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Next week, we’ll explore the life of the artist behind some of the South's most iconic monuments, investigate ancient Amazonian civilizations and much more. Take a look at what’s coming up!

Watch charming appraisals from Cheekwood Estate & Gardens including an 1880 Celia Thaxter hand-painted vase, a 1964 Presidential Rolex with the box and papers and a Mary Elizabeth Price painted screen, ca. 1925. Guess the top find!

A look at the life of Steffen Thomas, the Bavarian-born artist behind some of the South’s most strident artwork. Known for busts and monuments early in his career, Thomas went on to create a prodigious amount or work in various media. His Trilon sculpture is an Atlanta landmark. With a trove of archival footage, Rock & Chisel spotlights the complicated facets of this one-of-a-kind artist.

As deaths in Vancouver, Canada reach an all-time high, the Overdose Prevention Society opens its doors - a renegade supervised drug consumption site that employs active and former drug users. Its staff and volunteers do whatever it takes to save lives and give hope to a marginalized community in this intimate documentary that looks beyond the stigma of people who use fentanyl and other drugs.

Henry Louis Gates helps actors David Duchovny and Richard Kind trace their roots from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe to the United States - telling stories of triumph and tragedy that laid the groundwork for his guest’s success.

FRONTLINE takes a dramatic and intimate look inside the Russian assault on Kharkiv, following displaced families trying to survive underground, civilians caught in the war and first responders risking their lives amid the shelling of Ukraine’s second-largest city.

Recent discoveries in archaeology are exploding the myth of the Amazon as a primeval wilderness, revealing traces of ancient civilizations that flourished for centuries, with populations numbering in the millions.

Vegetarians take note. Chick-Fil-A is getting a new plant-based option. The Atlanta chain announced today it's testing a breaded cauliflower sandwich at restaurants in Denver, Charleston, South Carolina, and the Greensboro, N.C., area. With this move, Chick-Fil-A joins the ranks of fast food restaurants offering new options that come close to the taste of meat but are actually not. That and more this week on the Georgia Today podcast, Listen and Subscribe.

America’s first federally registered Black neighborhood is getting some love. Jackson Ward in Richmond Virginia, was once known as the Harlem of the South. Now two sisters are working to restore it, starting with the home of the first Black homeowner there, Abraham Skipwith. 

This week on the Football Fridays in Georgia podcast, Hannah and Jon break down National Signing Day with the help of Rusty Mansell from 24/7 Sports and GPB's voice of Football Fridays, Matt Stewart. 

The way that folks in the South honor their ancestors who have passed away has some elements that folks outside the region might find curious. But as Salvation South Editor Chuck Reece explains in this week's commentary, those ways of paying tribute can sometimes help to pull communities together.

Valentine’s Day is more than a time to pass out candy and cards. It’s a day that inspires engineering, a walk into ancient history, and mathematical techniques. GPB Education has gathered resources to help your students fall in love with all things Valentine's Day! 

The Moth's StorySlam open-mic storytelling competitions are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! Learn more.

Are you looking for one place to get the latest news from top-notch journalists from across the state of Georgia in a format that respects both your intelligence and your time? If so, the Georgia Today Newsletter from GPB News is for you. Sign up here and stay informed.

Stream the best of public television whenever and wherever you want with GPB Passport! Binge full seasons, watch new episodes before they air on GPB, catch up on shows you missed and discover more PBS programs to love with this donor benefit. Enjoy these programs and more:
 

Miss Scarlet & The Duke
Binge all three seasons of this MASTERPIECE favorite as detective Eliza Scarlet finds herself immersed in fresh and surprising mysteries.

Finding Your Roots: Breaking Silences
Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores the family secrets of Gayle King, Jordan Peele and Issa Rae, raising questions about the shape and meaning of their family trees.

 Seaside Hotel 
The fate of guests and staff are intertwined at a beach hotel by the North Sea in this popular Danish drama. 

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