Week of 31 October 2011
Finish Before You Start in the Anything Is Possible 5K
There are a lot of races and “fun runs” and “trots” that take place around the metro area—and a lot of people who run them. But last year, when we got word of a 5K that took place at 1:50 AM, WABE’s Myke Johns jumped—perhaps without thinking very hard—at the chance to cover it. This year’s Anything Is Possible 5K takes place at Town Center Mall in Kennesaw this Sunday, at 1:50am.
Atlanta Opera With An “Edge”
Just in time for National Opera Week, The Atlanta Opera is offering a live sneak preview of their 2011-2012 season. “Opera with an Edge” will feature opera aficionado and long-time Atlanta Opera supporter Bob Edge, providing overviews of each of the season’s titles, and of course, performances by Atlanta Opera singers of some of the memorable musical moments to come this season. WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Bob for some “conversation with an Edge.”
Thursday, November 3rd
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, November 2nd
Favorite Classical Recordings, from WABE’s John Lemley & Lois Reitzes
Throughout the day on WABE, we bring you the best in classical music. And when it comes to our very favorite selections, it’s impossible to narrow it down to one or even two. In this segment, host John Lemley sits down with Second Cup host Lois Reitzes to share some of the recordings of which they’re especially fond.
Let the Reindeer Games Begin!
Christmas may not be exactly around the corner, just yet. But for those in the mood, the Center for Puppetry Arts is already gearing up for the festive season with its second annual faithful adaptation of that show featuring misfit toys, dentist elves, and of course, the most famous reindeer of all. WABE’s Kate Sweeney has more.
Tuesday, November 1st
The Sounds of HIV
Composer Alexandra Pajak was able to find something beautiful hidden in the genetic coding of the HIV virus. She released an album called The Sounds of HIV which follows the virus’ DNA sequence from beginning to end. WABE’s Myke Johns sat down with the composer to find out more about how she derived music from the disease.
StoryCorps Atlanta: Missy & Tara Terry
21-year-old Missy Terry suffered from childhood leukemia while both her parents were in the military. Her mother Tara now lives alone in D.C; she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010. At StoryCorps, Missy asked her mother about what it was like to raise four children while her husband served overseas.
Monday, October 31st
Have Your Say: 3 Minute Spooky Fiction!
In the tradition of NPR’s “3-minute fiction” contest, we asked you to call in with your story of 3 minutes or less, starting with the line “Some people swore the house was haunted.”
Here are some of the great responses we received.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in with their 3 minute fiction.
Local Book Events
Grant Jerkins at Decatur Library Auditorium- At the End of the Road
Hugh Acheson at Barnes & Noble Buckhead- A New Turn in the South
Gregory Maguire at Bloomingdale’s Lenox- Out of Oz