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Week of 27 December 2010

Friday, December 31st

Best of 2010 - The Break Up

John Lemley gets broken up

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Hey. Wanna get dumped? This was the question posed by Out of Hand Theater Company when they launched a unique production—in which they broke up with audience members. As part of our “Best of 2010” series, we take a look back now at the experience host John Lemley and producer Kate Sweeney had in The Break-Up.


Best of 2010 - Storytime at Little Shop of Stories

Storytime at Little Shop of Stories

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We’re taking this week to look back at some of our favorite stories from this year in City Café. Back in April, in conjunction with National Poetry Month, WABE’s Myke Johns attended a poetry reading for children at Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories to see the next generation being introduced to verse by young adult novelist and Assistant Programming Director of the Decatur Book Festival, Terra McVoy.


Thursday, December 30th

Best of 2010 - Beltline Lantern Parade

Beltline Lantern Parade

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City Café is taking a look back at the year we’ve had and we’re replaying some of our favorite stories from 2010. Back in October, East Atlanta was hit by some nighttime spectacle: a lantern parade that followed the BeltLine from Reynoldstown to North Avenue. Organized by the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons and attracting hundreds of participants, the festivities marked the end of the Art On The BeltLine project. WABE’s Myke Johns was with the parade from beginning to end, hoping to find illumination.


Best of 2010 - Bon Apetit

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We continue this week with our Best of 2010 and take a look back at Bon Appetit!, an operatic monologue paid tribute to the late great Julia Child by the Atlanta Opera. The production was staged—where else?—at Cook’s Warehouse.


Wednesday, December 29th

Best of 2010 - A Night at the Bicycle Races

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Atlanta is home to one of a handful of bicycle racetracks in the country. And as part of our look back at some favorite stories from 2010, we’re including Kate Sweeney’s piece on East Point’s Dick Lane Velodrome. Host John Lemley began by talking with Kate about her story—and about what makes the velodrome so exciting for cyclists and bike-civilians alike.


Best of 2010 - Bike to Work

Producer's Myke Johns & Dana Goldman

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This is a story we ran back in May for Atlanta’s Bike To Work Week. WABE’s Myke Johns decided to park his car for a day and give bicycle commuting a try. He needed to get from the Decatur area all the way to our studios off of Cheshire Bridge Road, a good six miles away. Myke borrowed a bike and asked producer, and bike commuter, Dana Goldman to show him the ropes.


Tuesday, December 28th

Laurent Adler & Deblina Datta

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Local doctor Laurent Adler has been grieving his mother — Holocaust survivor Marie Rose Adler — since her death in January. Through his medical knowledge he was able to help relieve her suffering before she died; but it was too late to restore their fractured relationship. He told his wife Deblina Datta the story. This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta International School.


Best of 2010 - The Changing Face of Atlanta’s Gay Identity

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As part of our look back at some of our favorite stories of 2010, we return to a story from WABE News’ Jim Burress. This year marked the 41st anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—in which New York City’s gay and lesbian population fought back against police raids and harassment. This story explored some of the places and people who defined early gay identity here in Atlanta.


Monday, December 27th

Best of 2010 - Ms. Ann’s Snack Bar

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As part of our Best of 2010 year-in-review, we thought we’d revisit a story about what is arguably Atlanta’s most famous hamburger—Ms. Ann’s Ghetto Burger. Last summer, producer Kate Sweeney paid a visit to Ann Price at her Snack Bar on Memorial Drive, to talk about her burgers, her rules, and her plans to sell the shop that’s made her famous. After the story, Kate and John have a conversation about how it came together and the latest on the Snack Bar’s proposed sale.


Best of 2010 - An Ice Cream Social

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This week we’re looking back to some of our favorite features for the past year and one of those was produced by Scott Casavant. In honor of National Ice Cream month this past July, Scott journeyed down to the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market to an Ice Cream Social.