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Lisa Hagen

Lisa Hagen is a reporter at WABE.

In 2011, Lisa interned and produced videos for the English-language news site for Al-Ahram, in Cairo, Egypt. She’s reported for and from Clinton Hill/Ft. Greene Brooklyn for the NYTimes’ “The Local” blog. She also put in a couple years as a stringer for the New York Post before moving south.

Lisa studied creative writing at Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, but ended up with a much more practical degree in “Militarism and Sexuality” from New York University’s Gallatin School. A master’s degree from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism seemed a next logical step.

She’s originally from Kahalu’u, Hawaii. Lisa does not know how to surf. She can, however, filet a salmon very quickly and is a lover of fly-fishing.

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Georgia Congressman Barry Loudermilk said he was preparing to go up to bat when the first shot rang out at a Congressional baseball practice in Alexandria, Va. Wednesday morning.

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Loudermilk, a Republican from Cassville who represents Georgia's 11th District, told WABE what went through his head as he took cover.

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The issue of climate change emerged as a new wrinkle in the 6th Congressional District race during a WABE debate Thursday.

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“Look, I think that clearly there have been changes in the climate. I am not a scientist, so I read all of that and take it all in,” said Republican Karen Handel. “What I am set on is making sure we do the right thing in the right way.”

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Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel squared off Tuesday night in the first of two live debates. The candidates for the 6th Congressional District came at each other with lines modeled on their attack ads.

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Handel's pitch for the night? Ossoff was handpicked by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. His values and his funding aren't from here.


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Georgia State University police have taken down the activist tent city that's amassed outside Turner Field for the last two months. The school says it's been getting complaints.


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GSU police showed up before 7 a.m. Friday to clear the stadium sidewalk. More than 20 tents have been hosting a rotating cast of activists, GSU students and community members there.


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Republican congressional candidate Karen Handel confirmed today she’s willing to participate in four live debates throughout June. Her Democratic rival, Jon Ossoff, had previously challenged Handel to face him in six debates. Not all those debates overlap. In total, both candidates have agreed to only two debates against the other.

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The events confirmed by both campaigns are a June 6 debate hosted by WSB-TV and a June 8 debate hosted by WABE/PBA30.