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Week of 7 September 2009

Each weekday at noon City Café host John Lemley serves up ‘a plateful of classics and a variety of sides’. The program mostly includes classical music, but also features NPR and BBC news breaks as well as stories on culture, arts and other interesting events happening in and around Atlanta.

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Worst Job

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This week’s question on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “What is the worst job you’ve ever had and why?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

City Cafe would like to thank all callers who phoned in their answers.

Thursday - September 10, 2009

Postcard Winners Summer 2009

Postcard Winners Summer 2009

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WABE wishes to congratulate the three winners of our Summer Postcard Contest. Mary Gillespie wrote in from Suwannee with her postcard of a piece of artwork from the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga. Carlene Tejada of Douglasville told us about her trip up to New Hampshire to visit her 98 year old mother. And Alva Bentley of Decatur wrote in to tell us about how much the song Lieberstraum II meant to her and her late husband. All of us at City Café would like to give a very warm and sincere thanks to everyone who wrote in with their postcards in this summer of 2009.

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 - September 9, 2009

Literary Death Match

Michael Muhammad Knight

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The Decatur Book Festival this past weekend saw some interesting events that you wouldn’t normally associate with literature and books, none were more far out there than the Literary Death Match: young upstart author Michael Muhammad Knight, whose work fuses the rebellion of punk rock with serious musings on the Muslim faith and has earned praise as the Jack Kerouac of American Islam, challenging Atlanta’s resident pro wrestler (and BBQ restaurateur) Abdullah the Butcher. WABE’s Myke Johns was ringside that Saturday when things went wrong.

We bring you the following story with the disclaimer that it does contain some graphic imagery which may be upsetting to some listeners.

Michael Muhammad Knight’s books include Osama Van Halen and Blue Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America. His forthcoming book, Journey to the End of Islam, comes out this December.

Paste Magazine

Paste Magazine

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Correction: The Constellations are playing at The Earl and not The Drunken Unicorn.

Wednesday, September 9th - Chairlift - The Drunken Unicorn

Thursday, September 10th - The Constellations - The Earl

Friday, September 11th - Son Volt - Variety Playhouse

Tuesday - September 8, 2009

Antiquarian Book Fair

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It’s hard for him to pick a favorite, but WABE reporter Jim Burress holds in high regard one famous piece of American literature. It’s placed prominently on his shelf that stands out from the paperbacks and recent publications beside it.

And as Jim tells us, he would sell it in a minute if he could get anything for it.

Georgia Capitol Cornerstone

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As we do each month, we sit down with Dr. Tim Crimmons, Professor of History at Georgia State History… to talk about some of the important dates that occurred on this particular month back in time whether it was Atlanta history or Georgia history.

Monday - September 7, 2009

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, September 7th - DragonCon

Friday, September 11th - Buzz Aldrin

Saturday, September 12th - Hill Harper “The Conversation How Black Men and Women Can Build Loving Trusing Relationships”