City Café Archive

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12:32 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. At Ebenezer Baptist

We take a walk down Auburn Avenue in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Atlanta, GA – John Lemley dives in a page from Atlanta History with Dr. Tim Crimmins, who's Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University. They take a trip down Auburn Avenue in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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City Cafe
9:44 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Best of 2011: Skelly Holmbeck, Paul Pelham, and Thomas Pelham

A mother and her sons consider how the toughest moments in their lives together have changed them.

Atlanta, GA – We're looking back to some of our favorite StoryCorps-Atlanta stories of this year. Here's a conversation from January 2011?between Skelly Holmbeck and her sons, Paul Pelham, aged 10 and Thomas Pelham III, aged 12. The three moved to Florida after Skelly's divorce, but came to Atlanta's StoryCorps booth for this conversation.

Skelly started it off.

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City Cafe
4:31 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

This Week's Best Bets from Shane Harrison.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.

Atlanta, Ga – - Joe Gransden at Eddie's Attic

- Chabad Georgia's Chanukah on Ice in Centennial Park

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City Cafe
1:53 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

Georgia History: Our State Capitol

Dr. Tim Crimmins talks about the how Atlanta became Georgia's capitol city

Atlanta, Ga – In December of 1867, a convention of delegates from around Georgia gathered in Atlanta to write a new Constitution for the State.

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City Cafe
1:50 pm
Thu December 22, 2011

City Cafe Have Your Say: Christmas Wishes

You Had Your Say on the gifts you most treasured as a child

Atlanta, Ga – As Christmas day approaches, you or maybe your children may be thinking about that special something they're hoping for this year. This week, City Caf? asked you to Have Your Say on a special gift that you most wanted to receive as a child.

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City Cafe
3:34 pm
Wed December 21, 2011

City Cafe: Old-Time Radio Takes the Stage

Marietta's Theater on the Square presents The 1940s Radio Hour, a stage-comedy about a ragtag radio theater company from that golden era.

Atlanta, GA – The day of radio dramas like Tales of the Texas Rangers and Fibber McGee and Molly may be long past. But for more than two decades, with one hiatus, Marietta's Theater on the Square has presented The 1940s Radio Hour, a stage comedy about a ragtag radio theater company from that golden era.

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City Cafe
4:21 pm
Tue December 20, 2011

Maryann Gillespie, Audra Macon, and Liddy Chatham

A holiday favorite: The truth about cold winter days collecting money in front of malls.

Atlanta, GA – For this week's StoryCorps Atlanta, we return to a seasonal favorite. Anthony Knight interviewed a trio of Salvation Army Bell Ringers. 79-year old Maryann Gillespie, her granddaughter Audra Macon, and their friend, Liddy Chatham had volunteered for ten years. Maryann began the conversation.

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City Cafe
11:38 am
Tue December 20, 2011

City Cafe: Coca-Cola and Santa on Canvas

We find out more about an exhibit that explores the role of Coca-Cola, in creating the image of Santa that we hold today.

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City Cafe
9:52 am
Tue December 20, 2011

City Cafe: Coca-Cola and Santa on Canvas

We find out more about an exhibit that explores the role of Coca-Cola, in creating the image of Santa that we hold today.

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City Cafe
2:09 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

City Cafe: Local Book Events

Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.

Atlanta, GA – - Storytelling at Little Shop of Stories- The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

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City Cafe
10:46 am
Mon December 19, 2011

City Cafe: Georgia History - Henry Grady

We meet Dr. Tim Crimmins downtown for a closer look at Henry Grady?the man, and the memorial.

Atlanta, GA – For the December 23rd anniversary of the death of Atlanta Constitution editor Henry Grady, we went downtown to see the statue erected in his honor and to meet with Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University.

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City Cafe
10:09 am
Mon December 19, 2011

City Cafe: Georgia History - Henry Grady

We meet Dr. Tim Crimmins downtown for a closer look at Henry Grady?the man, and the memorial.

Atlanta, GA – For the December 23rd anniversary of the death of Atlanta Constitution editor Henry Grady, we went downtown to see the statue erected in his honor and to meet with Dr. Tim Crimmins, Director of the Center for Neighborhood and Metropolitan Studies at Georgia State University.

