City Café http://wabe.org en Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s AJC-Decatur Book Festival http://wabe.org/post/everything-you-need-know-about-year-s-ajc-decatur-book-festival <p>It’s Labor Day weekend and that means an independent book festival will soon be taking over the streets and halls of Decatur.</p> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Stephannie Stokes & John Lemley 62886 at http://wabe.org Everything You Need To Know About This Year’s AJC-Decatur Book Festival City Café on Atlanta Symphony Contract Negotiations http://wabe.org/post/city-caf-atlanta-symphony-contract-negotiations <p><a href="http://www.atlantasymphony.org/">The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra</a> has less than two weeks before the deadline on contract negotiations between the Symphony and the ASO Players’ Association. Those negotiations have been going on for over eight months now and in that time, several musicians have retired and some have taken positions with other orchestras. As all this is happening, the memory of 2012’s labor dispute is still fresh in many people’s minds. Jenny Jarvie wrote about the situation for Arts ATL and joined us to talk about the situation.</p><p></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:46:28 +0000 Myke Johns & John Lemley 62877 at http://wabe.org City Café on Atlanta Symphony Contract Negotiations Events: Taste of Taiwan, Art in the Park, and More http://wabe.org/post/events-taste-taiwan-art-park-and-more <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&nbsp;with a festival that's all about Taiwanese cuisine.</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</span></p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/totduluth">Taste of Taiwan</a></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Gabriella Watts 62770 at http://wabe.org Events: Taste of Taiwan, Art in the Park, and More Camaraderie, Aggression and Sex: Wabi Sabi at the Woodruff http://wabe.org/post/camaraderie-aggression-and-sex-wabi-sabi-woodruff <p><a href="http://www.atlantaballet.com/wabi-sabi" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wabi Sabi</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is the Atlanta Ballet's dancer-driven, modern dance troupe. They will be giving a free performance at the Woodruff Arts Center on Friday evening using the High Museum’s </span><a href="http://www.high.org/Art/Exhibitions/Mi-Casa.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;">“Mi Casa, Your Casa” exhibit</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> as the stage.</span></p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:31:35 +0000 Myke Johns 62822 at http://wabe.org Camaraderie, Aggression and Sex: Wabi Sabi at the Woodruff The Good Kind Of Jerk: Celebrating A Jamaican Culinary Tradition http://wabe.org/post/good-kind-jerk-celebrating-jamaican-culinary-tradition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For Jamaicans, jerk is no insult. It's a culinary tradition stretching back centuries to the early days of British colonial rule on the island. And it's one that can make both Caribbean natives and non-natives' mouths water.&nbsp;</span></p><p>"There were places in Jamaica that I used to go to that you'd remember it and you'd just close your eyes and think about how good it is," said Donald Roberts, the chef behind Juci Jerk in Stone Mountain.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:22:50 +0000 Stephannie Stokes 62735 at http://wabe.org The Good Kind Of Jerk: Celebrating A Jamaican Culinary Tradition StoryCorps Atlanta: Cecilia Sáenz Becerra and Taryn Jordan http://wabe.org/post/storycorps-atlanta-cecilia-s-enz-becerra-and-taryn-jordan <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cecilia Sáenz Becerra</span>&nbsp;and Taryn Jordan first met while doing political activist work in Tucson, Arizona in 2007. The two eventually began dating, and have supported each other through the coming out process. In the StoryCorps booth, Cecilia asked Taryn what it felt like the first time she told her she loved her.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:20:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 62606 at http://wabe.org StoryCorps Atlanta: Cecilia Sáenz Becerra and Taryn Jordan Avondale Estates Rebuilding Commercial Area One Small, Locally-Owned Business at a Time http://wabe.org/post/avondale-estates-rebuilding-commercial-area-one-small-locally-owned-business-time <p>The city of Avondale Estates, in DeKalb County, is talking with MARTA about leasing land to provide 150 new parking spaces in its downtown area.</p><p>So why does a small, quiet city of just 3,000 people need additional parking? There is a quiet, but active small business boom going on there.</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:48:56 +0000 Lisa George 62629 at http://wabe.org Avondale Estates Rebuilding Commercial Area One Small, Locally-Owned Business at a Time The AJC-Decatur Book Festival: Director's Picks http://wabe.org/post/ajc-decatur-book-festival-directors-picks <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The AJC-Decatur Book Festival is coming up this weekend. And in its ninth year, it will be featuring more than 600 author lectures and signings. The festival's director Daren Wang sat down with City Cafe host John Lemley&nbsp;to discuss the three authors whom he's most excited about.