GPB is pleased to partner with the Savannah Music Festival for this special sneak peek of COUNTRY MUSIC, the new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey. COUNTRY MUSIC explores crucial questions –– “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?”–– while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.
Join us for a preview and discussion with filmmaker Dayton Duncan and singer-songwriter Darrell Scott.
Directions and parking information may be found online here. Due to event road closures, recommended parking is available in the Jefferson Street Garage.
Join GPB and WUGA for a special recording of Political Rewind hosted by Bill Nigut. Bill and his panel of experts will break down complicated issues facing voters, from local elected officials to state and federal government.
The Instructional Plaza is located on North Campus, between the Psychology and Journalism Buildings. Parking will be available after 5pm in the adjacent lot (N09), entered from Hooper Street, adjacent to East Campus Road.
This event is free to attend, but advance reservation is requested.
Join us for a special sneak peek of COUNTRY MUSIC, the new eight-part, 16-hour film directed by Ken Burns, and produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey. COUNTRY MUSIC explores crucial questions –– “What is country music?” and “Where did it come from?”–– while focusing on the biographies of the fascinating trailblazers who created and shaped it — from the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Bill Monroe and Bob Wills to Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn, Charley Pride, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Garth Brooks and many more — as well as the times in which they lived. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people.
Join us for a preview and discussion with filmmakers Dayton Duncan, Julie Dunfey and Pam Tubridy Baucom and featuring musical guests The Jeff Mosier Ensemble.
Special thanks to The Atlanta History Center for hosting this event. The screening will take place in Woodruff Auditorium inside McElreath Hall. Free parking is available on site.
GPB is proud to partner with the hit radio show to bring you SNAP Judgment Live, coming to Atlanta Symphony Hall on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Glynn Washington hosts a night of amazing storytelling with a beat just like his weekly radio program. For tickets and more information, visit www.snapjudgement.org
GPB is pleased to partner with the Mercer University School of Medicine for a free documentary film screening and panel discussion.
Set against the backdrop of the physician shortage and opioid epidemic in rural America, The Providers follows three “country doctors” in New Mexico at clinics offering care to all, regardless of ability to pay. As their personal struggles at times reflect those of their patients, the providers work to reach rural Americans who would otherwise be left without healthcare.
Stick around for a panel discussion following the film with the following experts who will speak about healthcare in rural Georgia communities.
Dr. Ashley Horner, Assistant Professor
Dr. Dan Singleton, Mercer University School of Medicine alumnus
Dr. Jacob Warren, Director of the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities and Associate Professor of Community Medicine
Chris Scoggins, M.P.H. Senior Project Manager with the Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center.
This screening will take place in the Mercer University School of Medicine, located on the Macon Campus. The School of Medicine is building 34 on this campus map. Visitors may park in the green/purple lot adjacent to the School of Medicine without penalty for this event.
Join the Emmy-winning producer and host of tasteMAKERS, Cat Neville, for a live culinary experience celebrating the flavor of Atlanta's culinary scene.
Meet the Makers: Atlanta is Sunday, March 24, at GPB. The live show will feature segments from the show, live interviews and demos with Clay Oliver of Oliver Farms Artisan Oils, Rikki Waite of My Grandma's Empanadas, Steven Satterfield of Miller Union, and Jodi Daley from International City Farmers' Market.
A tasting experience and our Makers Market will follow the show, featuring food and drink from Atlanta makers and chefs including:
Meet the Makers is a companion to tasteMAKERS, a new national public television series that celebrates the makers who are rolling up their sleeves and defining the flavor of American food and drink.
Watch the broadcast of tasteMAKERS on GPB Create, 7pm and 12:30am, Wednesdays and Sundays.
For over thirty years, Fred Rogers, an unassuming minister, puppeteer, writer and producer was beamed daily into homes across America. In his beloved television program, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Fred and his cast of puppets and friends spoke directly to young children about some of life’s weightiest issues, in a simple, direct fashion. Though he may be best known today as a soft-spoken, cardigan-wearing children’s television host, in reality, Fred Rogers’ career represents a sustained attempt to present a coherent, beneficent view about how we should best speak to children about important matters and how television could be used as a positive force in our society.
Join us for a birthday celebration in honor of Mr. Rogers, born on March 20, 1928. Guests will enjoy a free screening of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, in which Academy Award-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (Twenty Feet from Stardom) looks back on the legacy of Fred Rogers, focusing on his radically kind ideas. While the nation changed around him, Fred Rogers stood firm in his beliefs about the importance of protecting childhood. Guests will also be invited to participate in several hands-on activities including a nieghborhood photo booth, Mr. Rogers memory sharing and trivia, and birthday cake!
Activities begin at 6:30, film screening at 7:30.
This event is presented in partnership with Compassionate Atlanta.
GPB offers free onsite parking. For directions and parking information, please click here.
One of Apple’s most downloaded podcasts of 2018, The NPR Politics Podcast is where NPR's political reporters talk to you like they talk to each other. After bringing their hit show to live audiences in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Charlotte, and Washington, DC, the podcast is coming to Atlanta on March 8, 2019!
Join your favorite NPR personalities for an entertaining, informative deep-dive analysis of the latest national news, plus their hot takes on a topic we all pretend we’re not thinking about: the 2020 presidential election.
At this live podcast taping, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how The NPR Politics Podcast is made with Congressional Correspondent Scott Detrow, White House Correspondent Tamara Keith, Lead Political Editor Domenico Montanaro and White House Reporter Ayesha Rascoe.
Join Dining for Women, Peace Is Loud, Association of Junior Leagues International, and Georgia Public Broadcasting for an International Women's Day celebration, “Women as Agents of Change.” This FREE event includes a panel discussion and an exclusive film screening.
The panel discussion will be headlined by Abigail E. Disney, filmmaker, philanthropist, and Emmy-winning director of The Armor of Light. As President and CEO of the documentary production company Fork Films, Abby produced the groundbreaking Pray the Devil Back to Hell and co-created the subsequent PBS series Women, War & Peace. Abby's new series, Women, War & Peace II, will air on PBS on March 25 and 26, 2019.
Other panelists include Elvia Raquec, Program Director for Women’s Justice Initiative in Guatemala. Elvia’s work implementing and overseeing women’s rights programs in indigenous rural communities is fueling social change in Guatemala. Razia Jan, a native Afghan and award-winning humanitarian and founder of Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation, will round out the panel of speakers. Razia’s Ray of Hope Foundation improves the lives of young women and girls through community-based education in the rural district of Deh’Subz, Afghanistan.
Following the panel discussion, there will be an exclusive screening of the documentary film A Journey of a Thousand Miles, one of the four documentaries that is part of Women, War & Peace II. The film follows a risky, year-long UN peacekeeping mission into earthquake-ravaged Haiti with an all-female Bangladeshi police unit. Leaving their families behind, these police officers shatter stereotypes as they rise in the name of building peace.
*Registration is required to attend this event. Please use code GPB when registering.
Join us for the monthly open-mic storytelling competition, open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! The theme for the March StorySLAM is MAGIC.