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Week of 30 March 2009

Thursday - April 2, 2009

What WABE means to you

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As we wrap up our pledge drive, we’ve asked listeners “What WABE means to you?”

Tomorrow will be the last day for our spring fund drive. It’s a time when we encourage listeners to become a new or renewing member to the station. Here are what some listeners have to say about what WABE means to them.

To become a new supporting member or to renew your pledge click here.

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.


Wednesday - April 1, 2009

Atlanta Sounds: Starlight Six Drive In

Starlight Six Drive In

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Starlight Six Drive-in was built in 1950. Its the last drive-in theater in Atlanta. They show double-feature first run movies. Unlike years ago, where movie goers heard films through parking meter like speakers, today people tune into the onscreen image with their car radio.

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Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine

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Thursday - Neko Case - Variety Playhouse

Tuesday - Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 - Variey Playhouse

Wednesday April 8th - Maria Taylor - The Earl


Tuesday - March 31, 2009

Oakland Cemetery Restoration

Oakland Cemetery

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It was just over a year ago that a rare, but devastating tornado tore through Atlanta. Its destruction hit a number of south Atlanta neighborhoods. But it was Historic Oakland Cemetery that the storm left nearly in ruins, leaving hundreds of unearthed trees and thousands of one-of-a-kind markers shattered in its wake.

Now, about half the repairs at Oakland Cemetery that are eligible for reimbursement from FEMA have been completed. But whether the other half will be finished in time for the federal agency’s October deadline, remains up in the air. Kate Sweeney has this report.

Kate also wrote an article for Atlanta Magazine. Click the link to check it out.

Atlanta Sounds: MARTA Train Op

Marta Train Operator

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The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority was created in 1965 and now the 9th largest transit system in the US with a service population of over 1.5 million.

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Monday - March 30, 2009

Atlanta Sounds: Square Dance

Square Dance

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There are fifteen clubs included in the Metro Atlanta Square Dancers Association, Atlanta Sounds visited the Peachtree Squares. The caller heard here is Dan Mitchell.

MASDA teaches and participates in Modern Western square dancing, which was established in the 1930s and ’40s by Colorado teacher Lloyd Shaw, though traditional square dancing has roots in 17th century European folk dance.

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Local Book Events

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Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.