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The Many Myths of 'Cabbagetown'

"Cabbagetown" is a unique name for a neighborhood. It’s east of downtown Atlanta – less than 100 acres of narrow streets and shotgun houses so close together a shotgun blast might pass through...

September 18, 2015

Rap Music's Roots In Atlanta's Bankhead Neighborhood

In the latest installment of our ongoing series about how Atlanta places got their names, today we turn to the west Atlanta neighborhood of Bankhead. This community took its name from the highway...

September 11, 2015

DragonCon 2015: One Con To Rule Them All

The costumes are packed away, and attendees of one of the biggest geek culture conventions in the U.S. are now heading towards the nearest MARTA station, one hand dragging a rollaway suitcase, the...

September 7, 2015

Buttermilk Bottom. Doraville. What's In A Name?

Cabbagetown. Disco Kroger. Five Forks Trickum Road. Dacula. These are just a few of the curious Atlanta names our audience members have submitted as part of our new series on how places in the...

August 19, 2015

Foreign Investment And Stadium Tax Breaks: The Art Of The Sale

Convincing taxpayers that their money is being well-spent seems a particular challenge these days. Here in Georgia, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Governor Nathan Deal and the Cobb County Commission have...

August 5, 2015

We Make #PubRadio Here In Georgia. Join Us!

Looking for a real internship this semester? Georgia Public Broadcasting’s news department is looking for interns who are willing to work hard while learning about radio news in a major...

July 29, 2015

"We Needed Jeezy": Atlanta's Trap Music Maestro Marks 10th Anniversary

Atlanta rapper Jeezy is throwing a big party at the Fox Theatre on Saturday to celebrate the tenth anniversary of his debut album: “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101.” On Second Thought decided to...

July 23, 2015

Celebrate 45 Years with Sesame Street at Tellus Science Museum!

 On Saturday, July 18, 2015, Tellus Science Museum and Georgia Public Broadcasting are teaming up to celebrate the world’s favorite children’s show: Sesame Street! The celebration...

July 16, 2015

Residential Meets Retail: How To Remix An Atlanta Suburb

John’s Creek is an affluent suburb in northeast Atlanta. It's fairly small -- only about 80,000 people live there -- but it has big dreams. The city wants to transform some of its 728-acre office...

May 28, 2015

Supporting Grieving Children, An Idea Whose Time Has Come

My father’s too old to be a member of Kate’s Club, but he’ll always be a member of the club of children who lost parents too soon.

May 26, 2015