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Week of 30 May 2011

Friday, June 3rd

Have Your Say - The Veterans in Your Life

In light of Memorial Day, we asked you to Have Your Say on the veterans in your life - family, friends, or even fellow servicemen.

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, June 2nd

This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison

Access Atlanta

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Shane Harrison talks about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.


Looking Back: The Orly Plane Crash

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This week marks an historical date for the city of Atlanta. 49 years ago, a chartered Air France Boeing 707 headed for Atlanta crashed on take-off at Orly Airport in Paris, killing the 130 people on board. More than 100 of the passengers were from Atlanta. WABE’s David Barasoain has this remembrance.


Wednesday, June 1st

Georgia History - Grady Memorial Hospital’s Opening Day

Host John Lemley and Dr. Tim Crimmins

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On June 1st, 1892, Grady Memorial Hospital opened to the public. The original building is still there; today it houses Grady’s Human Resource department. We met with Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University, to learn more about the beginnings of one of Atlanta’s longest-operating hospitals.

Dr. Crimmins will present “Shades of Gray: Stone Mountain & the Changing Landscape of Atlanta Memorials” as part of Stone Mountain Park’s Summer Lecture Series in Memorial Hall on June 9th at 7:00 pm.


Classical Revolution ATL

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In 2006, San Francisco’s Revolution Café birthed a movement that took chamber music out of the concert halls and into some surprising venues. The Classical Revolution movement has since spread around the globe. Here in Atlanta, Classical Revolution ATL offers public performances throughout the metro area, giving a wide swath of audiences the opportunity to enjoy some music, sip a drink, and even jam along. Host John Lemley spoke with co-directors William Johnston and Jessica Sherer.


Tuesday, May 31st

StoryCorps Atlanta - Daniel & Joe Rice

Major Daniel & Joe Rice

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Major Daniel Rice has been in the Army for 16 of his 37 years. He has spent time deployed in Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan, among other places, but as a child growing up in Tucker, he was small, and a late bloomer. His dad, Joe Rice, started the conversation.


Monday, May 30th

Food with Helen: Memorial Day Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burger

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It’s Memorial Day, and that means the start of cook-out season. In this era in which the hamburger has become haute restaurant cuisine, food writer Helen Cauley and Host John Lemley cook up a different kind of burger—a turkey burger so good, John says, you may never go back to beef.

Mike’s Turkey Burgers Yields: 10 servings

Ingredients

2 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 Tbsp Garlic, chopped

1 Pound Sauteed Mushrooms, sliced
1 bag Spinach, cleaned

2 Tbsp Dry Sherry

2.5 pounds Turkey, ground
6 oz Bread Crumbs, fresh
1 Egg
3 Tbsp Mixed Italian Herbs, chopped: Chives, Oregano, Basil, Rosemary
2 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1/2 tsp White Pepper

3 Tbsp Butter
10 Slices Provolone
10 Brioche Buns or Kaiser Rolls, toasted

Directions

  1. Saute garlic, mushrooms and spinach in olive oil. Deglaze pan with sherry. Simmer 2 minutes. Reserve.
  2. Gently combine all additional ingredients including reserved saute mixture.
  3. Form into 10 even sized patties.
  4. Lightly coat griddle in butter and sear both sides of the patties until evenly browned.
  5. Finish patties in 350 degree oven on a aluminum foil lined sheet tray until internal burger temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  6. Prior to serving, top with provolone cheese and melt.
  7. Slice and toast lightly buttered brioche bun or kaiser roll. Serve with choice of toppings.

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, May 31st - Dr. R. Kirby Godsey - The Passage

Thursday, June 2nd - Mary Doria Russell - Doc