Atlanta Sounds

From Public Broadcasting Atlanta

Atlanta Sounds is designed to show the texture of Atlanta. They are portraits, oral histories, anecdotes, memories and fragments of life overheard. All told by those who live, work, and visit metro Atlanta. Think of each Atlanta Sound as a pixel in the photograph that is Atlanta.More from Atlanta Sounds »

Most Recent Episodes

Underground Atlanta Vendor Remembers Mall's Better Days

If you haven't shopped at Underground Atlanta lately, you're not alone. The indoor mall has steadily declined over the years. And now the city, after...

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'It's Free Therapy': Open Mic Poetry Night In Decatur

There’s something about coffeehouses that brings people together besides the free wifi. At Java Monkey in Decatur it seems to be the familiar faces and...

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Atlanta Professor Discovers World Through Talks With Strangers

We’re often cautioned not to talk to strangers. It’s something that’s engrained in us as kids. And yet, here in Atlanta, there is a man, now 70 years...

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AWARE Takes Care Of Atlanta's Sick Or Injured Wild Animals

For those of us with an injured or sick pet, we know the veterinarian's office is always an option, but what if you've found a wild animal in need of...

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Atlanta's Pool Checker Players Battle It Out In Vine City

Just off Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta’s Vine city neighborhood, there’s a home with a blue sign on the front that reads "Georgia Pool...

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"There's A Whole Dance To Shooting A Cannon": A Conversation With A Cannoneer

With its tree canopy and winding trails, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park offers a quiet, serene escape from the city. That is, until the...

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Before He Picks Up Mail, Atlanta Postman Picks Up His Guitar

If you’re ever around the Pryor Street post office in downtown Atlanta around the hours of 3 and 4 a.m., you’ll discover an unusual sight: a postman in...

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Atlanta Sounds: A Worldy Education In Chocolate

Life's passions and interests can strike us when we least expect it. For Afsaneh Ferdowsi Milani, it was as a graduate student in Florence, Italy. She...

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Blind Atlanta Man Finds Connection To Sight In Typewriters

There are plenty of collectors out there ─ people who fixate on or fall in love with an object of some kind. For kids, it could be a rock collection....

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The True Story Behind Atlanta Twirler ‘Baton Bob’

You’ll know Bob Jamerson when you see him. He can sometimes be seen twirling a baton, whistling and marching through the streets of Atlanta in a pink...

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