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Week of 16 January 2012

Friday, January 20th

Garden “Geek:” Creating a Backyard Wildlife Habitat

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Host John Lemley pays a rainy-day visit to the backyard of horticulturist Geri Laufer, who gives some tips on creating a certified wildlife habitat at home. WABE’s Kate Sweeney produced this segment.

Want to Attract Native Georgia Birds and Butterflies? Geri recommends planting…
Berry bushes(blueberries, holly, beauty berries, nandina) for mockingbirds
Purple Coneflower and black-eyed Susans for Goldfinches
Milkweed for Monarch Butterflies
Parsley for Black Swallowtail Butterflies

In this web bonus, Geri gives some do’s and don’ts for establishing birdhouses for bluebirds.

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Have Your Say - Spur of the Moment Decision

This week we asked about a spur of the moment decision you made that changed the course of your life.

Here are some of your responses.

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


Thursday, January 19th

Harlem Comes to Atlanta with History Center’s Apollo Theater Exhibit

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The Apollo Theater has been a beacon of African-American culture for the better part of a century. Its stage in Harlem has launched the careers of countless performers—many of whom originated here in Georgia. It’s with that nod toward the South’s contribution to popular music that the Atlanta History Center is hosting the exhibit “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing: How the Apollo Theater Shaped American Entertainment”. WABE’s Lois Reitzes paid the Center a visit, and got a tour from historian and curator Gordon Jones.


This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison

Access Atlanta

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


Wednesday, January 18th

CL’s $20 Dinners: Shaun Doty

photo by James Camp

Top chefs on a shoestring budget. That’s part of the thinking behind “20 Dollar Dinners,” Creative Loafing’s series in which writer Wyatt Williams interviews Atlanta chefs to find out what makes them tick—while they create a meal the reader can duplicate at home for 20 bucks or less.

This week, Wyatt invited us to record while he cooked and talked with chef Shaun Doty. Then he visited our studios to talk with host John Lemley about the experience—answering important questions, like: How the heck do you make schnitzel at home without a meat mallet?

(Hungry yet? Here are the recipes Shaun Doty prepared.)

WABE’s Kate Sweeney produced this story.

Part 1:

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Tuesday, January 17th

StoryCorps Atlanta: Marian Jackson & Jennifer Falk

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56-year-old Marian Jackson is president of People First of Georgia, an advocacy group for individuals with disabilities. Growing up, she lived with her grandparents. Both were field hands, and neither knew how to read. For a long time, Marian didn’t either. She told her story to Jennifer Falk.

This story was recorded in partnership with TASH, a disability advocacy organization.


Monday, January 16th

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.


Radio Story: Remembering the Funeral of Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Our occasional “Radio Story” series features the firsthand stories from the lives of people in and around Atlanta. Here’s one from author Jessica Handler, about a public event that happened in Atlanta in 1968, that left a permanent impact on her.