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Week of 3 January 2011

Thursday, January 6th

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 January 20th - Twelfth Night

January 8th & 9th - Closing of Dalí: The Late Work

Sunday, January 9th - World Spirit Federation Cheerleading Championship


Best of 2010 - The Venezuelan Clarinet

Alcides Rodriguez

We return to a conversation with Alcides Rodriguez. Rodriguez is the bass clarinetist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, but he’s taken some time in the last year for some extra-curricular work—an album of music from his native country entitled The Venezuelan Clarinet.

In July, host John Lemley sat down with the musician, and some of his instruments—for a conversation about where the music on the album came from.

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Wednesday, January 5th

Best of 2010 - WABE’s Lois Reitzes Interviews A.O. Scott

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As part of our look back at our favorite stories of 2010, we return to a fascinating interview WABE’s Lois Reitzes conducted last April with New York Times film reviewer A.O. Scott. Scott’s work has appeared in Newsday, the New York Review of Books, and Slate.

She began with this question: In a time when contemporary social media levels the playing field for the would-be citizen-journalists and cultural critics—and in a world in which anyone can publish himself on the internet, is there a need for official reviewers of books, art, and film? Scott contends that there is-and in this conversation, he talks about why.


Best of 2010 - Remembering Ray Charles

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September 23rd, 2010 marked what would have been the 80th birthday of Georgia native Ray Charles. As part of our look back at favorite stories of 2010, here again is a piece exploring what people were saying about the music legend six years after his death. WABE’s David Barasoain has more.


Tuesday, January 4th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Kevin Howard & Elena Garcia

Kevin Howard & Elena Garcia

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Sixteen years ago, as a college student, Kevin Howard biked 9,000 miles alone across the country from Florida to California. Today, Kevin, who now lives in Smyrna, tells his story to his wife, Elena Garcia.


Best of 2010 - SOAR Rocket Launch

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Continuing our look back at our favorite features of 2010, we head outside of the city for this model rocket launch. Southern Area Rocketry, or SOAR, is a member of the National Association of Rocketry (NAR) and promotes sport rocketry and engineering through regular launches of mid-to-high power rockets around Georgia. WABE’s Myke Johns headed out to Hoschton, Georgia for one and brought back this story.

Watch a youtube video from David Sleeman’s rocket. And you can view more photos on Facebook.


Monday, January 3rd

Best of 2010 - Monks of Conyers

Conyers Monks

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One of the stories that we broadcast very early in 2010 was a short radio documentary on a group of monks living in the metro area. Back in 1944, 21 Trappist monks left an abbey in Kentucky to set up a monastery in what was then a very rural Conyers, Georgia. Trappist monks value silence and will generally only speak when necessary. And as producer David Barasoain found, for decades they’ve worked to uphold their faith and traditions.


Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with WABE contributor David Lee Simmons.

January 7th through January 22nd - 13th Annual Iranian Film Today

Friday, January 14th - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Saturday, January 15th - Lemmy