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  • (Weekdays 4:30am - 9am) Join Atlanta’s Morning News with Scott Slade weekday mornings on WSB to start your day with the news, weather and traffic you need from WSB.  
  • (Weekdays 9am - Noon) The steadfast Libertarian with an open mind, Atlanta radio listeners have been tuning in to hear the commentary and humor of Eric Von Haessler for nearly 20 years. 'Think of 'The Von Haessler Doctrine' as The World According to Eric”, says Eric.
  • (Weekdays Noon - 3pm) Rush Limbaugh launched his phenomenally successful radio broadcast into national syndication on August 1, 1988, with 56 radio stations. Twenty years later it is heard on nearly 600 stations by up to 20 million people each week and is the highest rated national radio talk show in America.   Known as the media pundit who reshaped the political landscape with his entertaining and informative brand of conservatism, Mr. Limbaugh is also widely credited with resuscitating AM radio by many industry experts.  In addition to his radio program, broadcast weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. ET, Mr. Limbaugh hosts “The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update,” a 90-second commentary which debuted in March 1992 and airs Monday through Friday. “The Rush Limbaugh Show” and “The Rush Limbaugh Morning Update” are produced and distributed by Premiere Radio Networks.  With his diverse media background, Mr. Limbaugh is also the author of “The Limbaugh Letter,” the most widely read political newsletter in the country, as well as two best-selling books, The Way Things Ought to Be and See, I Told You So, which have sold more than 8.9 million copies. The sales of See, I Told You So set an American publishing record.  In 2000, Mr. Limbaugh tackled the Internet, expanding his media dominance with the launch of RushLimbaugh.com. Employing cutting edge technology, it is one of the most popular radio broadcasting websites. It offers subscribers the opportunity to experience his show via video and audio Podcasting as well as live streaming audio.   Mr. Limbaugh has been profiled on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” ABC’s “20/20,” and in numerous publications including US News and World Report, National Review, Time Magazine, New York Times Magazine and USA Weekend. Other guest television appearances include “Nightline” with Ted Koppel, “Crossfire,” “Good Morning America,” “CBS This Morning,” “The Today Show,” “The Phil Donahue Show,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show,” “This Week,” with David Brinkley, and “Meet the Press” with Tim Russert. Recognized for his achievements, Mr. Limbaugh received the Marconi Award for Syndicated Radio Personality of the Year given by the National Association of Broadcasters in 1992, 1995, 2000 and 2005. In 1993, he was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame and in 1998, into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.   Born Rush Hudson Limbaugh III in Jan. 1951 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to a family with generations of attorneys, he chose to explore his passion for broadcasting at age 16 by working on-air as a disc jockey for a radio station in his hometown. After four years, he left for Pittsburgh to work at the former ABC owned and operated KQV. He later moved to Kansas City where he eventually tired of disc jockey life and left broadcasting for business. He joined the Kansas City Royals as director of group sales in Feb. 1979 and later served as director of sales and special events. By 1983, Mr. Limbaugh got the broadcasting bug back and re-entered radio as a political commentator for KMBZ in Kansas City. A year later, he was the host of a daytime talk show on KFBK in Sacramento, Calif., where he nearly tripled the program’s ratings in four years. From there, he went to New York in 1988 where his record-breaking national show was born.
  • (Weekdays 3pm - 4pm) A gutsy talk-show host who always lands on the “right side” of the issues,  Sean Hannity’s energy, charisma and Reagan conservatism has scored high points with audiences and critics alike as he continues to be one of the hottest commodities in media.
  • (Weekdays 4pm - 6pm) Erick Erickson practiced law for six years and oversaw a number of political campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels. He was also an elected city councilman in Macon, Georgia.  In addition to hosting a show on WSB radio Erickson is a Fox News contributor after spending three years at CNN. He has also appeared on the Colbert Report on Comedy Central. According to Newsweek, “Erickson has grabbed his party’s power brokers by their elephant-stitched suspenders. Avid readers include Rush Limbaugh, former senator Fred Thompson and … John Boehner.”  Erickson is known for a willingness to speak candidly about and challenge the Republican establishment as well as rally conservatives to push their agenda at both the federal and state level. He has used his position to help raise the profile of a number of conservative candidates across the country from Marco Rubio in Florida to Nikki Haley in South Carolina to Ted Cruz in Texas.  The London Telegraph named Erickson the sixty-fifth most influential conservative in America in 2010. He is co-author of the book RedState Uprising. Each weekday morning, Erickson writes his “Morning Briefing” email, widely considered a must read among conservative pundits and activists. “The ability of [Erickson's Morning Briefing] to shape a message illustrates the power of the conservative network,” according to Washington Post. The Hollywood Reporter describes Erickson as 'the most influential conservative blogger on the Internet.'  Erick Erickson earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, majoring in History and Political Science. He earned his juris doctorate at Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law.  Wrap up your day with him on the air weeknights on News 95.5 and AM-750 WSB.
