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Week of 22 February 2010

Friday, February 26th

Treasured Objects

All week we’ve been asking listeners, “What’s an object you treasure and why?” Here’s what some people had to say.

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Here are a few web-exclusive responses we couldn’t fit into the noon hour. Listen here »

Thanks for the many great responses to this week’s “Have Your Say.”

All Things Active

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John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports and other energetic events.

Thursday, February 25th

Our Town

Our Town

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In 1901, playwright Thorton Wilder wrote Our Town. You might remember the play from high school productions of the past, but here’s a quick refresher: Our Town is made up of episodes of everyday life in the small town of Grovers Corners. Many of these vignettes follow the character Emily, from her teenage years, to her marriage, and finally, her eventual death. Through these events, Wilder examines the importance of appreciating our fleeting time here on earth.

WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Kenny Leon, the artistic director of True Colors Theater Company, which has a new production of Our Town. She began by asking him how he discovered the work.

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.

Thursday, February 25th - Concerto Competition Finals

February 23rd through March 7th - The Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Tales

February 25th through March 7th - Who’s There?

Friday, February 26th - Concordia Choir

Wednesday, February 24th

The Big Read

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Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, was chosen as the book for this year’s Big Read event in Atlanta. The Big Read was started back 2004 by the National Endowment for the Arts to get more people “to pick up a good book,” in the words of the NEA. Host John Lemley spoke with freelance writer Jeanne Bonner, who shared more about the program.

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.

Thursday, February 25th - Moonlight Bride - Star Bar

Thursday, February 25th - Soweto Gospel Choir - The Fox Theatre

Sunday, February 28th - Dawes - Eddie’s Attic

Tuesday, February 23rd

Lillie Love & Anthony Knight

Storycorps - Love

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Lillie Love and Anthony Knight are facilitators at the StoryCorps booth here at WABE. When they began working together last October they got better acquainted by having a conversation in the StoryCorps Booth. In this segment, Anthony asks Lillie about the directions her life has taken in her 52 years.

Women + War

Women + War

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Women + War is a play that uses the true stories of women in our city who have lived through conflict to cast new light on the wartime experiences of soldiers, refugees, activists and bystanders alike. Originally written and staged by Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theater back in 2005, the show has been streamlined, revised and is back for a second run. WABE’s Myke Johns headed to a rehearsal for a look at the show.

Monday, February 22nd

Black History Month

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Black History Month is now in full swing and the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System is celebrating in a big way. The Library’s Kelly Robinson tells us how.

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, February 23rd - Margaret Atwood - Year of The Flood

Thursday, February 25th - Polly Hovarth - Northward to The Moon

Thursday, February 25th - Haider Al-Kabi - Flower of Flame: Unheard Voices of Iraq