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Week of 10 May 2010

Friday, May 14th

Have Your Say: Influential Books

All week we’ve been asking listeners, “What book has had the biggest influence on your life?” Here are some of the responses we received.

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Thanks to everyone who called in to this week’s Have Your Say. Here are a few web-exclusive responses we couldn’t fit into the noon hour.

Thursday, May 13th

Art Along the Beltline

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This month, nearly eight miles of Atlanta’s Beltline corridor are opening up to pedestrians and bicyclists. To celebrate, a number of artists have created an art project along this stretch. If you live in the metro area, chances are you’ve heard about the Beltline. Since the idea for the loop of rails, trails, and green-space was conceived of in 1999, it has become a top-priority transportation and revitalization mission for the City of Atlanta. Earlier we spoke with WABE’s Aleck Ragsdale, who is working on a story about its al fresco artwork. He began by telling us a bit more about its purpose.

This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison

Access Atlanta

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Atlanta Journal Constitution “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around the city this week.

Thursday, May 13th - Ray Wylie Hubbard

Thursday, May 13th - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Saturday, May 15th - Geranium Festival

Saturday, May 15th - Georgia Kite Festival

Wednesday, May 12th

A Conversation with the Director of Broadway’s Fences

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A Broadway revival of the drama Fences, which stars Denzel Washington, has garnered ten Tony nominations, including Best Actor and Best Director, for Kenny Leon. Leon worked extensively with the show’s late playwright, August Wilson. Before this production, WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Leon, who also leads Atlanta’s True Colors Theater. The two discussed the impact he hoped Fences would have.

This Week in Independent Music

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, May 13th - Ok Go at The Loft

Thursday, May 13th - Josh Ritter at Variety Playhouse

Tuesday, May 19th - Laura Marling at The Earl

Tuesday, May 11th

StoryCorps Atlanta- David Wall & Kimberly Walker

David Wall & Kimberly Walker

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When David Wall was ready for a new challenge ten years ago, the suburban fire chief signed up as a volunteer for “CASA,” the new Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Clayton County.

CASA trains volunteers to advocate in court on behalf of children in state custody. These days his supervisor is Kimberly Walker. She asked David about how he got started as a CASA volunteer and about some meaningful moments he has had.

25 Books All Georgians Should Read

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Last Thursday at the Brick Store pub in Decatur, the Georgia Center for the Book unveiled its list of the 25 Books All Georgians Should Read. WABE’s Myke Johns was there and brings us this story.

See the full list here. And here’s where you can find our previous interview with Amanda Gable.

Monday, May 10th

More Wisdom from Mom

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Last week, we asked listeners, “What is something you learned from your mother?”

So many listeners chimed in with great stories that we decided to share more, this day after Mothers’ Day.

Thanks to everyone who called in for this Have Your Say.

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, May 11th - Stephen Prothero - God Is Not One

Friday, May 14th - Larry Tye - Satchel: Life & Times Of An American Legend

Monday, May 17th - Elizabeth Berg - The Last Time I Saw You