Week of 21 November 2011
Wednesday, November 23rd
Have Your Say: What are you Thankful For?
This week we asked what you’re thankful for this holiday season.
Here are some of the great responses we received.
Thanks to everyone who phoned in this week to Have Your Say.
Tuesday, November 22nd
StoryCorps Atlanta: Ann Kibathi, Vincent, & Victor Ndungu
Kenyan immigrant Ann Kibathi works as a nurse. She’s also a single mother, to twin 14-year-old sons Vincent and Victor Ndungu, as well as an older daughter. At StoryCorps, she told her sons about the person who made an extraordinary impact on her life.
This story was recorded in partnership with 100 Black Men of Atlanta.
Thanksgiving on the Town
Don’t feel up to roasting that turkey this year? No worries. Food writer Helen Cauley joins host John Lemley to talk about some Atlanta restaurants serving up Thanksgiving feasts this year.
Monday, November 21st
Atlanta Sound: The ASO’s Tom Sherwood
The WABE radio series Atlanta Sounds is designed to showcase some of the most interesting places and people in Atlanta. Each of the stories is short, about thirty seconds long. But from time to time, we run across a person who’s so interesting we bring you an additional few moments with them. Such is the case with this profile of the principle percussionist for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Tom Sherwood. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has his biography here, but some listeners might recall that City Café featured his work during the summer performance of SONICPalooza.
New Strategy to Fight Homelessness: Fitness
Groups that fight homelessness in Atlanta have long employed a variety of approaches. Now, a nonprofit group from Philadelphia is trying something new. WABE’s Charles Edwards has the story—and then Charles and host John Lemley discuss, in-depth, the thinking behind this novel tactic.