Week of 30 August 2010
Friday, September 3rd
Have Your Say: Summer Vacation Stories
All week, we’ve been asking listeners, “What are some of your more unusual summer vacation stories?” Here are some of the responses we received.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Thursday, September 2nd
Welcome to Nerdy-Gras: A Look At Dragon*Con
If you’ve never attended Dragon*Con or perhaps never heard of it, WABE’s companion TV station, PBA 30, has the perfect introduction for you. It’s a brand new documentary, Four Days at Dragon*Con, the creation of two PBA 30 producers, Gordon Ray and Jack Walsh. The two stopped by to tell us more about the documentary, and Jack began by telling us the focus of the film.
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, September 4th - Goapele
Throughout September - Decatur Concerts on the Square
Friday, September 3rd - Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival
September 4th - 6th - Art in the Park
Wednesday, September 1st
Decatur Book Festival Preview With Tom Bell
The AJC Decatur Book Festival is turning five years old this Labor Day weekend. Since its inception, the event has become the largest independent book festival in the country, and the fourth-largest overall. Joining us to preview the literary extravaganza is the festival’s co-founder and program director, Tom Bell.
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 - August 31st
StoryCorps Atlanta - Teso McDonald & Naima Abdullahi
Naima Abdullahi came to the United States from Kenya with her parents almost twenty years ago, at age 11. Her father escaped persecution in Ethiopia before she was born. Now Naima’s son Teso McDonald is 12, and Naima wants to make sure he understands his family’s origins.
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra
The Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra was established 19 years ago. The Orchestra, or “MYSO,” is a community-based youth orchestra that gives young students an opportunity to grow as musicians. WABE producer David Barasoain has more.
Monday, August 30th
Matthew Bernstein On Walter Mirisch
This week at Emory University, the Carlos Museum presents a “Creativity Conversation” with the legendary film producer Walter Mirisch. Among other award-winning films, his credits include The Apartment, West Side Story and In the Heat of the Night. Matthew Bernstein, who chairs Emory’s Department of Film Studies will host the event. WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently spoke with Bernstein about the importance of creativity in the role of a film producer.
Local Book Events
Wednesday, September 1st - Jonathan Safran Foer - Eating Animals
Friday, September 3rd - Jonathan Franzen - Freedom
Sunday, September 5th - Natasha Trethewey - Beyond Katrina, A Meditation on the Mississippi Gulf Coast