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"A lot of the times when you talk about painting with someone else, you'll butt heads a lot. There was literally no argu...
05/30/2020
Street Artist Behind Baby Yoda Mural Remembered By His Collaborator

"A lot of the times when you talk about painting with someone else, you'll butt heads a lot. There was literally no arguing or bickering. Everything with him always went smoothly."

Chris Veal met Nelson "Nels" Guzman by accident at an Atlanta paint store six years ago. That meeting would lead to a collaborative partnership that would later make waves in the Atlanta street art community with their popular Baby Yoda mural located on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Guzman passed away earlier this month. Chris Veal remembers his late friend in an interview with GPB News' Sarah Rose.

Chris Veal met Nelson "Nels" Guzman met by accident at an Atlanta paint store six years ago. That meeting would lead to a collaborative partnership that

05/29/2020
What You Need To Know: Keeping the Music Alive

Singer-songwriter Rian Adkinson of Atlanta is one of many artists who's had to stop touring and playing live shows because of the pandemic. He talks about how the pandemic is impacting his work, and he performs an original song that he wrote while sheltering in place.

The library is important for several reasons, from providing internet access for those looking for a job to offering fre...
05/29/2020
Libraries In Rural Georgia Are Still Meeting Community Needs During COVID-19

The library is important for several reasons, from providing internet access for those looking for a job to offering free educational courses on business, it helps people at every point.

The Southwest Georgia Regional Library System, headquartered in Bainbridge and serving residents in Decatur, Miller and Seminole County, has come up with creative ways to engage their communities since the pandemic began, but are struggling to provide uninterrupted access for all.

GPB News' Jade Abdul-Malik spoke with the library system's head of marketing and programming, Luke Brown, about the challenges they face due to the lack of broadband coverage.

As businesses in Georgia reopen with strict guidelines to slow the spread of COVID-19, libraries around the state are still closed to the public. Libraries

05/29/2020
OST Sneak Peek - May 29, 2020

When you dig into a case that's 35 years old — and has been investigated time and time again — how do you find what's been overlooked? Joshua Sharpe of the AJC explored the alibi of a cleared suspect, which only raised more questions.

Hear this and more on GPB Radio's On Second Thought coming up at 11 a.m. on GPB Radio or listen online on our website: http://bit.ly/2Ss83bz

And if you miss it live you can catch the podcast version wherever you get your podcasts.

Today we remember the life and legacy of American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou who p...
05/28/2020

Today we remember the life and legacy of American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist, Maya Angelou who passed away on this day in 2014.

"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope."

Summer break is officially here! With the unknowns surrounding typical summer activities and experiences, GPB Education ...
05/28/2020
DIY Summer Learning Activities For Kids

Summer break is officially here! With the unknowns surrounding typical summer activities and experiences, GPB Education is sharing DIY crafts from Tierra Encantada using common household items.

Check out the list of fun activities below!

Summer break is officially here! With the unknowns surrounding typical summer activities and experiences, we are sharing DIY crafts that kids can do at home.

05/27/2020
"New Conservations" - Plovers

Meet Abby Sterling, she studies shore birds, but plovers are the focus of her research. She sits down with Georgia Outdoors host, Sharon Collins, to discuss how these tiny birds are designed to protect themselves against predators and her work to keep them safe.

Learn more about Abby's journey to protect shore birds in "New Conversations" airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting or on our website: http://bit.ly/2OumcT6.

05/27/2020
What You Need To Know: Time to Jump back in the Pool?

Georgia relaxed its restrictions on public swimming pools as long as operators follow guidelines including disinfecting high-touch surfaces and keeping people 6 feet apart. Epidemiologist Jennifer Horney of the University of Delaware says the actual water is safe, but she says pool operators should follow CDC guidelines before re-opening.

The Georgia Aquarium welcomes a new addition to their family, Whisper, A 20-year-old whale, gave birth to a calf on May ...
05/27/2020
Georgia Aquarium Welcomes New Beluga Whale Calf

The Georgia Aquarium welcomes a new addition to their family, Whisper, A 20-year-old whale, gave birth to a calf on May 17.

