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Week of 24 January 2011

Friday, January 28th

Have Your Say - What Would Your Robot Do For You?

All week we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us if you could create a robot to do a chore or task for you, what would that be and why?

Here are some of the great responses we received.

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


Thursday, January 27th

Wildlife Technician Dawn Ellerman on the Bald Eagle

A visit to the Chattahoochee River—more specifically the Chattahoochee Nature Center—for a look at how some birds of prey are being rehabilitated. In this story, we also hear the true call of an American bald eagle.

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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.

January 28th through 30th - Great American Motorcycle Show

Friday, January 28th - Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Through February 25th - The Art of Reconciliation: France-Germany 1945-2010


Wednesday, January 26th

Getting Ready for Spring with the “Plant Geek”

Geri Laufer

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Spring. It’s almost here—and to prove it, host John Lemley talked with horticulturist and self-described “plant geek,” Geri Laufer, about getting your garden ready for flowers, veggies and sun. Geri Laufer is a lifelong gardener, author, teacher, public speaker and gardening coach. She is the author of Tussie-Mussies: The Victorian Art of Expressing Yourself in the Language of Flowers. This time of year, she’s also working with the Southeastern Flower Show, which runs February 25-27th at Cobb Galleria.


The High & Wonderroot Start A Conversation

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The High Museum’s “Dali Til Dawn” event this month drew enormous crowds for a 31-hour farewell to the Dali: The Late Works exhibition. The event was accompanied by live entertainment that was programmed in part by the local arts center, WonderRoot. WABE’s Myke Johns went to the party to learn more about the burgeoning partnership between the city’s established art museum and the grassroots arts organization.


Tuesday, January 25th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Susannah Bales & Emily Guzman

Susannah Bales & Emily Guzman

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A conversation between Susannah Bales and Emily Nelson Guzman. Emily’s husband Pedro came to the United States legally as a child, but a deportation order was made for him after his mother was denied permanent residency. Susannah prompted Emily to tell the story.


Poet Linda Lee Harper In Her Own Words

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Linda Lee Harper is a poet originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, now living in Augusta. She is the author of five chapbooks, a full-length collection and is 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. She paid our studios a visit to read and discuss her poem “Ghosts in the Hashbrowns.”


Monday, January 24th

Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior at Ebenezer Baptist

Dr. Tim Crimmins and Host John Lemley

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John Lemley and Dr. Tim Crimmins take a walk down Auburn Avenue in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. They discuss how Dr. King’s preaching at Ebenezer Baptist Church allowed him to rehearse and try out particular passages and themes that would later become famous in his renowned Civil Rights speeches. Dr. Crimmins is Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University.


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 books and book events.

Monday, January 24th - Dan Gutman - The Genius Files: Mission Unstoppable

Tuesday, January 25th - Barry L. Brown & Gordon R. Elwell - Crossroads of Conflict: A Guide to Civil War Sites in Georgia

Sunday, January 30th - Mary Oliver - Poetry Reading