Week of 3 August 2009
Thursday - August 6, 2009
The Radio Story: Throat Cancer
When Georgia native Tina Long found out she had throat cancer 11 years ago, it seemed like the end of her lifelong dream of playing the bassoon. And it was. But in today’s edition of our occasional series, The Radio Story … Tina now tells what music has emerged following her bout with cancer.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC Best Bets writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Wednesday - August 5, 2009
Nagouchi Playscapes Rennovated
The Nagouchi Playscapes, a one-acre playground in Piedmont Park, was recently renovated and reopened to the public.
But as Philip Graitcer explains, the Nagouchi Playscape is more than just a playground.
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday - August 4, 2009
Late last year Mercer University Press released “Sacred Places: A Guide to the Civil Rights Sites in Atlanta, Georgia.” This tour book was written by Harry LeFever, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Spelman College, and Michael Page, geo-spatial librarian at Emory University. Sacred Places is organized around four walking and driving tours of places both famous, and long-forgotten in our city’s Civil Rights struggle.
WABE’s Morning Edition host, Steve Goss, spoke with Harry Lefever in December of 2008. You can listen to that extended interview here.
A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist, David Lee Simmons.
Monday - August 3, 2009
The High Museum of Art has been displaying large scale high quality photos of people at the beach. The photographs were taken over a four year period from a single location in Hawaii. The photos are unique because they’re from a birds eye view of people swimming or sunbathing. Recently WABE’s David Barasoain spoke with the photographer Richard Misrach about his work.
Local Book Events
Monday, August 3rd - James Braziel - “Snakeskin Road”
Tuesday, August 4th - George Dawes Green - “Ravens”
Thursday, August 6th - Judson Mitcham “A Little Salvation”