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Week of 7 February 2011

Friday, February 11th

Have Your Say - Favorite Classical or Score Recording

All this Grammys week, we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us about their favorite classical or film score. 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, February 10th

Alvin Ailey Dance Company’s New Artistic Director

Photo by Brian Guillaux

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The famed Alvin Ailey Dance Company is at the Fox Theater this weekend for a series of performances. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with their newly-named Artistic Director Designate, Robert Battle, who is only the third person to fill the position. She began by asking him how he feels about being handed the reins previously held by Judith Jameson.


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.

Sunday, February 13th - Chattahoochee Handweavers Guild Open House

February 12th & 13th - Oysterfest

Through February 20th - A November Day: A War Story


Wednesday, February 9th

Favorite Classical Music Recordings

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With the Grammy Awards coming up this Sunday, we’re asking listeners to have their say about their favorite classical music recordings. This got us talking about our own favorites. WABE’s John Lemley and Lois Reitzes sat down for a conversation about just a few of the classical music recordings they can’t get enough of.


Tuesday, February 8th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Sandy Epstein & Elizabeth Appley

Sandy Epstein & Elizabeth Appley

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This conversation from StoryCorps Atlanta comes from one with one of those rare few who has called Atlanta home his entire life. Lawyer Sandy Epstein has lived in the city since his birth 59 years ago, the first generation in his family to be born in the U.S. At StoryCorps, his wife Elizabeth Appley asked about Sandy’s family’s beginnings, far away.


Georgia History - Carnegie Library

Dr. Tim Crimmins & Host John Lemley

On February 8th, 1899, it was announced that steel magnate Andrew Carnegie was donating $100,000 toward the construction of a public library for Atlanta. The building—at what is now One Margaret Mitchell Square—was completed in March of 1902 and served as the city’s Central Library until being demolished in 1977. WABE’s John Lemley met Dr. Tim Crimmins at the site of what remains of Atlanta’s first public library. Dr. Crimmins is Georgia State’s Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies. You can see photos of the Carnegie Library at Atlanta Time Machine.

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Monday, February 7th

When Burial Goes Green: A Visit to Honeycreek Woodlands

Honeycreek Woodlands Cemetery, near Conyers

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A monastery some 20 miles east of downtown Atlanta was hand-built by its monks nearly eighty years ago. But the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, near Conyers, has another distinction. It’s home to the Georgia’s only conservation burial ground, a type of “green burial” cemetery with a protective easement from the state to secure conservation of the land. Producer Kate Sweeney visited and has this report.


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.

Monday, February 7th - Conor Grennan - Little Princes

Tuesday, February 8th - Wayne Greenhaw

Wednesday, February 9th - Mike Glenn - The First Black Boxing Champions: Essays on Fighters of the 1800s to the 1920s