Week of 5 April 2010
Friday, April 9th
All Things Active
John Lemley talks to WABE’s Rose Scott about the coming week in sports.
Thursday, April 8th
Remembering Hank Aaron’s Atlanta Home Run
On this day in 1974, almost 54,000 people packed into Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium to see the Braves take on the Los Angeles Dodgers. Walter Banks was there that day. Banks is a VIP usher at Turner Field who rarely misses a game, and in this Atlanta Sounds Long Play, he recounts witnessing a piece of baseball history.
This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison
Atlanta Journal Constitution “Best Bets” writer Shane Harrison talks about what’s going on around the city this week.
Wednesday, April 7th
In Decatur, Children’s Storytime Gets Poetic
April is National Poetry Month, a time set aside each year to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. The celebration is not just for the grown-ups. WABE’s Myke Johns recently attended a poetry reading for children at Decatur’s Little Shop of Stories, where Terra McVoy was introducing a new generation to verse. Terra is a young adult novelist and Assistant Programming Director of the Decatur Book Festival.
Paste magazine’s Kevin Keller stops by to tell us what’s happening this weekend in Atlanta’s independent music scene.
Tuesday, April 6th
WABE’s Lois Reitzes Interviews A.O. Scott
Renowned film reviewer A.O. Scott’s work has appeared in Newsday, the New York Review of Books and Slate. Today he is film critic for the New York Times, and recently, he sat down with WABE’s Lois Reitzes to discuss the role of today’s arts critic. Contemporary social media levels the playing field for the would-be citizen-journalists and cultural critics—and in a world in which anyone can publish himself on the internet, is there a need for official reviewers of books, art, and film?
Perhaps unsurprisingly, A.O. Scott thinks so, and in this conversation, he talks about why.
Storycorps - Dembrosky
Now, for latest installment in StoryCorps Atlanta. Poland native Manya Dembrosky was just a baby when Nazis came and expelled the Jews from her town during the Holocaust. When she finally made it to the shores of New York more than a decade later, she was determined to forget. But these days