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Week of 14 June 2010

City Cafe

Each weekday at noon, City Cafe host John Lemley serves up “a plateful of classics and a variety of sides.” The program features classical music, a medley of stories on culture, arts and other interesting events happening in and around Atlanta, as well as NPR and BBC news breaks.

Friday, June 18th

Fatherly Advice

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All week, we’ve been asking listeners, “What’s the most important lesson you learned from your dad?” Here are some of the responses we received.

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

Bonus! Here are a few web-exclusive responses we couldn’t fit into the noon hour.

Thursday, June 17th

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.

Saturday, June 19th - Red Stripe Midsummer Music Festival

Saturday, June 19th - Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Saturday, June 19th - Stone Mountain Village Arts & Crafts Festival

Milbre Burch

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Grammy-nominated storyteller Milbre Burch has long been fascinated with the role of gender and identity in the world’s folktales. This Friday night, she will present her latest storytelling program at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. She stopped by our studios earlier to talk about the program, “Changing Skins: Folktales about Gender, Identity and Humanity.” She also discussed why she thinks stories resonate with us. She began by discussing her own background.

Click here to hear Milbre tell a short story from the show.

Wednesday, June 16th

Bruce Feiler on The Council of Dads

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In 2008, Georgia-born author Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with cancer. Almost immediately, he began a project to assemble a group of men who could stand in as father figures for his twin daughters in the event of his death. Out of that process came his newest book, The Council of Dads: My Daughters, My Illness and the Men Who Could Be Me. It’s a work about the many roles played by one man, a father. Feiler is probably best known for his books on faith, Walking the Bible, Abraham and America’s Prophet.

WABE’s John Lemley began this conversation by asking Bruce how he’s doing these days.

Click here to listen to Bruce read an excerpt from The Council of Dads.

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.

Friday, June 18th - The Wood Brothers at Variety Playhouse

Saturday, June 19th - Mason Jennings at Variety Playhouse

Saturday, June 19th - Modern Skirts at The Earl

Tuesday, June 15th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Forrest Robinson & Matthew Robinson

Forrest Robinson & Matthew Robinson

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This Sunday is Fathers’ Day. Recently, Forrest Robinson and his adult son Matthew came to StoryCorps Atlanta. In this clip, Forrest begins by talking about his memories of his son as a young child.

Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

June through July - Flicks On 5th

Through July - Movies Under The Stars

Saturday, June 26th - Silver Scream Spookshow

Monday, June 14th

Georgia History - How the Fox Theater Came to Be

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On this date in 1928, the cornerstone was laid for the building we now know as the Fox Theater. In this look back at Georgia history, Dr. Tim Crimmins of Georgia State University talks to John about the creation of this historic building and how it became the Fabulous Fox.

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, June 16th - Pam Grier - Foxy

Friday, June 18th - Bret Easton Ellis - Imperial Bedrooms

Friday, June 18th - Christopher Hitchens - Hitch 22: A Memoir