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Atlantan Wonya Lucas as President and CEO

April 9, 2015

Following a national search, Public Broadcasting Atlanta has named Atlanta native Wonya Lucas as its next President and CEO.

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We are losing one of our leading advocates for making Atlanta a center for global health and development: Helene Gayle.

Gayle has been the CEO of CARE for the past nine years. She announced in October 2014 she was leaving the international relief and poverty fighting organization this June.

As much as she loves CARE, Gayle thought it would be good for the nonprofit to have new leadership. Plus she wanted one more challenge to cap her illustrious career.

That new challenge? To become the inaugural CEO of the McKinsey Social Initiative.

Open Letter Regarding WRAS

Jul 2, 2014


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  This transaction should be revisited by the parties and it should be significantly modified or rescinded.

In a World Without WABE

May 2, 2013

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. 

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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.

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:

Partnership with Museum of Modern Art brings masterpiece to Atlanta

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Edited and Produced by Wanda Yang Temko

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.

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.

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