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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.

The TSA Blog

The numbers are out for the Transportation Security Administration’s annual review of guns found at the nation’s carry-on checkpoints. Atlanta TSA workers screened more than 19.9 million passengers in 2014.

So how did we do?

Last year, the Hartsfield-Jackson TSA found 109 firearms on people trying to board planes. That makes us number two in the nation. It’s the first year in many that Atlanta hasn’t topped the list.

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Mental health programs for low-income women are about to get a big boost.

Kaiser Permanente has awarded $500,000 to the Atlanta Women’s Foundation.

Ending generational poverty for women and girls is no small task, but the Atlanta Women’s Foundation just got a half million dollar grant to try. The group’s executive director, Kelly Dolan says mental health is a big piece of that puzzle.

Ghost drones are displayed at an event with the Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Coalition, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015, at the National Press Club in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press

Escaping a crime scene in Columbia County, near Augusta, may get tougher this spring. The Sheriff’s Department there wants to start using drones to help enforce the law.

If the Federal Aviation Administration approves, Columbia would be the first county in Georgia using drones to help locate suspects and find missing persons. Captain Steve Morris says the unmanned aerial vehicles could sport video cameras and, in some cases, heat sensors.

This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smart phones displaying Uber car availability in New York.
Julio Cortez, File / Associated Press

Their phones are logged out, and the cars are in park. Uber drivers in Atlanta are responding to a 20 percent fare cut by the company.

Prices for a ride dropped last week in nearly 50 cities. Protest organizers want drivers to stop taking clients from 5 tonight until 3 a.m.

Louise Cook has been driving for Uber for nine months. “It was really sort of a crushing blow. We all love our clients. We all want to drive for Uber. But we can’t do it if we don’t make at least some money," said Cook.

Prime 50-yard line seats at the Georgia Dome will go on sale for $45,000 on Monday.
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Lifelong Falcons fan Terry Whitehead’s done the math, and she estimates her four season tickets will cost her over $94,000 at the new stadium.

“94? That’s out of our reach, and that’s out of our intelligence. Who does that?” said Whitehead.

Someone will, the Falcons hope. The new Personal Seat Licenses, or “PSLs,” mean you own your seat for 30 years. Right now the best spots, near the 50-yard line, are going for $45,000.