A 20-year-old whale named Whisper gave birth to a calf May 17 at the Georgia Aquarium, officials said Monday.

05/26/2020
What You Need To Know: Could Virtual Courtrooms Become the New Normal?

The criminal justice system has been upended by the pandemic. A statewide judicial emergency has been extended in Georgia through mid-June. That means civil and criminal jury trials will continue to be on hold, and no new juries or grand juries can be called.
Courts across the nation, like the Georgia Supreme Court, have been holding some proceedings online. Could online proceedings continue after the pandemic? Emory University law professor Randy Kessler tells GPB’s Virginia Prescott that he thinks so.

05/26/2020
Ahmaud Arbery’s Lifelong Friend Calls for Justice

Ahmaud Arbery was killed on February 23, 2020. His death has sparked outrage across the country, especially since graphic footage of his death was released. Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, and his close friend Akeem Baker joined GPB’s On Second Thought and shared the impact the graphic video of his death has had on their lives.

Hear more from this conversation in a special one-hour long OST show: https://bit.ly/2X4kxIu

“You can get your hair cut. “They open Walmart, open Lowes. You can go get a massage and get a tattoo, but you can’t pla...
05/26/2020
Jazz Association Of Macon Helps Musicians Impacted By COVID-19

“You can get your hair cut. “They open Walmart, open Lowes. You can go get a massage and get a tattoo, but you can’t play a guitar on the porch and earn some money.”
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Ventimiglia is one of many local musicians who have taken huge hits to their bottom line during this pandemic. The Jazz Association of Macon has started a fund in order to provide relief for musicians in Middle Georgia.

Making music has been “Big” Mike Vintigmilia’s sole source of income for more than 45 years. Now COVID-19 has stopped his cash flow. “I’ve never been out

05/25/2020
The Danger of Tegu Lizards

A large invasive reptile, known as the Tegu Lizard, is garnering a lot of attention in the state as of late. Georgia Outdoors host Sharon Collins talks with Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Georgia DNR Primary Herpetologist, Daniel Sollenberger, about the dangers the very large lizard poses.

If you are looking for something to do at night, Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Georgia DNR has a job for you...
05/23/2020
Help Count Georgia Bats For Science

If you are looking for something to do at night, Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Georgia DNR has a job for you!

Georgia DNR is asking people to head to bat roosts in their areas around sunset and count the number of bats they see flying out to hunt.

The counts run from now until June 15 and then again for the month of July, so researchers can count baby bats.

The state only has a handful of scientists on the payroll who keep track of Georgia’s 16 different bat species. But there are, of course, untold numbers of

05/22/2020
Georgia Traveler - Fort Yargo State Park

Georgia Traveler explores Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, Georgia in this classic segment. The park features a wide-range of activities for all ages like camping, canoeing, biking, golf perfect for the long weekend ahead.

Check out the full episode here: https://bit.ly/2YJJarz

05/22/2020
What You Need To Know: Adopting a High School Senior

Across the country, high school seniors are missing out on their final year of school, and not graduating the way they envisioned. A Facebook group called “Love on a High School Senior 2020” gives people the chance to “adopt” these students by agreeing to send them gifts for college and be their mentor.

“Pets seem to bring them much joy when in the building, so with the current situation, it is a great opportunity for the...
05/22/2020
UGA Grad Student Shares Pets With Group Homes Virtually

“Pets seem to bring them much joy when in the building, so with the current situation, it is a great opportunity for them to be able to still have this pet interaction."

The new program, Pets Together, provides virtual pet visits to people in group homes, home alone, or in other healthcare settings where they are unable to get out much due to health reasons.

GPB News's Ben Abrams has the story.

Kim Wolf cannot see her grandmother in person because of the COVID-19 pandemic. After canceling a trip to Maryland to see her, Wolf sought another way to

05/21/2020
Ahmaud Arbery’s Lifelong Friend Calls for Justice

Ahmaud Arbery was killed on February 23, 2020. His death has sparked outrage across the country, especially since graphic footage of his death was released. Arbery’s mother, Wanda Cooper-Jones, and his close friend Akeem Baker joined GPB’s On Second Thought and shared the impact the graphic video of his death has had on their lives.

