Week of 9 January 2012
Friday, January 13th
Have Your Say - Your Moment in the Spotlight
This week we asked about the story of your “fifteen minutes of fame.”
Here are some of your responses.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Thursday, January 12th
Food with Helen: The Small Plate “Diet”
The holidays are officially long-gone, and many of us are making every effort to cut back on holiday-sized meals, too. That’s why we first decided to talk with with food-writer Helen Cauley about “small plates”—a popular way that many restaurants in Atlanta and beyond are serving up a variety of smaller portions, rather than one big entree. The concept of small plates sprang from the Spanish tradition of tapas. Here, host John Lemley and Helen discuss both—along with guest star Hector Santiago of Pura Vida. A warning: It turns out these small bites are rarely so diet-savvy, after all. But they can be delicious.
WABE’s Kate Sweeney produced this story.
Small plates are available in a multitude of metro restaurants right now. Here are a few mentioned in this story:
Eclipse de Luna
This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison
The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Shane Harrison talks about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.
Wednesday, January 11th
OnStage Atlanta Delivers 40 Weeks
A first pregnancy can make for a tense time, but for Mark and Angie, the main characters in OnStage Atlanta’s production of 40 Weeks, their upcoming “blessed event” is just one of many stresses that test the limits of their marriage. Playwright Michael Henry Harris and director Topher Payne paid us a visit to talk about this comedic drama.
40 Weeks opens Friday, January 13th and runs through January 28th. Tickets and info can be found here.
11th Annual Fiction Contest Winner Announced; The ‘Loaf Throws a Math Party
Atlanta’s weekly paper, Creative Loafing, is known for its features and commentary, but also for its appreciation of the literary arts. CL holds an annual short-story contest for readers, each year with a different theme. On Thursday, the paper throws a party at the Highland Inn Ballroom with readings from this year’s winners and a bevy of events showcasing Atlanta’s jumping literary scene.
Host John Lemley sat down with Creative Loafing’s cultural editor Debbie Michaud, to talk about the contest, the party, and how to write a good story about math.
Tuesday, January 10th
StoryCorps Atlanta: Richard & Gwen Davies
Richard Davies grew up in a fairly areligious household in the 1950s—but then ended up spending his career as a United Methodist minister in Indiana. At StoryCorps, Richard told his daughter, Gwen, that the spiritual life was not always part of his plan—-but he always felt like he was seeking something.
Dr. Martin Luther King at Ebenezer Baptist
How did Martin Luther King’s preaching at Ebenezer Baptist Church allow him to try out passages and themes that would later become famous in his renowned Civil Rights speeches? This is the discussion in this segment, in which John Lemley and Dr. Tim Crimmins take a stroll in King’s footsteps, down Auburn Avenue. Dr. Crimmins is Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University.
Monday, January 9th
Local Book Events
John Green at Little Shop of Stories- The Fault in Our Stars
Ellis Avery at Decatur Library- The Last Nude
Heather Donahue at Pizzeria Vesuvius- Grow Girl
Picasso to Warhol… and Everything In Between
The city of Atlanta has some fascinating out-of-town visitors, and you can visit them at the High Museum, at Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters. Containing around one hundred works by some of the most iconic artists of the 20th century, the collection is a collaboration between the High and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, which is lending these works. WABE’s Lois Reitzes and producer Myke Johns went down to the gallery to take it all in.