City Cafe http://wabe.org en Budget-Friendly Events http://wabe.org/post/budget-friendly-events-29 <p></p><p>The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Features Editor Shane Harrison shares a few of the more budget-friendly events happening around Atlanta this week, &nbsp;and he begins with an event that's part of our occasional day tripper series -- a series which highlights places just outside the metro Atlanta area.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.explorecornelia.com/">Apple Blossom BBQ Festival in Cornelia, GA</a></p><p><a href="http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=51193">Eggstravaganza at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center</a></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 56003 at http://wabe.org Budget-Friendly Events The End Point and the Journey in SAÏAH's "Terminus" http://wabe.org/post/end-point-and-journey-sa-ahs-terminus <p><span style="font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: normal;"><a href="http://www.saiah.org/">SAÏAH&nbsp;</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://www.saiah.org/">International</a> is an Atlanta-based theater company known for both adaptations of classic works and for non-traditional staging. True to form, their latest production--titled <em>Terminus--</em>takes Richard Adams’ novel </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Watership Down (</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">yes, the one about the rabbits) and sets it in the American Civil War. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:13:19 +0000 Myke Johns 55903 at http://wabe.org The End Point and the Journey in SAÏAH's "Terminus" Books with Daren Wang http://wabe.org/post/books-daren-wang-28 <p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 55844 at http://wabe.org Books with Daren Wang Betty and Dupre: The Atlanta Murder Case that Riveted the Nation's Attention http://wabe.org/post/betty-and-dupre-atlanta-murder-case-riveted-nations-attention <p></p><p>The song inspired by the case of Betty Andrews and Frank Dupre has kept the famous 1922 Atlanta murder trial &nbsp;from fading from memory. &nbsp;</p><p>In his new book, "Hanging the Peachtree Bandit--The True Tale of Atlanta's Infamous Frank Dupre" (The History Press, 2014), author <a href="http://www.georgiacenterforthebook.org/Events/show.php?id=683">Tom Hughes</a> revisits the crime, the trial, and the execution that captured newspaper headlines for months. &nbsp;</p><p>(the version of "Betty Told Dupre" included in this interview performed by Teddy Grace, 1939)</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:39:00 +0000 Steve Goss 55373 at http://wabe.org Betty and Dupre: The Atlanta Murder Case that Riveted the Nation's Attention Tips for Thrifty Gardening http://wabe.org/post/tips-thrifty-gardening <p>Spring is here, and as we see more green on the trees, horticulturist Geri Laufer gives us some tips for seeing more green in our pockets, too. Here are some tips from Geri on thrifty gardening.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">web bonus</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Geri gives us even more money-saving pointers.</span></p><p></p><p>Have some thrifty gardening tips of your own? Share them on our <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CityCafewithJohnLemley">Facebook page</a>!</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 17:30:45 +0000 Kate Sweeney & John Lemley 55743 at http://wabe.org Tips for Thrifty Gardening Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences http://wabe.org/post/broadway-director-kenny-leon-opens-theater-doors-new-audiences <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Stage director Kenny Leon got his start at Atlanta’s own Alliance Theater, and today, he is one of the most sought-after creative talents on Broadway, even if he isn't a household name. He's guided Denzel Washington and Viola Davis to Tony Awards in a Tony-winning revival of August Wilson's&nbsp;<em>Fences</em>, he directed Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett in <em>The Mountaintop,&nbsp;</em>and he's got two Broadway shows opening within three months of each other. NPR’s Jeff Lunden has this profile.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:47:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney 55663 at http://wabe.org Broadway Director Kenny Leon Opens Theater Doors To New Audiences Budget-Friendly Events http://wabe.org/post/budget-friendly-events-28 <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Features Editor Shane Harrison shares a few of the more budget-friendly events happening around Atlanta this week, &nbsp;and he starts with a couple of outdoor activities just in time for the spring season.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://gastateparks.org/event/153072?c=4581644">Spring Butterfly Hike at Panola State Park</a></p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 55662 at http://wabe.org Budget-Friendly Events A New Face in Tellus' Fossil Gallery http://wabe.org/post/new-face-tellus-fossil-gallery <p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:150%"><span style="font-size:14.0pt; line-height:150%">The <a href="http://tellusmuseum.org/">Tellus Science Museum</a> up in Cartersville has a new dinosaur on display. It’s a cast of a triceratops skull—and for those of you who haven’t brushed up on your paleontology recently, that’s the large plant-eating creature with the three horns protruding from its face and the bony frill around its head. We made the trip out there and Julian Gray, the curator at Tellus, was kind enough to take us “backstage” before the skull went out on display. