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WRAS & GPB
2:04 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Open Letter Regarding WRAS

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  This transaction should be revisited by the parties and it should be significantly modified or rescinded.

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Pledge Now!
11:34 am
Thu May 2, 2013

In a World Without WABE

We asked a few of our hosts to imagine a dystopian future without WABE. What would they do then? We learned they're more suited to radio. 

Please help us keep these dark scenarios from coming to life by making your pledge of support today!

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Columns
10:44 am
Tue August 11, 2009

Sunshine Tucker

We visit the Fox Theatre, not to learn about a new production... but to see Sunshine.

Atlanta, GA – The Fox Theatre turns 80 this year... But inside, employees are busy celebrating a different milestone. Dana Goldman has the story of Patricia Sunshine Tucker.

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Sports
8:03 pm
Tue May 12, 2009

Hawks 2009 Season Headed To End

Credit: Getty Images

Atlanta, GA – In the history of the NBA, no team has ever come back from being down 3 games to none in the playoffs.

It was the first time the team had even made it to the second round of the playoffs since the 90's.
Score Atlanta sports writer Scott Janovitz says that achievement could be promising for the future:

Janovitz says the Hawks must improve offensively as a team and that's the responsibility of the head coach:

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Columns
10:50 am
Tue April 14, 2009

Monet's Water Lilies Coming to the High

Partnership with Museum of Modern Art brings masterpiece to Atlanta

Atlanta, Ga – Monet's Water Lilies presents an intimate view of four of the Impressionist's most spectacular works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The highlight of the exhibition is a breathtaking 42-foot, three paneled work, painted at the end of the artist's life.

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Columns
12:14 pm
Thu April 9, 2009

Sheep Shearer

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.

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Columns
4:57 pm
Thu February 5, 2009

Sketchworks

During tough times like these? a dose of laughter can often be the best medicin, at least, a temporary fix.

Atlanta, GA – Susan Mittleman has this report on Sketchworks, Atlanta's own cutting-edge, live, sketch-comedy troupe, that may help take the edge off, as they will do nearly anything for a chuckle.

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Columns
1:04 pm
Wed January 14, 2009

Seminole Peace Mural

Usually graffiti in the city is ignored or ? at best ? painted over with dull grey paint. But what happens when what's underneath is historically significant?

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Columns
2:59 pm
Mon January 12, 2009

Atlanta Jewish film festival

On Wednesday, the Atlanta Jewish film festival kicks off 12 days of Jewish oriented cinema from around the world.

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.

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Columns
10:55 am
Thu December 4, 2008

Morehouse College Glee Club

Its one of the most anticipated performances of the holiday season and it happens this weekend. WABE drops in on a rehearsal with the Morehouse College Glee Club.

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Columns
11:04 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Campos-Pons

An ongoing exhibition at Spelman College celebrates the lives and works of ordinary women who have rarely if ever been recognized for their accomplishments.

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.

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Columns
9:34 am
Thu August 28, 2008

David Lee Simmons

David Lee Simmons' article 'High Times for Low Brow' is in the new issue of 'Creative Loafing'

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.

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Columns
4:39 pm
Thu July 3, 2008

Millennium Gate Opens

At Atlantic Station, the 18 million dollar Millennium Gate opens to the public.

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.

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Columns
1:06 pm
Wed June 25, 2008

Musical improv at Eyedrum

Beyond Atlanta's traditional music scenes.

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.

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Columns
9:19 am
Thu June 12, 2008

A Son Champions His Father's Photos

Neal Broffman on his father's Civil Rights-era photography.

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.

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Columns
11:07 am
Fri June 6, 2008

Atlanta's Oldest King of Instruments Comes to Life

The Austin Organ at Trinity United Methodist Church returns to regular public performance this Saturday

Edited and Produced by Wanda Yang Temko

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Columns
9:14 am
Thu June 5, 2008

Civil Rights Era photos at the High

Coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, Road to Freedom is devoted to the photography of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Columns
2:03 pm
Tue June 3, 2008

Remembering the Orly plane crash of 1962

The Orly Plane Crash of June 3rd 1962 is an historical date for the city of Atlanta. It was on that date when 122 members of the Atlanta Arts Association were killed in the Paris plane crash.

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Columns
10:54 am
Wed March 26, 2008

Paste Magazine Names the Best of Summer Music Fests

One man's quest to visit some of the nation's top summer music festivals.

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