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The final home of Flannery O'Connor is under new management.

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The Savannah-born author spent the last 13 years of her life on the middle Georgia dairy farm known as Andalusia.

O'Connor completed her best-known works there, including the short story collection "A Good Man Is Hard To Find."

But the small Flannery O'Connor Andalusia Foundation has struggled to maintain the 500-acre site on donations alone.

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Tuesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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Pam Longobardi is not only an artist. She's an environmentalist and activist who has traveled the world exploring oceans. Lombardi is a Distinguished Professor of art at Georgia State University and has won numerous awards for her work, which has been on display in several countries around the globe.

Plastic in oceans is central to her work, and she joined "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes to discuss her exhibit "Reworlding," which is on view now at Hathaway Gallery through Sept. 16.

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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 of Fox Searchlight Pictures.

Friday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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