TO: THE BOARD OF GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING AND THE BOARD OF REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF GEORGIA
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
The recent agreement between Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) and Georgia State University (GSU) regarding radio station WRAS is bad public policy—fiscally, substantively, and procedurally. This transaction should be revisited by the parties and it should be significantly modified or rescinded.
All kinds of animals are raised in and around Atlanta. That includes Goats, Ostrich, Lammas and in some cases Sheep.
Atlanta, GA – Adult sheep are shorn once each year. It's the process where the wool - or fleece is cut off by a shearer. And since most Georgia farms don't raise sheep ? the art of shearing here is almost lost, but not everywhere. And certainly not on one farm just east of Atlanta in Covington.
On Wednesday, the Atlanta Jewish film festival kicks off 12 days of Jewish oriented cinema from around the world.
By Susan Mittleman
Atlanta, GA – In its ninth year, the Atlanta Jewish film festival is the largest attended film festival in Atlanta, and the second largest Jewish film festival in the United States. Founded in 2000 it is a 12 day cinematic exploration of Jewish life, culture, and history. Susan Mittleman has this report.
An ongoing exhibition at Spelman College celebrates the lives and works of ordinary women who have rarely if ever been recognized for their accomplishments.
By Dana Goldman
Atlanta, GA – One of Atlanta's lesser-known museums is in the middle of a big-name exhibit. It features the stories and images of ordinary black people. The museum at Spelman College is the only one in the nation devoted to art by and about black women. Dana Goldman has this story.
David Lee Simmons' article 'High Times for Low Brow' is in the new issue of 'Creative Loafing'
By Steve Goss
Atlanta, GA – In David Lee Simmons' article, 'High Times for Low Brow', he takes a closer look at the varied creative expressions that fourish in Atlanta's bohemian enclaves. Recently, WABE's Steve Goss spoke with him about the article.
At Atlantic Station, the 18 million dollar Millennium Gate opens to the public.
By Philip Graitcer
Atlanta, GA – The Millennium Gate looks a little like the Arc de Triomphe in Paris and was built to commemorate the new Millennium. It's 82 feet tall, and it's based on the Arch of Titus in the Roman Forum. Philip Graitcer has this story.
Atlanta, GA – Atlanta has made a name for itself in pop, hip hop and classical music. But it's always had a thriving alternative scene. Far from the commercial concert stages- you'll find hidden, gritty, non-profit art spaces, like Eyedrum. It's here that once a month, anyone can show up for "music improvisation night." Susan Mittleman has this report.
Neal Broffman on his father's Civil Rights-era photography.
By Philip Graitcer
Atlanta, Ga – For most sons, their dads are personal heroes. When Morton Broffman died, his son, Neal, wanted the world to know how important his father was. Through a chance encounter, Broffman's photography is now on display in the High Museum's Road to Freedom exhibit. WABE's Philip Graitcer spoke with Neal about his memories of his father and getting his work into the public eye.