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:01:47 +0000 Myke Johns 55612 at http://wabe.org A New Face in Tellus' Fossil Gallery Honor and Revenge: Charles McNair on 'Pickett's Charge' http://wabe.org/post/honor-and-revenge-charles-mcnair-picketts-charge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>As part of their ongoing commemoration of this year’s 150th anniversary of the Battle of Atlanta, the Cyclorama this week hosts <a href="http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=55294">a reading by novelist Charles McNair</a>.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">McNair will read from his second novel,&nbsp;<em>Pickett’s Charge</em>. </span></p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney & John Lemley 55599 at http://wabe.org Honor and Revenge: Charles McNair on 'Pickett's Charge' Kevin Young on his New Collection, 'Book of Hours' http://wabe.org/post/kevin-young-his-new-collection-book-hours <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>Multiple-award winning poet Kevin Young reads from his new book <em>Book of Hours</em>&nbsp;tonight at the Carter Presidential Library and Museum Theater. Young’s eighth poetry collection finds him at a personal place, chronicling his grief following the death of his father, his sense of wonder following the birth of his son, and the echoes that pass between one event and the other.</p><p>WABE’s Lois Reitzes sat down with Kevin Young to talk about the book and the life events that led him to write it.</p><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:45:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney & Lois Reitzes 55479 at http://wabe.org Kevin Young on his New Collection, 'Book of Hours' Books with Daren Wang http://wabe.org/post/books-daren-wang-27 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.decaturbookfestival.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">AJC - Decatur Book Festival’s</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Daren Wang drops by to fill us on the week’s literary events, and starts with&nbsp;a book that delves deep into the world of espionage.</span></p><p></p><p></p><h1 style="padding: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.75em; border: 0px; font-family: helvetica, sans-serif; vertical-align: baseline; line-height: 1; color: rgb(51, 102, 153);">&nbsp;</h1><p></p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 55404 at http://wabe.org Books with Daren Wang Featured Film Explores Going Green in Death http://wabe.org/post/featured-film-explores-going-green-death <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>There were four dedicated green burial cemeteries in the nation in 2007, according to the Green Burial Council. By last year, that number had jumped—to 40.</p><p>Green burial is “eco-friendly” interment, with no embalming, vaults, or anything that doesn’t biodegrade completely. (WABE did <a href="http://wabe.org/post/visit-honey-creek-woodlands">this story</a> a couple of years back on Honey Creek Woodlands, a green burial cemetery in Conyers.)</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:48:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney 55370 at http://wabe.org Featured Film Explores Going Green in Death The Stories Behind "Everyday Things" http://wabe.org/post/stories-behind-everyday-things <p>Right now at The Museum of Design Atlanta, there's an exhibition that focuses on objects you might take for granted: things like paper clips, egg cartons and post-it notes. It’s called “Hidden Heroes: The Genius of Everyday Things,” and it features 36 objects displayed inside individual shadow boxes. Each one tells the story of how these commonplace items came to be. We recently visited MODA to learn more, and we spoke with their Executive Director, Laura Flusche.&nbsp; She began our tour by talking about – of all things – ear plugs. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 55348 at http://wabe.org The Stories Behind "Everyday Things" Budget-Friendly Events http://wabe.org/post/budget-friendly-events-27 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Features Editor Shane Harrison shares a few of the more budget-friendly events happening around Atlanta this week, including an event that includes an Atlanta playwright who has received national acclaim for his work.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=55352">Designing Women Live 8 at&nbsp;OnStage Atlanta</a></p><p><a href="http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=56138">The Found Footage Festival at The Earl</a></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 17:12:46 +0000 Jenny Ament & Dylan Fagan 55318 at http://wabe.org Budget-Friendly Events 'Please Touch.' The Braille Art of Kenn Kotara http://wabe.org/post/please-touch-braille-art-kenn-kotara <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>An exhibit at the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art this month showcases work that focuses on vision—both the art and science behind sightedness and blindness. "<a href="http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=55566">Optic Chaism</a>" features artists and scientists inspired by the topic, including artist Kenn&nbsp;Kotara. WABE’s Kate Sweeney visited to take in-depth look at one of Kotara's pieces &nbsp;that explores the many meanings behind sight and understanding.