Week of 2 May 2011
Friday, May 6th
Have Your Say - Your Driveway Moments
This week marks the 40th anniversary of NPR’s flagship program, All Things Considered. In commemoration, we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us about their all-time favorite NPR “driveway moments”—those times when you’re so riveted to a story that you just can’t bring yourself to leave your car, your house, or wherever you may be.
Here are some of the great responses we received.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Kentucky Derby 101: The Benedictine Sandwich
This weekend marks the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby. WABE News reporter Jim Burress, a Louisville native, invited host John Lemley and into his home to make a traditional appetizer consumed during the world-famous horse races: finger-sandwiches with Benedictine spread. Kate Sweeney produces.
Find the recipe John and Jim used here.
Thursday, May 5th
Two Choirs of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Atlanta plays host to a meeting of two churches named St. Martin’s this weekend, as the Choir of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, London visits Atlanta’s Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields for a concert of sacred choral music. Host John Lemley spoke to music director Andrew Earis while the choir was at the Virginia Theological Seminary. The conversation began by talking about St. Martin’s London, which—located in the very heart of the city—attracts an incredibly diverse group of parishioners.
Wednesday, May 4th
Census Maps as Art
Those of us who aren’t natives of Atlanta remember our early attempts at familiarizing ourselves with the Gate City. William Harnett, who moved here about a month ago, tried something unique. For ten years, he created data-maps for a newspaper in his native Florida. Now, he used 2010 census data to create a series of maps of metro Atlanta. The maps—which Harnett has posted on his personal website—reflect Atlanta’s racial data, neighborhood by neighborhood and block-by-block. Host John Lemley recently sat down with Harnett to discuss just what makes these maps so fascinating—and why he made them in the first place.
A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with WABE contributor, David Lee Simmons.
Friday, May 6th - Incendies
May 13th through 19th - Blank City
Saturday, May 14th - DecaturDocs Presents Superheroes
Tuesday, May 3rd
StoryCorps Atlanta - Kate, David, & Stewart Breslin
In this week’s StoryCorps: a pivotal moment for a man and his dog. David Breslin and his wife Kate got Stewart, their golden retriever, five years ago. Back in the early days, they hit an unexpected and chilly bump. Kate Breslin begins the story.
Young Singers of Callanwolde
The Atlanta Young Singers of Callanwolde are celebrating their 35th anniversary this year. The all-youth choir, with a diverse group of members ranging from ages eight to eighteen, will be performing at the Rialto Center for the Arts this Saturday. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the Young Singers’ music director for a chat about the past, present and future of this remarkable ensemble.
Monday, May 2nd
Atlanta’s Bilingual Plays—A Trend?
Recently-released census data shows that metro Atlanta’s—and Georgia’s—Latino population grew significantly in the past ten years. At the same time that these figures were coming to light, in the month of April, three theater performances in and around Atlanta had one thing in common. They were performed either partially, or completely, in Spanish. Producer Kate Sweeney talked with those involved in all three productions, to find out why.
Local Book Events
Tuesday, May 3rd - Andrea Levy - The Long Song
Thursday, May 5th - William J Holstein - The Next American Economy
Friday, May 6th - Terra Elan McVoy - The Summer of Firsts and Lasts