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Week of 13 September 2010

Friday, September 17th

Have Your Say: Your Favorite Teacher

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School’s back in and all week, we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us about an educator who made a major impact in their lives. Here are some of the responses we received.

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

Thursday, September 16th

Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

Wednesday, September 22nd - Spook House Dave!

Through October 30th - Latin American Festival

Sunday, September 26th - Sunday Cinema Club

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 October 10th - How I Became A Pirate

Tuesday, September 21st - Glee, Season 2 Premiere Event

September 18th & 19th - JapanFest 2010

Wednesday, September 15th

This Week in Georgia History: The Road to the Trail of Tears

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On September 15, 1831 a Gwinnett County trial began in the case of Samuel Worcester and other missionaries who had violated a Georgia law prohibiting whites from working in the Cherokee Nation without permission from the state. In this trial, the missionaries unwittingly became part of Georgia’s Cherokee Removal.

Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University, joins us to talk about this moment in our state’s history.

Preview With Lois Reitzes

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Host Lois Reitzes as she talks with Atlanta magazine’s Betsy Riley about soem of the events taking place around metro Atlanta this weekend.

Tuesday, September 14th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Maayan Schechter & Audrey Galex

Maayan Schechter & Audrey Galex

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This time of year, young adults across the country are heading off to college. 19 year-old Maayan Schechter assumed she’d head off to some faraway university right after high school, but the college acceptances she’d been banking on never materialized. Now, a year later, she is finally headed away from home, a bittersweet fact for her mother, Audrey Galex.

Music from Twist

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The musical Twist opens tomorrow at the Alliance Theatre. Twist is a musical re-visioning of the Charles Dickens classic, Oliver Twist. Debbie Allen directs the show, and Tena Clark wrote the music with Gary Prim. Tena Clark, who also wrote the show’s lyrics, is known primarily as a writer of R&B music for greats like Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle and Chaka Khan, among many others.

Recently, Tena Clark dropped by our studio, along with studio recordings of music from the show. Host, John Lemley started out by asking her what makes this new musical different from Oliver, the story of an orphan boy making his way in gritty 19th-century London.

Monday, September 13th

Mike Luckovich

Mike Luckovich

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For the last 20 years, Mike Luckovich has been drawing editorial cartoons for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. His cartoons, whether garnering wide praise or at times, deep criticism, is always noticed. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning twice, in 1995 and 2006. WABE’s David Barasoain produced this profile.

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, September 14th - Terry McMillan - Getting To Happy

Wednesday, August 15th - Sarah Gruen - Ape House

Saturday, August 18th - Jamie Lee Curtis - My Mommy Hung The Moon