Week of 26 September 2011
Friday, September 30th
Have Your Say - Big Whoppers
This week we asked about the best—or worst—lies that listeners ever told.
Here are some of the great responses we received.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Oakland’s “Sunday in the Park” Parties Like it’s 1899
This Sunday, Atlantans will have the opportunity to step back into the 1800s, as Historic Oakland Cemetery celebrates its 32nd annual Sunday in the Park, a festival celebrating all things Victorian, and all things mortuary. Host John Lemley went for a walk through Oakland’s 48 acres with executive director David Moore and Director of Volunteers and Special Events, Mary Woodlan. WABE’s Kate Sweeney produced this story.
More Great Epitaphs of Oakland Cemetery
She had the honey of kindness, the salt of wit and the leaven of cheerfulness.
Adelene Adair Field
He was not perfect but snowy wings cover his faults.
David L. Cook
Her roots run deep in Georgia’s red soil.
Ellen Hillier Newell Bryan
A life so full heaven had to wait. Gone fishing. Wilburn “Tennessee” Ryder
Papa wait at the head of the stairs I’m coming
Edwin Jones Bacon, only son of Oliver Bacon
Warm summer sunshine kindly here
Warm southern wind blow softly here
Green sod above lie light, lie light
Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.
Alexander Duncan Grant
Behold, how she loved
Betty Hoyt Savill
Thursday, September 29th
Atlanta’s Food Scene : A Slow Food Weekend
Field of Greens Festival
Host John Lemley sits down with food writer Helen Cauley to discuss the latest in the metro area’s rich and varied culinary delights. In this segment, Helen and John discuss Atlanta’s slow food and farm-to-table movements—and some options over the next few days that highlight them. WABE’s Kate Sweeney produced this story.
This Week’s Best Bets from Shane Harrison
The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Shane Harrison talks about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.
Wednesday, September 28th
Beltline Lantern Parade
This Friday, Castleberry Hill will be hit by a nighttime spectacle: a lantern parade following the Atlanta Beltline from Peters to Elliot Street. WABE’s Myke Johns marched along with the festivities last October, when hundreds of participants lit up the Reynoldstown portion of the corridor.
Johns Homestead — On the Road to Recovery
On Lawrenceville Highway outside of Tucker, there is an old house that’s derelict and falling down with age just next door to Rehoboth Baptist Church and across the street from Rehoboth Cemetery. The house doesn’t look like much, so you’d be forgiven for not realizing that it’s among the oldest homesteads in DeKalb County.
The Johns Homestead was built by John B. Johns around 1820. The DeKalb County Natural Resource Management Office acquired the land in 2004, so Host John Lemley met with Dave Butler, who works with the Office, to talk about the county’s plans for the property. The two were also joined by Harry Powell with the Tucker Historical Society to find out more about the original land owner. For more information on the Rivers Alive cleanup this Saturday, click HERE. WABE’s Myke Johns produced this story.
Tuesday, September 27th
StoryCorps Atlanta: Remi & Audrey Matthews
Remi Matthews is 14 years old, and school isn’t what he’s most passionate about. His mother, Audrey Matthews, is curious about what Remi thinks about when he does consider his future.
Academy Theatre Production Divides By Four
So a new age-er, a tennis pro, a real estate mogul and a rabbi walk into an apartment. It’s not the set-up for a joke, but the premise of the Academy Theatre’s current production, Divided Among Themselves. In this work, the father of four estranged daughters leaves his living will with Samantha, who is a rabbi. The audience is then locked in with four sisters and over a half-million dollars in question. Here, WABE’s Myke Johns sits with the theater’s Artistic Director Robert Drake to get deeper into this boiler-room parlor drama.
Monday, September 26th
Fall Planting with the “Garden Geek”
Fall is here, and in the garden, that means it’s planting time. There’s an entire family of vegetables that are ideal for sowing in the cooler months. In this segment, horticulturist and self-described “garden geek” Geri Laufer joins us in the garden to plant some broccoli, cilantro, and garlic—and to give us a few tips for fall planting. WABE’s Kate Sweeney produced this story.
More cold-tolerant veggies and herbs that do well in Atlanta’s mild climate:
lettuce, spinach, kale, swiss chard, collards, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, beets, radishes, onions, parsnips, carrots, garlic, coriander, parsley, violas, pansies, calendula, chives
Local Book Events
John Inscoe at Tucker-Reid H. Cofer Library- The Civil War in Georgia
Tom Friedman- That Used to Be Us
Martha Southgate at Auburn Avenue Research Library - The Taste of Salt