Hear more from this conversation on OST tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. on GPB Radio or listen online on our website: http://bit.ly/2Ss83bz

Georgia's biggest fandom and gaming convention, MomoCon, begins today and this year it is all online. The convention wil...
05/21/2020
MomoCon 2020 Will Be Held Online This Year

Georgia's biggest fandom and gaming convention, MomoCon, begins today and this year it is all online. The convention will still feature its usual staples: panels, cosplay contests, and the chance for fans to meet and socialize. It will also feature several celebrities and popular brands.

The convention runs through May 24.

MomoCon, one of Georgia's biggest fandom and gaming conventions, will be held completely online this year due to the coronavirus pandemic starting Thursday

Good news peach lovers! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, hopes are high for peach growers, sellers and consumers across th...
05/21/2020
Strong Peach Harvest Expected For 2020 Season

Good news peach lovers! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, hopes are high for peach growers, sellers and consumers across the state for one of the best crops in years.

The wait is over for peach lovers across Georgia because the 2020 season is officially here. The hopes are high for peach growers, sellers and consumers

05/20/2020
"Picking Your BFF (Best Fur Friend)"

In honor of #NationalRescueDogDay, take a look back at the Unleashed segment, "Picking Your BFF (Best Fur Friend)," as GPB News's Leah Fleming gets help from the Atlanta Humane Society on how to find her paw-fect match.

Join GPB Education for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. They’l...
05/19/2020
Join Georgia Public Broadcasting For An Online Summer Learning Series

Join GPB Education for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8. They’ll watch well-known PBS KIDS shows and participate in hands-on learning activities. Workshops will take place daily at 10am and will last approximately one hour.

Join us for a series of FUN and EDUCATIONAL online workshops for kids this summer, geared toward kids ages 4-8

"I would be lying if I if I said it wasn't like some form of coping for me," he said. "I think that I just wanted to put...
05/19/2020
Southern Artist Shines Spotlight On Vulnerable Faces Of Pandemic

"I would be lying if I if I said it wasn't like some form of coping for me," he said. "I think that I just wanted to put the focus on other people that I thought needed to be centered."

Christian Rincon, graphic designer for the Atlanta-based nonprofit Points of Light, found himself adjusting, like so many others, to a new sense of normal after the pandemic hit. He began creating art pieces to specifically shine a light on the faces and voices that had been directly impacted, and possibly forgotten, in the midst of the crisis.

GPB News's Sarah Rose has the story.

Christian Rincon had always been inspired by the power of street art and the messages it carried. "They're the ones to kind of rise above the noise," he

05/18/2020
UGA's First Black Graduate - Mary Frances Early

Mary Frances Early was the first black student to graduate from the University of Georgia in 1962. She went on to become the music coordinator for Atlanta Public Schools (APS), as well as a professor at Morehouse College and Spelman College.

"Mary Frances Early: The Quiet Trailblazer," airs tonight at 9 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting. The documentary film, narrated by esteemed journalist Monica Pearson traces Mary Frances Early’s integral role in the desegregation of the University of Georgia and her triumph as the first African American graduate.

The first Academy Awards were presented on this day in 1929. The awards were presented on May 16, 1929, in a ceremony at...
05/16/2020

The first Academy Awards were presented on this day in 1929. The awards were presented on May 16, 1929, in a ceremony at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel hosted by Actor Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

The World War 1 silent movie, "Wings," won best picture.

05/15/2020
Remembering Little Richard in "The Macon Sound"

As we continue to mourn the recent passing of singer-songwriter and Macon-native, Little Richard, we highlight his impact and contributions to the Macon music scene and music all around the world.

