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Week of 1 February 2010

Listeners Feedback

Friday, February 5th

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For the week of City Café’s first anniversary, we’ve been asking you the listener to give us a call and let us know what you like about the show and to let us know how we’re doing.

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Thursday, February 4th

Access Atlanta

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AJC “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.

Friday, February 5th - Ballet Folklorico de Mexico

Sunday, February 7th - The Bach Bowl

Monday, February 8th - Michael Gordon & Georgia Tech’s Sonic Generator

Georgia History: Cyclorama

Wednesday, February 3rd

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A “cyclorama” is defined as panoramic painting in the round. You stand in the center of a room and the lifelike work is all around you.

Host John Lemley sat down recently with Georgia State history professor and Director of the Center of Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies, Dr. Tim Crimmins, to discuss the creation of Atlanta’s famous cyclorama, which depicts a portion of the Battle of Atlanta. He began the conversation by asking him how the massive, circular painting was created—back in 1892.

Paste Magazine

Wednesday, February 3rd

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, February 5th - David Allan Coe - Center Stage

Saturday, February 6th - New Found Glory - The Masquerade

Wednesday, February 10th - Joseph Arthur - Eddie’s Attic

Wednesday, February 10th - Snoop Dogg - Center Stage

Storycorps - Martin

Tuesday, February 2nd

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The latest installment of StoryCorps Atlanta tells the tale of an unusual childhood. Mary Wheeler Martin grew up in Forsyth County in the ’30s and ’40s, and called the county jail home for a few of those years. Her daughter, Vickie Martin, wanted to get the story straight and sat her mom down to ask some questions.

City Café - Memorable Moments

Tuesday, February 2nd

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On the occasion of City Café’s first anniversary, John spoke with producers Dave Barasoain and Myke Johns about some of their most memorable moments in putting together the show’s inaugural year.

Listeners shared their memories of the moon landing the week of July 20th. The Literary Death Match was supposed to run that Monday, but was pushed to Wednesday, September 9. And the conversation with Richard Chamberlain, the “King of the Miniseries” turned King of Spamalot, took place on Tuesday March 17 .

Care to share your own memories of City Café? Have questions, suggestions or just want to say hello? Just call 404-733-0934 or visit our Facebook page.

City Cafe: “Best of” Staff

Monday, February 1st

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With this week marking City Café’s one-year anniversary, we’re looking back at some of the best interviews and listener feedback—and today, we look back at responses we’ve received from some the WABE staff.

Local Book Events

Monday, February 1st


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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.

Wednesday, February 3rd - Thomas Mullen - The Many Deaths of The Firefly Brothers

Friday, February 5th - Jim Wallis - The Great Awakening: Reviving Faith & Politics In A Post-Religious Right America

Wednesday, February 3rd - Kevin & Hannah Salven - The Power of Half