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 John Lemley & Stephannie Stokes 62706 at http://wabe.org The AJC-Decatur Book Festival: Director's Picks 'Like Yelp for Police:' A Conversation About Teen-Developed Watchdog App http://wabe.org/post/yelp-police-conversation-about-teen-developed-watchdog-app <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">There’s no doubt new technology follows the trends, and a smart phone app released this week is no different: It allows users to rate their experiences with police officers, and it’s created by a group of teenagers from Stone Mountain.</span></p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:46:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney & John Lemley 62542 at http://wabe.org 'Like Yelp for Police:' A Conversation About Teen-Developed Watchdog App The Archer - Audio Slideshow http://wabe.org/post/archer-audio-slideshow <p>Kyudo&nbsp;is the Japanese art of Archery. It is a Japanese martial art that has been practiced for nearly a thousand years.&nbsp; It has followers from all around the world, including right here in Atlanta. Kyudo Instructor, Ed Symmes&nbsp;has invested over 25 years of his life into the art form, and he talks about his passion here in this Atlanta Sounds.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Below is the Atlanta Sounds audio slideshow version of this story.</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeEa6mm9TzE&amp;list=UUOnqQzIl5cpiUO9-aLhhiFA</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 62575 at http://wabe.org The Archer - Audio Slideshow City Cafe on Ebola Patients' Discharge http://wabe.org/post/city-cafe-ebola-patients-discharge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two U.S. patients who were treated for Ebola have been discharged from Emory University Hospital. They had been in an isolation ward since returning from Liberia early this month and are the first patients treated for Ebola on American soil.</span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:08:48 +0000 Myke Johns & John Lemley 62547 at http://wabe.org City Cafe on Ebola Patients' Discharge Events: GarlicFest 2014, Puppet Slam, and More http://wabe.org/post/events-garlicfest-2014-puppet-slam-and-more <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&nbsp;with a daytrip to White County for GarlicFest.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.loganberryheritagefarm.com/garlic-fest">GarlicFest 2014 at Loganberry Farms</a></p><p><a href="http://www.babylandgeneral.com/visit/"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Babyland General Hospital</span></a></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Gabriella Watts 62488 at http://wabe.org Events: GarlicFest 2014, Puppet Slam, and More On This Date in 1864: A Truce Between Soldiers http://wabe.org/post/date-1864-truce-between-soldiers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today’s installment of our “Voices of 1864” series reveals a surprising moment of camaraderie between enemies.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As August wore on and Union batteries continued shelling Atlanta, there were frequent skirmishes, as soldiers on both sides dug into their trenches.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">However, when out of sight of their officers, soldiers would talk with the enemy and trade items like newspapers, combs, and tobacco.</span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:33:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney 62484 at http://wabe.org On This Date in 1864: A Truce Between Soldiers An Interview With Jazz Legend Jimmy Heath http://wabe.org/post/interview-jazz-legend-jimmy-heath <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As part of the National Black Arts Festival this year, there's a jazz concert series being held at various venues around city.&nbsp; The next one in the series features the Heath Brothers, and&nbsp;</span>WABE’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> jazz host H. Johnson recently had the opportunity to speak with one of them; Jimmy Heath. They began by discussing Heath's life in jazz.</span></p><p></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:15:26 +0000 Gabriella Watts 62440 at http://wabe.org An Interview With Jazz Legend Jimmy Heath Progress by the Pint: Atlanta's Craft Beer Renaissance http://wabe.org/post/progress-pint-atlantas-craft-beer-renaissance <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Craft beer brewing is on the rise, with nation-wide sales </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/03/18/291138908/a-cold-one-for-everyone-craft-beer-sales-surge-in-2013" style="line-height: 1.5;">jumping 20 percent last year</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> according to numbers from the </span><a href="https://www.brewersassociation.