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Week of 24 August 2009

Friday - August 28, 2009

Funniest Kids Sayings

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “what is the funniest or most unique thing you’ve heard a child say? ” 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 - August 27, 2009

David Lee Simmons: Katrina

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Four years ago this week, as Hurricane Katrina came ashore, thousands New Orleanians evacuated their city and many found their way to Atlanta. One of those Katrina transplants was our own arts contributor David Lee Simmons, who moved to Atlanta in the months followed the hurricane and flood. In the weeks to come the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will feature an article that David Lee has written about those that moved here beginning in the late summer of 2005. We spoke to him about it earlier.

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 26, 2009

Fernbank Astronomy

Fernbank Telescope

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It’s time to get out your telescope and look to the sky, as this is the International Year of Astronomy. Planetariums, observatories and museums the world over are honoring the occasion with special exhibits and events for the astronomy-curious…and the Fernbank Science Center is no exception. Earlier this spring, John Lemley spoke with Fernbank astronomer April Whitt about some astronomy history, tips for beginners, and what the center has to offer for stargazers.

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.

Wednesday, August 26th - Flaming Lips - Chastain Park

Thursday, August 27th - Modern Skirts - Vinyl

Tuesday , September 1st - Depeche Mode - Lakewood

Tuesday - August 25, 2009

Linda Dubler - Indian Film

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In an effort to bring more international cinema to the city, the High Museum of Art is hosting a film festival centered around the cinematic offerings of India. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the High’s Linda Dubler, curator of Media Arts, to talk about the ongoing Indian Film Festival, appropriately named, “Treasures from India.”

Georgia History - Streetcars

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Every month, we sit down with Dr. Tim Crimmins, Professor of History and Director of Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State to discuss some of this month in Georgia History. Today, we’ll talk about the early history of streetcars in Atlanta.

Monday - August 24, 2009

Atlanta Sounds: Japanese Archery

Ed Simms

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Kyudo is the Japanese art of Archery. It is a modern Japanese martial art that has been practiced for nearly a thousand years all around the world including right here in Atlanta. Kyudo Instructor, Ed Symmes has invested twenty-five years of his life into the art form and talks about his passion here, in this Atlanta Sounds long play.

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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.

Tuesday, August 25th - Eric Jerome Dickey - “Resurrecting Midnight”

Tuesday, August 25th - Jonathan Tropper - “This Is Where I Leave You”

Wednesday, August 26th - R. Dwayne Betts “The Question of Freedom”