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Her home state of Georgia is never far from Brenda Lee’s mind. She'll be honored this weekend with the inaugural GPB Georgia Legend Award at the Fox Theatre.
In their documentary, Atlanta filmmakers Shonda Harper and Alahna Lark trace the history of Auburn Avenue as a nexus of black culture and commerce, a springboard of the civil rights movement, and a community irreparably cleaved in two by the construction of the Downtown Connector.
In a political contest that has contained explosions and chainsaws, candidate impersonators, and a “Deportation Bus,” among other peculiarities, the Republican gubernatorial candidates aiming to claim Governor Nathan Deal’s post convened at Georgia Public Broadcasting on Thursday to tout their conservative platforms and to call foul on each other’s indiscretions.
On Second Thought host Celeste Headlee came to Atlanta with many questions. Perhaps most poignant: “How do you live in what’s basically the black capital of America . . . and yet just a few miles outside of town you see Confederate flags flying everywhere?”
More than 20 years ago, The Moth started life as a group of friends telling stories on a St. Simons Island porch. The storytelling program will finally have a permanent presence in Atlanta with its StorySLAM open-mic competition, which will be held monthly at Dad's Garage beginning March 13.
As host of GPB’s Georgia Outdoors, I’ve discovered many places to escape into nature that are an hour or less from downtown. Here are some of my favorites.