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Shirley Franklin Discusses Challenges for Atlanta

Learning how to talk to each other in ways that are productive and respectful seems an essential skill in our modern times, particularly on the subject of race. With trolls and small-minded people subverting the process in far too many avenues of discourse, and the art of listening too often lost in the rush to pontificate, we struggle to find empathy and common ground amongst ourselves. And never have both been more sorely needed. The conversation I’ve had over these last few weeks with
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Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin Meets the Press

Mayor Franklin discusses the public safety and economic challenges for Atlanta in 2009, and her plans to leave Atlanta economically sound at the end of her term. She points to the way the people of Atlanta tackled their water infrastructure problems as an example of the city’s can-do attitude.
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Shirley Franklin Discusses Challenges for Atlanta

Mayor Franklin, Atlanta’s first female mayor and the first African-American woman to serve as mayor of a major Southern city, is perhaps one of the most popular political leaders in the city’s history. She has earned praise from the national media and the respect of Atlanta’s business leaders. She discusses the challenges for Atlanta in 2007 and beyond.Read more…

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