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Africa's Great Civilizations Marathon

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. presents a new vision of Africa’s pivotal place in world history. Saturday, August 19 at 12:30 PM

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Joe Bonamassa: Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks
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On The Psychiatrists Couch With Dr Daniel Amen, Md

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August 18, 2017

Two Way Street

Exploring the issues, people and events that make Georgia a vibrant place to live, work and play. Saturdays at 4PM and Sundays at 11AM on GPB Radio or streaming live at GPB.org.

August 18, 2017

Chain Reaction: Why two wheels are better than four

Join us for a conversation about creating a balance between cars and bikes on roads. Listen Sunday at 7 PM or streaming live at GPB.org.

August 18, 2017

The Great American Eclipse Teacher Toolkit

Introduce students to an exciting science phenomenon using activities that are out of this world!

August 18, 2017

Atlanta Museums Offer Free Events For Educators

Looking for some weekend fun? Want to preview potential field trip sites? Want to do it for free?

August 18, 2017

6 Police Officers Shot In Separate Incidents In Florida, Pennsylvania

Updated at 2:40 a.m. ET Saturday Police in Kissimmee, Fla., just south of Orlando, reported late Friday that two officers there had been shot. Officer Matthew Baxter, a 3-year veteran of the department, was killed, and Sgt. Sam Howard, a 10-year veteran, was in "grave critical condition," Kissimmee Police Chief Jeff O'Dell told reporters early Saturday. Baxter was married to another officer and had three children. Howard is also married and a father. Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs had earlier written on Twitter that both had been killed, calling the shooting a "[h]eartbreaking loss of two of Kissimmee's finest officers." President Trump sent his condolences to the officers on Twitter: Police believe there was one shooter; they have a "strong suspect" in custody, along with two others and are still looking for one other person, O'Dell said. "This is a tough time for each one of us," the chief told reporters. O'Dell said the department hasn't "experienced this in over 25 years." "At
August 19, 2017

Oldest Kids In Class Do Better, Even Through College

Children who start school at an older age do better than their younger classmates and have better odds of attending college and graduating from an elite institution. That's according to a new study from the National Bureau of Economic Affairs. Many parents already delay enrolling their children in school, believing they'll do better if they're a bit older. It's sort of "academic red-shirting," says one of the study's authors, David Figlio, an economist at Northwestern University, using a term that originated in college athletics and refers to recruits who are held out of games for a year. The study focused on differences between Florida children born just before and after the Sept. 1 cutoff date for starting kindergarten. That means the youngest children in any class were born in August and the oldest in September of the previous year. Figlio and his co-authors found that, on average, demographically similar September-born children performed better than their younger August-born
August 18, 2017

Charities Pull Fundraisers Planned for Trump's Mar-A-Lago

On Friday, three well-known charities — the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Susan G. Komen — announced they are canceling plans for fundraising events at President Trump's Palm Beach country club, Mar-a-Lago. The three joined a growing list of nonprofits that have severed ties with the exclusive, Trump-owned resort. Others include the Cleveland Clinic and the American Cancer Society. The cancellations come in the wake of Trump's controversial comments made earlier this week when he said that "both sides were to blame" for last weekend's deadly violence involving white supremacists in Charlottesville, Va. Trump has been under heavy criticism all week for his remarks, which prompted many corporate leaders to bail out of White House advisory boards. So many CEOs resigned that the president responded by disbanding three committees — one focused on shaping business strategy, another on boosting manufacturing and third on improving infrastructure. After the CEOs started refusing
August 18, 2017

Gun-Carrying Protesters Create 'Tricky' Question For ACLU

After representing the organizer of a far-right rally that became a brutal melee, the ACLU says it will consider the potential for violence when evaluating potential clients — including whether protesters plan to carry guns. "The events of Charlottesville require any judge, any police chief and any legal group to look at the facts of any white-supremacy protests with a much finer comb," ACLU executive director Anthony Romero told The Wall Street Journal . "If a protest group insists, 'No, we want to be able to carry loaded firearms,' well, we don't have to represent them. They can find someone else." The ACLU says this isn't a change in policy. "[W]e don't feel we have to represent any group – including white supremacists – seeking to demonstrate with firearms," ACLU spokeswoman Stacy Sullivan wrote in an email to NPR. "We examine these situations on a case-by-case basis, recognizing that the presence of firearms may suppress speech by others in the public space." ACLU's board policy
August 18, 2017

Be Smart: A Partial Eclipse Can Fry Your Naked Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATz09bOeNP0 The day of the long-awaited coast-to-coast solar eclipse has all but arrived — and if history is any guide, it's likely that somebody's eyes are going to get hurt. "The ones we're really concerned about are the people who have never seen an eclipse before — or just decided that, you know, 'Today is a nice day to go take a look at a solar eclipse' — and, 'Oh, I probably don't need to do very much to get ready to do that.' Then I get worried," says Ralph Chou , an optometrist and vision scientist at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has seen 18 total solar eclipses. You really can get blurred vision or blind spots after watching partial eclipses without protection, says Chou, even if there's just a tiny little crescent of sun left in the sky. "I've seen a couple of patients over the years where, you know, you've got very distinct crescent-shaped scars from looking at a solar eclipse," says Chou. It is never safe to look directly at a
August 18, 2017
GPB Sports Blog

(Watch) Final Update

Your Final Week 0 Update!

August 18, 2017
GPB Sports Blog

(WATCH) Half-Time Update

Here is your Half-Time Preview!

August 18, 2017
GPB Sports Blog

"Football Fridays in Georgia" Podcast: Week 1

Jon and Tommy talk week 1 (or is it Week Zero?)

August 18, 2017
GPB Sports Blog

Top Stories and Quarterbacks for 2017: Week 1

During the offseason, the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) considered implementing new regulations aimed at discouraging student athletes from transferring to other schools – but that idea was...

August 18, 2017
GPB Sports Blog

A Day in the Life of a GHSA Official

Another high school football season in Georgia is getting underway.

August 18, 2017

Education Blogs

Atlanta Museums Offer Free Events For Educators

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August 18, 2017

PBS TeacherLine Professional Development Courses Start September 13

PBS TeacherLine is offering a 20% discount off fall courses!

August 16, 2017

Eclipsonomics: Resources For Econ Teachers

Science teachers are rejoicing for the flood of great resources available to teach a fascinating naturally occuring event Monday--the solar eclipse. But how can social studies teachers benefit?

August 15, 2017

Education Spotlight

Georgia Race Through Time

Help Savannah and Peaches beat the clock and show off your knowledge of Georgia history with GPB’s new history adventure game!

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