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Johnny Kauffman

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Johnny joined WABE in March, 2015. Before joining the station, he was a producer at Georgia Public Broadcasting, and NPR in Washington D.C.

At NPR, Johnny worked as a producer for "Morning Edition," "Weekend Edition," and "Tell Me More."

Johnny got his start in radio as host and station manager at WECI in Richmond, Indiana, where he went to Earlham College and graduated with a degree in English.

Johnny is a native of Goshen, Indiana, a small town in the northern part of the state.

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An international trade case over solar panel imports could mean an end to the solar industry boom in Georgia, putting one of the few prosperous parts of the state’s rural economy at risk.

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Candidates for governor in Georgia are divided on how to handle Confederate monuments.

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Democrat Rep. Stacey Abrams is calling for the carvings of Confederate leaders to be removed from the side of Stone Mountain.

Democratic Rep. Stacey Evans didn’t go that far but suggested changes are needed to the current state law that protects Confederate monuments.

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At home during Congress' August recess, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson faced a tough crowd of more than 600 people Monday night at his first in-person town hall since the 2016 election.

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All but a few in the crowd at Kennesaw State University wore stickers supporting progressive causes, like Planned Parenthood.

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Sharona Holmes waits for food pantry volunteers to pass her a bag of nonperishable groceries from behind a counter at what used to be a small storefront in Berrien County, Ga., about four hours south of Atlanta down I-75.

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There’s barely room for a single refrigerator at the Caring Place food pantry, and volunteers squeeze past each other to help people who come inside.  

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Georgia’s 9th Congressional District includes more than a dozen counties in the northeast part of the state, and it’s the country’s third most conservative, but a town hall hosted by its representative Wednesday showed sharp divisions.

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