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Week of 25 May 2009

Friday - May 29, 2009

Summer Camp

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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.


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John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports

Thursday - May 28, 2009


First Coke Ad

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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

Access Atlanta

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

Wednesday - May 27, 2009

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.

Friday, May 29 - Bonnie Prince Billy - Variety Playhouse

Tuesday, May 30 - The Coathangers - 529

Wednesday, June 3 - The Decemberists - The Tabernacle

Tuesday - May 26, 2009

Atlanta During WWII

Atlanta during World War II

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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

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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

Janice Benario

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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


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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.