</p><p>It’s called “Un Dia Comienza.”</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 16:50:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney 55258 at http://wabe.org 'Please Touch.' The Braille Art of Kenn Kotara Clarence Harrison: Life 20/20 http://wabe.org/post/clarence-harrison-life-2020 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Clarence Harrison spent nearly 20 years in prison for a crime that he didn’t commit.&nbsp; Advancements in DNA processing helped prove him innocent, and in August of 2004, he was freed. Just days later, he married his wife, Yvonne. Today we're revisiting his story, and have an update. 10 years after our first interview,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">parts of his life are being told through song with the help of local musician, Melanie </span>Hammet<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Here are the two parts of Clarence Harrison's story.</span></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:00:00 +0000 David Barasoain 55219 at http://wabe.org Clarence Harrison: Life 20/20 I-85 and 400 Joined At Last http://wabe.org/post/i-85-and-400-joined-last <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 150%; vertical-align: baseline; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;"><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 14pt; line-height: 150%;">The commute around North Atlanta is expected to get a little easier in the near future. Flyover ramps have been constructed to connect I-85 and 400 in either direction. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:35:51 +0000 John Lemley 55192 at http://wabe.org I-85 and 400 Joined At Last Tappin' Through Life with Maurice Hines http://wabe.org/post/tappin-through-life-maurice-hines <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maurice and Gregory Hines are world-famous, award-winning dancers. </span><a href="http://www.mauricehines.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Maurice</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">—the elder brother—is known for his Broadway performances in </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Guys &amp; Dolls</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Sophisticated Ladies</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and many others. </span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:17:50 +0000 John Lemley 55126 at http://wabe.org Tappin' Through Life with Maurice Hines Books with Daren Wang http://wabe.org/post/books-daren-wang-26 <p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 55125 at http://wabe.org Books with Daren Wang Impermanence - Painting With Sand at Emory http://wabe.org/post/impermanence-painting-sand-emory <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Emory University has been celebrating “Tibet Week,” a program of the </span><a href="http://www.tibet.emory.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Emory-Tibet Partnership</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> which aims to bring together the best of the Western and Tibetan Buddhist intellectual traditions. One of the features of the week has been an ongoing art project in which monks paint a </span>mandala<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;using colored sand.</span></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:44:55 +0000 Jenny Ament 55024 at http://wabe.org Impermanence - Painting With Sand at Emory NPR's Cokie Roberts Discusses New Children's Book http://wabe.org/post/nprs-cokie-roberts-discusses-new-childrens-book <p><em>Morning Edition</em> contributor Cokie Roberts spent ten years as NPR’s congressional correspondent. But her life in politics didn’t begin there. Her parents were Congresswoman and ambassador Lindy Boggs and Congressman Hale Boggs, who served both as House Majority Leader and as a member of the Warren Commission.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:49:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney & John Lemley 52815 at http://wabe.org NPR's Cokie Roberts Discusses New Children's Book City Cafe Takes the Pollen Count http://wabe.org/post/city-cafe-takes-pollen-count <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As spring weather has finally emerged in the Metro area,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;allergists from the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.atlantaallergy.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Atlanta Allergy &amp; Asthma Clinic</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">have been taking in notably high pollen counts.