Week of 8 March 2010
Friday, March 12th
Georgia History: Appeal For Human Rights
On March 9th, 1960, students from the Atlanta University Center Colleges took out a full page ad in the Atlanta Constitution titled An Appeal for Human Rights which attacked legalized segregation and gave notice of protests to follow.
We sat with City Café regular Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University for a look at Atlanta’s first volley in the Civil Rights movement.
What WABE Means To You
All week we’ve been asking listeners “What does WABE means to you?” Here are some of the listeners that phoned in.
We thank you for the many great responses to this week’s ‘Have Your Say’.
Thursday, March 11th
The Alliance Theatre is doing a larger-than-life production of the Disney’s Mulan, the story of a spirited young girl in ancient China, where ancient tradition and family honor reign supreme.
Kate Sweeney stopped by to talk with host John Lemley about the musical.
This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison
The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around Atlanta this week.
March 11th through March 14th - Georgia Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Saturday, March 13th - 128th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival
Friday, Marth 13th - Cobb Symphony Orchestra
March 13th & March 14th - Forsythia Festival
Wednesday, March 10th
Davey the Bamboo Plant
Springtime is finally within sight, and this is good news to just about everyone, especially those who enjoy gardening. Here at WABE, we also appreciate plants—Well, most of the time. A bamboo plant in the newsroom nicknamed Davey was clearly in need of some TLC, so WABE producers David Barasoain and Rose Scott decided to take the plant to Habersham Gardens, a local nursery a stone’s-throw away from the station.
Since we originally aired this story last year, Rose is happy to report that Davey is thriving in his new home. For some tips on caring for bamboo plants, click here.
Paste magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday, March 9th
StoryCorps - Robinson
Amelia Platts Boynton Robinson is 99 years old, and 45 years ago this week she tried to march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, along with hundreds of other people protesting for equal rights for African-Americans. In conversation with Genise Kemp Brown, Amelia told the story of the march, which started off at a church.
To read even more about Ms. Boynton Robinson and her StoryCorps Atlanta experience, and to view a powerful photo of her on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, click here.
A look at the city’s cinematic offerings with arts journalist David Lee Simmons.
Monday, March 8th
History of Little Five Points
Little Five Points is an Atlanta neighborhood that’s known for its extraordinary eclecticism—but it’s also imbued with a rich history. A new book, The Highs and Lows of Little Five: A History of Little Five Points, chronicles that past. We spoke with author Robert Hartle, Jr. in the most appropriate of places, right in the heart of Little Five itself. He began by explaining the neighborhood’s humble origins.
Local Book Events
Monday, March 8th - Valerie Boyd - Wrapped in Rainbows: The Life of Zora Neale Hurston
Monday, March 8th - Lee Smith - Mrs. Darcy and the Blue-Eyed Stranger
Friday, March 12th - Jeff Garlin - My Footprint