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Sweet Auburn Blues documentary

Sweet Auburn Blues filmmaker: “I want to see this neighborhood come back to its former glory”

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.
Georgia Republican Governor Debate

Guns, illegal immigration steal the show at Georgia Republican gubernatorial debate

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.
Celeste Headlee

GPB host Celeste Headlee is here to listen. No, really, she is.

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?”
The Moth StorySLAM Atlanta

The Moth launches its StorySLAM competition in Atlanta

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.

The story behind PBS’s new John Lewis documentary

We chatted with Kathleen Dowdey, the director of the project, which airs Friday, February 10.
Fort Yargo State Park

8 nature escapes only an hour away from downtown Atlanta

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.

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