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Special July 4 Weekend Radio Programming

GPB Radio's "On Second Thought," "Political Rewind" and "Two-Way Street" will be on hiatus for the July 4 holiday weekend, but we've got some interesting specials lined up for your listening pleasure:

Capitol Steps: Politics Takes A Holiday
Friday, July 1, 3 PM
The Capitol Steps take on Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and all the other newsmakers in this hour-long comedy special.

Celebrate The Holidays With GPB

During this holiday season, we hope you’ll join us for some special programming. This year we’re happy to present many of your old favorites, along with a some new offerings we hope will become your favorite.

We are especially proud of our Christmas Eve night of Georgia-centric music programming featuring the Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs, A Grand Mercer Christmas, Augusta native Wycliffe Gordon and friends in concert, and Harry O’Donoghue’s specially selected Celtic holiday music.

Here’s the lineup:

Christmas Eve

Celebrate Hanukkah With GPB

At sundown this Sunday, Jews around the world begin celebrating Hanukkah/Chanukkah/Chanukah. Why are there so many different ways to spell it? We asked a rabbi in Atlanta and he says it’s because there’s no English translation. The different spellings are all efforts to capture in English how that Hebrew word is pronounced in English.

World AIDS Day: Jeffrey Schmalz Narrates His Last Days

December 1st is World AIDS Day


AIDS is still a devastating disease that affects millions of people around the world. In the early 80’s and 90’s, a time when even saying the word AIDS was taboo, many people lost their lives and never got a chance to tell their stories. The LGBT community was the group hit the hardest by HIV/AIDS, but coming out was also considered taboo at the time so many died in silence.

Need Help This Thanksgiving? GPB Radio Has You Covered

Being in charge of the Thanksgiving meal can be stressful. If the very thought of preparing the turkey has you reaching for the cooking wine, wait! GPB is here to help you out and offer a few laughs too.

On Thanksgiving Day November 26, we bring back our annual live cooking help show, "Turkey Confidential" from 12 pm- 2 pm hosted by "The Splendid Table’s" Lynne Rossetto Kasper.

What Does Gratitude Really Mean?

A very common question asked every year is, “What are you thankful for?” Of course we give out the generic answers like family, good health, love and so on. Do we feel this type of gratitude throughout the whole year or only on holidays that point it out?

What does gratitude really mean when we take it out of the context of a holiday? The day after Thanksgiving, we will be airing two special programs to get a better understanding of what gratitude means.

Veterans Day Specials Presented On TV And Radio

Often times when we think of Veterans Day, we think of a time to honor the men and women of the military and the many sacrifices they made. Or do we?

Most of us only get a glimpse of war through news outlets and proceed to Veterans’ Day sales. Meanwhile veterans come home having lived the brutal reality of combat and forever wear the physical, mental and emotional scars of war.

To give us a better understanding of what they have sacrificed and suffered, we are airing specials on television and radio from the veteran’s point of view.

GPB-Augusta Presents Stories of Amazing Augusta Talents: "Where I'm From" Airs this November

Augusta has come to be known for a number of things over the years:

Golf. Think Augusta.
James Brown. Think Augusta.
Cyber Security. Think Augusta.

Augusta is also known for being home to some extremely talented performing artists who are sharing their skills with audiences today.

“Generation Nation”, “Sci-Tech Now Georgia” And Politics In The Morning

Earlier this week, you heard three familiar voices joining Morning Edition host Bradley George for insightful conversations about technology, politics and the gap between generations.

These discussions are now a regular part of the morning line-up.

On Mondays, GPB’s Bobbie Battista will examine issues, characteristics and trends that define the five generations of Americans intermingling with each other and the impact their integration is having on our society. This subject is the basis of her upcoming podcast “Generation Nation.”

Jazz At The G Concert Series Comes to Georgia Regents University

Georgia Public Broadcasting in Augusta will present “Jazz At The G”, a six-part concert series, in conjunction with the Georgia Regents University Department of Music, Garden City Jazz, and The Greater Augusta Arts Council.
Performers include The JAMP Masters, The Tandem, and Joel Cruz with Karen Gordon. The first performance will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre, on GRU’s Summerville campus. Admission is free and attendees are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets.