CCJ Reports

Improving food access & health outcomes in Macon

Improving food access & health outcomes in Macon

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

May 14, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, Video

A panel of experts meeting with community members and others about food access Thursday told those gathered at east Macon’s Rosa Jackson Community Center that transportation and limited knowledge about resources are major challenges to eating healthy in Middle Georgia. The four panelists were part...

How Much Should You Tip?

How Much Should You Tip?

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 25, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, Video, WMUB Programming

Amyre: 18% … that’s what Business Insider says you’re supposed to tip your server at a restaurant. But in reality, is 18% too much or not enough? We hit the lunch crowd in downtown Macon to find out how much money is being left on the table. For more on this story, click here.

The Pan African Festival welcomes a new exhibit

The Pan African Festival welcomes a new exhibit

Sonya Green, Engagement Reporter/Coordinator

April 25, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, Showcase, Video

The Pan African Festival put on by the Tubman Museum has been around for 23 years. Festival founder, Chi Ezekwueche, tells Sonya Green about a special exhibit being featured in 2019....

Organizations join forces to fight a common cause: hunger

Organizations join forces to fight a common cause: hunger

Rylee Kirk, Student Journalist

April 23, 2019


Filed under Audiograms, More Student Work, Showcase

Five organizations came together for one day to fight a common cause: hunger. Rylee Kirk has the story.

Munch Madness Winner: Jim Shaws

Munch Madness Winner: Jim Shaws

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 9, 2019


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase, Video, WMUB Programming

We compiled a list of 64 restaurants based on submissions we received, Google reviews, Yelp reviews, and just plain personal experience after eating at some of the competitors. It ended up being way larger than any of us expected, but more than 200,000 votes were made over the course of the three...

Bears’ Beat Report: Grocery Shopping 101

Bears’ Beat Report: Grocery Shopping 101

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

April 1, 2019


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

As a college student, it can be really easy to forget the importance of eating a well-balanced diet. With the late night study sessions and a hectic class schedule it is sometimes a little more difficult for college students to make sure they eat proper meals throughout the day. When grocery shopp...

Munch Madness: Meet the Underdog’s

Munch Madness: Meet the Underdog’s

Amyre Makupson, CCJ Broadcast News Director

March 15, 2019


Filed under EngageCCJ, Macon Food Story, Showcase

There are hundreds of restaurants in Central Georgia – locally owned, unique establishments. While college basketball teams compete over the next few weeks in the NCAA Tournament for a national title, the Macon Food Story is putting some skin in the game. We want YOU to help us decide which restaurant...

Over one million Georgia residents are hungry. Deer hunters are trying to fix that

Over one million Georgia residents are hungry. Deer hunters are trying to fix that

Samantha Max, Telegraph/Report for America corp member

November 5, 2018


Filed under Macon Food Story, Showcase

EATONTON, GA - On a crisp late October morning, Drew Copeland and a team of helpers hung a hundred-pound buck from the ceiling of his shed and sliced open its torso. A pile of organs and blood spilled onto the cement floor. “We wash and clean a lot,” he said with a laugh. Copeland’s not afraid...

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