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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.  

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods in his office at the state Capitol, Feb. 13, 2015.
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Georgia now has its first STEAM-certified school, and it's right here in metro Atlanta.

On Tuesday, Henderson Mill Elementary School in DeKalb County received that official recognition from the state. The certification means it meets all requirements for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and it also offers a strong arts curriculum.

Georgia now has its first STEAM-certified school, and it's in DeKalb County.

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On Tuesday, April 18, Henderson Mill Elementary School received the certification. That means it meets all requirements for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), and it also offers a strong arts curriculum. Henderson has designated teachers for both music and visual arts.

Courtesy of Atlanta Ballet

Atlanta Ballet will stage "Firebird" April 14-16. It's the first performance since the announcement that half the company's dancers are leaving.

This is the first season with Atlanta Ballet Artistic Director Gennadi Nedvigin. He has a new vision for the company, and, in "Firebird," it shows.

“I want to bring different styles of ballet to the city, to the company that would attract the largest audience possible,” he said.

Right now the company leans toward contemporary dance techniques. Nedvigin wants more variety.

J Hooper / Atlanta Ballet

The Atlanta Ballet is losing about half its company. Five dancers are quitting; eight more are being fired.

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That's according to the web publication ArtsATL. Its executive editor, Laura Relyea, spoke to WABE's "City Lights" Thursday as part of the show's ArtsCast segment. She said many dancers don't like the company's recent return to a more classical style.

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The 2017 legislative session in Georgia is over. A list of bills now just needs approval from Gov. Nathan Deal to become law. This year, several measures in support of the arts saw votes in the state House and Senate. 

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Here’s which bills passed and which failed when it comes to Georgia’s arts.

Atlanta Sales Tax For The Arts: Failed

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