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Week of 14 March 2011

Friday, March 18th

Woman of the Year

March is Women’s History Month, and this week, you Have Your Say about the woman in your life that you would nominate as Woman of the Year.

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.


A “Spring Hiatus” at Lenox

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This month, a large art installation is on display in an unexpected place. Producer Kate Sweeney paid a visit. For more on “Spring Hiatus” by Gyun Hur, Flux Projects, or to watch a short documentary about the work in progress, visit the project website.


Thursday, March 17th

Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

Saturday, March 19th - Taboo-La-La

Friday, March 25th - Certified Copy

Tuesday, March 29th - Red State


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.

Thursday, March 17th - New Lawrenceville Spring Green Festival

Through June 13th - Passione Italiana: Design of the Italian Motorcycle

March 19th & 20th - Chicken Raid 2011


Wednesday, March 16th

Georgia History — Atlanta Airport

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86 years ago today (March 16th, 1925) the Atlanta Board of Alderman accepted an offer by one Asa Candler of a five-year lease on an abandoned racetrack south of the city. This land—then called Candler Field—was to be used to build the city’s first airport.

Recently, I spoke with Dr. Tim Crimmins about the history of the nation’s busiest airport. Dr. Crimmins is the director for the Center on Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University.

Host, John Lemley began by asking him what led up to the city’s purchase of the airfield.


Tuesday, March 15th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Katie Terrell & Gartine Callaway Davis

Katie Terrell & Gartine Callaway Davis

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Gartine Callaway Davis grew up the daughter of a farmer-turned-Airforce bombardier, one of the men who actually dropped bombs during World War Two. The couple met as students at University of Georgia in the early 1940s. At StoryCorps, Gartine told her daughter, Katie Terrell, about her parents’ first days together at UGA and a dramatic incident experienced by her father during the war.


Monday, March 14th

Spring Planting with the “Garden Geek”

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Host John Lemley plants early spring vegetables with self-described “Garden Geek,” horticulturist Geri Laufer. A special thanks goes to Atlanta resident Muffie Michaelson for the use of her garden!

For those planting along at home, here are the tools and supplies Geri suggests for an early-spring garden:

nursery trowel, preferably with a solid shank
spading fork to turn soil
clippers
soil conditioner such as compost
inorganic soil aerator such as Permatill
Lime soil treatment
small starter vegetables
cool-season seeds such as short-variety carrots, spinach and lettuce
plant labels


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 15th - Frances Mayes - Every Day In Tuscany

Thursday, May 17th - Walter Mosley - When the Thrill is Gone

Monday, March 21st - Jodi Picoult - Sing You Home