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The Book Lover's Holiday Gift Guide

12/22/2014
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Just about every Monday, Daren Wang of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival joins us to talk about books. This time, instead of highlighting authors coming to...

Duration: 00:04:49


New Trail Will Cut A PATH Through Buckhead

12/19/2014
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If someone tells you soon that they’re going to take a walk down 400, they won’t mean taking a stroll down the highway. That’s because the Buckhead...

Duration: 00:06:25


No More Moonshine: Meet Atlanta's First Legal Distillery Since Prohibition

12/19/2014
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This story originally aired on Oct. 28. Starting today, you can find Old Fourth Distillery vodka in select stores, restaurants and bars around Georgia....

Duration: 00:06:35


"The Entire World Being Holy" - A Celtic Christmas in Atlanta

12/17/2014
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The arts of the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Appalachian holiday traditions will take the Rialto stage this weekend for Celtic Christmas. WABE's John...

Duration: 00:05:19


Wilbur G. Kurtz: The Man Behind The History In "Gone With The Wind"

12/15/2014
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Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Atlanta premiere of the film "Gone with the Wind." The movie, directed by David Selznick , was based on Margaret...

Duration: 00:06:04


Christmas Lights On Monroe Drive

12/15/2014
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You’ve likely seen Christmas light displays that really stand out. Such is the case at the home of Paul Medlock just behind Piedmont Park on Monroe...

Duration: 00:05:28


Remembering The WWI Christmas Truce 100 Years Later

12/12/2014
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In 1914, around Christmas, British, German and French soldiers were fighting their first winter of World War I, when something unexpected happened...

Duration: 00:05:35


The Wild Story Behind The Children's Classic "Wild Things"

12/8/2014
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In this story we learn some very little known facts about the classic picture book "Where the Wild Things Are." Pioneering children’s writer and...

Duration: 00:05:09


"Not Just About The Steps" - The Nutcracker At Georgia Ballet

12/5/2014
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Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker is a holiday tradition and we have numerous options here in Atlanta for those hoping to catch a performance. This...

Duration: 00:06:04


Bringing "Gone With The Wind's" Premiere To Atlanta Was A Complicated Proce

12/4/2014
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This month marks the 75th anniversary of the premier of "Gone With the Wind" in Atlanta. Hollywood stars descended upon the city for a week of...

Duration: 00:06:16


George Takei On Life and a Sci-Fi Spectacular

12/2/2014
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George Takei was in town last weekend. He became famous for his role on Star Trek as Mr. Sulu - helmsman of the USS Enterprise. He was here to narrate ...

Duration: 00:03:28


Exploring Cheshire Bridge Road's Hidden Creek And History

12/1/2014
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Today, the Cheshire Bridge Road corridor is known for being, well, diverse. It’s a mix of decades-old businesses and, in more recent years, adult...

Duration: 00:05:16


Roswell Memorial Remembers Area's Cherokee History

11/26/2014
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This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears, which was the forced relocation of Native Americans from their land. Before their removal,...

Duration: 00:04:49


From Inter-Town Rivalries To Chain Gangs: The History Behind The Dixie High

11/24/2014
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Today, you can get just about anywhere in the U.S. by hopping on an interstate. But back in the early 1900s, the idea of traveling across the country by...

Duration: 00:06:12


Author Events: Bill Roorbach & George Weinstein

11/24/2014
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Daren Wang of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival dropped by to share this week's upcoming literary events. He highlighted readings with Bill Roorbach and...

Duration: 00:03:59


Gordon Parks' Photographs Tell a 'Segregation Story' at The High

11/21/2014
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A new photography exhibition opened at the High Museum of Art this week. It’s called Segregation Story, and the photos are by Gordon Parks. He was the...

Duration: 00:05:50


Author Martin Goldsmth on Following in 'Alex's Wake'

11/11/2014
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Martin Goldsmith is the former host of the show Performance Today, but he is also a writer of non-fiction. For his latest book, Alex’s Wake, Goldsmith...

Duration: 00:05:09


City Cafe on WABE Ebola Documentary

10/29/2014
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Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m., the WABE newsroom will be presenting their documentary The Ebola Outbreak: Atlanta’s Response. This special presentation...

Duration: 00:05:33


No More Moonshine: Meet Atlanta's First Legal Distillery Since Prohibition

10/28/2014
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In the early 1900s, as the temperance movement took hold in Georgia, Atlanta's last distillery, R. M. Rose Co., packed up and left the city. Now, more...

Duration: 00:06:35


Author Events: Mike Stobbe, Edward J. Larson & More

10/27/2014
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The AJC-Decatur Book Festival's Daren Wang stopped by WABE studios to fill us in on the literary events happening around Atlanta. This week, he...

Duration: 00:05:06

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