CCJ Reports

Bear’s Beat Report: Ocmulgee Brew Pub Celebrates Two Years

Bear’s Beat Report: Ocmulgee Brew Pub Celebrates Two Years

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 30, 2019


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

Ocmulgee Brewpub just celebrated two years of beers and burgers. I talked to brewpub employee Janice Etheridge about what made these past two years a success. She says the key is Ocmulgee’s authenticity. "I definitely like to think it’s the people. We focus a lot on customer service, on making...

What’s in a Name? Soul food vs. Southern food

What’s in a Name? Soul food vs. Southern food

Aliyah Dorsey, CCJ Student Journalist

January 24, 2019


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

When someone thinks of the South, food is often what comes to mind. Mac and cheese, collard greens, green beans and fried chicken are all hallmarks of what is popularly known as southern food. However, these items can also be classified as soul food. So what is the difference and where did the name...

“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...

Bear’s Beat Report: Meal Plans vs Food Options

Bear’s Beat Report: Meal Plans vs Food Options

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, The Bears' Beat, WMUB Programming

Mercer University requires each student to purchase a meal plan from their freshman to their junior year. The question is, are the food options worth it? Eryn Lee speaks with a Mercer student for her take on the price and food variety.

Bear’s Beat Report: Adding Variety to Mac-N-Cheese

Bear’s Beat Report: Adding Variety to Mac-N-Cheese

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, The Bears' Beat, WMUB Programming

Macaroni and cheese is a staple southern food, right alongside green beans, cornbread, and fried chicken. It’s also cheap and easy to make, as long as you have access to boiling water. Now, I personally like my macaroni and cheese as is. No funny business. No questions asked. However, that isn’t al...

Bear’s Beat Report: Fresh Market

Bear’s Beat Report: Fresh Market

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, The Bears' Beat, WMUB Programming

A major aspect of being healthy is making sure that you are bring fresh and delicious foods into your home. The Fresh Market, located on Forsyth Road, prides itself on delicious and organic fresh foods and grocery items for residents of Macon. "About ten years 10 to 12 years. We start specializing, we...

Bear’s Beat Report: Macon’s Food Deserts

Bear’s Beat Report: Macon’s Food Deserts

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, The Bears' Beat, WMUB Programming

Anisha Muhammad talks with a Mercer University Student about the areas food deserts after the closing of a major retail grocery chain.

Comfort Food Series: Beef Soup

Comfort Food Series: Beef Soup

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

January 24, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, WMUB Programming

When it’s chilly outside, these students at Rosa Taylor Elementary School know exactly how to warm up with beef soup. Multi functional comfort food. And while district nutritionalists can appreciate that about beef soup, they’re more concerned with one thing while preparing the lunch at the district...

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.

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