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This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss a recent mass vaccination event put on by three of Dalton’s flooring companies to help Latino employees get their COVID-19 vaccine.

Athens Question "Model Minority" Myth

Apr 9, 2021
Lora Yordanova

Protests and marches aren't an uncommon sight in Athens. This past Saturday, Broad Street was filled with people holding signs saying "no place for hate" or "hate is not a virus," and who chanted slogans like "Stop Asian hate, love Asian people."

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Legislation supporting victims of dating violence is heading to the governor’s desk. Wednesday The Georgia House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of House Bill 231. The measure, sponsored by District 117 Representative Houston Gaines, would create a new type of temporary protective order for victims who experience abuse by a dating partner.

UGA's women’s tennis team, ranked number three in the nation, clinched the SEC title with a win over number 40 Alabama in Athens on Thursday. This is the team’s eighteenth SEC title; they last won the conference title in the 2019 season.

Athens Covid Cases Up from Last Week

Apr 9, 2021
CDC

The University of Georgia reported 53 new covid-19 cases today, an increase from the 33 cases recorded last week.

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Athens News Matters

Today on Athens News Matters, a rise in anti-trans legislation across the country, and even though several Georgia bills targeted at the trans community have failed to pass, LGTBQ Athenians are concerned. Also today, part three of our series on anti-Asian discrimination. Those stories, our panel on the week in news, and more … coming up on Athens News Matters.

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In part three of this series, we explore the “model minority” myth and its effects on Asian-Americans.

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State legislatures across the country have seen a rash of bills that, if passed, would adversely affect transgender Americans. Several of those bills were introduced in Georgia, and while none of them made it to the governor’s desk, local members of the LGBTQ community are worried.

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One Direction were always known for their insightful covers and interpolations, whether it's the Blondie-Undertones mashup "One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks)" or snippets of pop songs they'd sprinkle into live shows. Throughout their 2013 tour, a setlist staple was their version of the band Wheatus' 2000 hit single "Teenage Dirtbag," a heartfelt song about two teenage misfits finding love.

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The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder charges is entering its third week of testimony.

After years of avoiding words like redistribution and labels like socialist, the core of the Democratic Party is embracing big government.

The coronavirus pandemic, a changing party makeup and a softening approach to debt and deficit have combined to give Democrats the space to embrace expensive policies and federal government expansion that would have been unheard of just a few years ago. President Biden is leading the charge and many Democrats, not just progressives, are eagerly jumping on board.

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