beaten in a parked bus after a football game.