First Slice 12-9-12: R.I.P., Jack Jersawitz

Plus, Bev Scott has left the building


Jack Jersawitz, a longtime Atlanta activist who public-access TV fans will remember as the host of “Brain Storms,” has died. He was 78.

City Hall’s considering revisiting some regulations on Atlanta’s taxicab industry. Among the possible changes and benefits: nicer cars, credit-card machines, better access for handicapped people, and, according to the AJC, “more courteous drivers.”

A national organization of college professors expressed its concerns to Emory University President James Wagner over how the school’s handled proposed cuts and changes to several academic programs. The American Association of University Professors wants the suspension of certain programs halted until a review of the university’s policies is conducted.

That “economic development programming initiative” at Georgia Public Broadcasting that Chip Rogers, the former Senate Majority Leader, resigned from his seat to lead? It might have been Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal.

Bev Scott, the transit veteran who’s led MARTA for the last five years, has left the building.

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