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Brewers Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, an industry trade group.</span></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:09:31 +0000 Myke Johns 62483 at http://wabe.org Progress by the Pint: Atlanta's Craft Beer Renaissance At Gwinnett County Jail, Dogs Get a Second Chance http://wabe.org/post/gwinnett-county-jail-dogs-get-second-chance <p></p><p>From the outside, Gwinnett County's Lawrenceville detention center looks just like any other jail: a multi-story concrete complex surrounded by barbed wire.&nbsp;</p><p>But inside its housing unit "One Charlie," you'll discover a scene that's hardly typical of a county jail.</p><p>That's where "<a href="http://www.jaildogs.org/">Operation Second Chance</a>" takes place. As part of the program, inmates train and provide around-the-clock care for otherwise abandoned and neglected dogs.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Stephannie Stokes 62388 at http://wabe.org At Gwinnett County Jail, Dogs Get a Second Chance StoryCorps: Bobbi Patterson and Vichon Wilborn http://wabe.org/post/storycorps-bobbi-patterson-and-vichon-wilborn <p>Bobbi Patterson has been researching her family history for years, and she has been able to trace her ancestry back many generations. She now shares this information with her relatives, including her grandchildren. In the StoryCorps booth, Bobbi told her granddaughter, Vichon Wilborn, about the person who inspired her research, her father Alf Crenshaw.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta's StoryCorps&nbsp;booth.</p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 62253 at http://wabe.org StoryCorps: Bobbi Patterson and Vichon Wilborn Synchronicity Readies a New Stage on Peachtree http://wabe.org/post/synchronicity-readies-new-stage-peachtree <p>The Atlanta theater scene has experienced a number of losses and setbacks in the past year with companies like Dad’s Garage losing their homes or, in the case of Theater of the Stars, having to shutter altogether. But there has been hopeful news recently—Dad’s is under contract for a new space and in late July, <a href="http://www.synchrotheatre.com/venue">Synchronicity Theater</a> announced they were—at long last—moving into a permanent home.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Myke Johns 62363 at http://wabe.org Synchronicity Readies a New Stage on Peachtree Author Events: James Rollins & Nimrod Frazer http://wabe.org/post/author-events-james-rollins-nimrod-frazer <p></p><p>The AJC-Decatur Book Festival's Daren Wang stopped by WABE&nbsp;studios to preview the week in Atlanta literary events. He started by telling City Cafe host John Lemley about James Rollins, author of best-selling suspense thrillers, including a bit of suspenseful music from Rollins's website to set the scene.</p><p></p><p>James Rollins will sign copies of his new book, "The Sixth Extinction," at Eagle Eye Books on August 19. Find more details <a href="http://atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=57583">here</a>.</p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:05:00 +0000 John Lemley & Stephannie Stokes 62366 at http://wabe.org Author Events: James Rollins & Nimrod Frazer The Value of Scarcity - Shopping at a Rare Book Showcase http://wabe.org/post/value-scarcity-shopping-rare-book-showcase <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On August 14,&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.acappellabooks.com/event/rare-book-showcase" style="line-height: 1.5;">A Cappella Books</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> hosted a rare books showcase—bringing together three rare and antiquarian book sellers to put some of their collections on display. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:49:48 +0000 Myke Johns 62251 at http://wabe.org The Value of Scarcity - Shopping at a Rare Book Showcase The Glass Blower - Audio Slideshow http://wabe.org/post/glass-blower-audio-slideshow <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mali Harrell has been blowing glass in a Decatur studio for just a few years, but says that in that time, she's become "completely addicted to it."&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Glass blowing is the process of heating up a molten piece of glass and then blowing air into a special pipe called a punty rod. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 David Barasoain & Dylan Fagan 41620 at http://wabe.org The Glass Blower - Audio Slideshow BBQ Festivals and Butterflies This Weekend http://wabe.org/post/bbq-festivals-and-butterflies-weekend <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, and he starts&nbsp;with three upcoming barbeque festivals.