&nbsp;</span>on March&nbsp;10<sup>th</sup>, the pollen count jumped to 944<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:08:28 +0000 Myke Johns 15211 at http://wabe.org City Cafe Takes the Pollen Count StoryCorps: Brian Chapin & Susan Fassnacht http://wabe.org/post/storycorps-brian-chapin-susan-fassnacht <p>This is a story about chance, and how, sometimes, sheer luck brings us into some of the most powerful moments of our lives.</p><p>The Fassnacht and Chapin families are currently dear friends who celebrate many holidays together. But it was a dramatic event that first introduced Susan Fassnacht to Brian Chapin in 2007.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This story was brought to you in partnership with the Atlanta History Center and the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the American Red Cross.</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney & Lauren Waits 54687 at http://wabe.org StoryCorps: Brian Chapin & Susan Fassnacht Books with Daren Wang http://wabe.org/post/books-daren-wang-25 <p></p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 54688 at http://wabe.org Books with Daren Wang Match Day at Emory http://wabe.org/post/match-day-emory <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Each year graduating medical school students face “Match Day.” It’s the day when these students find out where they will be ‘matched’ for their residency – a time when each will be trained in their chosen field of medicine.&nbsp;Match day happens at medical schools across America each year on the </span>3<sup>rd</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Friday of March at the same exact time.&nbsp;</span>WABE’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> David </span>Barasoain<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> had a first-hand look at match day last Friday at Emory University Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 David Barasoain 54775 at http://wabe.org Match Day at Emory "Maybe Superhuman" - Robotic Prosthetic Drumming at Georgia Tech http://wabe.org/post/maybe-superhuman-robotic-prosthetic-drumming-georgia-tech <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here's a story of technology helping a musician overcome adversity. When Jason Barnes lost his right arm in 2012, that might have been the end of his drumming career. But Professor Gil Weinberg at Georgia Tech's </span><a href="http://www.gtcmt.gatech.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Center for Musical Technology</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has built Jason a robotic arm. Now, he can not only play the drums again, but the prosthesis will collaborate with him while he does.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Myke Johns 54669 at http://wabe.org "Maybe Superhuman" - Robotic Prosthetic Drumming at Georgia Tech Spring Planting: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere! http://wabe.org/post/spring-planting-flowers-flowers-everywhere <p>After a long winter, spring is finally here.&nbsp; And so we’re returning to a visit we paid to horticulturist Geri Laufer to do some spring planting. In this visit, we really got our hands dirty, as she showed us the do’s and don’ts of planting flowering shrubs.</p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:40:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney 17280 at http://wabe.org Spring Planting: Flowers, Flowers Everywhere! Small Matters: RNA http://wabe.org/post/small-matters-rna <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’ve ever been swimming you might know the feeling of trying to overtake the person in the next lane. &nbsp;As you swim beside them, the urge to pass motivates you to push beyond what you thought was possible. It turns out this human drive to compete isn’t confined just to the swimming pool — it also happens in the lab.</span></p><p>Audio for this story may be found <a href="http://smallmatters.org/?project=our-chemical-origins-two-views-on-how-life-began">here</a>.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 David Barasoain 54421 at http://wabe.org Small Matters: RNA Budget-Friendly Events http://wabe.org/post/budget-friendly-events-25 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Features Editor Shane Harrison shares a few of the more budget-friendly events happening around Atlanta this week, including a festival perfect for the first weekend of spring.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.exploregeorgia.org/listing/5311-conyers-cherry-blossom-festival">Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival</a></p><p><a href="http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=54821">Whales: Giants of the Deep at </a><a href="http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=54821">Fernbank</a></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 54559 at http://wabe.org Budget-Friendly Events Small Matters: Cancer http://wabe.org/post/small-matters-cancer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sometimes people find their passion early in life and&nbsp;don't&nbsp;stray from the course. &nbsp;This story is about just such a person, and what her devotion might mean for the rest of us.&nbsp;Ari Daniel reports for us now in his series this week called </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Small Matters</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 David Barasoain 54422 at http://wabe.org Small Matters: Cancer