The Health Report: Top Stories of 2020

Jan 19, 2021

This week on the Georgia Health Report, host Lauren Baggett and Andy Miller of Georgia Health News discuss the top healthcare stories of 2020.

African Perspectives for January 17, 2021

Jan 19, 2021

This episode is our show’s annual commemorative special on the great American civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Featuring excerpts from three speeches by Dr. King, the episode remembers the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts for peace and justice in America and universally. The episode also highlights the day of service in Athens Clarke County.

In addition, the episode provides updates on electoral issues in Somalia, Uganda and Burkina Faso, where the president has been sworn in for a second term.

@AADMovement via Facebook

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is holding a Grand Opening for its Justice Center this Saturday, January 16th. The event will feature guest speakers including Mayor Kelly Girtz, District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez, and Sheriff John Q. Williams. Mokah Jasmine Johnson is president and co-founder of the AADM.

Johnson says the center will address a variety of community needs.

UGA Dept. of Institutional Diversity

The University of Georgia holding its 18thannual Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Breakfast Friday. Though virtual, the event will still contain many elements of the traditional in-person gathering. Dr. Michelle Cook is the Vice Provost of Diversity and Inclusion and Strategic University Initiatives. 

Hamilton Holmes Jr., son of Hamilton Holmes Sr. delivering the keynote address for the event. 

Trump Administration Sued Over Georgia Health Plan

Jan 15, 2021

A federal lawsuit says Georgia’s plan to overhaul how state residents buy health insurance under the Affordable Care Act would “tear a hole” in the ACA. Under the plan, Georgia would be the first state to bypass the website and instead offer federally subsidized health insurance through private agents.