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Big Book Events for February: Brunswick's Big Read & Savannah Book Festival

In two coastal Georgia cities the month of February brings big book events. In Brunswick they’re celebrating the 10th year of The Big Read. And the 10th annual Savannah Book Festival brings best-selling and emerging...

by J. Cindy Hill | February 1, 2017

Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival Brings 3-D Underwater Worlds to Savannah Screens

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary will host its 14th annual film festival in venues throughout Savannah, Feb. 3 - 5, 2017.

by J. Cindy Hill | January 31, 2017

Hidden History: Georgia Adventurer Bests Benjamin Franklin to Bring First Soybeans to America

Benjamin Franklin is widely credited with bringing the first soybeans to America. But Sophia Sineath, Education Coordinator for the Georgia Historical Society, says an adventure-seeking Georgia Innovator was actually...

by | January 30, 2017

Savannah Philharmonic & Savannah Music Festival Explore the Intersection of Music and Theatre in Two Performances

Two upcoming performances spotlight the intersection of classical music and theatre. Tomorrow night the Savannah Philharmonic will perform a program of music by Rogers and Hammerstein, known for their sweeping musical...

by J. Cindy Hill | January 27, 2017

Mary Telfair and the First Art Museum in the South

If you drive around Savannah you’ll see the Telfair name on buildings, street signs, a hospital, a square - and Telfair Museums. This Saturday would have been the birthday of Mary Telfair. Courtney McNeil, Chief Curator...

by J. Cindy Hill | January 25, 2017

Ogeechee Riverkeeper Oyster Roast Serves Up Coastal Food & River Conservation

The Ogeechee Riverkeeper will host an Oyster Roast at Fish Tales in the Fort McAllister Marina this Thursday night, Jan. 26. The fundraising event will support their work on the 294-mile river that runs from northeast...

by J. Cindy Hill | January 24, 2017

Community Conversations: Nick Cave's Sound Suits Coming to Telfair Museums

Next week Telfair Museums will open the largest exhibit in the southeast of works by artist Nick Cave. The Chicago-born artist is known for combining visual and performing arts in his work. Rachel Reese, Associate...

by J. Cindy Hill | January 19, 2017

Hidden History: Sequoyah and His Invention of the Cherokee Syllabary

This year the Georgia History Festival is highlighting important Georgia innovators. Sophia Sineath, education coordinator for Georgia Historical Society, says one innovators’ creation of a syllabary – or...

by J. Cindy Hill | January 18, 2017

Community Conversations: Skidaway Scientist On a Mission to Measure Ocean Microplastics

At University of Georgia’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on Skidaway Island, scientists are studying many aspects of ocean life including microplastics, which are bits of plastic smaller than five millimeters and...

by J. Cindy Hill | January 17, 2017

Community Conversations: Benjamin Warsaw on Piano In the Arts and His Concert with Vocalist Elissa Alvarez

You’re listening to GPB Savannah. I’m Cindy Hill. Benjamin Warsaw is the Assistant Professor of Music and artistic director of Piano in the Arts, a concert series at Armstrong State University. He’s also the featured...

by | January 13, 2017

Hidden History - One of Georgia's First Innovators' Creation Is Alive & Well Today

The Georgia History Festival began in September and culminates in February, the founding month of the Georgia Colony. This year, the festival is focused on the State of Innovation. “Innovation is all about starting...

by J. Cindy Hill | January 10, 2017

Community Conversations: Gray's Reef Robotics Competition Challenges Students to Dive Into Ocean Technology

When you think about the ocean, robotics may not automatically come to mind. But Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary off the Georgia Coast is making waves with its Southeast Regional MATE ROV Competition for middle...

by J. Cindy Hill | January 10, 2017