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Week of 8 November 2010

Friday, November 12th

Honoring Our Veterans

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This week’s Have Your Say on City Cafe.

All week we’ve been asking listeners “Who would you like to honor on this Veteran’s Day?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.

We thank you for the many great responses to this week’s Have Your Say, and invite you to listen to more of your responses below:

Web Exclusive Part 1

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Thursday, November 11th

Miracle at 1280 Peachtree Street

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For the third year, Chicago’s venerable Second City theater has transplanted here in Atlanta for a holiday show that brings their off-the-wall, improv-heavy satire to the Alliance Theater. The Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street, a collaboration between Second City and cast members from Atlanta, opened this week, and WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the show’s director Billy Bungeroth and Atlanta-based cast member Tara Ochs for a look at what’s so funny about Atlanta.

The Miracle on 1280 Peachtree Street is playing on the Alliance’s Hertz Stage now through December 12th.


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.

Saturday, November 13th - William Baker Festival Singers Opening Concert

Friday, November 12th - Films of High’ Festival of Fantasy and the Surreal

Saturday, November 13th - Emory Concerto & Aria Competition


Poet Linda Lee Harper In Her Own Words

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An entry in our occasional series, Artists in Their Own Words. Linda Lee Harper paid our studios a visit to read and discuss her poem “Ghosts in the Hashbrowns.” She is the author of five chapbooks, a full-length collection, and the winner of the 1995 Washington Prize for Poetry. Her work has appeared in the Georgia Review and other journals and she is a member of the Georgia Poetry Society.


Wednesday, November 10th

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s New Concertmaster

David Coucheron

When Cecylia Arzewski retired from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra at the end of the 2008 season, the search was on to find someone to replace her in the role of Concertmaster. That search led to a 26 year old violinist from Oslo, Norway, David Coucheron.

WABE’s Lois Reitzes recently sat down with David to learn more about his background. The answer may surprise you.

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Host Lois Reitzes as she talks with Atlanta magazine’s Betsy Riley about these events taking place around town this weekend.


Tuesday, November 9th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Bahadir & Erin Ustaoglu

Bahadir & Erin Ustaoglu

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30 year old Bahadir Ustaoglu moved here from Turkey eight years ago. He’s married to Erin, who was born and raised here in the US. Both dream of someday moving to Turkey. Erin began the conversation.


The Impossible 5k

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There are a lot of races, “fun runs” and “trots” that take place around the metro area—and a lot of people who run them. But when we got word of a 5K that took place this past Sunday at 1:50 am, our producer Myke Johns jumped—perhaps without thinking very hard—at the chance to cover it. Thanks to a few cups of coffee and a very warm coat, he has this…


Monday, November 8th

Mike Luckovich Prepares for USO Tour in Afghanistan

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Pulitzer-Prize winning editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich is getting ready for a USO tour to entertain troops in Afghanistan. He is joining a number of other cartoonists, including Garry Trudeau, Rick Kirkman, Bil Keane, and Stephan Pastis—of Doonesbury, Baby Blues, Family Circus and Pearls Before Swine. Luckovich sat down with WABE’s John Lemley to discuss his expectations for the overseas trip, which he says he hopes to document live on Twitter. You can follow him at @mluckovichajc.


Local Book Events

Verb.org

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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, November 9th - Amy Sedaris - Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Thursday, November 11th - Yann Martel - Beatrice & Virgil

Saturday, November 13th - Pat Conroy - My Reading Life