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Week of 20 July 2009

Friday - July 24, 2009

Apollo Moon Landing

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “What are your memories of July 20th 1969?” 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 - July 23, 2009

Valerie Jackson on Gary Pomerantz

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During a social game of Bridge in September of 1929, Myrtle Bennett mocked her husband’s card play. Insulted, Jack Bennett slapped her. In an explosive end to the Roaring 20’s in Kansas City, Myrtle shot Jack dead.

…And that’s only the beginning of Gary Pomerantz’s new book, The Devil’s Tickets. Gary is the subject of this Friday’s episode of Between the Lines and host Valerie Jackson joined us for a sneak peek at her conversation.

Steve Goss on Apollo Moon Landing Memories

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As we have all week long and the nation as a whole have been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon landing and to celebrate our Question of The Week has been this: What are your memories of July 20, 1969. We’ve been having a little fun with our staff this week as well asking them about what their recolections are of the day and joining us now is our Morning Editing Host, Steve Goss.

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 - July 22, 2009

Georgia History: Tim Crimmins

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Today we continue our monthly series that looks at important dates in Atlanta and Georgia History. Joining us once again is Dr. Timothy Crimmins, he’s a professor of history at Georgia State University where he’s also Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies. This month we discuss this week’s anniversaries of the Battle of Atlanta and the ratification of the 14th Amendment.

Denis O’Hayer on Apollo Moon Landing Memories

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As you might have noticed America is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing this week and in celebration of that our Question of The Week has been for you - What are your memories of July 20th, 1969. While your trying to recall exactly what you were doing on that day, John Lemley joins his afternoon colleague host of All Thing Considered, The World, and Marketplace Denis O’Hayer.

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.

Sunday, July 26th - Jason Lytle - Cobb Energy Centre

Sunday, July 26th - The Old 97’s - Variety Playhouse

Tuesday, July 28th - Erin McCarley - Variety Playhouse

Tuesday - July 21, 2009

World Football Challenge

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World Soccer is coming to the Georgia Dome tomorrow night as one of the International Soccer Power Houses AC Milan is here to compete as part inaugural World Football Challenge. City Cafe Host, John Lemley spoke with Executive Director of Georgia Soccer, Rick Skirvin.

Black And White And Color

Artist Marcia Cohen

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If some people see the world through rose-colored glasses, artist Marcia Cohen sees the world of color through black and white, so to speak.

As Susan Mittleman reports, Cohen’s new exhibition explores a spectrum of color you may not expect from someone whose trademark look is shades of grey.

The show Site Specific runs at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia through August 1.

Monday - July 20, 2009


The Memory Palace: Marconi

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Today as we remember the anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, our thoughts turn to another man who’s ideas of sound and space still resonate. On this day in 1937, Italian Inventor Gugielmo Marconi died at his home in Rome. We’re going to hear a story now from producer Nate DiMeo and his history series, The Memory Palace. About how, at the end of his life, the man credited as the inventor of radio, dreamed of putting his greatest achievement to another, incredible use.

From Nate DiMeo’s history series The Memory Palace

Lois Reitzes on Apollo Moon Landing Memories

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As everyone’s talking about today, it’s the 40th anniversary of the Apollo Moon Landing. And we have in the studio Host John Lemley’s friend and colleague Lois Reitzes, the host of Second Cup.

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.

Monday, July 20th - James Gavin - “Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne”

Wednesday, July 22nd - D.J. Coleman - “Behind His Mask”

Thursday, July 23rd - James Randall Chumbley

Friday, July 24th - ReShonda Tate Billingsley - “The Devil Is A Lie”