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Macon’s Tubman Museum

Take a look at the new home of Macon’s Tubman Museum, the largest museum in the Southeast dedicated to educating people about the art, history and culture of African Americans. Named for Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom, the Tubman Musuem’s new home is scheduled to open in June. Learn more about what’s going on in Macon and Bibb County in Georgia Trend’s March 2015 article “It’s Better in Bibb.” — Karen Kirkpatrick

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Georgia Logistics Summit: Getting from A to B

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Center of Innovation for Logistics (COI) holds its 2015 Logistics Summit at the Georgia World Congress Center March 31 and April 1. Thousands are expected to attend, learn and share new logistics trends and technologies. The themes for this year are e-commerce, intermodal and perishables. I caught up with Jannine Miller, the center’s new director and a member of Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2011. She’s enthusiastic about next week’s summit, and shared some of the things she’s most looking forward to. Georgia continues to see more intermodal shipping, Miller says, with

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Main Street USA

It’s hard to find anyone in the South who hasn’t watched — or at least heard of — The Andy Griffith Show. We all know that when somebody says, “That town was just like Mayberry,” they mean it was charming and filled with nice, hardworking folks and safe. While the Georgia Main Street program doesn’t aim to bring back the past, it does aim to bring more charm to our small towns, give our hardworking folks better places to work and make our downtowns safe — and fun — to visit. This year, the spotlight will be on Georgia’s Main

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Southern Culture

After months of hibernation it feels good to get out and partake in some local culture — whether indoors or out, art is best seen in natural light. A number of new shows happen to feature this writer’s favorite style: abstract painting. Chaos and Metamorphosis pretty much sums up this genre, so it’s fitting that it’s the title of a show of works by Italian artist Piero Lerda. Weaving weird symbols and recurring images into his colorful mixed-media collages, he strikes a tone at once funny and intriguing. His works are on view at the Georgia Museum of Art at

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40 Under 40 Nominations Now Open

Each year Georgia Trend honors 40 of the state’s best and brightest under the age of 40. Whether you know someone who’s making a difference on the national stage or is a mover and shaker in his or her corner of the state, if they are under 40 years old as of Oct. 1, 2015, we want to hear about them. The ideal candidate is someone who is successful in his or her profession and is passionate about community service. There are a few cases in which a day job alone is enough of a qualification, but the state is

Save Album 88

In May, Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) announced a partnership to air GPB's news/talk programming on WRAS (Album 88 – GSU's student-run radio station) seven days a week, 10 hours a day beginning this month. The outcry against the plan from students, alumni and listeners in the 100,000-watt station's area, which reaches Metro Atlanta's 10 counties, was immediate. And while the deal is still in the works, the on-air date was moved from early June until June 29.

Let's take a look at why so many people are against this arrangement.

Album 88 is one of the brightest and rarest cultural offerings we have in the state – and a huge part of Atlanta's ability to attract and retain young talent. The resources Album 88 provides to the city's ecosystem of young musicians and artists help keep GSU from becoming just another urban campus and offer the fresh voices of young people an established place on the FM dial.

The nature of business is changing. Companies are integrating electric car charging stations and other amenities into their infrastructure at a cost of millions in an effort to appeal to young talent. Ensuring the city has a vibrant arts and cultural scene – of which WRAS is both a part of and a reflection of – is another integral element of attracting business to the metro area. Sounding the death knell on something that's been vital to Atlanta's creative culture for more than 30 years signals more than just a shift in programming – it's a sign that maybe the city really isn't so invested in nurturing its creative talent pool after all. And who wants to send that message across the airwaves?

By Ben Young

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