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Week of 7 March 2011

Friday, March 11th

Have Your Say - International Mirth Month

All week we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us how they’ve used humor to get through some of the tough times in their life.

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, March 10th

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Access Atlanta

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AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.


Wednesday, March 9th

War in Our Backyards

Peachtree Creek Battlefield 1864

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Atlanta is known for remaking itself—again and again. Even Civil War battles fought here—which radically changed the direction of U-S history—leave little physical trace today.

Or do they? We recently visited an exhibit at the Atlanta History Center that displays artifacts, maps and photos from the era. And, as historian and curator Gordan Jones showed us, visitors to the exhibit can even see what Civil War incidents took place in their backyards.


Remembering The Great Speckled Bird

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If we were to turn Atlanta’s clock back 43 years to this week in 1968, we’d find Atlantans opening the pages of a new weekly paper. The “Great Speckled Bird”, Atlanta’s first alternative or “underground” paper, soon enjoyed a circulation of more than 22,000. It originated on the campus of the somewhat-conservative campus of Emory University. WABE’s Steve Goss sat down with Georgia State University historian Cliff Kuhn to find out more.


Tuesday, March 8th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Woody Ward & Denise Fields

Woody Ward & Denise Fields

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Woody Ward retired last June, after teaching science for 41 years at Woodward Academy. For most of that time, he worked with sixth graders. At StoryCorps, Woody remembered a time back in the 1970s, when a show-and-tell time turned chaotic.


Shrove Tuesday Pancakes with Helen Cauley

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Host John Lemley and food writer Helen Cauley cook up some traditional pancakes for Shrove Tuesday—also known as “Pancake Tuesday.”

Shrove Tuesday Irish Pancakes

Ingredients 2 cups flour 1/2 tsp salt 2 1/2 cups whole milk 2 eggs 1 oz unsalted butter Additional butter for frying granulated sugar lemon juice

  1. Beat the milk and eggs together in a bowl. In another bowl, sift the flour and salt together; add half the milk and egg mixture, stirring constantly.
  2. Melt the butter and whisk it in. Whisk in the rest of the remaining milk and egg mixture.
  3. Melt 1 tbs butter in frying pan, add 1/4 cup batter and tip until the pan is evenly coated. Keep the pan moving as you cook to prevent sticking. When the underside is golden brown, flip the pancake and cook the other side.
    Slide onto an oven-proof platter; sprinkle with sugar and lemon juice and then, roll up.
    Keep warm in a 300 degree oven until ready to serve.

Serve with more powdered sugar and lemon juice.


Monday, March 7th

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.

Tuesday, March 8th - Lang Whitaker - In the Time of Bobby Cox

Through Sunday, May 8th - Eudora Welty - Exposures and Reflections

Tuesday, March 8th - Mark Childress - Georgia Bottoms