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Amy Kiley

Host, All Things Considered and Marketplace

Amy fell in love with radio while serving as the news director at her college station, Northwestern University’s WNUR. After working as a host and show reporter at Milwaukee Public Radio, Amy headed south to be the local voice of "All Things Considered" for WMFE in Orlando. Now, she’s excited to serve WABE’s Atlanta-area listeners through that role.

Amy has filed stories for NPR, Marketplace, the BBC and a number of national print publications. She has earned fellowships in legal and immigration reporting as well as awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Associated Press in Florida and other organizations.

Along the way, Amy lived in New Zealand and Argentina and picked up graduate degrees in music and liturgy.  

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The group, Americans for the Arts, just released its fifth Arts & Economic Prosperity study, or AEP5. 

It looks at the financial impact of arts and culture groups across the U.S., and it has specific numbers for metro Atlanta.

WABE's Amy Kiley stopped by the Atlanta Regional Commission to learn more. 

Courtesy True Colors Theatre Company

The next time you're at an Atlanta museum, play or other cultural event, someone might hand you a postcard to send to your member of Congress.  The cards are part of a new campaign from Atlanta's largest arts institutions to advocate for arts funding.

Courtesy of Peter Ferrari

A controversial city of Atlanta ordinance that regulates publicly visible art on private property appears to be dead.

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Georgia's music industry generates about $3.7 billion for the economy each year, and a new state law seeks to grow that number.

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Plenty of musicians visit metro Atlanta, but Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls has lived here since she was a child. Though a Grammy-winning, international music star, she still calls Decatur home.

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Her fans might know her voice, but they might not know she met fellow Indigo Girl Amy Ray at Laurel Ridge Elementary School in DeKalb County.

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