Week of 14 September 2009
Friday - September 18, 2009
This week’s question on City Cafe.
All week we’ve been asking listeners What advice would you give to first time college students that you wish you’d gotten… or at least listened to?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.
City Cafe would like to thank all callers who phoned in their answers.
John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports
Thursday - September 17, 2009
The largest Japanese festival in the Southeast gets underway this weekend. Japan Fest is now in it’s 23rd year and here to talk about this event is former CNN Headline news anchor and now General Manager of Japan Fest, Sachi Koto.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Wednesday - September 16, 2009
East Atlanta Strut
Now in its 12th year, the East Atlanta Strut is a free, community organized, one-day festival, featuring music, art and events to raise money for neighborhood charities and organizations and support local businesses. It features over 40 musical acts, an artist’s market, a 5K run, activities for children (free face painting!) a silent auction and one of the craziest parades to tromp through Atlanta’s streets.
Interested in joining the parade? You can sign up here.
Parking is limited, so MARTA is the recommended way to get to the Strut. From the Inman Park station, the Route 4 bus can take you right to Glenwood Avenue.
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday - September 15, 2009
Begining last week our Morning Edition Host, Steve Goss, began inviting listeners to call in with their questions for the Atlanta mayoral candidates ahead of the November 3rd election.
Georgia History: Harstfield
Today, we once again sit down with Tim Crimmins, Professor of History and Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University, for a look at this month in Georgia History.
Our segment today deals with Atlanta mayor William B. Hartsfield, who served the city from 1937 to 1941, and again from 1942 until 1961. As it turns out, he almost didn’t serve that second, two-decade term.
Monday - September 14, 2009
Last week, Decatur was host to a visitor from outer space… well, sort of. Buzz Aldrin paid a visit to the Blue Elephant Book Shop in Decatur to talk about his new book, Magnificent Desolation. WABE’s Myke Johns was there and brings us this close encounter.
Local Book Events
Wednesday, September 16th - Adriana Trigiani - “Viola in Reel Life”
Saturday, September 19th - Carmen Agra Deedy - “The Library Dragon”
Saturday, September 19th - Larry Munson - “From Herschel to a Hob-Nailed Boot: The Life and Times of Larry Munson”