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Atlanta’s Donald Glover is the first black director to win an Emmy for a comedy series. He won Sunday night for his show, "Atlanta." Glover also writes and stars in the show.

“First I want to thank the great algorithm that put us all here. I want to thank my parents that are in the audience, this is nuts,” he said in his acceptance speech.

Later in the night, Glover won another Emmy, for best actor in a comedy. In that speech, he thanked the city of Atlanta.

Bryan Mulligan, president of Applied Information, shows off how the semi-autonomous Tesla P100D navigates North Avenue.
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The city of Atlanta unveiled North Avenue as its first "Smart Corridor" on Thursday.

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The "Smart Corridor" is the first in the city to collect data from cars, bikes and pedestrians to adjust the traffic lights and send information back to people on the street.

Woman Remembers Moving From The Farm To ‘70s Atlanta

Jul 11, 2017
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Cindy Gilmore was born the youngest of five children in the small farm town of Prattville, Alabama in 1964. She lived there until the mid 1970s when her mother decided to move to Atlanta.

Her daughter, 33-year-old Jessica Wals, brought Gilmore to the StoryCorps Booth to find out a little more about this time and transition from farm to city. She begins by asking her mother why farming was so important to the family.

This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps Booth.

Courtesy of Natalie Bernstein

We hear so much about the short attention spans of children and the death of the book. Some say that the archaic form of reading has been replaced by Kindles or iPads.

That’s not really the case, though.

Natalie Bernstein is elementary school librarian at Druid Hills' Paideia School  in Atlanta, Georgia. She’s preparing for the first day of school this Wednesday, and she took some time to speak with Lois Reitzes about children’s literature and how children cherish reading.

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Some of the rain that falls in downtown Atlanta eventually forms Proctor Creek, which flows through the west side of the city and into the Chattahoochee River. Like the rest of Atlanta's creeks, Proctor Creek is polluted. But it still has wildlife living in it. Scientists are learning more about the health of the creek and its critters by studying crayfish.  

  A longer version of this story was published and aired last fall.