  • (Weekdays 6pm - 8pm) He’s one of the leaders for WSB Triple Team Traffic on 95.5 WSB and on ‘Channel 2 Action News’, and he’s also one of Atlanta’s most plugged-in talk show hosts. Mark Arum’s show is designed to shake off the stress of your day, as you drive home through traffic. Mark, Longoria, “Low T Chuck”, Debra Green, and Lil’ Sanjay make you smile, while telling you what you need to know about Atlanta traffic, news, and weather. Enjoy Arum favorite ‘Millennial Match-Game’ every Monday and Wednesday at 6:08pm, as well as getting up-to-date with WSB Traffic, led by Doug Turnbull in the WSB Skycopter- every 6 minutes. Mark Arum’s local talk show- a ‘Stress Free Zone’. 
  • (Weekdays 8pm - 10pm) A gutsy talk-show host who always lands on the “right side” of the issues, Sean Hannity’s energy, charisma and Reagan conservatism has scored high points with audiences and critics alike as he continues to be one of the hottest commodities in media.
  • (Weekdays 10pm - Midnight) Radio Pocket Protector, Clark Howard. Howard has carved out a formidable following as the foremost authority on all things economic. In 1993, Clark opened the Consumer Action Center, a fully staffed service that answers consumers' questions located here in Atlanta, Georgia.

Saturday Programming

  • Belinda Skelton is the host of 'Belinda Skelton's Atlanta Living.' Belinda was the Executive Producer of the Neal Boortz Show and a frequent guest host of Lawn and Garden and The Home Fix It Show. She’s been a familiar voice in Atlanta radio for over 20 years.
  • The Bulls & Bears radio show is designed to encourage the average person to step up and put their money to work for themselves. Steve Champa and Adam D.A. Matisko serve as education coaches with Online Trading Academy.
  • Dana Loesch hosts her award-winning, nationally syndicated daily radio show, The Dana Show: The Conservative Alternative from Dallas, Texas where she also hosts “Dana” on The Blaze television network. Dana appears regularly on Fox News, ABC, CNN, among others, and has co-hosted on “The View.” She describes herself as a “conservatarian.”    Dana’s original brand of young, punk-rock, conservative irreverence has found a fast-growing audience in multiple mediums. Dana is listed in the top 40 of Talkers Magazine‘s top 100 “heavy hitters” and was named Missouri’s #1 Radio Personality in 2014. A former award-winning newspaper columnist (and notable blogger since 2001), Dana was ranked as one of the top 16 most powerful mothers online by Neilsen and one of the top 30 Under 30 according to the St. Louis Business Journal. Dana was the 2012 winner of Accuracy In Media’s Grassroots Journalism award as well as the inaugural Breitbart Spirit Award. Dana was one of the original Breitbart editors selected by her late friend and mentor, Andrew Breitbart, to head what was BigJournalism.com and helped break the Anthony Weiner scandal before departing in 2012. Her Best Selling book on gun control, Hands Off My Gun: Defeating the Plot to Disarm America is on shelves now and is turning the tide in the gun debate. Mark Levin wrote of her book that it, 'Obliterates every baseless argument made against the Second Amendment.' Sean Hannity quipped, 'Buy this book before someone tries to ban it.' Michelle Malkin states, 'WARNING: This book is explosive! Mother, wife, New Media warrior and political sharpshooter Dana Loesch confronts the ultimate war on women: gun control.'    Dana co-founded the tea party movement in St. Louis and speaks regularly on the subject of new media, gun control, anti-feminism, and grassroots.    A native Missourian, she and her family now live in Texas. Learn more about the Dana Loesch Radio Show.
  • Heard across the nation each week on “The Financial Symphony” radio broadcast, Mark Lloyd puts his 25 years as a Registered Financial Consultant, Registered Investment Advisor Representative and insurance professional to work helping listeners strike all the right chords with their retirement income plans. Based just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark has been developing customized retirement strategies through the use of investment and insurance products for over 25 years, and he's found financial professionals around the country who share his retirement income planning philosophies so that we can bring you a quality network of financial professionals to help you conduct your own 'retirement symphony.
