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Stephannie Stokes

Producer

Stephannie Stokes is a producer at WABE’s features desk. The title, “producer,” can mean a lot of things, but her focus is on telling stories. On WABE, you might hear her reporting about a lesser known part of Atlanta’s history, while another day you might catch a sound portrait she produced about a person or place in the region.

She came to Atlanta in 2014 by way of Washington, D.C., where she worked for member station WAMU’s local news and public affairs program The Kojo Nnamdi Show.

But really she isn’t from the East Coast at all. She was born, raised and educated in the Pacific Northwest. 

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New leadership is coming to the agency that oversees development of the Atlanta BeltLine.

The city announced today that Atlanta Beltline, Inc. President and CEO Paul Morris will step down.

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Morris joined the Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. in 2013. In that time, the agency began expanding the trail by four miles on the east and west sides of the loop. It also started on new projects like an urban farm.

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Signs telling drivers to "slow down" are all over Atlanta neighborhoods. They're not official, from the city or state. Residents put them up themselves to combat speeding cut-through traffic.

So, do the signs work?

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The signs come in all different forms. There are bright yellow ones that say “Kill Speed, Save Lives.” Red signs that say “Drive Like Your Kids Live Here” are also common.

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The Atlanta Falcons will be playing in their new home in a little more than a week. As a sports venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium already boasts a lot of superlatives.

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Steve Cannon, CEO of AMB Group, an Arthur Blank Family business, said encircling the stadium's ceiling is the largest video board in the world: 58 feet tall and 1,100 feet around.

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said he's carefully considering calls to rename streets recognizing the Confederacy or Confederate leaders.

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Petitions asking for name changes took off, after the violent weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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Congress is in recess, and now that Georgia's lawmakers are home, some are holding town halls.

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Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville, is set to meet with constituents Wednesday night in Gainesville. Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson is scheduled to do so next Monday, Aug. 14 in Kennesaw.

Meanwhile, Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, is on tour this week. He's hosting forums in nine different cities along the Georgia coast.

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