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Week of 3 August 2009

Thursday - August 6, 2009

The Radio Story: Throat Cancer

Tina Long & her Cello.

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When Georgia native Tina Long found out she had throat cancer 11 years ago, it seemed like the end of her lifelong dream of playing the bassoon. And it was. But in today’s edition of our occasional series, The Radio Story … Tina now tells what music has emerged following her bout with cancer.

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 - August 5, 2009

Nagouchi Playscapes Rennovated

Nagouchi Playscape

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The Nagouchi Playscapes, a one-acre playground in Piedmont Park, was recently renovated and reopened to the public.

But as Philip Graitcer explains, the Nagouchi Playscape is more than just a playground.

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, August 7th - The Duke & The King - Eddie’s Attic

Saturday, August 8th - Elbow - Center Stage

Thursday, August 13th - Annie & The Beekeepers - Java Monkey

Tuesday - August 4, 2009

Sacred Places

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Late last year Mercer University Press released “Sacred Places: A Guide to the Civil Rights Sites in Atlanta, Georgia.” This tour book was written by Harry LeFever, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Spelman College, and Michael Page, geo-spatial librarian at Emory University. Sacred Places is organized around four walking and driving tours of places both famous, and long-forgotten in our city’s Civil Rights struggle.

WABE’s Morning Edition host, Steve Goss, spoke with Harry Lefever in December of 2008. You can listen to that extended interview here.

Film Notes

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A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist, David Lee Simmons.

Monday - August 3, 2009

Misrach Beach

On The Beach

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The High Museum of Art has been displaying large scale high quality photos of people at the beach. The photographs were taken over a four year period from a single location in Hawaii. The photos are unique because they’re from a birds eye view of people swimming or sunbathing. Recently WABE’s David Barasoain spoke with the photographer Richard Misrach about his work.

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, August 3rd - James Braziel - “Snakeskin Road”

Tuesday, August 4th - George Dawes Green - “Ravens”

Thursday, August 6th - Judson Mitcham “A Little Salvation”