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City Cafe
4:18 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

City Cafe: Christmas Lights

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about the remarkable light displays in your neighborhood. Here are some of your best picks.

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City Cafe
11:59 am
Fri December 16, 2011

City Cafe: Christmas Lights

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about the remarkable light displays in your neighborhood. Here are some of your best picks.

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City Cafe
2:41 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

This Week's Best Bets from Shane Harrison.

City Cafe
11:38 am
Thu December 15, 2011

The AIDS Memorial Quilt at MODA

The epic and the intimate on display

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City Cafe
11:23 am
Thu December 15, 2011

This Week's Best Bets from Shane Harrison.

City Cafe
1:08 pm
Wed December 14, 2011

City Cafe: The Accidental Slaveowner

Detail from the quilted art work, "Unravelling Miss Kitty's Cloak," created by artist Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier and the members of Grace United Methodist Church in Covington, Georgia.
Photograph: Mark Auslander

We hear about a new book that deals with the 160-year old debate surrounding the myth of the "accidental slaveowner."

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City Cafe
4:46 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

City Cafe: The Sound of Music

We head up to the Strand Theatre, to find out more about Atlanta Lyric's production of The Sound of Music.

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City Cafe
2:13 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

City Cafe: The Sound of Music

We head up to the Strand Theatre, to find out more about Atlanta Lyric's production of The Sound of Music.

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City Cafe
12:26 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

LaHouse & Wetzel

Leading the way in a landmark case for equal pay for equal work.

Atlanta, GA – Earlier this year, Sandra Wetzel LaHouse retired, after working in insurance claims for a number of decades. Her 31-year-old son John knew his mother had achieved some remarkable accomplishments before his birth. He brought her to StoryCorps to hear the details.

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City Cafe
12:55 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

City Cafe: Celtic Christmas 2011

Local musicians set the stage in a unique Atlanta Christmas celebration whose roots go back hundreds of years.

Atlanta, GA – Celtic Christmas, An Atlanta Tradition will hold his show at Presser Hall at Agnes Scott College this Saturday. It's the 19th year that the group has pulled together what they call 'a rare union of the secular with the spiritual and featuring many of the region's most revered traditional instrumentalists, singers and dancers'.

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City Cafe
10:12 am
Mon December 12, 2011

City Cafe: Local Book Events

Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.

Atlanta, GA – - Sharon Draper at Atlanta-Fulton Southwest Branch- Tears of a Tiger

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City Cafe
9:23 am
Mon December 12, 2011

City Cafe: Local Book Events

Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.

Atlanta, GA – - Sharon Draper at Atlanta-Fulton Southwest Branch- Tears of a Tiger

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City Cafe
3:03 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

City Cafe: On the Same Page

A community reading program?that asks the tough questions.

Atlanta, GA – A community-wide reading program based in the Decatur bookstore Little Shop of Stories, is wrapping up this week. Since it started in September, "On the Same Page" has had hundreds of area children and adults reading the 1961 children's novel The Phantom Tollbooth. WABE's Kate Sweeney thought the phenomenon warranted some looking into.

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City Cafe
11:57 am
Thu December 8, 2011

City Cafe: Early Music Celebrates Holiday Serenity

We slow down and enjoy the early music of the holidays with Atlanta Schola Cantorum and the Camerata Theater.

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City Cafe
11:53 am
Thu December 8, 2011

City Cafe: Close Encounters with the Santa Kind

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about your memorable moments with Jolly Old St. Nick. Here are some of your responses.

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City Cafe
11:50 am
Thu December 8, 2011

This Week's Best Bets from Shane Harrison.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA – - Lights of Life at Life University

- Gift of Lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway

- Atlanta Boy Choir Christmas Concerts

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City Cafe
9:39 am
Thu December 8, 2011

City Cafe: Early Music Celebrates Holiday Serenity

We slow down and enjoy the early music of the holidays with Atlanta Schola Cantorum and the Camerata Theater.

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City Cafe
9:28 am
Thu December 8, 2011

This Week's Best Bets from Shane Harrison.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA – - Lights of Life at Life University

- Gift of Lights at Atlanta Motor Speedway

- Atlanta Boy Choir Christmas Concerts

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