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.atlbbqfest.com/home.php">Atlanta Bar-B-Q Festival</a></p><p><a href="http://www.atlantaplanit.com/events/event.php?eid=52953">Decatur BBQ Blues &amp; Bluegrass Festival</a></p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Gabriella Watts 62058 at http://wabe.org BBQ Festivals and Butterflies This Weekend Could Explosive Growth Lead To A Southern Megalopolis? http://wabe.org/post/could-explosive-growth-lead-southern-megalopolis <p>Some say it'd be "Charlanta." Others think it should be "Atlanteigh." Whatever you end up calling it, the Southern megalopolis predicted by <a href="http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0102261">a recent study</a> certainly sounds daunting.&nbsp;</p><p>Researchers from the U.S. Geological Survey and North Carolina State University found that if urbanization in the Southeast continues as it has over the past several decades, we could have a "Southern megalopolis" stretching from Atlanta to Raleigh by 2060.</p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 John Lemley & Stephannie Stokes 62157 at http://wabe.org Could Explosive Growth Lead To A Southern Megalopolis? The Ever-Changing Cultural Meaning of Atlanta's Cyclorama http://wabe.org/post/ever-changing-cultural-meaning-atlantas-cyclorama <p></p><p>As many already know, the city's Cyclorama could be moving from its longtime home in Grant Park to a new facility at the Atlanta History Center. The move--part of a deal announced by Mayor Kasim Reed last month--now awaits the approval of the City Council.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:30:00 +0000 John Lemley & Stephannie Stokes 62117 at http://wabe.org The Ever-Changing Cultural Meaning of Atlanta's Cyclorama This Year's Living Walls is More than Murals http://wabe.org/post/years-living-walls-more-murals <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Today is the first day of the Living Walls 2014 Conference. The annual five-day event invites local and international artists to come paint the town, creating street art in neighborhoods all over the city. This year's event features 18 murals. But this year, the conference is also enlarging its focus.</p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 Kate Sweeney & John Lemley 62065 at http://wabe.org This Year's Living Walls is More than Murals Curbed Atlanta on the City's Top 10 Most Iconic Signs http://wabe.org/post/curbed-atlanta-citys-top-10-most-iconic-signs <p><a href="http://atlanta.curbed.com/">Curbed Atlanta</a> recently released a list of the 15 Most Iconic Signs in Atlanta, and it covers many familiar and historic icons throughout the city.</p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 John Lemley & Dylan Fagan 61999 at http://wabe.org Curbed Atlanta on the City's Top 10 Most Iconic Signs WonderRoot Announces Move to Building 14 Times its Current Size http://wabe.org/post/wonderroot-announces-move-building-14-times-its-current-size <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The arts organization </span>WonderRoot<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has announced a significant expansion. The nonprofit arts and service organization has occupied its current space, a 4,000-square-foot house on Memorial Drive, since 2008. </span></p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:45:32 +0000 Kate Sweeney 62053 at http://wabe.org WonderRoot Announces Move to Building 14 Times its Current Size StoryCorps: Varinder Punia and Erika Rees http://wabe.org/post/storycorps-varinder-punia-and-erika-rees <p>Varinder Punia and Erika Rees came to StoryCorps to talk about their relationship as an interracial couple. Varinder was born in India, and comes from a traditional Sikh family, while Erika comes from a Swedish-Polish family in the American Midwest. In the StoryCorps booth, the couple recalled the beginnings of their relationship.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>This story was recorded in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth.</p> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 11:40:00 +0000 Dylan Fagan 61887 at http://wabe.org StoryCorps: Varinder Punia and Erika Rees Author Events: Joe Cook, Carolyn Dingman & More http://wabe.org/post/author-events-joe-cook-carolyn-dingman-more <p></p><p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">AJC</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;- Decatur Book Festival's Daren Wang stops by to tell us about the week's literary events in metro Atlanta. He begins with a new guide to Atlanta's nearby river.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 John Lemley & Stephannie Stokes 61906 at http://wabe.org Author Events: Joe Cook, Carolyn Dingman & More Badminton - Audio Slideshow http://wabe.org/post/badminton-audio-slideshow <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When we think of fast moving shuttles, we usually don’t think of a </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">sport </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">where a shuttle is used.&nbsp; But the shuttle in a game of badminton can travel over 200 MPH.&nbsp; No, it is not the friendly backyard BBQ game of our youths here; we’re talking about people with special rackets, shoes and love of a sport that actually started in India in the 1800s. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:15:00 +0000 David Barasoain & Dylan Fagan 61816 at http://wabe.org Badminton - Audio Slideshow