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GPB's Latest

Nature - The Gathering Swarms

Get a look at some of the planet’s great gatherings, creatures that come together in inconceivable numbers — sometimes in millions, billions, even trillions. Included are bats and bees, monarch butterflies in Mexico, and 17-year cicada hatches. Some gather to breed or to migrate, some for protection, some simply to keep warm in the cold. But in the process, a kind of super-organism is created in which individual intelligence is superseded by a collective consciousness. Wednesday, May 24 at 8 PM

May 23, 2017

Today on On Second Thought

We talk to Atlanta authors Marcus Williams and Greg Burnham about their new comic series. Listen today at 9 AM or streaming live at GPB.org.

May 23, 2017

Political Rewind

Tune in for Political Rewind today at 2 PM on GPB Radio as host Bill Nigut reviews the week in politics and what's ahead.

May 23, 2017

Summer Learning Activities For Kids

We will offer free digital resources below and at pbsparents.org/summer to make learning fun all summer long.

May 23, 2017

What Is The No. 1 Soft Skill Everyone Needs?

It sounds simple, but the No. 1 thing Eddie Mabe looks for an employee is something he has trouble finding.

May 23, 2017

How The Biggest Animal On Earth Got So Big

Whales are the largest animals on the planet, but they haven't always been giants. Fossil records show that ancient whales were much smaller than the currently living behemoths. So when did whales get so big, and how? A new study suggests it might be due to changes in climate that affected the food that some whales eat: krill and small fish. Instead of being spread throughout the ocean, lots of krill started being packed into a small area. Bigger whales were simply more efficient at eating the dense pockets of krill, and they beat out their smaller cousins. These whales use filters to feed on the tiny krill. Known as baleens, they include the largest whale on Earth — the blue whale. The baleen filter looks like bristles of a comb and is made up of keratin — the same stuff in our fingernails. To eat, the whale opens its mouth and takes in a huge gulp of water. Then it spits the water back out, and food like krill are caught in the baleen filter. It's a highly efficient way to eat,
May 23, 2017

3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Sheds Light On How The Spine Evolved

A remarkably complete fossil of a young child suggests that key elements of the human spinal structure were already in place in an ancient human relative 3.3 million years ago. The child, about three years old, likely died suddenly and quickly drifted into a body of water, where she was covered in sediment that eventually hardened to sandstone, Zeray Alemseged of the University of Chicago tells The Two-Way. His team found the well-preserved fossil in 2000 in Dikika, Ethiopia, and for years they have been painstakingly excavating it, revealing what they say is the only known backbone with completely preserved bones of the middle and upper back dated prior to 60,000 years ago. Their findings were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science . Now, Alemseged says this shows "that the human type of segmentation and numbering of our backbone emerged 3.3 million years ago, and this fossil provides us for the first time the hard evidence, the fossil evidence, to
May 23, 2017

Senate Intelligence Committee Presses For Flynn Documents

Leaders of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say they have issued subpoenas for documents from two businesses operated by former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chairman Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., in remarks to reporters, said the subpoenas were sent to Flynn Intel LLC and Flynn Intel, Inc. with a specific list of documents they are seeking. The senators did not say what to what those documents relate. As the Two-Way reported , Flynn has invoked the 5 th Amendment and has refused to turn over any documents subpoenaed by the committee related to his interactions with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential campaign. "While we disagree with Gen. Flynn's lawyers' interpretations of the taking the Fifth, it is even more clear that a business does not have a right to take a Fifth if it's a corporation," said Warner. One subpoena has been served and another is in the process of being served, he added. Yesterday
May 23, 2017

UK Raises Threat Level To 'Critical'; Attack 'May Be Imminent'

One day after a bombing claimed at least 22 lives at a concert venue in Manchester, England, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the U.K. is raising its terror threat level. The move, declared Tuesday evening, means members of the British military will be deployed throughout the country to supplement its police forces. "It is a possibility we cannot ignore that there is a wider group of individuals linked to this attack," May said. "It is now concluded, on the basis of today's investigations, that the threat level should be increased for the time being — from 'severe' to 'critical.' " She added: "This means that their assessment is not only that an attack remains highly likely, but that an attack may be imminent." The announcement comes just hours after police identified a suspect — 22-year-old Salman Abedi — and ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing. Greater Manchester Police also announced Tuesday that they had "arrested a 23-year-old man" in connection with Monday's
May 23, 2017

Trump Budget's Paid Parental Leave Plan Could Mean Higher State Taxes

When the Trump administration previewed its budget last March, it called it the "hard power" budget. The latest details show that it greatly increases spending on defense, veterans and homeland security, and slashes funding for major social safety net programs such as Medicaid and SNAP (also known as food stamps). Yet amid all that, the budget introduces a new entitlement: six weeks of paid parental leave. And that program could end up requiring states to raise their unemployment taxes. Here's the broad outline of what the budget says about the plan: It's a departure from what Trump proposed on the campaign trail — back then, he called for paid maternity leave. This plan would also cover fathers and new adoptive parents. Parental leave would be mandatory, but not uniform: "States would be required to provide six weeks of parental leave and the proposal gives states broad latitude to design and finance the program," the administration wrote in its budget. The program would cost around
May 23, 2017
Georgia at Work

What Is The No. 1 Soft Skill Everyone Needs?

Hear what one human resources director said was the No. 1 soft skill he looks for in candidates.

May 23, 2017
Community

Hidden History: The Georgian Behind the Tradition of Poppies at Memorial Day

As we look ahead to the Memorial Day holiday, images of red poppies might come to mind. Pattye Meagher from GA Historical Society share the story of a teacher from North Georgia who started the...

May 23, 2017
Education Matters

Summer Learning Activities For Kids

GPB is releasing all-new content and resources for summer to help keep kids active and encourage exploration.

May 23, 2017
Right Here

Macon Bakery Brings Together Sweet Chicks

Sweet Chicks Bakeshop and Scoops brings bakers together in new shop

May 22, 2017
Georgia at Work

Want Free College Tuition In Georgia? Here’s How You Can Get It

Have you heard of the HOPE Career Grant? If not, you should read all about it.

May 22, 2017

Education Blogs

Summer Learning Activities For Kids

GPB is releasing all-new content and resources for summer to help keep kids active and encourage exploration.

May 23, 2017

One Simple Trick For Parents To Help Students At Home

As students are asked to do more in the classroom, parents feel less equipped to help at home.

May 22, 2017

Professional Development Resources For The Summer

Teachers are continuously learning and striving to become better instructors, so we're making some of their work a little easier with these PD resources.

May 18, 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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