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Week of 11 April 2011

City Cafe

Each weekday at noon, City Cafe host John Lemley serves up “a plateful of classics and a variety of sides.” The program features classical music, a medley of stories on culture, arts and other interesting events happening in and around Atlanta, as well as NPR and BBC news breaks.


Friday, April 15th

Lizz Winstead - My State of The Union

Lizz Winstead

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Lizz Winstead has drastically changed the way we ingest and digest our news through Comedy Central’s The Daily Show and Air America, both of which she co-founded. She is now on the road with her one-woman show My State of The Union: an Evening of Political Satire, which hits Atlanta’s Punchline this Sunday.


Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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

April 14th & 15th - Athens Burning

Saturday, April 16th - Suzhou River

Saturday, April 23rd - The Tale of The Bunny Picnic


Thursday, April 14th

Shearing Sheep in Atlanta

Sheep Shearer Scott Fuss

Atlanta’s animal population isn’t limited to cats and dogs. People in and around the metro area raise everything from chickens to goats—and even sheep.

Adult sheep are shorn once each year. Sheep-shearing is the process by which the wool, or fleece, is cut off by a shearer. And since most Georgia farms don’t raise sheep, the art of shearing here is almost lost, but not completely—and certainly not on one farm just east of Atlanta in Covington.

The Atlanta History Center is hosting its Sheep To Shawl event this Saturday.

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Wednesday, April 13th

Golden Age of Comic Books

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Today, the comic book universe is an enormous industry that includes graphic novels, action figures, cartoons and movie franchises. But in what was considered to be the golden age of comic books—about 1938 to 1950—the books were simply inexpensive reading that anyone could pick up from a newsstand.

Right now, the Bremen Jewish Heritage & Holocaust Museum has an exhibit examining that period, and we met with their archivist Sandra Berman to find out why the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel have taken up residence there.


Tuesday, April 12th

StoryCorps Atlanta - Tolu Ogbechie & Brian Deitz

Tolu Ogbechie & Brian Deitz

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A conversation between 26-year-old Brian Deitz and his 23-year-old girlfriend, Tolu Ogbechie. The two met five years ago in a class at UGA. At StoryCorps, Brian wanted to talk with Tolu about their relationship.


Monday, April 11th

The Choir of St. Johns College Makes its Atlanta Debut

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The Choir of St. John’s College, Cambridge, England, is making its Atlanta debut this week at Atlanta’s Cathedral of St. Philip. The legendary choir was founded in the 1670s to sing daily services in the College chapel—and has performed on five continents. Host John Lemley spoke with the choir’s director, Andrew Nethsingha, by phone, about their current tour, that celebrates the group’s 500th anniversary.


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, April 12th - David Goldfield - America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation.

Thursday, April 14th - Ridley Pearson - Kingdom Keepers IV: Power Play

Saturday, April 16th - Bernice McFadden - Glorious