Week of 6 April 2009
Friday - April 10, 2009
If the name Vivian Schiller sounds familiar to you, it should.
In January of this year she was named the President and CEO of National Public Radio. She comes to NPR from The New York Times Company where she served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of NYTimes.com
Previously, Schiller served as Senior Vice President of CNN Productions, where she led CNN’s long-form programming efforts.
Earlier today City Cafe’s host, John Lemley, asked Schiller if she was settling into her new job as head of NPR.
Thursday - April 9, 2009
All kinds of animals are raised in and around Atlanta. That includes Goats, Ostrich, Lammas and in some cases Sheep.
Adult sheep are shorn once each year. It’s the process where the wool — or fleece is cut off by a shearer. And since most Georgia farms don’t raise sheep… the art of shearing here is almost lost, but not everywhere. And certainly not on one farm just east of Atlanta in Covington.
As part of an exhibition at the Atlanta History Center, Scott Fuss will give two shearing demonstrations on Saturday afternoon.
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Atlanta Braves Opening Day - Turner Field
Wednesday - April 8, 2009
April 8th marks the first night of Passover. And as Jews gather to tell the story of their escape from Egyptian slavery, Rabbi Adam Mintz, a professor of Jewish history at Queens College in New York, tells us the story about how one man, Rabbi Tobias Geffen, took it upon himself to penetrate the corporate world of Coca Cola and work with company officials to make Coca Cola kosher.
Back in 2004, NPR’s Linda Wertheimer did an on-air taste test of Kosher-for-Passover Coke—a special formula which is produced in limited quantities once a year—and is made with sugar — not corn syrup — just like in the old days.
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday - April 7, 2009
Design For The Other 90%
It seems a lot of people these days are taking stock of what they have, and what they don’t… and looking for creative solutions in difficult times. For some inspiration, Susan Mittleman checked out a new exhibit at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — showcasing innovative, inexpensive designs that are transforming lives at home and around the world.
Atlanta Botanical - Peach Trees
Host John Lemley chats with Amanda Campbell of the Atlanta Botanical Garden about their Peach Tree’s.
Monday - April 6, 2009
a look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist David Lee Simmons, including a special screening of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Atlanta Film Festival - April 16th - 25th
“Puppet Up! Uncensored — Live in Melbourne, Australia” - April 25th