Week of 16 May 2011
Friday, May 20th
Have Your Say - Lesson Learned
All week we’ve been asking listeners to phone in and tell us what what lessons they learned outside of class.
Here are some of the great responses we received.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Thursday, May 19th
This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison
Atlanta Journal Constitution “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around the city this week.
Saturday, May 21st - Canton Festival of the Arts
Sunday, May 22nd - Tunes from the Tombs
Through June 5th - A Grand Night for Singing
Margaret Mitchell Apartment
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With the Wind. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel has since been translated into over forty languages for a readership that continues to grow.
Here at home, the Atlanta History Center has preserved Margaret Mitchell’s apartment. WABE’s Myke Johns paid them a visit to see where the enduring novel was written.
Wednesday, May 18th
Georgia History - Atlanta’s Great Fire of 1917
Ninety four years ago, on May twenty-first, a warehouse fire on Atlanta’s east side caused the Great Fire of 1917. We met up with Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University at the historic Fire Station #6 on Auburn Avenue, which stood directly in the path of the destruction to learn more about the extent of the conflagration.
The Atlanta History Center’s archives have some fascinating images of the aftermath of the disaster.
Fools for Love
Now on stage at True Colors Theatre is Sam Shepherd’s Fool for Love, a gritty play about a 20-year old dysfunctional relationship between two dynamic individuals. Playing these two are none other than Kenny Leon and Jasmine Guy. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with the actors turned directors turned actor-directors for a chat about this production.
Tuesday, May 17th
StoryCorps - Zoï¿½ Levin, Martin Levin, & Jennifer Goebel
Martin Levin grew up during the Great Depression and remembers his family losing just about everything. Still, Martin went on to be successful, first as a teacher and serving in the army and then eventually running world-wide publishing houses. Now, at 92, Martin is still working. He told his story to his adult granddaughters Zoï¿½ Levin Crowe and Jennifer Goebel.
For the last 20-years Mike Luckovich has been drawing editorial cartoons for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. His cartoons have garnered wide praise and at times deep criticism. But his work is noticed. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in both 1995 and 2006. WABE’s David Barasoain produced this profile.
Monday, May 16th
Stone Mountain Carving Caretaker
If you happen to be one of the many visitors to Stone Mountain Park this summer you might notice that the carving on the side of mountain looks a bit cleaner these days. The Confederate Memorial Carving, as it’s known, features three confederate leaders of the Civil War. In order they are Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson. WABE’s David Barasoain introduces us to the man whose job it is to clean the carving.
Local Book Events
Tuesday, May 17th - Tom Franklin - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
Wednesday, May 18th - David Zierler - Invention of Ecocide
Thursday, May 19th - Emily Giffin & Laura Dave