  • ‘Green and Growing with Ashley Frasca’ is a must-listen in Atlanta for those who want to be successful with their lawn, landscape or garden.
  • Resident household repair and home improvement expert, Dave Baker provides tips and advice on planning, building and fixing up around the house.   He rounds out his 'toolbox of knowledge' by inviting home repair experts to answer any and all home improvement questions. Listen to Dave Baker Saturday's at 9am - Noon on News 95.5 AM750 WSB. 
  • One of Fox News Channel’s most recognizable personalities, Brian Kilmeade, co-host of the popular FOX & Friends morning show, delivers a unique brand of radio to FOX News Talk.    Brian engages listeners with a wide-range of topics and issues, from the major political stories of the day, to culture, sports, movies, music and more…bringing them right into the true “newsroom of life.”    Kilmeade will be joined by top personalities and contributors to Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network along with other leading newsmakers, news breakers and experts on a regular basis. A lot of listener interaction takes place as well via calls to the show and e-mails or posts to the Kilmeade & Friends community!
  • Richard Lenz speaks with Atlanta’s business leaders to explore their inspiring stories, lessons learned, and tips for growth and success.
  • Still televised nationally for 36 years and airing on WSB for 25 years, O'Neill speaks directly to the hunter, fisherman, camper, hiker and adventurer live every Saturday morning with encouragement to join in and make the outdoors part of your family's days together and to get the most from your days afield. 
  • The Ric Edelman Show provides an entertaining and unique approach to financial advice you won’t find anywhere else. One of the most acclaimed financial advisors in the country, Ric covers the wide range of personal finance topics that are more important to you and your daily life: planning for college and retirement, handling your mortgage, maximizing your Social Security benefits, creating wills and trusts, participating in your workplace retirement plan, taxes, deciding if you need insurance, managing your investments, and much more.    For nearly 30 years, The Ric Edelman Show has provided listeners with objective advice and information that is easy to understand and implement. Ric never touts investments by name, or ever makes predictions about interest rates, fed policy, legislation or regulation. No “hot tips”! Instead, Ric shows listeners how to manage their money given the many uncertainties and obstacles they face in their efforts to achieve their long-term financial goals.    Ric’s common-sense approach, along with his trademark anecdotes and humor, along with clever sounds bites and audio effects, actually make personal finance fun! Ric turns the boring and arcane topic of financial planning into an accessible and interesting topic. He reduces complex financial matters to plain English, adding his breezy, conversational style to thought-provoking data and statistics. It’s interesting and entertaining radio that keeps shows you how the latest events in the financial world affect you.    The Ric Edelman Show is heard in over 85 cities across the country.  ©2018 Financial Engines, LLC. Financial Engines® and Edelman Financial EnginesTM are trademarks of Financial Engines, LLC. All advisory services offered through Financial Engines Advisors L.L.C. (FEA), a federally registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary of Financial Engines, LLC. FEA may also be referred to as Edelman Financial Engines or Financial Engines. Results are not guaranteed.
  • (Weekdays 3pm - 4pm) A gutsy talk-show host who always lands on the “right side” of the issues,  Sean Hannity’s energy, charisma and Reagan conservatism has scored high points with audiences and critics alike as he continues to be one of the hottest commodities in media.
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Sunday Programming

  • The Bulls & Bears radio show is designed to encourage the average person to step up and put their money to work for themselves. Steve Champa and Adam D.A. Matisko serve as education coaches with Online Trading Academy.
  • No matter your bottom line, there are always practical ways to begin your financial plan towards a better life. Aside from laughing with his three kids, there’s nothing Chris enjoys more than sitting down, getting to know his clients’ dreams, and learning about what they want to achieve — today and tomorrow. Life is about more than money and Chris wants to help you experience a better quality of life.  Learn more about Chris Burns on his website. 
  • Dr. Joseph Esposito, affectionately known as 'Dr. Joe' to his colleagues, patients and friends, has become one of the most dynamic, authoritative international speakers on nutrition in the country. Listen to his show Health Talk Atlanta on 95.5 WSB.
  • Heard across the nation each week on “The Financial Symphony” radio broadcast, Mark Lloyd puts his 25 years as a Registered Financial Consultant, Registered Investment Advisor Representative and insurance professional to work helping listeners strike all the right chords with their retirement income plans. Based just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, Mark has been developing customized retirement strategies through the use of investment and insurance products for over 25 years, and he's found financial professionals around the country who share his retirement income planning philosophies so that we can bring you a quality network of financial professionals to help you conduct your own 'retirement symphony.
