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‘Common Ground’ soil-centric documentary premieres in Atlanta

Community leaders gathered at the Tara Theater on Dec. 4 for the Atlanta premiere of the 2023 documentary “Common Ground,” a sequel to the 2020 documentary “Kiss the Ground” focused on the regenerative agriculture movement.  The film, directed by couple Josh Tickell and Rebecca Tickell, takes on the farming and agricultural industry through an environmentally-conscious […]

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From presidents to punk rock, new book documents a metro Atlanta photographer as ‘Witness’ to history

The photo of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run in 1974 is so literally iconic it hangs in the Baseball Hall of Fame: the Hammer running the bases while two teens who sneaked onto the field congratulate him. It’s one of many historic moments captured by metro Atlanta photographer Ron Sherman in more than a half-century […]

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Connecting on the green: Using golf to prepare girls for a career in STEM

According to the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics women comprise 35 percent of the STEM workforce. While this is a considerable increase from a few decades ago, the number is still pretty low overall. Efforts to promote STEM interests in girls aren’t new. However, success hinges on maintaining that interest throughout their academic […]

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Videodrome — Atlanta’s only video rental store — celebrates 25 years

Videodrome, Atlanta’s last-standing video store known for its massive movie collection and cinema events celebrated its 25th anniversary on Nov. 29 with a party at Argosy in East Atlanta. Founded in 1998 in Poncey-Highland, Videodrome has gained a reputation among customers for its passionate staff and hard-to-find titles that typically aren’t on streaming services.  Hundreds […]

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Latino-focused Diabetes prevention program heads to Georgia

At the start of 2024, the 1 million Hispanic people living in Georgia will be invited to join in a new diabetes prevention program thanks to a grant from the United Health Foundation. The philanthropic arm of multinational healthcare company UnitedHealth Group awarded the $3 million grant to the nationwide Latino-focused nonprofit Hispanic Federation. With […]

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New Georgia Trust leader takes charge in a special moment for historic preservation

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation has its first new leader in 15 years — a transition that comes as Atlanta, the nonprofit’s hometown, is shifting its notoriously anti-preservation attitude amid such pressures as housing affordability. It’s the sort of challenge that appeals to W. Wright Mitchell, the Georgia Trust’s new president and CEO. He’s a local […]

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‘City in the Forest’ gets a little greener: Multiple Georgia entities win Urban and Community Forestry Grants

The Urban and Community Forest program from the U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated billions in grant funding across the U.S. — including Georgia — to increase urban tree canopies and the workforce in this area equitably. Grant funding was made possible through the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funds. The Urban and Community Forest program […]

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History proves economic forecasting is easier said than done 

The economic and market commentary dominating the financial press is often written in tones of linearity and cause-and-effect certainty — sometimes to the point of epistemic arrogance. Rarely is this analysis of economic data and macroeconomic forecasts couched in terms of their inherent uncertainty.   My ruminating on this theory lacked coherence until my recent reading […]