Week of 13 June 2011
Friday, June 17th
Have Your Say - Fatherly Advice
All week we’ve asked listeners to phone in and tell us what their father was right about all along.
Here are some of the great responses we received.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Thursday, June 16th
Canoeing the Hooch
Georgia’s Chattahoochee River sometimes suffers the strange fate of being thought of more as an historic battlefield than a natural wonder. This summer however, the “Hooch,” as it’s lovingly known, is rekindling old friendships and winning new fans through a program sponsored by the Chattahoochee Nature Center. The invitation is simple: “Take a river adventure in Atlanta’s backyard.” Host John Lemley and producer Scott Casavant accepted the offer and boarded a canoe with one of the center’s river guides, Alicia Evans.
This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison
The AJC’s Shane Harrison tells us about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.
Wednesday, June 15th
Ice Cream Social
First designated by former President Ronald Reagan in 1984, July is National Ice Cream Month, a time when we take a moment, and a spoon, to honor that creamy frozen treat. There’s perhaps no better way to celebrate than with a good old-fashioned ice cream social, and this Saturday will mark the fifth such social hosted by the Peachtree Road Farmer’s Market. We visited last year’s social for a sample. Produced by Scott Casavant.
Robert W. Woodruff Legacy
A new exhibit is hoping to shed light on a name most Atlanta residents have heard of—but may not know why. Robert Woodruff was a businessman, a philanthropist and a very private person. “The Life and Legacy of Robert W. Woodruff,” at Emory University Library’s Schatten Gallery, hopes to bring more perspective to a name. WABE’s David Barasoain has this look.
Tuesday, June 14th
StoryCorps Atlanta - Evans
37-year-old Greg Evans had always been healthy. Then, two years ago, he experienced sudden stomach problems. The doctor told Greg and his wife, Nadine Evans, the diagnosis: stage-four colon cancer that had spread to Greg’s liver. Greg and Nadine are hopeful, but know the odds are against them. At StoryCorps, Greg started the conversation. This story was recorded in partnership with Jack and Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation.
A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with WABE contributor David Lee Simmons.
Monday, June 13th
Arts Funding in Atlanta
Of the 100 largest cities in the United States, Atlanta ranks fourth in number of arts-related businesses per capita, and second, in the number of arts-related employees—according to Americans for the Arts, a national public policy agency. Some are saying that funding for the arts, however, is not keeping up with the city’s creative talent. And this has been a bone of contention among advocates, as Susan Mittleman reports.
Local Book Events
Daren Wang of the Decatur Book Festival and verb.org talks about local book events.
Brooke Gladstone at Decatur Library - The Influencing Machine
Paul Hudson and Lora Mirza at Georgia Perimeter College - Atlanta’s Stone Mountain
Eric Litwin and James Dean at Decatur Library - Pete the White Cat: I Love My White Shoes