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Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Virginia:

The 'Queen Of Street Lit': Wahida Clark's Journey From Federal Prison To Best-Seller Lists

When Wahida Clark went to federal prison in 1999, she knew she needed some way to support her teenage daughters from behind bars. She never thought it → Read More

An Intimate Wedding At A Social Distance

Chase and Ellen Brown were set to get married Saturday, March 28 in Savannah. But then, the rapid spread of the coronavirus across Georgia and the nation → Read More

'Quarantainment': Atlanta Arts Critics On What To Stream In Quarantine

A few weeks ago, screen time was blamed for keeping us apart. Now that millions of people are sequestered in our homes, our screens are bringing us → Read More

What You Need To Know: Georgia Nears 'Point Of No Return' With Coronavirus

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the → Read More

What You Need To Know: Coronavirus And Dealing With Economic Uncertainty

Georgia Public Broadcasting’s new series What You Need To Know: Coronavirus provides succinct, fact-based information to help you get through the → Read More

'What You Need To Know: Coronavirus' With Virginia Prescott Featuring Andy Miller

Across Georgia and the nation, schools and businesses are closed, major events have been canceled and millions of people have been ordered to work from → Read More

'What You Need To Know: Coronavirus' With Virginia Prescott Featuring Dr. Nadine Kaslow

COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic this week. There are a lot of people working from home, schools and businesses are closed and events are canceled. → Read More

With The Resurgence of Protest Culture, Two Design Behemoths On 'The Design of Dissent'

As 2019 drew to a close, protests spilled into cities from Hong Kong to Santiago, Paris to Tehran, and Khartoum to La Paz. People around the world flocked → Read More

Y'allywood Film Cars Packs Georgia Film Sets Full Of Period-Perfect Vehicles

Cars are an integral part of portraying time and place in film, with some leaving a lasting impact on our cultural references. There’s James Bond’s Aston → Read More

Author Janisse Ray On The Magic Of Books And South Georgia's Forests

Each year, The Georgia Writers Hall of Fame inducts new members to its growing list of authors who have made significant literary contributions to the → Read More

Georgia's Voter Registration Purge Raises Eyebrows

Voting in Georgia has remained a prickly subject after last year's midterm elections. The governor's race between Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp → Read More

The Intergenerational Power In Margaret Wilkerson Sexton's New Book 'The Revisoners'

Ava King is a newly divorced mother of a teenage son when she moves into her grandmother’s posh New Orleans home. Ava is the descendant of slaves, grandma → Read More

Policy, Training, Bias: The Issues Behind Ongoing Police Shootings Of Black People

Eric Garner. Michael Brown. Laquan McDonald. Freddie Gray. Anthony Hill. The list of officer-involved deaths is long and the death of Atatiana Jefferson, → Read More

Rachel Maddow's New Book, 'Blowout,' Takes On The Global Oil And Gas Industry

The Rachel Maddow Show is the biggest draw on MSNBC’s primetime line-up. The show tilts against Fox News’ Sean Hannity in the high stakes battle for cable → Read More

Chef Pano Karatassos On 'Modern Greek Cooking'

Chef Pano Karatassos has emerged victorious. He valiantly represented Georgia on the Food Network show Beat Bobby Flay , clenching the win with his → Read More

High Rate Of Prison Suicides In Georgia Draws Concerns

When Jeffrey Epstein died by suicide last month in a New York Corrections Facility, questions about the state of mental healthcare in America’s prisons → Read More

Government Plans To Ban Flavors Used In E-Cigarettes — Amid Vaping-Related Illnesses, Deaths

Last week, the FDA disclosed a criminal probe into electronic cigarettes as the number of vaping-related illnesses climbed. The enforcement action → Read More

From Ma Rainey To Otis Redding, The Musical Roots That Gave Georgia Its Sound

Before Outkast, Goodie Mobb and T.I. burst out of Georgia, there was Blind Willie McTell and James Brown. Before Trisha Yearwood, Alan Jackson and Jason → Read More

School's Back In Session: Women's Fight For Educational Inclusion

As students get back into the swing of classes, we remember women's educational opportunities in the 19th Century were few and far between. Finishing → Read More

Time Running Out For Public To Weigh In On Georgia Power’s Coal Ash Ponds

When coal-fired power plants burn coal, what’s left over is a toxic ash mixed with water that gets stored in ash ponds. They look pretty much like you’d → Read More