It's been almost ten years since the Georgia Humanities Council launched the New Georgia Encyclopedia as the first state encyclopedia designed exclusively for publication on the Web. As a resource on Georgia history and culture, it garners as many as 2 million page views a month.
Last week, the New Georgia Encyclopedia unveiled a newly redesigned site. Kelly Caudle, NGE's Project Director and Managing Editor, recently spoke with WABE's Steve Goss.
The Georgia Conservancy may be our state's oldest environmental organization. Membership in the group has a variety of benefits: one of which is access to several of Georgia's natural resources that may otherwise be inaccessible to the general public. Bryan Schroeder, the Conservancy's Director of Stewardship and Outreach recently talked about the organization's mission and activities with WABE's Steve Goss...
Over the last decade several states have passed legislation allowing the medical use of marijuana to treat a variety of illnesses and diseases. A number of organizations in this state are urging Georgia legislators to follow suit.
One of these is the Georgia CARE Project -- which stands for the Campaign for Access, Reform and Education.
In a recent conversation Georgia CARE's director, James Bell, spoke with WABE's Steve Goss.
Many of Atlanta's neighborhoods underwent a racial 'sea change' in the decades following World War Two.
The response and reaction by neighborhood churches to that transition is recounted in an honors thesis by Emory University student Preston Hogue entitled, "The Ties That Bind: White Church Flight in Atlanta from 1955 to 1985" [excerpt below].
About four years ago, Fayetteville, Georgia elementary school students, Carter--age 8 and a half, and sister Olivia, age 7--founded a non-profit organization devoted to conservation and saving endangered animals.
"One More Generation.org" began by adopting cheetahs in South Africa, a species close to extinction. Since then, their environmental activism has spread worldwide.
The evolution of the photographic image and self-image of African-Americans is chronicled in a new book co-authored by New York University Professor Dr. Deborah Willis, and University of Massachusetts Assistant Professor Dr. Barbara Krauthamer, entitled "Envisioning Emancipation--Black Americans and the End of Slavery" (Temple University Press, 2013).
The Atlanta Braves' 2012 season certainly ended better than the historic collapse of the year before, but still not what long-time Braves fans have come to expect.
With the 2013 season to begin on Monday, April 1, at Turner Field, WABE's Steve Goss rang up Fletcher Proctor, the Braves beat writer with Score Atlanta to get his take on the hometown team's prospects for the season ahead.
As we approach St. Patrick's Day and the 'wearing of the green', we'd like to take a look at an organizations that's 'growing green' in the form of gardens planted at elementary schools around the country and in metro Atlanta. Leesa Carter is executive director of the Captain Planet Foundation, including its "Learning Gardens" program. Here, she talks with WABE's Steve Goss...
Fort McPherson--first opened south of Atlanta in the 1880s--was ordered in 2005 to begin shutting down or transferring its operations as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act. In 2006, a state-chartered authority began drawing up plans for converting the military base to civilian use. Jack Sprott is executive director of that body--the McPherson Implementing Redevelopment Authority. Here, he talks with WABE's Steve Goss...
Beginning this weekend, and running through March 24th, the Atlanta Preservation Center is presenting its 10th annual "Phoenix Flies"--a celebration of Atlanta's living landmarks.
Boyd Coons, executive director of the Atlanta Preservation Center, and Carolyn Stine McLaughlin, events coordinator with the APC, join WABE's Steve Goss for a discussion of what lies ahead for Atlanta's past.
Recently, Cristo Rey Network announced plans to open a campus of its Catholic high school in Atlanta's west side. Bill Garrett is President-elect of what will be known as Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School.