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Week of 12 September 2011

Friday, September 16th

Have Your Say - Lunch Date

This week we asked our listeners: With which person, living or dead, would you most like to have lunch?

Here are some of your responses.

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Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.


Thursday, September 15th

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.


CORE Dance Company’s 25th Anniversary

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There has been quite a buzz around town lately about Atlanta’s dance scene. You may have unwittingly caught an outdoor performance by gloATL or Dance Truck. This week’s Creative Loafing features a cover story on some of the innovative new ways that artists are finding new audiences for dance. This weekend, CORE, one of the city’s long-established dance companies is celebrating an important anniversary with free performances of two brand new works. WABE’s Myke Johns paid a visit to CORE’s iconic blue building on Decatur Square.


Wednesday, September 14th

The Georgia Rambler

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It was just over a year ago that public radio listeners coast-to-coast first met Charles Salter, when he spoke with Ira Glass on This American Life. In the 1970s, journalist Charles Salter wrote a column for the Atlanta Journal called “Georgia Rambler.” He’d get into his car, head out to some small town, and ask around until he found a story. Recently, Mr. Salter dusted off some of those columns from the late 1970s, and brought them together in book form. That book, The Georgia Rambler has just come out, and we sat down with the author for a chat about his rambling days.


Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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


Tuesday, September 13th

StoryCorps Atlanta: Richard Rhodes & Dave Hayward

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74-year-old Richard Rhodes has been working for gay rights in the South for decades, and he was the first openly gay chairman of the Dekalb County Democratic Party. Working alongside him for many years has been fellow activist Dave Hayward. At StoryCorps, Dave began the conversation by asking Richard about growing up in Florida in the 1940s and ’50s. This story was recorded in partnership with Touching Up our Roots.


Georgia Shakespeare’s Final Bow? In-Depth with Martha Dalton

Host John Lemley goes in-depth with WABE’s Martha Dalton. Martha’s been followings Georgia Shakespeare, as it finds itself struggling to stay afloat in the current economy. The theater company is launching a “Save the Theater” campaign to try to avoid losing the spotlight for good.

Here first, is Martha Dalton’s original report.

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John Lemley’s conversation with with Martha about how the current economy has shaken Georgia Shakespeare and other metro theater companies—and what they’re doing about it:

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Monday, September 12th

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.


Green Book

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“The Green Book” referenced in the title of Theatrical Outfit’s current production was an actual book—a travel guide for African Americans published between 1936 and 1964, which informed travelers where they could stay, buy gas, eat and shop during the Jim Crow era. The play The Green Book is a world premier for Theatrical Outfit, and for playwright Calvin Alexander Ramsey. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Ramsey to talk about what the green book meant to the scores of African Americans who were travelling by car for the first time.