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Magic Moments: The Best of 50's Pop

Relive the greatest hits from My Music’s 3 most popular 50s pop specials, featuring classic performances by Patti Page, the Crew Cuts, the Four Lads and more. Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 pm

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Watch “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail” on GPB Passport

The FRONTLINE documentary, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” has just received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Feature. The film investigates the unfamiliar case against the only U.S. bank indicted for mortgage fraud related to the 2008 financial crisis. You can watch this, along with hundreds of hours of your favorite PBS programming streaming on-demand with GPB Passport.

February 25, 2018

Today on On Second Thought

Join host Celeste Headlee for timely, conversations about all topics relating to Georgia. Listen today at 9 am or streaming live at GPB.org.

February 25, 2018

Political Rewind

Tune in for Political Rewind Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 2 pm on GPB Radio as host Bill Nigut reviews the week in politics and what's ahead.

February 25, 2018

Lawmakers

Watch Lawmakers with Scott Slade and Lisa Rayam Monday-Thursday at 7 pm. You can also find the latest updates at gpb.org/lawmakers.

February 25, 2018

Turning 50 With Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

As someone who loves the music of the 60s, I’ve always been fascinated by the era. Although it’s 1968, my birth year, that really sparks my curiosity.

February 25, 2018

Dolly Parton Gives The Gift Of Literacy: A Library Of 100 Million Books

The Library of Congress hosted a very special guest at story time this week: Dolly Parton. The country music legend is also a champion of early childhood literacy, through her Imagination Library. Every month, the nonprofit program mails a free book to more than a million children — from infants to preschoolers. Parton visited the Library of Congress on Tuesday to celebrate a major milestone in the Imagination Library's history: delivery of its 100 millionth book. Not bad for a program Parton founded more than two decades ago as a small, local effort to help kids in her native Sevier County, Tennessee. "We never thought it would be this big," she told NPR in a quiet, wood-paneled room off the library's Great Hall. "I just wanted to do something great for my dad and for my home county and, at the most, maybe a couple of counties over. But then it just took wings of its own, and I guess it was meant to be." Parton's inspiration for the Imagination Library was deeply personal: her father,
March 1, 2018

The Oscar For Best Snack Goes To ... Popcorn, The 6,000-Year-Old Aztec Gold

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MhvAFdf0eE Editor's note: As the Oscars approach, we're celebrating America's favorite movie snack by bringing back this story, first published in 2014. Popcorn is truly ancient. Archaeologists have uncovered popcorn kernels that are 4,000 years old. They were so well-preserved, they could still pop. In 2012, scientists discovered popcorn cobs that were grown even earlier — more than 6,000 years ago. Dolores Piperno , a paleobotanist with the Smithsonian's Tropical Research Insitute, says corn, and specifically popcorn, helped lay the foundations for the Aztec empire. "When you have a very highly productive crop like corn, that makes the rise of high civilizations possible," she says. Piperno grows the wild, great-grandaddy of modern corn — a weird grain called teosinte. It has just a few kernels on each stalk, and they're too hard to eat or to grind into flour. But teosinte has a special property that almost makes up for these shortcomings: It can pop.
March 1, 2018

What Your Dog Really Thinks About You

On this “ Two Way Street ,” we’re talking about what dogs think and feel with a neuroscientist who has spent years studying them— Dr. Gregory Berns . His book, “ What It’s Like to Be a Dog ,” details his years of research on canine cognition. Berns leads The Dog Project at Emory University, which has scanned over 90 dogs’ brains of since its inception in 2012. Hear about The Project’s unlikely origins and the epiphany Berns had while watching news coverage of the Navy SEAL mission that killed bin Laden. We’ll get to the elephant in the room, too—does your dog really love you or is it all about the food? Berns and his team designed an experiment, “Food vs. Praise,” to test just that—and their findings might surprise you. Plus, what do dogs think about their names? Get a glimpse into dogs’ understanding of self and what they might think when they hear their name.
March 1, 2018

Widespread Drought Across U.S. Stokes Fears About A Repeat Of 2012's Wrath

Western Illinois might be close to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, but it's the driest part of the state this year. "We really haven't really had any measurable rain since the middle of October," says Ken Schafer, who farms winter wheat, corn and soybeans in Jerseyville. "I dug some post-holes this winter, and it's just dust." His farm is in an area that the U.S. Drought Monitor considers "severe." Some of the nation's worst areas of drought are in southwest Kansas, much of Oklahoma and a slice of Missouri. But several states are in some sort of drought, from Illinois to California, the Dakotas to Texas. The worry also is widespread, considering the reach of this winter's drought is even worse than in 2012, a year that brought the worst drought in the U.S. since the Dust Bowl in the 1930s and cost farmers, ranchers and governments an estimated $30 billion, according to the federal National Centers for Environmental Information . If things don't get better, it'll show in producers'
March 1, 2018

FACT CHECK: Trump's Meeting With Lawmakers About Gun Policy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QI6gT7zxXg President Trump hosted lawmakers from both parties to discuss gun policy and school safety on Wednesday. During the freewheeling meeting, Trump appeared to support a number of conflicting measures and showed naivete about the legislative process. NPR journalists have annotated a transcript of the exchange, adding context and analysis. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
March 1, 2018
Georgia at Work

Georgia Film Update: What’s Hiring Right Now

A Disney movie featuring The Rock, a Mark Wahlberg joint, a Will Smith action flick, and more are all seeking crew members right now!

February 26, 2018
Education Matters

Join Us At The National Science Teachers Association Conference

GPB Education will host two sessions at the 2018 National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference at the World Congress Center on March 16th.

February 26, 2018
MyGPB

Turning 50 With Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

As someone who loves the music of the 60s, I’ve always been fascinated by the era. Although it’s 1968, my birth year, that really sparks my curiosity.

February 23, 2018
Education Matters

20+ Free Resources To Celebrate Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.

February 22, 2018
MyGPB

Tiffs, Tears, And Farewells: We Recap Season 2 Episode 6 Of “Victoria”

We have one more episode of Victoria to go, but after this week’s installment, I think we’ll have to have our “crying towels” at the ready for next week’s season finale.

February 20, 2018

Education Blogs

Join Us At The National Science Teachers Association Conference

GPB Education will host two sessions at the 2018 National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference at the World Congress Center on March 16th.

February 26, 2018

20+ Free Resources To Celebrate Digital Learning Day

Digital Learning Day was started as a way to actively spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live.

February 22, 2018

New K-8 STEM Service Empowers Educators To Strengthen Students’ Critical Thinking Skills And Inspire Life-Long Learning

Discovery Education’s STEM Connect Service helps students develop and apply knowledge and skills to important real-world challenges.

February 20, 2018

Education Spotlight

Writers Contest

The PBS KIDS Writers Contest encourages children in kindergarten through 3rd grade to submit original, illustrated stories for great prizes and a chance to be featured on the GPB website. For more...

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