Find out more about his legacy in GPB Original documentary, 'The Macon Sound,' airing tonight at 9:00 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Schools may be closed, but GPB Education is excited to offer a resource to support the growth and development of your ch...
05/15/2020

Schools may be closed, but GPB Education is excited to offer a resource to support the growth and development of your children. Bright by Text sends tips, activities and information to help parents raise healthy, happy kids. Learn more: bbtxt.org/2XUMDa6 or text the word “GPB” to 274448.

05/15/2020
What You Need To Know: Growing a Garden While Sheltering in Place

There are major concerns about the nation’s food supply amid the pandemic. We’ve heard about disruptions to meat processing facilities, shuttered restaurants, and the challenges facing farmers. Those concerns, along with more time at home, have spurred some people to try to grow their own food. Nuri Icgoren, of Atlanta’s Urban Sprout Farms, talked with GPB’s News Sean Powers about building backyard gardens.

05/14/2020
Georgia Outdoors - 'Island Vet'

Dr. Terry Norton had a dream that became the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and it is now a top facility for injured sea turtles!

You can watch the full episode "Island Vet" airing tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting or available for streaming whenever you want at GPB.org/Georgia-Outdoors.

George Lucas, American motion-picture director, producer, and screenwriter was born #onthisday in 1944. He is most known...
05/14/2020

George Lucas, American motion-picture director, producer, and screenwriter was born #onthisday in 1944. He is most known for creating Star Wars.

"The story being told in 'Star Wars' is a classic one. Every few hundred years, the story is retold because we have a tendency to do the same things over and over again. Power corrupts, and when you're in charge, you start doing things that you think are right, but they're actually not." - George Lucas

05/13/2020
Georgia Traveler - Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop

Still making your post pandemic travel list? Here’s a fun stop! Georgia Traveler took a trip to Sweet Grass Dairy Cheese Shop in Thomasville, Georgia to get an inside look at some of their most popular cheese's, dishes, and the process behind their award-winning cheese.

Dobbins Air Reserve Base will honor first responders across the state with a flyover tomorrow, Thursday May 14, beginnin...
05/13/2020
Air Force C-130 To Flyover North Georgia Hospitals To Honor Health Care Workers

Dobbins Air Reserve Base will honor first responders across the state with a flyover tomorrow, Thursday May 14, beginning at 6 p.m.

The C-130 flyover will begin in Marietta, before going to Kennesaw, Canton, Jasper, Dalton, Rome, Cartersville and Hiram.

Dobbins Air Reserve Base will honor first responders across the state with a flyover Thursday May 14. The base's C-130H3 Hercules aircraft will fly over

05/12/2020
EarthGang Talks New Album With On Second Thought

Olu and WowGr8, the pair behind the hip-hop duo EarthGang, are featured on this week's list of Top 5 On Second Thought features you might have missed.

They joined host Virginia Prescott to discuss their inspirations, perspectives, and their album debut 'Mirrorland.'

🔗 https://bit.ly/2xW3f6J

Governor Brian P. Kemp has announced a donation from AT&T to the Georgia Department of Education that will be used to de...
05/12/2020
Georgia Deploys 448 Wi-Fi Rangers To 36 School Districts

Governor Brian P. Kemp has announced a donation from AT&T to the Georgia Department of Education that will be used to deploy 448 Wi-Fi Rangers to 36 school districts.

School systems will choose locations for Wi-Fi Ranger bus networks, sending them to unserved areas where students do not have access to internet at home.

GPB Education has more on the story.

Each Wi-Fi Ranger can enable internet connections for up to 45 devices at one time.

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Some of the Rich’s memorabilia I brought to “Rich’s Remembered.” A 1987 Priscilla with the $15 price tag, many of my Santa pictures taken at Rich’s, a Secret Shop bag, a ginger jar made in Macau for Rich’s, a Madame Alexander ballerina doll with a Rich’s price tag, a receipt from 1955, Dear Store by Celestine Sibley, and a yellow lingerie sachet I bought mama at the Secret Shop. Such a beautiful tribute and celebration of our beloved store. Thank you GPB Originals for keeping Rich’s alive for us native Atlantans.