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Andersonville Virtual Field Trip Launches

3…2…1…Liftoff! In our newest virtual field trip, Andersonville, students take a trip back in time to one of the largest Confederate military prisons during the Civil War. They...

August 16, 2016

Soul Food Junkies | Atlanta's Soccer Scene | Civil War & Southern Health

Soul food is a major staple in Southern culture, particularly among African-Americans. Is it to blame for obesity rates and other health disorders? Plus, Atlanta’s soccer scene is going through some...

January 19, 2016

There Is Mercy On Mercy Street

My lifelong obsession with the Civil War began when I was in high school. I would stare for hours at Matthew Brady's battlefield photographs and imagine the life behind them. The smells, the...

January 15, 2016

Civil War-Inspired Educational Resources Launch January 15 To Coincide With Mercy Street Broadcast Premiere

Seven Short-form Webisodes Underscore the Relevance of the Civil War to Today’s Contemporary Issues for Students and EducatorsMercy Street, a new Civil War-era series, is set to air on GPB...

January 14, 2016

ATL's Reality | How Diet Science Confuses Us | Civil War Prison In GA

Do shows like “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta” or “Atlanta Plastic” accurately depict what it’s like to live and work in Atlanta? Plus, with all the scientific research about...

December 10, 2015

Brave New Voices | On Set In GA | "Secessia" Author Kent Wascom

You know how your curiosity is piqued every time you pass a row of trailers surrounded by film crew personnel? We look at what movies are shooting in Georgia right now. Plus, novelist Kent Wascom...

July 23, 2015

Politifact | The Civil War In Cinema | Free Speech

Our understanding of history is often shaped by cinematic portrayals of the past. Historian Gary Gallagher researches the impact of movies on collective memory of the Civil War. Full Show - May...

May 28, 2015