Week of 22 February 2010
Friday, February 26th
All week we’ve been asking listeners, “What’s an object you treasure and why?” Here’s what some people had to say.
Here are a few web-exclusive responses we couldn’t fit into the noon hour.
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Thanks for the many great responses to this week’s “Have Your Say.”
All Things Active
John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports and other energetic events.
Thursday, February 25th
In 1901, playwright Thorton Wilder wrote Our Town. You might remember the play from high school productions of the past, but here’s a quick refresher: Our Town is made up of episodes of everyday life in the small town of Grovers Corners. Many of these vignettes follow the character Emily, from her teenage years, to her marriage, and finally, her eventual death. Through these events, Wilder examines the importance of appreciating our fleeting time here on earth.
Atlanta Journal Constitution
AJC “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
Thursday, February 25th - Concerto Competition Finals
February 23rd through March 7th - The Three Billy Goats Gruff & Other Tales
February 25th through March 7th - Who’s There?
Friday, February 26th - Concordia Choir
Wednesday, February 24th
The Big Read
Zora Neale Hurston’s novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God, was chosen as the book for this year’s Big Read event in Atlanta. The Big Read was started back 2004 by the National Endowment for the Arts to get more people “to pick up a good book,” in the words of the NEA. Host John Lemley spoke with freelance writer Jeanne Bonner, who shared more about the program.
Paste magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday, February 23rd
Storycorps - Love
Lillie Love and Anthony Knight are facilitators at the StoryCorps booth here at WABE. When they began working together last October they got better acquainted by having a conversation in the StoryCorps Booth. In this segment, Anthony asks Lillie about the directions her life has taken in her 52 years.
Women + War
Women + War is a play that uses the true stories of women in our city who have lived through conflict to cast new light on the wartime experiences of soldiers, refugees, activists and bystanders alike. Originally written and staged by Atlanta’s Synchronicity Theater back in 2005, the show has been streamlined, revised and is back for a second run. WABE’s Myke Johns headed to a rehearsal for a look at the show.
Monday, February 22nd
Black History Month
Black History Month is now in full swing and the Atlanta Fulton Public Library System is celebrating in a big way. The Library’s Kelly Robinson tells us how.
Local Book Events
Tuesday, February 23rd - Margaret Atwood - Year of The Flood
Thursday, February 25th - Polly Hovarth - Northward to The Moon
Thursday, February 25th - Haider Al-Kabi - Flower of Flame: Unheard Voices of Iraq