On March 6, 2015, the popular NPR series "The TED Radio Hour" launches a new collection of episodes, featuring more talks from the TED series. Each week, the program collects TED talks that have common themes--from creativity to the source of happiness. Host Guy Raz spoke with WABE's Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer on the February 27, 2015 edition of "A Closer Look." Among other things, Raz spoke about his favorite TED talk, by Ken Robinson on kids and creativity. You can hear that here.
In 1947, siblings Dr. Nathaniel H. Bronner Sr., Arthur E. Bronner Sr. and Emma Bronner began teaching cosmetology at Atlanta's Butler Street YMCA. That first year 300 people came to the Bronner Bros. Trade Show to see beauty seminars and the new products on sale.
Over her three-decade career working with AIDS patients, Jacque Muther has amassed a lot of related T-shirts. As she prepares to retire, she's commissioned Juanita Williams to craft them into a keepsake quilt.
In June of 1987, a small group of people gathered in San Francisco, California. They feared history would soon forget their friends and loved ones who were quickly dying of AIDS.
Members of that group came up with a collective idea ─ make a quilt. Many now know it as the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. It has more than 48, 000 panels, and it is housed and cared for here in Atlanta.
Now that it’s tax season, the number of attempts by scam artists to steal a taxpayer’s identity, or con people into paying money that they don’t owe, has increased dramatically.
Recently, Dottie Callina ─ manager of communications with the Better Business Bureau serving metro Atlanta, Athens and northeast Georgia ─ talked with WABE's Steve Goss about how to protect yourself from a tax season scam.
At the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site, you'll find the original Ebenezer Baptist Church. It’s where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his first sermon and where he would serve as co-pastor until his assassination in 1968.
Today, it’s no longer a place of worship, but a place where people can learn about the legacy of Dr. King. Sometimes it’s also where visitors can experience what it might have been like to hear the civil rights leader while he was alive.
Taylor Branch wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning book, ''Parting the Waters'' that was the first in a trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement.
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On this Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we'd like to present an encore broadcast of a conversation with renowned historian Taylor Branch that first aired two years ago.
His Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Parting the Waters" was the first in a trilogy chronicling the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, that also included the titles, "Pillar of Fire" and "At Canaan's Edge."
Hank Klibanoff is the director of the journalism program at Emory University, where he is one of the professors teaching a course investigating civil rights cold cases here in Georgia. Klibanoff, himself, is also a member of the broader Civil Rights Cold Case Project that’s looking into cases across the South.
City Cafe began on Feb. 2, 2009 with a few jaunty notes and host John Lemley welcoming listeners to the noon hour for a mix of classical music and stories and interviews which took a look at the artistic and cultural life of Atlanta.
The Cafe is closing for good on Jan. 9, and we are taking this week to look back at our favorite stories. All of us on the City Cafe staff would like to thank you for listening.
WABE has a lot to offer. Of course we've got 90.1 FM, and then there's online streaming, HD radio, the WABE app, and three different channels to choose from. But don't fret! Let us show you how it works.
2014 has proved to be another busy year for both City Cafe and the city of Atlanta. Our reporting has taken us to rooftops, through forests, and into the lives of seemingly ordinary folks with extraordinary stories. As this year ends and the new one begins, we present some of our favorite features of '14.
At the turning of the year, we're getting a second listen to some of the more memorable 2014 interviews from "The 5:44 with Denis O'Hayer" on All Things Considered.
Early in the year, former NPR All Things Considered co-host Michele Norris won a Peabody Award from the University of Georgia, for her self-funded work, "The Race Card Project." It invites people to submit 6-word phrases or sentences, describing their experiences and impressions of race in America.
WABE is pleased to announce exciting changes occurring on 90.1 FM beginning on Jan. 12, 2015. In addition to developing 25 hours of new programming, we are expanding our local news, arts and cultural coverage and hiring new journalists and producers to bring you the best in local programming.
WABE is investing in what listeners have told us they want most: news and information, arts and culture and what’s happening right here in Atlanta.
Here’s what’s happening with some of WABE’s prominent hosts:
In 1914, around Christmas, British, German and French soldiers were fighting their first winter of World War I, when something unexpected happened along the Western Front. In many places, soldiers stopped shooting at each other. Some even met their enemy in the no man's land between the trenches, sharing gifts and playing soccer.
That brief moment of piece in an otherwise bloody conflict has come to be known as the Christmas Truce. And, this December, people from the three European countries are celebrating its hundredth anniversary.
Anyone who made a big move while still young can attest to the challenges it presents. The change can uproot you from school, your friends and familiar surroundings. Youth Radio’s Anna Poznyak recently experienced such a move and wrote this commentary.
Anna Poznyak is a student at Grady High School. Her commentary was produced by Youth Radio.
Earlier this year, the Army discovered toxic vapor in several homes near Fort Gillem. The former Army base is in Clayton County. It used to serve as a maintenance facility, and hazardous chemicals were routinely buried on its grounds. Now there’s a debate about whether the Army is to blame for the unhealthy air.
Maria Saporta, seen here, says recent protests related to the Michael Brown case were more peaceful than those following the Rodney King verdict. Saporta says those protests, more than twenty years ago, were a wake-up call to Atlanta.
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.
But you don't have to go to Jamaica to find it. Jerk chefs like Donald Roberts of Juci Jerk are cooking up the specialty right here in Atlanta, as we learn in this Atlanta Sounds.
You can find the longer version of our story about jerk cooking here.