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Week of 20 September 2010

Friday, September 24th

Signs of Autumn

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This week’s Have Your Say on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “what are your sure signs that Autumn is upon us?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

We thank you for the many great responses to this week’s Have Your Say.

Thursday, September 23rd

Remembering Ray Charles

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Today, September 23rd, marks what would have been the 80th birthday of Georgia native Ray Charles. He’s remembered as an icon of the 50’s made popular in live-on-stage performances, movies, commercials and even more recently on-screen with the Jamie Fox movie adaptation, Ray. But these six years after his death we thought we’d try to see what people were saying about him and what they recall of him, so we sent WABE’s David Barasoain out to ask around.

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 3rd - North Georgia State Fair

September 25th & 26th - Duluth Fall Festival

September 25th & 26th - Grant Park Tour of Homes

Wednesday, September 22nd

1906 Atlanta Race Riot

Atlanta Race Riot

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It was on this date back in 1906 that the Atlanta Race Riots occurred. The four days of riots were a combination of growing racial tensions that had been simmering since then end of the American Civil War. It was fueled by rhetoric from white politicians and newspaper accounts about a black crime wave and it led to indiscriminate attacks on blacks. WABE’s David Barasoain has more on the 4-days of the Atlanta Race Riots.


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The weekend of September 24th offers several events around the metro Atlanta area. Join host Lois Reitzes as she talks with David Lee Simmons about the following:

Tuesday, September 21st

StoryCorps Atlanta - Winslow & Dorothy Jackson

Winslow & Dorothy Jackson

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On this StoryCorps Atlanta edition, we introduce you to newlyweds Dorothy and Winslow Jackson. They’re in their 60’s and met at the gym of the Shepherd Center. Both were at the rehab center because both are living with Multiple Sclerosis. The disease affects their muscle control and ability to walk, among other things. At StoryCorps, they talked about life before they met, and that fateful first meeting.

Ice Cream Social

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First designated by former President Ronald Reagan in 1984, July is National Ice Cream Month, a time when we take a moment, and a spoon, to honor that creamy frozen treat. There’s perhaps no better way to celebrate than with a good old-fashioned ice cream social, and for the last four years, the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market has hosted just such an event. Here’s a taste.

Monday, September 20th

Oakhurst Sukkah

Photo courtesy of the Jewish Food Alliance

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The Jewish holiday of Sukkot takes place this week, and the Oakhurst community in Decatur is celebrating by building a Sukkah. WABE’s Myke Johns was there during the build yesterday to find out what, exactly, a Sukkah is.

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.

Monday, September 20th - William Gibson - Zero History

Friday, September 24th - Adam Pennenberg - Viral Loop

Monday, September 20th - Carmen Deedy & John McCutcheon - The Warmth of Other Suns