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Week of 16 February 2009

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Friday - February 20, 2009

Favorite Oscar Nominated Film

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With the 81st Annual Academy Awards coming up on Sunday we asked for your favorite Oscar nominated films.

Through A Lens Darkly

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Atlanta is playing host to the public media world this week as the Integrated Media Association or IMA is holding its annual Public Media Conference downtown at the Westin Peachtree Plaza. On Saturday the conference will host a screening of excerpts from “Through a Lens Darkly,” a new documentary that’s in production that weaves together photos and stories of pioneering black men and women photographers. Atlanta will be the first U.S. city where the public is invited to bring a sampling their family photos for possible inclusion in the documentary and its companion multimedia community engagement initiative “Digital Diaspora Family Reunion.” The man behind the project is Thomas Allen Harris.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Pearl Cleage.

Thursday - February 19, 2009

Bell B-29 Bomber Plant

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On this date, February 19th 1942, the War Department announced that a multi-million dollar aircraft construction plant would be built in Marietta.

The fact that the Bell B-29 Bomber Plant was not constructed in BELL’s hometown of Buffalo, New York was a surprise to many.

Georgia State University historian Cliff Kuhn picks up the story. As part of our occasional series on Atlanta History, he spoke with WABE’s Morning Edition host, Steve Goss.

AJC - Shane Harrison

Access Atlanta

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AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.

-Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Fox Theatre

-New York Philharmonic at Emory’s Schwartz Center

-Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg at Atlanta Symphony Hall

-Ramsey Lewis at Rialto Center for the Arts

-‘Roswell Roots’ Black History Celebration

-Salman Rushdie ‘Adaptation’ lecture at Emory University

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Walter White.


Wednesday - February 18, 2009

Tuskegee Airman “Chuck” Dryden

Lieutenant Colonel Charles

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For Black History month we thought we’d remember Lieutenant Colonel Charles “Chuck” Dryden. He was part of the first African American Fighter Squadron, the 99th. Also known as the Tuskegee airmen. He died last summer. But back in 2007 he sat down to talk with WABE’s David Barasoain.

The late Charles Walter Dryden along with all of the Tuskegee Airmen were awarded the Congressional Metal of Honor. But Chuck Dryden, as a pilot, was partial to a poem by John Gillespie Magee, Junior. It’s a poem he was proud to recite called “High Flight.”

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Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine

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Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.

Thursday - Griffin House - Smith’s Olde Bar

Thursday - Citizen Cope - Georgia Theatre(Athens)

Wednesday(February 25th) - Greg Laswell - Vinyl

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about William Holmes Borders.


Tuesday - February 17, 2009

khari Joyner

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The Sphinx Organization was founded in 1996 to help overcome cultural stereotypes in classical music and to encourage the participation of blacks and Latinos in the field. Every year, Sphinx holds a competition among young string players from all over the US. WABE’s Lois Reitzes spoke with this year’s Number One Laureate, who just happens to be an Atlanta native.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Lugenia Burns Hope.


Monday - February 16, 2009

Reel Life: True Stories From Contemporary Japan

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Reel Life, True Stories From Contemporary Japan is a film series that continues at the High Museum of Art this weekend. Recently WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the High’s curator of Media Arts, Linda Dubler, to discuss the series.

Atlanta Voices of Change

Today we hear about Herman Russell.