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Meet the filmmakers and go behind the scenes of Ken Burns’s sweeping new series. Friday, August 23 at 7:00 pm

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Don’t Miss GPB’s Gala Event

Join us for GPB’s gala event in the Fox Theatre’s Egyptian Ballroom on Saturday night, September 7th. The evening starts with a meet and greet cocktail reception with music legend Brenda Lee followed by a 3-course dinner and dancing with live music. We’ll celebrate Brenda Lee’s accomplishments in the world of entertainment as she’s presented with the first GPB Georgia Legend Award. Get your tickets before time runs out!

August 22, 2019

On Second Thought

Get a preview of upcoming theater performances in Georgia, especially the musicals! Listen today at 9 am and streaming live at GPB.org.

August 22, 2019

70 Mayors Reject Trump Food Stamp Proposal, Saying It Puts Kids At Risk

Under a new rule proposed in July by the Agriculture Department, more than 3 million people would lose their food assistance.

August 22, 2019

Georgia's Country Connection Comes to Life

Our goal was to showcase the rich musical history, and some of the incredible country music artists in our great state.

August 22, 2019

Atlanta Reaches $50 Million Goal To Provide Housing For Homeless Population

The money will be used to build 550 units of permanent, supportive housing for those in need.

August 22, 2019

Nation's Largest Hispanic Journalist Group Drops Sponsorship By Fox News

The nation's largest organization of Hispanic journalists is cutting its ties with Fox News over what the group says is the network's spreading of misinformation about unauthorized immigrants, and by extension Hispanics. The move will cost the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) some money since Fox was signed up to be a sponsor of their upcoming conference. The journalists' group published a letter to its members Thursday saying it will return to Fox News more than sixteen thousand dollars donated by the network to sponsor its upcoming conference in San Antonio. "To accept financial support from an entity that perpetuates the spread of disinformation to the public about the Hispanic and Latino community risks the integrity and credibility of NAHJ's 35 year mission," Hugo Balta, the Association's president wrote. Balta, a senior producer at MSNBC, said his group has been in contact with Fox's management to complain about what he and others consider to be anti-immigrant
August 23, 2019

YouTube Channels Suspended For 'Coordinated' Influence Campaign Against Hong Kong

Google has suspended 210 YouTube channels it says were being used as part of a "coordinated" campaign to influence public opinion about the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. The move follows Twitter's suspension earlier this week of nearly 1,000 accounts for violating the company's "platform manipulation policies" it said were tied to Chinese state actors trying to undermine the Hong Kong protests. Facebook said it was also taking down several pages and accounts for "coordinated inauthentic behavior as part of a small network that originated in China and focused on Hong Kong." In a statement , Google, which owns YouTube and whose parent company is Alphabet Inc., said its decision to suspend the channels was "to combat coordinated influence operations," but it stopped short of directly blaming the Chinese government. It said the channels "behaved in a coordinated manner while uploading videos related to the ongoing protests in Hong Kong," adding that their discovery "was consistent
August 23, 2019

Stream Taylor Swift's New Album, 'Lover'

It's been a long time coming, and the rollout didn't go quite as planned, but Taylor Swift 's seventh album, Lover , is here. Stream the album below via Apple Music or Spotify. The campaign began in late April, with a sprinkled scavenger hunt of hints across social media that culminated in the release of " ME! " featuring Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco . The bubblegum ballad felt perfunctory, a half-hearted, half-baked not-quite-hit with a spelling interlude. The single failed to top the Billboard Hot 100, stymied by the longest-running No. 1 in history , Lil Nas X's " Old Town Road ," making "ME!" the first lead single from Swift to not reach the top spot since Speak Now's "Mine" in 2010. The release of " You Need to Calm Down " followed in June, its timing seemingly intended to coincide with Pride Month, with its "Why are you mad when you could be GLAAD?" lyric and a video featuring cameos from Adam Lambert, Hayley Kiyoko , Adam Rippon , RuPaul, and the Queer Eye cast (plus a
August 23, 2019

A Dead Cat, A Lawyer's Call And A 5-Figure Donation: How Media Fell Short On Epstein

Hear Part 1 Listening... Earlier this month, Jeffrey Epstein killed himself, authorities say, in federal prison as he faced criminal charges alleging sex trafficking of underage girls. AP A coterie of intimidating lawyers. A deployment of charm. An aura of invincibility. A five-figure donation to a New York Times reporter's favored nonprofit. A bullet delivering a message. Even, it is alleged, a cat's severed head in the front yard of the editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair . Such were the tools the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein is said to have used to try to soften news coverage and at times stave off journalistic scrutiny altogether. Before his death earlier this month, Epstein owned the largest townhouse in Manhattan, little more than a mile from many of the nation's leading news organizations. He counted a former and a future president among his friends. He partied with royalty and supermodels. He was said to advise billionaires. Epstein killed himself, authorities say, in federal
August 22, 2019
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What's New Next Week? August 22, 2019

Next week, GPB travels from the Everglades to the outback, and follows some adorable baby animals during their first year.

August 22, 2019
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The Little Roy and Lizzie Show - Georgia's Country Connection

This was, as Lizzy put it, the “original” country music and Little Roy’s 77 years of experience shined through.

August 22, 2019
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Ken Burns Meets "The Hillbilly Shakespeare"

New Series Captures the History of Country Music

August 22, 2019
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Georgia's Country Connection Comes To Life

Our goal was to showcase the rich musical history, and some of the incredible country music artists in our great state.

August 22, 2019
GPB Sports Blog

Beware The Swamp: Creekside On The Rise

Two years ago, coach Maurice Dixon answered the call to come home and he has moved the program forward by getting back to basics.

August 22, 2019

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Georgia Student Crowned TOSA Microsoft Excel National Champion

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August 21, 2019

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Ways to teach and incorporate storytelling in your classroom

August 20, 2019

New Content Added To Discovery Education Help Teachers Welcome Students Back To The Classroom

Content recently added to digital services boost teachers’ ability to engage students in math, science, social studies, and more.

August 15, 2019

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Lights, Camera, Budget!

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