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Week of 22 June 2009

Friday - June 26, 2009

Summer Reading

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “What are your childhood memoires of summer?” 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 - June 25, 2009

Literacy Action

LAI student Iziah Clark reading to students at Burgess-Peterson Elementary School,

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You most likely scan through the paper, read e-mails, perhaps even find the time to read a book these days with little or no thought as to how amazing it is that your really able to do so. Not everyone has that gift of literacy, thats why Literacy Action was founded a little over 40 years ago in Atlanta. The organization has been serving the Atlanta Metro community continuously since 1968 and is the largest community based adult basic education provider in Georgia.

Tonight Mayor Shirley Franklin will highlight the importance of education and celebrate the achievements of adult learners at a recognition ceremony for Literacy Action students.

Iziah Clark joins us with the president and CEO of Literacy Action Emily Ellison

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 24, 2009

Café 458

Mayor Shirley Franklin  & Chef Tiffany Wills

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Atlanta’s culinary arts have been getting a lot of attention lately— with local chefs showing up in television kitchens, cooking for competition and recognition. But downtown on Edgewood Avenue, far from the limelight, some ‘celebrity chefs’ are showing up in a different kind of kitchen. As Susan Mittleman explains, here, they’re cooking to help raise money for a good cause.

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 26th - Those Darlins - Athfest

Saturday, June 27th - Attractive Eighties Women - Corndogorama

Friday, June 26th - David Wilcox - Variety Playhouse

Tuesday - June 23, 2009

King Reflecting Pool Rehab

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The paint and sealant continue to dry this afternoon at the King Center’s Reflecting Pool.

Volunteers last week in honor of the late Dr. & Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 56th wedding anniversary… spent two days giving the center’s Reflecting pool a much-needed makeover.

WABE’s Jim Burres takes us there.

Monday - June 22, 2009

Memory Palace— The Ferris Wheel

The Memory Palace

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It is June 22nd, making it the first full day of summer. Perhaps you rang in the summer solstice with a barbecue, ball game or just some time at a lake. Well, today producer Nate DiMeo shares some thoughts of his own from his radio series called simply, The Memory Palace. Today, he tells us the surprising story of a summer time staple.

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.