CCJ Reports

Gov. Nathan Deal Honors Centennial Farms

Gov. Nathan Deal Honors Centennial Farms

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

October 5, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

There's a lot of excitement during the opening weekend at the Georgia National Fair. With all of the food, rides, games and prizes, there's a lot to be excited about, but there's a small group of people celebrating something else and it's 100 years in the making. "We'd ring the bell for the people...

Alexander II Magnet School Students Dig In

Alexander II Magnet School Students Dig In

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

October 4, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, WMUB Programming

Not all of the students like putting their hands in the dirt, but The Alexander II Magnet School Einstein’s are getting down and dirty. “This is farm to school month and this is to teach you how to grow your food and where your food comes from”, says Talibah Muhammad, University of Georgia Agriculture...

Macon Food Story Viewers Give Back

Macon Food Story Viewers Give Back

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

September 28, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

“I don’t know what to say besides thank you. Thank you, Jesus," she said. Tonya’s had five strokes over the last few years, and is now the single caretaker of her son, Aubrey. Both suffer from a neurological disorder called Leigh’s Syndrome. While sharing her story about food, two Macon...

These breweries are in the middle of nowhere Georgia, but totally worth the drive

These breweries are in the middle of nowhere Georgia, but totally worth the drive

Jenna Eason, Telegraph staff writer

September 27, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase

Roll down the windows and enjoy Georgia’s warm breeze on your way to these breweries and a distillery in the middle-of-nowhere. After driving on bumpy roads with an endless supply of trees, muscadine grape vines come into view in front of an abandoned school building in which a brewery was built....

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

September 20, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story

There are many people in Middle Georgia who have paying jobs, but still don’t make enough money to buy groceries and pay for other bills on time. “When people don’t have the food, I know that feeling,” says Maureen Mingo, a client and volunteer with Loaves and Fishes ministry in Macon. “I...

How good can a cafeteria meal be? This is what an $8 school lunch looks like

How good can a cafeteria meal be? This is what an $8 school lunch looks like

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

September 16, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, Showcase, Uncategorized

The scent of fresh-baked biscuits filled the kitchen at Stratford Academy on a September morning. While one cafeteria helper loaded trays of bacon into the oven for the upcoming breakfast break, two others chopped up piles of squash, carrots and Brussels sprouts. In the Stratford cafeteria, students...

How good can a cafeteria meal be? This is what an $8 school lunch looks like

How good can a cafeteria meal be? This is what an $8 school lunch looks like

Samantha Max, Telegraph/Report for America corp member

September 16, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase

MACON, GA - The scent of fresh-baked biscuits filled the kitchen at Stratford Academy on a September morning. While one cafeteria helper loaded trays of bacon into the oven for the upcoming breakfast break, two others chopped up piles of squash, carrots and Brussels sprouts. In the Stratford cafeteria,...

This chef’s looking to his roots to put a new twist on soul food

This chef’s looking to his roots to put a new twist on soul food

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

September 14, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story

Michael Twitty doesn’t cook the same macaroni and cheese his mom taught him to make. It’s loaded with cream cheese and sour cream, and anyone who’s eaten at a Kosher deli might say it tastes kind of like noodle kugel. The chef and author has adapted and transformed a lot of the foods he grew ...

7 soul food restaurants in Georgia that serve more than chicken and mac & cheese

7 soul food restaurants in Georgia that serve more than chicken and mac & cheese

Justin Baxley, Telegraph staff writer

September 13, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story, Showcase

Finding good soul food can be a tough task. There are plenty of places that serve your standard fried chicken and mac and cheese. While good, those don’t appeal to everyone. Here is a list of seven soul food restaurants in Georgia that will leave you wanting more. 1. H&H (Macon) This restaurant is a Macon staple serving...

Now serving: Locally grown peaches and hydroponic lettuce on the school lunch line

Now serving: Locally grown peaches and hydroponic lettuce on the school lunch line

Samantha Max, Report for America corps member

September 7, 2018


Filed under Engagement Projects, Macon Food Story

MILLEDGEVILLE, GA -- A first-grader at Lakeview Primary School quietly studied the options on the lunch line, unsure what he wanted to eat. He decided on the nachos — a scoop of ground chicken with a bag of Doritos, beans, and a bowl of steamed corn and peppers. At the end of the line, a ca...

Macon Food Story, Chapter 1: What is the definition of poverty?

Macon Food Story, Chapter 1: What is the definition of poverty?

13WMAZ

September 7, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story

From the culture of southern food, to food access and the health of the region, we're exploring the food habits of the South hoping to answer the question: What does the food we eat say about the life we live? To understand food insecurity, it’s important to define who lives in poverty. For the...

Macon Food Story, Chapter 2: What is a food bank?

Macon Food Story, Chapter 2: What is a food bank?

13WMAZ

September 7, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story

For nearly 25 percent of Central Georgia’s population, finding enough food is a challenge. That’s why food banks – like the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank in east Macon – step in to fill the gaps. They serve 24 counties from Jasper to Telfair through the support of over 190 partner...

Macon Food Story