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Week of 28 February 2011

Friday, March 4th

Have Your Say - Your Name

All week we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us what’s the story behind their name.

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.


Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Exit, Pursued by a Bear

photo: Chris Bartelski | thereason.com

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Synchronicity Theatre’s world premier production of Exit, Pursued by a Bear has been puzzlingly described as “Part I Love Lucy, part Jacobean revenge tragedy, and part feminist power ballad.” That description got WABE’s Myke Johns curious enough to ask the theater’s Artistic Director Rachel May, what exactly the show is about.


Thursday, March 3rd

Walk to School Day

Walk to School Day

Photo courtesy of thehealthage.com

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Yesterday morning, students at over 75 elementary and middle schools around the state walked to school. And it wasn’t just because of the nice weather. Yesterday was Walk To School Day. WABE’s Myke Johns reports.


Wednesday, March 2nd

The Life and Legacy of Robert W. Woodruff

Robert W. Woodruff

A new exhibit in Emory University Library’s Schatten Gallery hopes to bring more perspective to a name. Most Atlanta residents have heard of Robert Woodruff, but these days, not everyone knows exactly who he was. WABE’s David Barasoain has this look at the exhibit on this businessman, philanthropist and very private person.

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Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

Friday, March 4th - Chef of the South Pole

Sunday, March 6th - Chattahoochee: From Water War to Water Vision

Saturday, March 12th - Salman Rushdie Introduces Kon Tempt


Tuesday, March 1st

StoryCorps Atlanta - Dexter Hardy & Nancy Perez

Dexter Hardy & Nancy Perez

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Nancy Perez and her husband Dexter Hardy came to StoryCorps to talk about their oldest child, Max, on his seventh birthday. Max has autism, and the developmental disorder means he struggles to connect with others. StoryCorps, Nancy and Dexter remembered how they figured out that Max was autistic.


Monday, February 28th

Fernbank’s Mythic Creatures

courtesy of The American Museum of Natural History

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We’re all familiar with dragons, unicorns and other beings that are the stuff of legend, and Fernbank Museum’s latest offering Mythic Creatures focuses on just that. We paid a visit to the museum and spoke to curator Bobbi Homan as well as some patrons touring the exhibit for the first time.


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 28th - Clarence B. Jones - Behind the Dream

Thursday, March 3rd - Chris Abani - The Virgin of Flames

Saturday, March 12th - Lisa Gardner - Love You More