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Week of 20 February 2012

Friday, February 24th

Have Your Say - What’s Your All-Time Favorite Movie Music?

This week we asked you to call in and tell us about your favorite movie music.

Here are some of the great responses we received.

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


Thursday, February 23rd

City Cafe Takes the Pollen Count

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The unseasonably warm weather has caused some plants to start blooming prematurely, causing unusually high pollen counts for the month of February. That got us wondering who actually counts pollen…and how. WABE’s Myke Johns tracked down the one place in Metro Atlanta that does it, the Atlanta Allergy & Asthma Clinic up in Marietta.


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, February 22nd

The Guthman Brings the (Creative) Noise to Georgia Tech

The brainstem cello and its co-inventor, Richard Logan Greene

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A partially-edible toy piano. A keyboard whose keys move in-and-out as well as up-and-down. Those wishing to see strange new instruments like these, among others, flocked to last week’s Margaret Guthman Competition, hosted by Georgia Tech. Now in its fourth year, the competition annually attracts inventors from around the world to present apparatuses that challenge the very idea of what music-making means.

WABE’s Kate Sweeney went, and brought back this report.

Check out the winners of this year’s Guthman Competition. For more photos and a movie of Martin Rille and his suit of music samples, visit City Cafe’s Facebook page.


High Museum: The Art of Golf

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A new exhibit at The High Museum of Art is designed to appeal to both the artistically curious and the sports enthusiast. The exhibit is called “The Art of Golf,” and WABE’s David Barasoain has this report.


Tuesday, February 21st

StoryCorps Atlanta: Christina Gross & Jennifer Swope

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77-year-old Christina Gross grew up in North Dakota, and never planned to leave. But then a job opportunity beckoned her husband. At StoryCorps, Christina told her granddaughter, Jennifer Swope, how it all started—when her husband went on a trip east.


Reel Atlanta

Reel Atlanta

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


Monday, February 20th

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 Comes to the Puppetry Stage

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The year is 1952, and a little girl and her family are making a cross-country drive to visit family. But in the days of the Jim Crow South, a simple trip away from home could prove dangerous for minority Americans. That’s the subject of a play now on the stage at the Center for Puppetry Arts. Ruth and the Green Book is based on the children’s book of the same name, by Calvin Ramsey. WABE’s Kate Sweeney went to the premiere, and sat down to tell us about it.