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Week of 31 October 2011

Finish Before You Start in the Anything Is Possible 5K

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There are a lot of races and “fun runs” and “trots” that take place around the metro area—and a lot of people who run them. But last year, when we got word of a 5K that took place at 1:50 AM, WABE’s Myke Johns jumped—perhaps without thinking very hard—at the chance to cover it. This year’s Anything Is Possible 5K takes place at Town Center Mall in Kennesaw this Sunday, at 1:50am.


Atlanta Opera With An “Edge”

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Just in time for National Opera Week, The Atlanta Opera is offering a live sneak preview of their 2011-2012 season. “Opera with an Edge” will feature opera aficionado and long-time Atlanta Opera supporter Bob Edge, providing overviews of each of the season’s titles, and of course, performances by Atlanta Opera singers of some of the memorable musical moments to come this season. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Bob for some “conversation with an Edge.”


Thursday, November 3rd

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.


Wednesday, November 2nd

Favorite Classical Recordings, from WABE’s John Lemley & Lois Reitzes

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Throughout the day on WABE, we bring you the best in classical music. And when it comes to our very favorite selections, it’s impossible to narrow it down to one or even two. In this segment, host John Lemley sits down with Second Cup host Lois Reitzes to share some of the recordings of which they’re especially fond.


Let the Reindeer Games Begin!

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

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Christmas may not be exactly around the corner, just yet. But for those in the mood, the Center for Puppetry Arts is already gearing up for the festive season with its second annual faithful adaptation of that show featuring misfit toys, dentist elves, and of course, the most famous reindeer of all. WABE’s Kate Sweeney has more.


Tuesday, November 1st

The Sounds of HIV

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Composer Alexandra Pajak was able to find something beautiful hidden in the genetic coding of the HIV virus. She released an album called The Sounds of HIV which follows the virus’ DNA sequence from beginning to end. WABE’s Myke Johns sat down with the composer to find out more about how she derived music from the disease.


StoryCorps Atlanta: Missy & Tara Terry

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21-year-old Missy Terry suffered from childhood leukemia while both her parents were in the military. Her mother Tara now lives alone in D.C; she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. At StoryCorps, Missy asked her mother about what it was like to raise four children while her husband served overseas.


Monday, October 31st

Have Your Say: 3 Minute Spooky Fiction!

In the tradition of NPR’s “3-minute fiction” contest, we asked you to call in with your story of 3 minutes or less, starting with the line “Some people swore the house was haunted.”

Here are some of the great responses we received.

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Thanks to everyone who phoned in with their 3 minute fiction.


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.