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Week of 12 July 2010

Friday, July 16th

The Simple Life

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All week we’ve been asking listeners “How do you simplify your life?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

We thank you for the many great responses to this week’s Have Your Say. Here are a few web exclusive responses we couldn’t fit into the noon hour.

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All Things Active

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John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming weekend events.

George Fenton Leads The ASO

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The Madness of King George, The Fisher King, Dangerous Liaisons, Gandhi… these are just a few of the film scores written by the award winning composer, George Fenton. He’s here in Atlanta tonight to lead the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in a program based on the acclaimed series, Planet Earth. WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently spoke with the conductor, who began with a short explanation of the 11 part BBC Documentary.

Thursday, July 15th

Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

Saturday, July 17th - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Tuesday, July 20th - Dive-In Movies

Opens July 30th - Roar: Lions of the Kalahari

Throughout July - Movies at the Market

Throughout July - Flicks on 5th

Throughout July - Movies Under the Stars

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.

Through July 18th - Hal Spark at the Laughing Skull Lounge

Saturday, July 17th - Flying Colors Butterfly Festival

Saturday, July 17th - Atlanta Tennis Championships

Through July 17th - Designing Women LIVE!

Wednesday, July 14th

East Lake Farmers’ Market

East Atlanta Farmer's Market

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The East Lake Farmers’ Market is in its second year of business. WABE’s Myke Johns paid the market a visit. He found that in addition to promoting local farms and a healthy diet, it’s also been a force for change within the area.

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.

Saturday, July 17th - Corey Smith at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Saturday, July 17th - Mary Chapin Carpenter at Chastain Park

Sunday, July 18th - Counting Crows at Chastain Park

Tuesday, July 13th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Sara, Emil, & Louise Totonchi

Sara, Emil, & Louise Totonchi

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It’s the story of a marriage that’s made it, despite some obvious differences. Emil Totonchi is from Iraq and his wife of 36 years, Louise, grew up in Ireland. The two met in England in the 1970s. At StoryCorps Atlanta, they told their daughter, Sara Totonchi, about their parents’ early misgivings.

A Visit to Mary Mac’s Tea Room

Mary Mac's Tea Room

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An Atlanta culinary institution, Mary Mac’s Tea Room turns 65 this year. Since 1945, business people, celebrities, and families have sat down at Mary Mac’s for a plate of fried green tomatoes, a bowl of chicken and dumplings, and tall glasses of Southern sweet tea.

To celebrate the anniversary, owner John Ferrell is putting out a new cookbook featuring 125 recipes, classic photos, menus, and employee biographies.

We recently paid a visit to the Tea Room to talk about its famous hospitality, Southern cooking, and even a little scandalous history.

Produced by Dave Barasoain and Kate Sweeney

Monday, July 12th

Atlanta’s Best BBQ

Atlanta Magazine - BBQ

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Summer is a time of year that seems perfectly suited to the art of barbecue. Hickory-smoked brisket, juicy pulled pork and Brunswick stew were definitely on the minds of the staff at Atlanta magazine as they put together this month’s issue. They’ve devoted twenty mouth-watering pages to BBQ this month, and we spoke with dining editor and restaurant critic Bill Addison about what—apart from that delicious taste—was behind the article.

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, July 13th - Mary Kay Andrews - The Fixer-Upper

Friday, July 16th - Jennifer Weiner - Fly Away Home

Saturday, July 17th - Joseph Gatins - We Were Dancing on A Volcano