CCJ Reports

“They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat.” Exploring the Macon Jewish identity through food

“They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat.” Exploring the Macon Jewish identity through food

Emily Rose Thorne

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase, Video

When Rabbi Aaron Sataloff moved to Macon from Los Angeles last year, he had to adjust from the vibrant Jewish community he knew to the Southeast, where Jews comprise a tiny minority. To stay connected to his culture, Sataloff decided for the first time to abide by kashrut, a set of laws in the Jewish faith that applie...

Children across Macon are food insecure. One organization is keeping them fed

Children across Macon are food insecure. One organization is keeping them fed

Yasmeen Hill, CCJ Student Journalist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase, Video

Pencils, paper, notebooks and homework are all things that can be found in child’s backpack, but in recent years the Backpack Ministry has turned this grade school essential into a solution to community-wide food insecurity. Macon-Bibb has the third highest rate of concentrated poverty in the nation, which has resul...

Being vegan in the south

Being vegan in the south

Nadia Pressley, CCJ Student Journalist

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, Showcase, Video

Tiyana Chaney began her vegan journey in 2014 after deciding to slowly remove animal products from her diet for physical and mental health reasons. Now that Tiyana Cha has been strictly vegan for over a year, finding local restaurants that cater to her diet is a challenge. “I will bring my own food...

Student Production: Whole 30

Student Production: Whole 30

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, WMUB Programming

Madilyn Harrell talks with a Mercer University student about the whole 30 diet plan and what it takes to be successful.

Student Production: Just Tap’d

Student Production: Just Tap’d

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, WMUB Programming

Daniel Tolbert takes us inside Just Tap'd to give viewers a look at the beer selection and get a taste review from a customer.

Student Production: Cultural Food Options

Student Production: Cultural Food Options

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, WMUB Programming

Jessica Lee takes a look at whether there are enough cultural food options for students on campus.

Student Production: Macon’s Food Deserts

Student Production: Macon’s Food Deserts

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, WMUB Programming

Connor Cable takes a look at some areas of Macon that leave residents with few grocery options.

Student Production: Growler USA

Student Production: Growler USA

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, WMUB Programming

Brittany Harvey takes viewers inside Growler USA in Mercer Landing to find out more about the food and beer selection.

Student Production: Vegetarian Options

Student Production: Vegetarian Options

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, WMUB Programming

Aliyah Dorsey talks with vegetarian students about their dining options in and around Mercer University's campus.

Student Production: Daylight Donuts

Student Production: Daylight Donuts

Student Production, Student Production

January 22, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, More Student Work, WMUB Programming

Eryn Lee takes viewers inside of Daylight Donuts in Mercer Landing. She talks about the menu and gets feedback from a student about the restaurant.

Ask us your questions about food in Macon

Ask us your questions about food in Macon

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

January 10, 2019


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, Macon Me Curious, More Student Work, Showcase, Video

Macon Me Curious wants to answer your food-related questions. Since September, Macon Food Story has reported everything from the best corner cafes to holiday traditions from around the world. We want your help to continue to explore the intersections of food and life. Tells us what you want to know...

Flu season and flu shots

Flu season and flu shots

Emily Harvey

December 13, 2018


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work, Showcase

Last year, 151 people in Georgia died from the flu. This year, according to weekly online influenza reports from the CDC, things could be just as bad if not worse in Georgia yet some people refuse to get the shot. Emily Harvey has the story.

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