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Charles Dickens (1812-1870)

Happy 200th Birthday, Mr. Dickens!

Heather Neal - Monday, February 6, 2012 - 11:19am

February 7 marks Charles Dickens' 200th birthday. An English author from the Victorian period, Dickens continues to be widely popular for his iconic novels and characters. His great works were not written merely as a...

Finding Your Roots airs Sundays on GPB

Economics of Genealogy

Heather Neal - Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 5:38am

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. is an impressive historian. He has managed to make ancestry and genealogy mainstream, hip, and important with his previous two biographical PBS programs African American Lives and Faces of...

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New GA City for Classroom Inspiration

Heather Neal - Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 6:48am

Last night’s primary elections show that voters have approved a new city in Georgia. In what has been a series of new metro Atlanta cities (Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton, and Chattahoochee Hills in recent years),...

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Virtual Field Trip: Ecosystems and Ecotourism in Kenya

Heather Neal - Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 6:06am

Discovery Education and The Nature Conservancy invite you on October 19 at 1:00 PM ET to take your classroom on an amazing Virtual Field Trip of Kenya. You can register online for the free excursion. You and your...

Bitcoin

Chris Riker - Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:51am

Sometimes history can be witnessed in a transition no one quite grasps at the time. On Tuesday June 17, GPB’s “On the Story” plans to re-air a recent segment on Bitcoin, the virtual money that some say will be the next...

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