Week of 15 February 2010
Friday, February 19th
Valerie Jackson on Thomas Mullen
Thomas Mullen’s new novel, The Many Deaths of the Firefly Brothers, is a journey through the world of a pair depression era bank robbers, who wake up in the morgue after apparently being killed in a shootout with police. And the story only gets more fantastic from there.
Mullen is the guest on tonight’s airing of Between the Lines and earlier, host John Lemley spoke with that show’s host Valerie Jackson, about the author, his book and what she came away with from their interview.
All week we’ve been asking listeners “What are your winter stories?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.
City Cafe would like to thank all callers who phoned in their answers.
Thursday, February 18th
Trees Atlanta Arbor Day
Tomorrow is Arbor Day in Atlanta, but this year also marks the anniversary of the nonprofit conservation group Trees Atlanta. Earlier, we spoke with the organization’s Cheryl Kortemeier about what Trees Atlanta has in store for tomorrow’s celebration. We began by asking her to explain why National Arbor Day is at the end of April, while Georgia’s Arbor Day is in February.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Wednesday, February 24th - Designing Women LIVE!
February 18th through 27th - Frankenstein
Monday, February 22nd - Opera 101
Saturday, February 20th - Meehan/Perkins Percussion Duo
Wednesday, February 17th
Paste Magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist David Lee Simmons.
Saturday, February 20th - Angel of Mine
Saturday, February 27th - The Beaches of Agnes
Friday, February 26th - Film Love presents Martin Scorsese
Friday, February 26th - Oscar Nominated Short Films
February through March - TCM presents “31 Days of Oscar”
Tuesday, February 16th
The High’s Horse
If you’ve been by the High Museum of Art recently, odds are you couldn’t help but notice one of their latest works—a huge, nearly 30-foot horse, a replica of one that Leonardo da Vinci originally made out of clay over 500 years ago. His idea was eventually to use the large model to make a similar bronze sculpture, but that never came to be. WABE’s David Barasoain has more on the High’s horse and visitors’ reactions to it.
StoryCorps Atlanta - Adler
Local doctor Laurent Adler has been grieving his mother, Holocaust survivor Marie Rose Adler, since her death in January. Through his medical knowledge he was able to help relieve her suffering before she died, but it was too late to restore their fractured relationship. He told his wife Deblina Datta the story. This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta International School.
Monday, February 15th
Georgia History: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
On February 15th 1925, Atlanta mayor Walter Simms accepted the offer of a five-year lease on an abandoned racetrack south of the city. This established what is today known as Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.
Recently, host John Lemley spoke with Dr. Tim Crimmins about the history of the nation’s busiest airport. Dr. Crimmins is the director for the Center on Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University.
He began by asking Dr. Crimmins what led up to the city’s purchase of the airfield.
Local Book Events
Wednesday, February 17th - The Big Read Kick-Off: Harlem Renaissance Celebration
Tuesday, February 16th - Ru Paul - Workin’ It
Saturday, February 20th - Woody Holton - Abigail Adams