  • Bold, entertaining and addictive. Bill definitely knows his way around our wacky American legal system, and with a quick wit and razor sharp tongue, offers up advice to countless callers on a weekly basis.
  • Every weekend Kim Komando helps listeners across the country and around the world understand and expand their digital lifestyles. Count on Kim for the latest digital news and answers to your burning tech questions about everything from smartphones to tablets and everything in between.
  • Wes Moss, Chief Investment Strategist at Capital Investment Advisors (CIA) hosts Money Matters,the country’s longest running live call-in, investment and personal finance radio show. 
  • You want an experienced retirement professional to take care of your finances.  Chris Hoffman understands Atlanta is looking for quality financial planning. It’s why he started Hoffman Financial Group and created “Money Unleashed,” a local Atlanta financial radio show. Along with Randy Cook, Chris empowers investors and retirement savers with the information they need to expect more from their financial advisors.  Chris and his team strive to deliver Atlanta’s first-class service in wealth management and retirement income strategies. One of Chris’ biggest passions is teaching portfolio investment to retirees who need it most. In addition to hosting “Money Unleashed,” Hoffman Financial Group leads retirement planning workshops in the greater Atlanta area to educate about the future of American retirement.  Atlanta needs planning for retirement, investments, IRA, Roth conversions, income taxes, long-term care, life insurance, estate, legacy, and more. Chris and the Hoffman Financial Group can handle it all.  Start navigating your financial journey with a complimentary Retirement Roadmap from Hoffman Financial. Find where you are on the roadmap and know what steps to take next.  DOWNLOAD HERE  Contact Us By:  Phone: 888-239-5880  Email: web@hoffmancorporation.com
  • Still televised nationally for 36 years and airing on WSB for 25 years, O'Neill speaks directly to the hunter, fisherman, camper, hiker and adventurer live every Saturday morning with encouragement to join in and make the outdoors part of your family's days together and to get the most from your days afield. 
  • Perspectives is a half hour community affairs program featuring community leaders, authors and other guests. The conversation showcases how our differences actually reflect how much we have in common.
  • Listen each week to hear the leading expert in regenerative medicine, Dr. Richard Ambrozic discuss the latest in stem cell therapy.
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  • Dr. Bruce Feinberg has worked throughout his career to deliver the best healthcare to the most people, and remains a tireless advocate for patients. With The Weekly Check-Up Dr. Feinberg is again providing our community the latest health information and an opportunity to be express their views on health and medicine.

News

  • President Donald Trump said Monday night that he will invoke an 1807 federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops in response to protests in the wake of the death of a black man by a white police officer in Minnesota. “I am mobilizing all federal and local resources, civilian and military, to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans,” Trump said in an address from the White House Rose Garden. 'We are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now,' he said. 'If a city or state refuses to take the actions necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them,' Trump said. He said he had already dispatched 'thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel, and law enforcement officers' to Washington D.C. following a night that saw riots, the defacing of the Lincoln Memorial and the World War II Memorial and a fire in the church across the street from the White House. The law – called the Insurrection Act – would allow the president to send active-duty troops to a state where he believes it is necessary to quell an “insurrection” that threatens the state or its residents. Here’s what we know about the Insurrection Act: What does the act say? “If there is an insurrection in a State, the President, at the request of the State’s legislature, or Governor if the legislature cannot be convened, may call National Guards of other States into Federal service as well as use the Federal military to suppress the insurrection.” The act goes on to authorize the president to deploy the military (federal or state) whenever he believes it necessary “to suppress an insurrection, domestic violence, unlawful combination or conspiracy.” “Whenever the President considers that unlawful obstructions, combinations, or assemblages or rebellion against authority of the United States makes it impracticable to enforce the law of the United States in any State or territory by judicial proceedings, the President may call into Federal service the militia of any State and use the Federal military to enforce the laws or suppress the rebellion,” the act reads. The law also states the president can use the armed forces when there is an interference with federal or state law. The law may be used when an “insurrection:” “(a) … so hinders the execution of law of that State and of the United States and it deprives citizens of constitutional rights (e.g. due process); or (b) it opposes or obstructs the execution of laws or impedes the course of justice. In the event of the deprivation of rights, the State is deemed to have denied its citizens equal protection of laws.” Prior to invoking the Insurrection Act, the attorney general crafts and the president must issue a “proclamation to disperse.” The proclamation to disperse will “immediately order the insurgents to disperse and retire peaceably to their abodes within a limited time,” according to the legislation. What does that mean? The Insurrection Act allows the president, at the request of the governor of a state or a state legislature, to federalize that state’s National Guard and to use the active-duty military in order to suppress an “insurrection” against that state's government. The act also allows a president to federalize the National Guard and send in active-duty troops, even if the governor or legislature does not ask for help, if it becomes impracticable to enforce federal laws through ordinary proceedings or if states are unable to safeguard its citizens’ civil rights. Has it been used before? Yes, but not very often, according to the Congressional Research Service. Some examples of when it was used include: Several times during the 1960s civil rights era by both President Dwight Eisenhower and President John Kennedy. By President George H.W. Bush following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, as business and homes were looted and during the 1992 Los Angeles riots.
