How to Fix the VA, GA Shakespeare and Horse Therapy
June 3, 2014 - 7:00pm
Fixing the VA and GPB’s “On the Story” talks to folks at Georgia Shakespeare about the new production of “As You Like It” and the challenges of capturing a modern audience’s attention. Then, a look at one woman’s farm where horses offer life-changing “therapy” for special needs children, including many with autism.
Farm Fresh Food for Everyone and Bitcoin
May 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Locally grown organic food. We welcome Chef/Restaurateur Hugh Acheson and Truly Living Well Founder & CEO Rashid Nuri to talk about some solutions to provide such delightful eats for everyone’s table. And we also discuss with experts Bitcoin - the up-and-coming virtual currency that some predict will be everywhere within a few years. The pros and cons of digital money.
OTS Special Edition: Dean Rusk
May 27, 2014 - 8:30pm
Secretary of State Dean Rusk served two presidents, helping to shape U.S. policy during the Vietnam War. But, much is lost to history. Now, his children and some of his closest colleagues speak out to correct the record.
Gates Scholars and Georgia Yearbook
May 27, 2014 - 7:00pm
Three students from one school are among dozens in Georgia who have earned the Gates Millennium Scholarship, which pays for minority students who have faced difficult challenges to attend college. They talk about the hurdles they had to cross. And in our second half, what do zombie apocalypse, butt implants and road rage have in common? They all are related to Georgia. And they are the butt of jokes (no pun intended) for three Atlanta comedians.
Dream Cars at the High Museum of Art
May 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
The e-cigarette controversy is discussed in our first segment. Then Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas at the High Museum of Art features 17 concept cars from the early 1930s to the 21st century that pushed the limits of imagination and foreshadowed the future of design. Sarah Schleuning, the museum’s Curator of Decorative Arts and Design shares the stories behind the exhibit.
Autism/The Kinsey Collection
May 19, 2014 - 7:00pm
The CDC has new numbers suggesting one in 68 children has a form of autism. In Georgia, it’s one in 64. What’s behind the startling figures and what should parents do if they suspect their children has autism. We speak frankly with experts and the mother of an autistic boy. And in our second half - The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey – Where Art & History Intersect is a national touring exhibit of rare art, artifacts, books and documents spanning 400 years of history that tell the often untold story of African American achievement and contribution. The owner, Bernard Kinsey, tells the story of his family’s journey.
Political Roundtable - Post Debates
May 15, 2014 - 7:00pm
Join OTS as our panel discusses the debates and upcoming primaries - including critical races such as Governor, U.S. Senate and School Superintendent. And Claire Simms sits down with Governor Nathan Deal at the Governor's mansion to discuss his upcoming bid for re-election.
May 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
In about 25 years, one in every five Americans will be retired. But who pays for taking care of them? “On The Story” panel looks into that. Plus, Atlanta’s top ballerina is hanging up her dance shoes, after 19 years of performing in the city. Christine Winkler stopped by at GPB to talk about her last stage dance.
Student Athlete Concussions
May 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
Georgia’s new “Return to Play” law is undergoing its first test. We look at what parents need to know and what schools and medical professionals need to do to ensure students are kept safe from concussion dangers.
Women in Combat
May 5, 2014 - 7:00pm
The Pentagon removed all gender barriers to combat last year, and now each branch is figuring out what that means to them. The Army has been conducting the Physical Demands Study at Ft. Stewart and we speak with our very own Sarah McCammon about what she saw there. We open the discussion to talk about what else the military is doing and needs to doing to pave the way for women in combat with Raquel Durden, Goldie Taylor, Wendy Person, and Ron Martz.
College or Not? / Army Hair
May 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
College tuition keeps going up, but job prospects after graduation are bleak. So is college still worth it? “On The Story” looks into that. Plus, a Georgia reservist who petitioned against touchy regulations on hair for African American women speaks out after the Defense Secretary orders a full review.
Wednesday Night Politics
April 30, 2014 - 7:00pm
Governor Deal signs the gun bill and others into law, early voting, countdown to the primaries and new campaign ads are discussed with our distinguished panel.
Alzherimer's & Google Glass
April 29, 2014 - 7:00pm
Alzheimer’s kills more people each year than prostate and breast cancers combined. Learn how this deadly disease impacts Georgia and strides being made to help. And, let’s look through Glass to see how wearable technology may impact the state’s farming industry. On the Story demonstrates Google’s trendy tech gadget, and reveals Georgia Tech’s role from the start. We talk to Bruce Rasa, a Farm Technology Consultant, and Maribeth Gandy, PhD, Director of IMTC at Georgia Tech.
April 28, 2014 - 7:00pm
We speak with lead plaintiffs Christopher Inniss and Shelton Stroman, and their lawyer, Beth Littrell, who are challenging Georgia’s ban on same-sex marriage. We also speak with Jennifer Senior, author of All Joy and No Fun: The Paradox of Modern Parenthood.
Prescription drug abuse/Georgia's Invasive Species
April 24, 2014 - 7:00pm
Our panel discusses the growing prescription drug abuse in our communities. And in part 2 - Invasive species, like snakes, insects and even plants, are trying to take over parts of our ecosystem. Georgia Outdoors host Sharon Collins travels to Florida to capture a Burmese python. Collins shows us how these “Invaders” are impacting us right here in Georgia.