Week of 14 June 2010
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
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
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
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
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’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday, June 15th
StoryCorps Atlanta - Forrest Robinson & Matthew Robinson
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.
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
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
Wednesday, June 16th - Pam Grier - Foxy
Friday, June 18th - Bret Easton Ellis - Imperial Bedrooms
Friday, June 18th - Christopher Hitchens - Hitch 22: A Memoir