Week of 25 May 2009
Friday - May 29, 2009
This week’s question on City Cafe.
All week we’ve been asking listeners “What is your unique summer camp story?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.
City Cafe would like to thank all callers who phoned in their answers.
John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports
Thursday - May 28, 2009
This month marks 123 years since a dark, bubbly concoction was first sold to the public from a little drug store in downtown Atlanta. It was on May 8, 1886 that Jacob’s Pharmacy started dispensing Coca-cola, the first ad for the drink was on May 29th. But sales that first year were, well … flat, just 50 dollars.
Last week we visited the sight of Jacob’s Pharmacy where the first glass of coke was ever sold, for just 5 cents. We were there to talk with Coke’s Director of Heritage Communications, the official historian, for Coca-cola, Phil Mooney.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Wednesday - May 27, 2009
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday - May 26, 2009
Atlanta During WWII
Yesterday was memorial day and we brought you the story of WWII code breaker Janice Benario. Today we turn our attention to a few of the residents of the city of Atlanta… those who lived here during the war and witnessed what went on.
Dekalb Military School
As DeKalb school officials prepare to open the state’s first public military high school, one model it will be based on— from Chicago Public Schools — may offer some lessons for the local experiment. Dana Goldman has this report.
Monday - May 25, 2009
World War II Code Breaker
During World War Two Janice Benario joined the Navy as a WAVE— “Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service”. In Washington DC, at the Naval Communications Annex, she constantly updated a large map with the positions of submarines and ship convoys. This was part of a larger program of breaking German codes in what was known as “Top Secret Ultra”.
Local Book Events
Phillip Depoy - “The King James Conspiracy”
Robyn O’ Brien - “The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food is Making Us Sick — and What We Can Do About It”
Dr. Mark Bauerlein - “The Dumbest Generation”