Monday, June 1
June 19th — Today is Juneteenth. Two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1865, the day the enslaved people of Texas were freed. Banks, post offices, and many non-essential government offices will be closed for the federal holiday.Brookhaven’s Juneteenth Celebration at Lynnwood Park this morning from 10am to 11:30am
🌧️ There is an 80% chance of a thunderstorm today and the temperature is 82°.
✅ As we head into the unpredictable summer weather season, Georgia Power offers some tips on what to do in the event of a power outage.
⚠️ A boiling water advisory is out as Sandy Springs residents and businesses attempt to repair a break in the water service that may have cut off the city’s electrical mains. Click here for the latest updates.
💰 The Atlanta Beltline has approved a 2024 budget of $153.6 million for trail construction, land acquisition and affordable housing plans.
➡ And speaking of the Beltline, don’t forget that a 1-mile section of the South Side Trail will be closed from today until 2025 as paved road construction begins.
🚑 Slow EMS response times from ambulance services contracted by DeKalb County prompted Brookhaven City officials to demand that the county enforce performance standards or allow the city to establish its own emergency response .
🔎 Atlanta police are investigating the case of a late-night jogger who claims he was kidnapped, assaulted, robbed and dumped in Buckhead from Glenwood Park.
📺 At Saturday’s Southeastern Emmy Awards, WABE’s “Love & Respect with Killer Mike” won for Interview/Discussion Program, while 11Alive took top honors for Outstanding Overall and Outstanding News. Here is the full list of winners:
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⛳ Windham Clark won the US Open at the Los Angeles Country Club by a shot over Rory McIlroy.
🕖 Today’s newsletter is Four story.
• “Political Rewind” canceled by GPB
• Chamblee’s new entertainment district
• Worldwide headlines
• look and listen
have a good day,
Colin, Sammy, Madison
Atlanta Contemporary celebrates its 50th anniversary on June 24th with its annual ART PARTY, an annual fundraiser supporting free admission every day. The evening features live music performances, interactive gallery installations, delicious local cuisine, a selection of cocktails, and more. Tickets are available here.
1. GPB Cancels “Political Rollback”
🎙️ Georgia Public Broadcasting has canceled “Political Rewind” and announced the departure of Bill Nigat, who hosted it for the first time in nearly a decade. GPB said in a press release on Friday that the move is at the core of “becoming a trusted public broadcaster that shares stories unique to Georgians and provides opportunities for meaningful community engagement in a cost-effective manner.” It said the move was part of “multiple planned programming changes” to refocus its public mission. “
The daily “Political Rewind” program will air its final episode on Friday 30 June on GPB Radio.
The announcement sparked a stir in the state’s media and political circles, with regular panelists saying the decision was short-sighted, politically motivated, and worsening news deserts across much of the state, especially in local markets. criticized.
In a sharply worded social media post, AJC’s Greg Bleustein wrote: Tamar Hallerman While criticizing the GPB’s decision, he praised Nigut’s leadership.Political scientist at Emory University Andra Gillespie tweeted “This is a huge loss, unfortunately politically motivated and, I believe, very short-sighted.”
➡ Read the full text here.
The Peachtree Tradition Begins at a Young Age
Sponsorship of the Atlanta Track Club
🍑 Continuing the tradition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution Peachtree Road Race and Microsoft Peachtree Junior.
Held at Piedmont Park on July 2, this family-friendly event includes the Time Mile, 50-Meter Dash, and Track & Field Zone. Once you’ve got your body moving, stop by the Microsoft tent and give your brain a workout with his special STEM activities designed specifically for kids.
All participants will receive a medal, an adidas t-shirt and a race day refreshment.
🏃🏽 Sign up your child with code ATLJR before June 26th and get 10% off to help them reach their next goal.
2. Chamblee’s open container district to expand entertainment and social activities
🍻 In March, Chamburi city leaders voted to allow outdoor alcoholic beverages in the downtown entertainment district.
The new ordinance will come into effect in July with the aim of encouraging more social activities and pedestrian traffic in downtown Chamblee and expanding entertainment options, including alcoholic beverages, within the downtown entertainment district. will be
The district stretches from Ingersoll Rand Drive to McGaw Drive.
🎉 Find out more about what happens here.
3. Mr. Blinken visits Beijing.PM Modi heads to Washington
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🇨🇳 US Secretary of State Anthony Brinken met with Chinese leader Xi Jinping today during a visit to Beijing that was postponed from February after dust was generated by a reconnaissance balloon in US airspace. Brinken’s visit to China will be the first by a top U.S. diplomat in almost five years. Photo via the US Secretary of State’s Instagram.
🇮🇱 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced plans to move forward with a controversial overhaul of the country’s independent judicial system. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s move comes after opposition parties said they would halt talks. A move proposed by the right-wing Likud party sparked months of mass protests.
🖥️ Separately, Prime Minister Netanyahu announced that Intel will open a $25 billion chip factory in Israel. The Santa Clara, Calif.-based semiconductor company is Israel’s largest private employer.
🇮🇳Nina Curtis, a plant-based chef from Sacramento, California, will be the guest chef at this week’s White House State Dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Grammy Award-winning violinist Joshua Bell will perform.
🇺🇬Islamic State-affiliated militants in the Democratic Republic of the Congo attacked a Ugandan high school, killing 40 people.
🇪🇨 Vera Montoya, the Ecuadorian woman who shocked mourners by banging her coffin at her funeral, has died. Montoya, 76, was pronounced dead last week, but she was rushed to hospital, where she actually died a week later.
📌 Get involved Atlanta Press Club and Commerce Club There will be a special event with FBI Director Christopher Wray on Tuesday, June 20th at 4pm. Ray was appointed to the position in 2017. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and was a partner at King & Spalding. . Register here.
4. Talking Music, ATL Hamm, Juneteenth: We have a podcast!
Look and Listen | By Mara Davis
🎧 “The Jump”
Garbage’s Shirley Manson interviews the musician about the song that changed the trajectory of his career. Guests include David Byrne, Patti Smith, Big Boi and Run The Jewels. I know I’m biased because I put a talent on this show, but this is really one of the best music interview shows she has. Garbage will perform with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Atlanta’s Amerith Bank Amphitheater on Saturday, June 24th.
🎙️ Jon Hamm loves ATL
On a recent episode of Bill Maher’s podcast Club Random, Hamm professed his love for the city, saying he “shot five movies in a row in Atlanta.” “…it’s not like New York or Los Angeles. It’s like blacks and whites going to the same place, really.”
🎧 Juneteenth Pod
Here are some podcasts about what matters today.
1. Moments in Black History: “What Juneteenth is and the Truth About President Lincoln”
② Daily newspaper: “The history and meaning of Juneteenth”
③ Today I explained about “Happy Juneteenth”
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