Week of 15 June 2009
Friday - June 19, 2009
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.
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
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
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Wednesday - June 17, 2009
Raising The Bar
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’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday - June 16, 2009
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.
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
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
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”