Stephannie Stokes is a producer at WABE’s features desk. The title, “producer,” can mean a lot of things, but her focus is on telling stories. On WABE, you might hear her reporting about a lesser known part of Atlanta’s history, while another day you might catch a sound portrait she produced about a person or place in the region.
She came to Atlanta in 2014 by way of Washington, D.C., where she worked for member station WAMU’s local news and public affairs program The Kojo Nnamdi Show.
But really she isn’t from the East Coast at all. She was born, raised and educated in the Pacific Northwest.
A district attorney in Atlanta charged a former police officer with felony murder in Friday's shooting death of Rayshard Brooks. Another officer was charged with aggravated assault.
Just two weeks before the Super Bowl, the city said it would work to clear homeless encampments. Officials say the move is unrelated to the game, but it has created a lot of uncertainty.
The attorney general was in Atlanta to promote a new crime-fighting agenda, but much of the attention was on the president's comment that police shouldn't be "too nice" to suspects in custody.
More cities are dealing with off-road vehicles being driven on their streets. But the riders say they're helping the community by keeping young people out of trouble.
It's the kind of place where people sit in the same seat day after day. The iconic Manuel's Tavern is getting renovated, and to preserve the bar's character, locals are trying something novel.