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Week of 24 May 2010

Friday, May 28th

Commencement Wisdom

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All week we’ve been asking listeners “What advice do you have for recent graduates?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

We thank you 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 weekend events.

Thursday, May 27th

Commencement Wisdom From Our Staff

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This week, we’ve been asking listeners to call in with advice for new graduates. Some say that many of the answers to our questions lie within, so we decided to see what words of wisdom the folks around our building had to share.

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.

Opens Friday, May 28th - The Change: Another Teenage Werewolf Musical

Memorial Day Weekend - Decatur Arts Festival

Through June 6th - Beached Wails

Memorial Day Weekend - Atlanta Jazz Festival

Wednesday, May 26th

Diana: A Celebration

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An exhibit presenting the life and work of Diana, Princess of Wales, is entering its final month at Atlanta’s Civic Center. Atlanta is one of just two U.S cities to display the traveling exhibit, which showcases artifacts of Diana’s childhood, her extensive charity work and that famous wedding gown. Curators Graham Merton and Nick Grossmark gave us a walking preview.

The exhibit Diana: A Celebration runs at the Civic Center through June 13th.

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 27th - The Hold Steady at Variety Playhouse

Friday, May 28th - The Swell Season at Atlanta Symphony Hall

Sunday, May 30th - April Smith & The Great Picture Show at The Earl

Tuesday, May 25th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Laura Murvartian & Michael Rhim

Laura Murvartian & Michael Rhim

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These days Laura Murvartian is director of a national wine franchise. But when she first came to the U.S. from Mexico City with her family as a child, her jobs weren’t nearly so glamorous. At StoryCorps Atlanta, Laura’s husband Michael Rhim asked her about those earlier days.

This story was recorded in Partnership with the GALEO: Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials.

The Break-Up

John Lemley gets broken up

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A re-broadcast of a popular story.

Hey, do you want to get dumped? It will only take a minute.

That’s the pitch that Out Of Hand Theater is using to promote performances of The Break-Up at an upcoming street festival.

More performance art than theater piece, the “show” takes place in a car where you are the lone audience member.

Recently, producer Kate Sweeney and host John Lemley both had their hearts broken by the troupe. That’s John, in the above photo. Kate produces this story.

Monday, May 24th

Calling it Quits? A Visit to Ms. Ann’s.


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May is National Hamburger Month. And at local spot whose big burgers have received national acclaim, the long-time owner says she’s ready to retire.

Kate Sweeney has this story from Ms. Ann’s Snack Bar.

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, May 24th - Wes Moore - The Other Wes Moore

Tuesday, May 25th - Bruce Feiler - The Council of Dads

Wednesday, May 26th - Jonathan Alter - The Promise: President Obama, Year One