  • Police are investigating after the body of a man who had been shot was found in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.  Officers were sent to the Baker-Highland Connector at Piedmont Avenue about 1:40 p.m. Monday, according to Atlanta police spokesman Officer Steve Avery. There, they found the man dead, he said.  When police moved the man’s body, they discovered that he had been shot.  Witnesses told police the man occasionally sleeps under the overpass near the area. It is not clear what led to the man’s death.  An investigation is ongoing.  You may find this story and more at AJC.com. In other news: 
  • A man was killed Monday afternoon after gunfire erupted inside a DeKalb County Walmart, officials said.  The victim, a man in his late to mid-60s, died on the way to a hospital, according to DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent. His name was not released.  DeKalb police detained a man in his late 50s in connection with the incident, which happened at the store on Gresham Road. Officers were sent to the shopping center about 2 p.m. after someone reported gunshots, Vincent said. Investigators determined the incident began as a dispute between two men, she said. It is not clear what led to the dispute.  An investigation is ongoing.  Please return to AJC.com for updates. You may find this story and more at AJC.com. In other news: 
  • Protesters caused an estimated $10 million to $15 million in property damage in Buckhead this weekend, a community group said Monday. Property damage was assessed for a four-mile stretch of Peachtree Road between Wieuca Road and Peachtree Battle Avenue, said Buckhead Coalition president Sam Massell. The estimate did not include losses sustained from looting. City officials on Monday could not provide an estimate for damages downtown. Marches against police violence turned chaotic when some demonstrators began smashing windows, setting fires and looting businesses. The damage was primarily sustained by businesses with storefronts directly on Peachtree Road, but some businesses located inside Phipps Plaza were also targeted, Massell said. “They did break into the Gucci store in Phipps and took some merchandise, but it was limited to the display area and was not inside the store,” Massell said. Central Atlanta Progress has not completed an estimate for downtown, said president A.J. Robinson. City officials declined to provide a cost estimate. The Atlanta Police Department did not respond to a request for an estimate. The state Department of Insurance won’t have a cost estimate for riot damage for several weeks, after insurance companies report the number and total value of claims, said spokesman Weston Burleson. Most standard business owners policies include coverage for events related to civil unrest, riots and vandalism, said Bill Davis, a spokesman for the Insurance Information Institute, an industry trade association. These policies typically come with special riders for riot coverage, even if the applicant does not specifically request it, he said. They can also include business interruption coverage for a business’s downtime caused by vandals. Some policies require policyholders to buy additional coverage for plate glass windows, Davis said. Stolen goods and other items, like furniture, liquor, glassware and office supplies should be covered by a business owner’s personal property policy, Davis said. You may find this story and more at AJC.com.
