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Week of 15 June 2009

Friday - June 19, 2009

Summer Reading

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “what are you currently reading this summer and why?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

For a list of the 2009 NPR Summer Book reading recommendations click here.

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

Roses Summer Reading Pick: Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln

Thursday - June 18, 2009

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich, Editorial Cartoonist for the Atlanta Journal Constitution

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For the last 20-years Mike Luckovich has been drawing editorial cartoons for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. His cartoons have garnered wide praise and at times deep criticism. But his work is noticed. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in both 1995 and 2006. WABE’s David Barasoain produced this profile.

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 - June 17, 2009

Raising The Bar

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What if you could sit down with 10 of Atlanta’s legendary rainmakers and have them tell you secrets of their success. Business Coach Robin Hensley has done just that with her new book Raising the Bar: Legendary Rainmakers Share Their Business Development Secrets. We recently spoke with Robin about the book and the interviews that led to what’s inside.

Robin Hensley will be at the Ashford Club on Thursday afternoon at 5:30 for a book signing.

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, June 19 - Camera Obscura - Variety Playhouse

Saturday, June 20 - Telekinesis - The Earl

Sunday, June 21 - Hayes Carll - Eddie’s Attic - Live Performance

Tuesday - June 16, 2009

Georgia Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night's

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The Georgia Shakespeare Festival has kicked off it’s summer series at Oglethorpe University with Shakespeare’s classic comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” This is Georgia Shakespeare’s 24th anniversary season and we are honored to have with us Richard Garner, who is the Producing Artistic Director and Co-Founder.

Atlanta Journal

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On this date in 1868, the first issue of the Atlanta Journal hit newsstands. Begun as a Democratic paper to compete with the Republican Atlanta Daily Era, the Constitution looked much different at its inception than it does today, it being all of four pages at a cost of ten cents.

To learn more about the history of Atlanta’s newspaper, we spoke with Dr. Timothy Crimmins, Professor of History at Georgia State University, where he’s also Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies.

Monday - June 15, 2009

Atlanta Lyric Theater and Cabaret

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The Atlanta Lyric Theatre has brought a little of 1930s Berlin to Cobb County this month. Kandar & Ebb’s Cabaret opened on the 12th and runs through the 28th at the Strand Theatre on historic Marietta Square. We recently spoke with Brant Blocker, the Artistic Director and General Manager of the Lyric Theatre, about this production which wraps up their first season at the Strand.

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.

Wednesday, June 17th - Tom Edwards - “Blue Jesus”

Thursday, June 18th - Gigi Levangie Grazer - “Queen Takes King”

Saturday, June 20th - Virginia Willis - “Bon Appétit, Y’all”