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Atlanta, GA – This summer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker will and move to Washington, where she'll write a political column for the paper. Tucker won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007. Her politically-liberal editorials have earned her enthusiastic fans and sharp critics around the country. Fox News host Bill O'Reilly even sent a crew to Tucker's house last year, after she criticized O'Reilly. In part 2 Tucker talks about when she was wrong and when she was right:

Atlanta, GA – Earlier this week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution announced that editorial page editor Cynthia Tucker will move to Washington, to write a column on the Obama administration and Congress. Tucker, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007, has been a prominent and at times controversial voice in Atlanta journalism. In part one of a conversation with WABE's Denis O'Hayer she talked about whether or not the move to Washington was her idea.

Atlanta, GA – As Christians observe Holy Week, a battle continues within many denominations:over gays in the church, and in the clergy. Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson is at the center of it. Robinson, who's openly gay and living with his partner, was consecrated as Bishop of New Hampshire in 2003. Since Robinson's election, several American parishes have left the Episcopal Church. Part 2 of a recent conversation, WABE's Denis O'Hayer asked Bishop Robinson about the battle over gays and scripture.

Atlanta, GA – Supporters of gay marriage celebrated legal and legislative victories in Iowa, Vermont, and the District of Columbia. Gay Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson says tt's part of a slow national movement toward legitimizing gay marriage. A few days ago, Robinson sat down with WABE's Denis O'Hayer for a conversation, in which the Bishop said he will become more involved in the battle over civil laws on gay marriage.

Atlanta, GA – Dr. Scott also wants more money from Georgia; which unlike most states with big cities does not have a major state-dedicated funding source for public transit.

MARTA is also going to receive 65-million dollars in federal stimulus money.
When WABE's Denis O'Hayer spoke with Doctor Scott; she began the conversation with a rundown of the capital improvements and limitations of the stimulus money.