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Week of 17 May 2010

Friday, May 21st

The Object that Represents You

National Museum Day is this week— and we’ve been asking listeners, “What one object would you choose to represent you in a museum?” Here are some of the responses we received.

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…And here are a few web-exclusive responses we couldn’t fit into the noon hour.

Web-exclusive Responses

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

Caroline Herring

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Garrison Keillor and the cast of A Prairie Home Companion take the stage at Atlanta’s Fox Theatre tomorrow night. And Decatur’s singer-songwriter Caroline Herring will be among the musical guests. Caroline stopped by our studios earlier for a conversation about her music, including her latest album, Golden Apples of the Sun. She began by telling us about the making of that album.

Thursday, May 20th

Georgia History: Stone Mountain Dedication

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On this date in 1916 a ceremony was held, marking the beginning of the effort to carve a Confederate memorial on the face of Stone Mountain. WABE’s John Lemley sat down with Dr. Tim Crimmins to discuss Stone Mountain’s significance to various groups of people through the years. Dr. Crimmins is the director of The Center of Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University.

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.

May 20th through 22nd - Mastercraft Pro Wakeboard Tour

Friday, May 21st - Friday Jazz

Friday, May 21st - Drying Nashville’s Tears at Lenny’s Bar.

Wednesday, May 19th

Bike to Work Week

Producer's Myke Johns & Dana Goldman

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Here at City Café, we’re celebrating Bike to Work Week. In honor of our pedaling listeners and friends, City Café producer Myke Johns decided to park his car for a day and give bike commuting a try. He needed to get from the Decatur area all the way to our studios near the intersection of Cheshire Bridge and Piedmont Roads in Midtown, a good six miles away. Myke borrowed a bike and asked producer and bike commuter, Dana Goldman, to come along for the ride.

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.

Through May 23rd - Avenue Q at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre

Wednesday, May 19th - The Infamous Stringdusters at The Five Spot

Saturday, May 22nd - Sam Quinn + Japan Ten at Eddie’s Attic

Tuesday, May 18th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Tonja Holder & Satyam Barakoti

Tonja Holder & Satyam Barakoti

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Growing up, 33-year-old Satyam Barakoti had a personal checklist that cataloged what she wanted in a spouse. She always assumed that spouse would be a man, but then she was serving on the board of a nonprofit, and helped interview 43-year-old Tonja Holder for a job. Now they’re partners. At StoryCorps, Satyam told Tonja what was on that original checklist.

A Night at the Bicycle Races

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It’s national Bike to Work Week, and despite its reputation as a car town, Atlanta is actually a popular destination for pro-cyclists, since it’s home to one of a handful of bicycle racetracks in the country.

Kate Sweeney went to the races at East Point’s Dick Lane Velodrome on a recent Saturday, to find out what makes the place so exciting for cyclists and bike-civilians alike.

Monday, May 17th

Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist, David Lee Simmons.

Opens May 21st - Casino Jack & The United States

Opens May 27th - Screen on the Green

Friday, May 21st - Bullitt

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.

Wednesday, May 19th - Laura Bush - Spoken from the Heart

Wednesday, May 19th - David Byrne - Bicycle Diaries