For decades, developers have explored what to do with Underground Atlanta. But now, the long-vacant downtown retail center is entering a new phase as a grassroots arts hub. GPB’s Jake Cook spoke with artists artist Mike Stasny and Jamie Shelton at Stasny’s studio space and art venue in Underground Atlanta for this audio postcard.
This week the Atlanta Braves signed a 17-year-old amateur prospect from Venezuela for $5 million. As the Braves recruit new players there, GPB’s Peter Biello reports, they may benefit from the so-called ‘Acuña effect.’
The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has received a $6.1 million grant from the federal Department of Transportation to install 300-400 electric vehicle charging ports across the 20-county Atlanta region.
The Atlanta Opera has reached a status held only by the top 10 operas in the nation ahead of its 45th anniversary. The company has been elevated to “Budget One” by reaching a $15 million operations budget ahead of the 2024-2025 season.
An effort to block the construction of a new public safety training center in Atlanta through a ballot referendum might have enough valid petition signers to move forward, according to a new analysis from GPB and three partner newsrooms. However, legal and logistical hurdles remain.
The city of Atlanta will meet on August 1st to further discuss their plan to donate $300,000 to the National Network of Abortion Funds in order to support organizations like Access Reproductive Care-Southeast that help women get the support and money they need for abortions, including out-of-state travel.