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Week of 9 November 2009

Friday, November 13

Question of the Week - Sesame Street

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All week we’ve been asking listeners what they’ve learned from the show Sesame Street. Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

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

Get Delicious!

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This Sunday at 10:00pm WABE’s companion TV station, PBA 30 is airing an original show which focuses on some of Atlanta’s best mom & pop restaurants, stalwarts of the dining scene that have been serving satisfied, loyal customers for years. The guide for these excursions is veteran cook and corndog maven, Jim Stacy. He recently talked with WABE’s John Lemley about “Get Delicious! Atlanta’s Hidden Restaurant Treasures.”

Thursday, November 12

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.

Scad Open Studio Night

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In 2005, the Savannah College of Art & Design opened an Atlanta campus in the city’s Midtown district. The following year SCAD acquired the 100-year-old Atlanta College of Art, which helped greatly to expand both the school’s curriculum and studio space. This year SCAD is unveiling a new festival that celebrates the School of Fine Arts. One facet of this festival is an Open Studio Night being held tonight at 7. To preview tonight’s event, we’ve stopped by SCAD to talk with some of the students whose work is being displayed and chat with the Chair of Printmaking Department, Robert Brown.

Wednesday, November 11

Veteran’s Day Georgia

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Veterans Day — what was armorist’s day — is held each November 11th. Back in 1918 on the 11th day of the 11th hour of the 11th month an armistice agreement was signed that ended the fighting of World War ONE. Here in Georgia there are over 250-thousand active and reserve service members and nearly 800-thousand veterans. Remembering the service of veterans is what the day is about. For some it’s a day off work … for others it’s parades and for others the day is visiting monuments. Recently, WABE’s David Barasoain went out to the veteran’s plaza near the capitol building to see some of the monuments and dedicated to Georgia’s war vets.

Tuesday, November 10

Sesame Street 40th Anniversary

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On this day 40 years ago - November 10th 1969 - a small unassuming TV show made its premiere on Public Television. Today, though, the show is the longest running children’s program on US television. We’re talking - of course - about Sesame Street. And on today’s anniversary we thought it would be nice to see what you still remember from the show. It’s not just our “question of the week” it’s also a question that producer Dave Barasoain recently asked people during a visit to the High Museum of Art.

Song of the South

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November 12th 1946 marks the anniversary of the World Premier of Disney’s feature Song of the South, which took place at Atlanta’s Fox Theater. The film is based on the Uncle Remus stories by Joel Chandler Harris. Hoping to gain some insight into the film and the controversy surrounding it, we spoke with Harris’ great-great-great grandson, Lain Shakespeare, Executive Director of the Wren’s Nest, the house museum based in Harris’ West End home.

Monday, November 9

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, November 9th - Gordon S. Wood - Empire of Liberty: A History of the Early Republic 1789-1815

Monday, November 9th - David Wroblewski - “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle”

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - Matt and Ted Lee - “The Lee Bros. Simple, Fresh, Southern”

Margaret Mitchell Apartment

Margaret Mitchell's favorite self-portrait

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November 8th marked the one hundred and ninth birth anniversary of Atlanta’s most widely-read author, Margaret Mitchell. To commemorate the occasion, WABE’s Myke Johns took a tour of Mitchell’s apartment, preserved as part of the Atlanta History Center’s Margaret Mitchell House and Museum on Peachtree Street.