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.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Exit, Pursued by a Bear
photo: Chris Bartelski | thereason.com
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
Photo courtesy of thehealthage.com
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
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.
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
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
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
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