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Today on On Second Thought

It’s time for our regular roundup of all the movies currently filming in Georgia. We talk with AJC Buzz Blog writer Jennifer Brett about the new Ant Man movie, Kevin Hart’s latest comedy, and the much awaited second season of the FX show ‘Atlanta.’ Listen today at 9 AM or streaming live at GPB.org.

September 19, 2017

Fake or Fortune?

A portrait artist asks the Fake or Fortune team to investigate a painting bought in the 1930s by her great-grandfather, believed to be by celebrated Impressionist Pierre Auguste Renoir. Wednesday, September 20 at 7 PM

September 19, 2017

Applications For 2018 Emperor Science Award Program Now Open

100 winning students will each work with an esteemed university-level research scientist.

September 19, 2017

Great Georgia Jobs Goes Live

Great Georgia Jobs puts a spotlight on Georgians who took advantage of the state’s workforce resources.

September 19, 2017

Savvy Students See Bright Future In Aerospace

Aerospace jobs are in-demand right now and they pay very well.

September 19, 2017

Amid The Horrors Of Wildfire, A Tale Of Survival And Singed Whiskers

The toll from the Northern California wildfires continues to mount. More than 40 people have perished. Hundreds of homes have been destroyed. Farms, cars, livelihoods, artifacts of lives lived. In times like these, sometimes the only thing people have to hold onto are the little stories of survival. This one is about goats and one very loyal dog. It was 1 o'clock in the morning on Oct. 9 when Claire Mollard's husband called and told her to pack up some valuables and think about evacuating their home in the Santa Rosa hills in Northern California. Her husband, Josh Weil, is an emergency room doctor and operations chief at a nearby hospital and was working the night shift. He'd heard chatter on the paramedics' radio that the massive Tubbs Fire was heading toward their home. Mollard woke her 15-year old daughter, Sophie, and told her to get dressed. Then she took some belongings out to the car and saw the glow in the sky — it was the color of merlot wine. A few minutes later, she knew
October 17, 2017

George Saunders Wins Man Booker Prize For 'Lincoln In The Bardo'

American author George Saunders has won the Man Booker prize for his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, a polyphonous meditation on death, grief and American history. Saunders, widely lauded for his short stories, was considered the favorite to win the award. His novel centers on the death of Abraham Lincoln's beloved son Willie and the night that Lincoln reportedly spent in the graveyard, devastated by his grief and lingering by his son's body. In the book, Saunders weaves fragments of historical documents (both authentic and imagined) with the voices of ghosts trapped in the graveyard with young Willie, watching in wonder at the strength of his father's love. The devastating toll of the Civil War is the backdrop for the scene of very particular loss. Lola Young, the chair of the panel of judges that awarded the Booker Prize, called the novel "utterly original," praising the narrative as "witty, intelligent, and deeply moving." In February, Saunders told NPR that he carried the idea
October 17, 2017

Report Blames Pilot In Deadly Balloon Crash, But Also Points Finger At FAA

A National Transportation Safety Board report on the 2016 hot air balloon crash that killed all 16 people aboard finds that the pilot's "pattern of poor decision-making" was to blame. But the safety board also reserves some culpability for an FAA policy that exempts commercial balloon operators from needing medical certification. "The pilot's poor decisions were his and his alone," said NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt during the board's meeting on Tuesday. "But other decisions within government, dating back decades, enabled his poor decision to fly with impairing medical conditions, while using medications that should have grounded him." That pilot was Alfred "Skip" Nichols, 49, the owner of Heart of Texas Balloon Rides. He launched the balloon just before 7 a.m. on July 30, 2016. The report found that Nichols had checked the weather an hour and 50 minutes before launch, but did not check again as fog developed and conditions deteriorated. The report outlines mistakes Nichols made at
October 17, 2017

'Trump's Claim Is Wrong': Comments On Presidents' Calls To Military Families Rebutted

Updated at 5:55 p.m. ET The pushback — and the outrage — began immediately. Trump was asked on Monday why he had not yet commented on the deaths of four U.S. soldiers who were ambushed during a mission in Niger on Oct. 4. In his answer, Trump turned attention to the policies of past presidents and their contact with families of service members who have died. On Tuesday, he followed his initial comments with more assertions, offering a specific example. That prompted further rebuttal from staff of previous administrations. But first, at a Rose Garden news conference on Monday, a reporter had asked Trump: "Why haven't we heard anything from you so far about the soldiers that were killed in Niger? And what do you have to say about that?" The president responded, "I've written them personal letters." But as he continued, his response got less clear. "They've been sent, or they're going out tonight, but they were written during the weekend," Trump said. Then came a promise of more. "I will,
October 17, 2017

Efforts To Rewrite NAFTA Not Going Well; Next Round of Talks Delayed

When negotiators for the United States, Canada and Mexico wrapped up the latest round of trade talks in Washington on Tuesday, they sounded frustrated — and far apart. From cars to cows, they have big disagreements over how the North American Free Trade Agreement should work. In fact, the disputes appear so big, they may be threatening the future of NAFTA. So officials have agreed to delay their next meeting — pushing off its start in Mexico City until Nov. 17; they originally had planned to meet later this month. President Trump's top trade official, Robert Lighthizer, appeared at a dour press conference at the end of the week-long talks, standing along side his counterparts from Canada and Mexico. He said the terms of the pact must change because "it must be fair." But Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland said the United States is trying to "turn back the clock" on trade relations with a "winner-takes-all" approach. She called U.S. demands "troubling." The U.S. backs a
October 17, 2017
GPB Sports Blog

Almost Halfway Through 2017 Regular Season

The regular season prep schedule has reached the mid-point for many teams and several important region games are just around the corner...

September 18, 2017
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Great Performances Presents Chita Rivera

As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage month, we take a look at the first Latino American woman to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award, Chita Rivera.

September 18, 2017
Education Matters

Applications For 2018 Emperor Science Award Program Now Open

Through this unique mentoring opportunity, 100 winning students will each work with an esteemed university-level research scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project.

September 18, 2017
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Ken Burns And Lynn Novick Team Up To Create A Series About The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War was one of the most controversial wars in American history, yet the internal and external chaos that ensued with American troops and politics involved has never been talked about in...

September 17, 2017
Georgia at Work

Great Georgia Jobs Goes Live

Great Georgia Jobs puts a spotlight on Georgians who took advantage of the state’s workforce resources.

September 15, 2017

Education Blogs

Applications For 2018 Emperor Science Award Program Now Open

Through this unique mentoring opportunity, 100 winning students will each work with an esteemed university-level research scientist on a rewarding multi-week cancer research project.

September 18, 2017

The Civil Rights Virtual Learning Journey Now Available For Web

This virtual collection invites students into an engaging exploration of some of the most significant events of the Civil Rights Movement.

September 13, 2017

GOSA Innovation Fund Grant Opportunities Now Available

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement is now accepting applications for Innovation Fund grant opportunities.

September 11, 2017

Education Spotlight

Georgia Race Through Time

Help Savannah and Peaches beat the clock and show off your knowledge of Georgia history with GPB’s new history adventure game!

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