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The Windup News follows up on stories dropped from the headlines so you can discover what finally happened

The Windup News follows up on stories dropped from the headlines so you can discover what finally happened


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The Windup News follows up on stories dropped from the headlines so you can discover what finally happened




The lost 699

In 2014, over the course of nine months, 699 passengers and crew members vanished on three flights from airlines based in Malaysia. On March 8, Malaysia Airlines Flight #MH370 carrying 239 passengers and crew members vanished from radars on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Many are aware of the loss of this flight. Stories still circulate as wreckage continues to be found in parts of the world. Other flights that may not have gotten as much coverage internationally, are...


Who is Dustin Inman?

It was June 16, 2000. Billy, Kathy, and Dustin Inman along with their dog loaded into the car to spend Fathers Day weekend fishing in Ellijay, Gilmer County, Georgia . Ellijay has a population of 1700 and is nestled in the North Georgia Mountains. As the Inmans waited at the stoplight, a vehicle driven by Gonzalo Harrell-Gonzalez slammed into the back of the Inman’s car at 60 miles per hour. In a matter of seconds, the drunk driver permanently changed Dustin, Kathy, and Billy Inman...


Coronavirus: We've seen this before

Wuhan, China is ground zero for the coronavirus outbreak. As of this episode, there are 30,834 cases and 634 deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO), Centers for Disease Control (CDC), national health agencies, doctors, researchers, and others are working feverishly to find a treatment regime and cure. Amid the outbreak and, in some cases, panic, it’s only reasonable to establish some facts and set a foundation. Coronaviruses (CoV) are zoonotic meaning they are transmitted between...


What finally happened with Charlie Hebdo?

What finally happened in the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine terrorist attack in France? Is the magazine still in print? Are the suspects dead? Were there accomplices? Will there be a trial? What's next for France?


What's up with Detroit?

Detroit, Michigan was riding high in the mid to late 20th century. The city gained its fortunes and reputation via a thriving car manufacturing industry with the likes of Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors, also known as GM. GM is headquarted in Detroit, nicknamed the Motor City. During this era, the city prospered. By the early to mid 2000s, declining car sales, pressures from the workers unions, and a change in market demand meant GM was under dire financial pressure. In 2009, the...


Victoria's final hours

This case captured headlines across the US for its sheer brutality of a ten-year-old girl. Prior to her death, she was repeatedly assaulted by at least three different men while her mother watched. She was also the victim of pornography. In a response to a 911 call expecting to resolve an incidence of aggravated battery, Albuquerque police found Victoria Martens in a bathtub, drugged with meth, stabbed, and dismembered. Mr. Gonzalez, wearing blood-stained shorts, told police he was cleaning...


Papers please

Alexis Manigo, like most 16 year olds, desired to have her own money. She applied for a job. When the hiring manager asked for documentation, that's when her life began to unravel. Everything she thought and knew about herself was a lie.


They will get their man

The FBI, DEA, and other alphabet agencies are tenacious on the path of drug dealers who murdered one of their own over 30 years ago. The agents have not given up. We are thankful they continue to pursue justice no matter how long it takes. #FBI #DEA #Drugs #Justice #Mexico #mostwanted #Camarena #RedRibbon UPDATE: 3/15/2020: The DEA and Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that the FBI has added Caro Quintero to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List and that a $20 million reward provided by...


Would you sacrifice economic equality for social justice?

This bank failure devastated the Black community. They felt betrayed, abandoned, and distrustful of the banking system. Is this why Blacks have not pursued economic equality as fervently as social justice? #USCivilWar #banking #finance #blackhistory #investing #financialliteracymonth #savingmoney #socialjustice


What shall be done with the colored people?

This question was asked by a southerner in the months following the #USCivilWar and right after the ratification of the 13th amendment in #Georgia. What did this writer propose America should do with the colored people and why did America not do it? After all, it had been done before. #Confederacy #History #News #Politics #SocialJustice Reach out to us at


The Civil War's best inland pilot on the coast

This man was the best inland pilot on the coast. He defied the traditions and stereotypes of the time and dispelled the rumors of the Civil War that exist to this very day.


The Civil War & the 14th amendment

Imagine life after the Civil War. In Georgia, there is destruction across the South. Newly emancipated slaves struggle to establish a life on their own. Families are torn apart through death, ideology, and distance. Supporters and leaders of the Confederate States of America struggle to discover their place in the United States. Meet one of two men who stood alone to vote in favor of the 14th amendment.


New news is just old news happening to new people

The opponents and supporters of Sunday alcohol sales have the same arguments today as those of over 100 years ago except this one question on which our society turns. #spring #sunday #beer #spirits #sober #sales


He was on his way to death

Do you remember Alton Sterling? He was the young man who was killed while selling CDs outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His death sparked riots and demonstrations across the country. As a result, three Baton Rouge police officers were ambushed and killed. What was the outcome of this story? Listen to find out.