  • A South Florida prosecutor was fired Monday for a social media post that compared protesters to anmals. Amy Bloom, an eight-year veteran of the Broward County State Attorney’s Office, wrote the post a day after protestors clashed with police in Fort Lauderdale, the Sun-Sentinel reported. She quickly deleted the post, but the image was captured and shared with other lawyers in Broward County, the newspaper reported. “When will people learn that their criminal acts and obnoxious protesting actually gets you nowhere?' Bloom allegedly wrote on Facebook. 'Act civilized and maybe things will change. I’ve never seen such animals except at the zoo.” In the post, Bloom added that her criticisms applied to everyone, regardless of race, the Sun-Sentinel reported. The demonstrators were marching to protest the death of George Floyd, 46, a Minneapolis resident who died May 25 after a police officer kept his knees on the man’s neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest. In a statement, the State Attorney’s Office announced Bloom’s firing. “Following our review of the Facebook posting by Ms. Amy Bloom, we have made the decision to terminate her effective immediately,' the statement said. 'The views expressed in that posting are entirely inconsistent with the ideals and principles of the Broward State Attorney’s Office and the duties and responsibilities of an assistant state attorney.” Bloom returned to Facebook to clarify and apologize for her post, the Sun-Sentinel reported. “I made a post and realized that it could be misinterpreted, so I deleted it within seconds,” she wrote. “I believe in justice for all and that ALL lives matter. I don’t look at anybody by their color shape or size ... My post specifically referenced the people who took advantage of the opportunity to protest. I respect the people who have a mission and wanted to accomplish it. It is hard to respect those who are taking it away with violence and destruction.”
  • Racism isn't getting worse, it's getting filmed,' actor, Will Smith. It's a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Atlanta, following two nights of vandalism and property destruction in downtown and Buckhead to the north, as well as all across our nation., I am driving through along Marietta Street, passing CNN Center and Centennial Olympic Park. The sidewalks still hold lingering protesters, mostly young, the crowd is very diverse, and most are quietly exercising their right to peaceful assembly. There are really only two sounds permeating the area, both oddly out of place. Power drills at small businesses in almost every direction boarding up their windows, and helicopters overhead. And until the end of dusk and into nightfall, those sounds would remain loudest. On Monday, June 1, restaurants and bars across Georgia were given permission, while following a lengthy and enhanced set of sanitation guidelines to begin the process of re-opening. Roughly 46 percent of the unemployed across Georgia since mid-March are employed in the hospitality industry.  In Atlanta and elsewhere, thousands are legitimately protesting the recent and unjust deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, as well as many more who preceded them. Following months of near quarantine and lock-down, which has the nation on edge, minority communities are disproportionately being impacted by this pandemic, with a near majority of serious cases, hospitalizations and deaths arising primarily in under-served, black and brown communities. Only nursing homes and the medically fragile are succumbing in greater numbers to this virus. And in light of little being documentable fact and with conspiracy theories run amok, some begin to believe that the virus was intended to kill black people. But after several nights of intentionally civil protests turning uncivil, with property damage, riots, and violence escalating, I will also share the observation of many protesters, media on the ground and local/state law enforcement. Most of the bad actors leading the charge of looting, defacing public property and physical assaults on police and National Guard members are not from around here. On Friday evening as 10 Atlanta police squad cars were destroyed and set ablaze, 75 were arrested. The largest cluster of zip codes among those detained hailed from Chicago. All three nights, the crowd shifted from young, diverse and casually dressed, with shorts, flip flops and tennis shoes among the majority (wearing small masks as well), to what appear to be professional agitators, frequently dressed head to toe in black, with hoodies and bandanas, wraps or masks often leaving only their eyes visible. And instead of casual footwear, military issue boots with steel toes, all the better for breaking windows and windshields. George Floyd was tragically murdered on Monday, as word spread across the nation on Tuesday, and yet we would somehow believe that Atlanta area college students and Millenials who were justifiably angered thought to hit Ebay or Amazon to order their gas masks, incendiary devices and large cans of spray paint by Wednesday via their Amazon Prime, for those tools of anarchy to arrive just in time for the first march and protests of Friday afternoon? Sunday evening, while being interviewed by WSB-TV Action News, Ambassador Andrew Young, himself a lion of the Civil Rights movement spoke supportively to the protestors, while also noting that those seeking to become catalysts for anarchy and greater unrest were both usurping their message and platform, as well as inadvertently providing crowd cover for the anarchists. As is often the case, Ambassador Young made a very salient point. In media photos and across social media, protestors with gas masks were visible, particularly after dark, and one smaller female protester, wearing a gas mask, picked up a tear gas canister, emitting tear gas, and tossed it back at local and state law enforcement who had just set off the canister, after the 9 p.m. curfew went into effect. When this ends, hopefully soon, the costs of over-time and National Guard deployment necessary to quell riots and secure safety will come due, and those costs will be substantial. As we are still in this pandemic indefinitely, with government revenues gutted at all levels, where do you think we will have to go for budget cuts?  We don't have another generation to deal with these challenges, which are both systemic and real, now is the time to put the best minds in our nation together to re-build government standards, including policing, which do not treat or protect you differently simply because of your race, culture, gender, background or income. We can do this, and it's well past time.