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March 2020

What: The Gene
When: March 10, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting | 260 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Science, social history, and personal stories weave together for a historical biography of the human genome; while also exploring the stunning breakthroughs in understanding the impact genes play on heredity, disease, and behavior. Join us for a free preview of the new documentary film produced by Ken Burns. GPB is pleased to partner with the Emory Center for Ethics and the Atlanta Science Festival for this event. 6 pm reception, 7 pm screening and discussion.

What: East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story Preview Screening
When: March 11, 2020 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm | Georgia Public Broadcasting: 260 14th St NW, Atlanta GA 30318

In October of 1970, the Atlanta Housing Authority opened a public housing community on the edge of Atlanta called East Lake Meadows. Over the next 25 years, many thousands of low-income Atlantans, mostly African American, would call it home. Residents moved in for hundreds of different reasons and created strong bonds despite the many challenges they faced. But as public housing in America became stigmatized and abandoned, and a crack wave swept through the neighborhood, East Lake Meadows became nearly uninhabitable. In the mid-1990s, Atlanta bulldozed the housing project to make way for new mixed-income housing, as government and philanthropic funds poured into the area in an effort to create a thriving community. Through the stories of former residents, EAST LAKE MEADOWS: A Public Housing Story gives voice to some of the most marginalized people in our society and raises critical questions about how we, as a nation, have created concentrated poverty and limited housing opportunities for African Americans, and what can be done to address it.

Join us for refreshments at 6pm, the film screening will begin promptly at 6:30pm. Following the film, filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon will be joined in conversation with local public housing experts and community organizers. 

What: Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
When: March 12, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm | The Fox Theatre

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! is coming to Georgia on Thursday, March 12, 2020!

Host Peter Sagal, Judge and Scorekeeper Bill Kurtis and the usual panel of comedians, humorists and journalists will take us through a rollicking review of the week’s news during the live show at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta. 

GPB pre-sale: Monday, January 27 @ 10am; use the code GPBWAIT to purchase

Public on-sale Friday, January 31 @ 10am

 

What: Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum
When: March 13, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am | Georgia Public Broadcasting | 260 14th St NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

Join us for a screening party to celebrate one of PBS KIDS’ newest shows, Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum! Xavier, his little sister Yadina, and their friend Brad’s adventures through time will help teach kids how they can be change-makers through the relatable stories of history’s most iconic figures. By exploring a diverse range of social emotional concepts each episode is designed to help young viewers make the connection between the attributes that made each historical figure a hero and those same qualities within themselves. Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum is based on the children’s book series Ordinary People Change the World.

Attendees will enjoy an episode, along with a craft activity.

There is no minimum age to enter the event. All children should be accompanied by an adult. GPB offers free short-term visitor parking onsite. For driving directions and parking information, please click here. Visitor parking is available on Level Two. 

 

What: East Lake Meadows: A Public Housing Story Preview Screening
When: March 19, 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm | Georgia Sports Hall of Fame: 301 Cherry St, Macon, GA 31201

In October of 1970, the Atlanta Housing Authority opened a public housing community on the edge of Atlanta called East Lake Meadows. Over the next 25 years, many thousands of low-income Atlantans, mostly African American, would call it home. Residents moved in for hundreds of different reasons and created strong bonds despite the many challenges they faced. But as public housing in America became stigmatized and abandoned, and a crack wave swept through the neighborhood, East Lake Meadows became nearly uninhabitable. In the mid-1990s, Atlanta bulldozed the housing project to make way for new mixed-income housing, as government and philanthropic funds poured into the area in an effort to create a thriving community. Through the stories of former residents, EAST LAKE MEADOWS: A Public Housing Story gives voice to some of the most marginalized people in our society and raises critical questions about how we, as a nation, have created concentrated poverty and limited housing opportunities for African Americans, and what can be done to address it.

What: The Moth StorySLAM
When: March 23, 2020 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm | Theatrical Outfit – The Balzer Theater

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 CHALLENGE!

April 2020

What: Panola Mountain's Outdoor Classroom Celebration
When: April 4, 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm | Panola Mountain State Park's Visitor Center | 2620 Hwy 155 S.W. Stockbridge, GA 30281

Celebrate nature and science at Panola Mountain State Park with the grand opening of a brand-new outdoor classroom! GPB is thrilled to partner with Georgia State Parks to offer this free community event for families.

Attendees will get to enjoy a variety of fun and educational activities. Put your balance to the test as you walk across our slackline. Meet with park rangers to encounter, and learn about, the reptiles that call Panola Mountain home. Learn the basic skills needed to be an archer, with a certified instructor. Channel your inner artist at the creation station. Smile or make a goofy face at our nature-themed photo booth. And even get your picture taken with television’s favorite scientist, Sid the Science Kid!  

Do not forget to make a free reservation. Parking is available on-site for $5 per vehicle.