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Clarkston High Youth Food Justice Interns share their third and final podcast, "Nutrition for a Healthier Clarkston"

Mutoni, Zaw and San, from Rwanda, Thailand and Burma respectively, share how growing the Clarkston High garden has helped them understand the importance of sustainable, healthy food and share nutritious meals with their community. The Youth Food Justice internship at Clarkston High School is a group of eight high school students who came to this country as refugees and are learning about food and farming in the United States. The program is supported by the International Rescue Committee's New Roots program. Stay tuned for upcoming podcasts about teamwork and nutrition.
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Clarkston High Youth Food Justice Interns share their second podcast, "Teamwork Helps Our Community Grow"

Angela, Ganga and Htoo Meh, from Burma, Nepal and Thailand respectively, share how growing the Clarkston High garden has helped them build leadership skills and understand the importance of sustainable, healthy food in their community. The Youth Food Justice internship at Clarkston High School is a group of eight high school students who came to this country as refugees and are learning about food and farming in the United States. The program is supported by the International Rescue Committee's New Roots program. Stay tuned for upcoming podcasts about teamwork and nutrition.
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Clarkston High Youth Food Justice Interns share their first podcast, "Garden Life"

Sui and San, both from Burma, share how growing, caring for and learning from the Clarkston High community garden has changed their approach to sustainable and healthy food and their community. The Youth Food Justice internship at Clarkston High School is a group of eight high school students who came to this country as refugees and are learning about food and farming in the United States. The program is supported by the International Rescue Committee's New Roots program. Stay tuned for upcoming podcasts about teamwork and nutrition.
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Gov. Deal expands emergency declaration to 94 counties total

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal is warning anyone who refuses to follow his mandatory evacuation order that they are on their own once Hurricane Irma hits.Deal issued a mandatory evacuation order for all areas east of Interstate 95 and parts of Chatham County beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. Click here for more weather Alert 

Women Watch Afrika, Inc. CEO & founder , Glory Kilanko and Attorney Preye Cobham, discuss the health and legal ramifications of female gentile mutilation and cutting

Women Watch Afrika, Inc. CEO &  founder , Glory Kilanko and Preye Cobham, attorney and legal advisor, advocate for outreach and prevention of female gentile mutilation (FGM) and cutting, to avoid long-term health effects and prosecution. They advise that Kenyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Sierra Leonean, Nigerian, Egyptian and Eritrean are the most at-risk African communities for FGM.
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Dr. R. Stephen Green – Superintendent, DeKalb County School District, talks to us about DeKalb's upcoming school year, new initiatives and pilot programs including dual-language education and partnerships with community service providers.

Dr. R. Stephen Green – Superintendent, DeKalb County School District, talks to us about DeKalb's upcoming school year, new initiatives and pilot programs including dual-language education and partnerships with community service providers. Dr. Green says the diversity of the third largest state school system is an asset, and plans to employ strategies to harness equity across the district.
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Interview with DeKalb County District Attorney, Sherry Boston

As District Attorney, Sherry Boston oversees the prosecution of felony crimes filed in DeKalb Superior Court. Elected on her campaign to usher in a new era for the county, DA Boston has introduced community prosecutors and education initiatives to help her office and DeKalb community members work together to prevent and reduce crime and prison recidivism. 
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Doing Business in Clarkston & DeKalb County

“Doing Business in Clarkston & DeKalb County” was the topic of discussion among guests, (Seated, L-R) Rapid Tax Accounting & Income Tax Services Owner,Leake Malde, Holt Darns, Part-Owner and Manager of Exit 40 Café, Ray Gilley,President of Decide DeKalb, Anna Henderson, Owner of HA Office 515, Inc. andPast President of Georgia Black Chamber of Commerce, (Standing, L-R) ClarkstonSpeaks host, Shawanna Qawiy, Barak Gibson a Georgia Greater Black Chamber ofCommerce Board Member and Keith Barker, City Manager for the City of Clarkston.  
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Interview With Brian Bollinger, executive director of Friends of Refugees

Brian Bollinger, executive director of Clarkston non-profit Friends of Refugees, talks to us about the importance of collective, community impact to “to empower refugees through opportunities that provide for their well-being, education and employment.” Friends of Refugees' seven programs help New Americans seize opportunities while bringing them into relationships that will help them flourish
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Interview with Jeff Taylor, executive director of Oakhurst Medical Centers

Jeff Taylor, executive director of Oakhurst Medical Centers, discusses primary and specialty care services offered through a sliding pay scale at the six (and soon to be seven) DeKalb and Fulton community locations. Find out more at http://oakmed.org/locations/
Interview with Jeff Taylor, executive director of Oakhurst Medical Centers
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