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Kathleen Sturgeon

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Inside the Box - Episode 21: Kathleen Sturgeon, Julia Grochowski, Kyle Wingfield

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Hosts Hans Appen, Kathleen Sturgeon and Julia Grochowski trekked down to Jekyll Island for the annual conference for the Georgia Press Association. As any good podcasters do, of course they brought all of their podcasting equipment with them! When they ran into friend of the pod Kyle Wingfield they pulled him aside and had a great conversation centered around politics, journalism and predictions for November's Georgia elections.


14 Jun 2018

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Inside the Box - Episode 18: Kathleen Sturgeon, Sean J. Young (Black Box)

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Last week, U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald ruled against the Trump Administration in a suit filed by Columbia University over the president’s practice of blocking Twitter users. The university argued that American citizens have the right to be free to express their views to elected officials. Blocking users on a social media website simply because their views run counter to the president’s is undemocratic, the suit argued. Black Box reporter Kathleen Sturgeon talked with the Legal Director for the ACLU of Georgia, Sean J. Young, to talk about what local implications there might be as a result of the ruling.  Read: U.S. Judge: Elected officials may not block on social media Read: Censoring constituents online gains popularity


30 May 2018

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Inside the Box - Episode 15: Kathleen Sturgeon, Brian Francis, Charlie Smith

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For over a decade now, north Metro Atlanta has seen a slew of new cities emerge with the additions of Sandy Springs, Johns Creek and Milton. Some residents of the southeast portion of Forsyth County have been lobbying for years for the creation of their own city – Sharon Springs. After a ballot initiative was approved to give its residents a say in the issue on a referendum on the May 22 ballot, there has been a lot of back and forth on the pros and cons of incorporating as Forsyth County’s second city. Two of those potential residents, Brian Francis (pro) and Charlie Smith (con) join the show to discuss what they see as the pluses and minuses of incorporating.


15 May 2018

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Inside the Box - Episode 11: Kathleen Sturgeon (Black Box)

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Kathleen Sturgeon returns to the podcast to tell us about her latest contribution to Black Box, detailing the growing trend of elected officials blocking constituents from viewing their social media pages. We discuss its constitutionality and what exactly current law says an official should and shouldn't do online. Later in the show we are joined by the ACLU of Georgia's Legal Director, Sean J. Young, to discuss a letter he sent to State Senator John Albers requesting that he "unblock" nine citizens that had been barred from viewing the politician's accounts and posts. To read the full Black Box article "Censoring constituents online gains popularity", click here: https://www.northfulton.com/black_box/censoring-constituents-online-gains-popularity/article_3f730538-3ea1-11e8-86ed-07a29e440074.html


13 Apr 2018

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Inside the Box - Episode 3: Kathleen Sturgeon (Black Box)

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Black Box reporter Kathleen Sturgeon gives more information on her latest installment of the Black Box project - Invisible in the 'burbs. She details her experience on a cold night in January counting the homeless as part of an effort to secure grant money from the Department of Housing and Urban Development agency to combat homelessness nationwide. Read the Black Box special reports for Invisible in the ‘burbs Part I: https://www.northfulton.com/black_box/hurdles-inhibit-local-woman-to-seek-out-assistance/article_a462c28b-c524-53a7-9d32-8511b36f4075.html Part II: https://www.northfulton.com/alpharetta_roswell/you-shouldn-t-be-fighting-this-hard-for-basic-needs/article_7c29c0cc-0b4b-11e8-9410-1b0c7e5b82c5.html Homeless support organizations North Fulton Community Charities: https://nfcchelp.org HomeStretch: https://homestretch.org Family Promise: http://www.familypromisenfd.org The Drake House: https://www.thedrakehouse.org


10 Feb 2018