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Salmon with a Garlic and Herb Butter

Ingredients:

  • 4 salmon fillets (4-6 oz pin bones removed and trimmed with the skin on)
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil (such as canola)
  • Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 Tbsp Kerrygold Garlic and Herb butter
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • ½ small red onion (very thinly sliced)
  • Small bunch of watercress

Instructions:

To prepare the salmon, using a sharp knife score the skin and season the fillets with salt and freshly ground pepper.

Judith McLoughlin's Recipe For Crispy Kale Salad

Mar 16, 2017

Crispy Kale Salad

Serves:  4 side salads

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ tbsp. red wine vinegar (or other variety)
  • 1 ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of freshly cracked pepper and kosher salt
  • Squirt of honey
  • 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 large kale leaves, de-stemmed and chopped
  • ¼ cup Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar, grated
  • 1 carrot, ribboned or shredded
  • ¼ cup radicchio, shredded
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • Handful of sunflower seeds

Instructions:

Jerry Leiber, right, and Mike Stoller have written hits like "Jailhouse Rock."
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Even if you don't know the names Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, you surely know their body of work. 

The songwriting duo is behind hits by Elvis Presley, Ben E. King, Johnny Cash, and other giants of R&B, country, and early rock and roll. The Bremen Museum and Theatrical Outfit are honoring their legacy in a show called "Baby That is Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Leiber/Stoller Era."

Horizon Theatre, Nobody Loves You, reality TV musical
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Characters must find love in “Nobody Loves You,” a reality TV musical by Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses. The musical will be at Atlanta's Horizon Theatre with performances starting tomorrow and running through April 30.

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Center for Puppetry Arts, World Puppetry Day
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It might not be on your calendar, but World Puppetry Day is next Tuesday.

The Center for Puppetry Arts is celebrating this weekend with a bounty of free events along with its usual programming.

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“Puppetry is a place where everyone can find a home,” Aretta Baumgartner, the Center’s Education Director, said in an interview with Lois Reitzes. “We’re hard-wired to tell stories through objects.”

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Thursday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

rapping teacher, bad and boujee video empowers students
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At Edwards Middle School in Rockdale County, one teacher’s lessons have gone viral because of an uncommon method he uses to engage students.

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Eighth  grade social studies teacher David Yancey uses the tunes and beats to songs like “Bad and Boujee” by Migos and Adele’s “Hello” to cap off lessons about American history. 

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People with pollen problems won't be breathing easy over the next month or so. 

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“Today there is definitely a lot of tree pollen, even the pine pollen is starting to come out now as well as juniper pollen," David Redding, an Atlanta-based allergy physician, said.

Welcome To The High Museum, Where Life Is Impermanent

Mar 16, 2017
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Visitors taking in “Hourglass,” artist Daniel Arsham’s new exhibition at the High Museum of Art, will note that Arsham, until recently, was colorblind, and apparently shied away from shades other than black and white in his art until new innovations in ocular technology exposed him to the full array of the color spectrum.

In this Sept. 9, 2016, file photo, basketball Hall of Fame inductee Shaquille O'Neal speaks during induction ceremonies in Springfield, Mass. Krispy Kreme announced on Oct. 24, 2016, that O'Neal is now a part-owner of one of the company's locations in Atl
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Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has bought new furniture for the family of a 5-year-old Atlanta girl who survived a dog attack that left another child dead.

 

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The Village Theatre

Ten years ago, critic and author Christopher Hitchens wrote an essay for Vanity Fair called “Why Women Aren’t Funny.”

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That outrageous premise did not originate with Hitchens himself, nor did it die with him in 2011. 

This month, the Village Theatre has been putting that notion to task in a celebration of women’s history told through specialty shows, all conceptualized and performed by their women ensemble members.

Council Gets Feedback On Ashford-Dunwoody Corridor Plan

Mar 16, 2017
More than 100 people filled Brookhaven's City Council room to hear about the Ashford-Dunwoody Corridor plan Tuesday night.
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Some Brookhaven business owners aren't happy about the city's new traffic plan for the Ashford-Dunwoody corridor.

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The plan, for example, includes medians that start at the intersection of Ashford-Dunwoody and Johnson Ferry roads. One median would extend to Blair Circle. The other down Johnson Ferry.

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llustration of Octavian, Antony and Lepidus debating proscriptions from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar
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In Act I of William Shakespeare's historic tragedy "Julius Caesar," a soothsayer warns the titular emperor to "Beware the Ides of March."

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But what are the "Ides of March," and why should Caesar take heed? 

To answer those questions and more, "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes spoke with Atlanta Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Jeff Watkins. 

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There were no green beers or gaudy T-shirts when Savannah first celebrated St. Patrick's Day, just a solemn procession of immigrants seeking to honor their Irish roots more than 3,800 miles from their homeland across the Atlantic.

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In late January, Hassan, his wife and his two young daughters were ready to start a new life across the globe in Atlanta. They’d been living in Jordan for about four years after Hassan and his wife fled Syria. Hassan didn't want to use his real name because of family members still living in Syria. 

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Gauging Trump's Emissions Standards Delay On Atlanta

Mar 15, 2017
AP File

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday he’s delaying a plan to require improved emissions standards for car fuel efficiency. As a city filled with cars, Atlanta could be affected by this decision.

The White House says it wants to revisit the fuel efficiency standards set forth by the Obama administration that are scheduled to go into place by 2025.

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Taxi drivers argue a new age limit for cars picking up from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is hurting their profits--at a time when they're already facing steep competition from companies like Uber and Lyft.

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The Atlanta City Council passed the seven-year-age limit for cabs serving the airport last fall. It went into place at the start of this year.

Mobile Apps Aimed At Helping Fill Sex Education Gaps

Mar 15, 2017
Paul Sakuma / AP File

It’s a rite of passage. Crowded onto the bleachers in the Clarke Central High School gym, ninth-grade students sit down for the start of a two-week health class. It’s their only such class in four years of high school.

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That’s where Katy Mayfield found herself as a 14-year-old freshman.

Atlanta Police Department's Twitter Account Hacked

Mar 15, 2017
Alison Guillory / WABE

The Atlanta Police Department was one of hundreds of corporate and government agency Twitter accounts hacked across the globe on Tuesday evening.

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The attack is the result of Turkey's diplomatic feud with Germany and the Netherlands, the Associated Press said.

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Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods in his office at the state Capitol, Feb. 13, 2015.
Alison Guillory / WABE

Gov. Nathan Deal has said his top priority this year is to address struggling schools. That's what House Bill 338 aims to do. The plan creates a "Chief Turnaround Officer" to oversee low-performing schools. But there's disagreement on who that person should report to.

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The bill calls for the person in that new position to report to the state board of education.

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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Georgia State Patrol trooper took three canine vagrants into custody — and then he and a few of his colleagues adopted the abandoned puppies as their own.

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The Georgia Department of Public Safety posted on its Facebook page Tuesday that trooper Jordan Ennis found three puppies while patrolling a southwest Atlanta subdivision on Monday. He was driving in the abandoned subdivision known as a dumping site for stolen cars when he spotted the puppies in a briar patch.

 

Deal Supports Alternative To ACA … If It’s Fair To Georgia

Mar 15, 2017
In this June 2, 2015 file photo, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal speaks to reporters following a ceremony announcing a $300 million expansion of Google's data center operations in Lithia Springs, Ga.
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Gov. Nathan Deal said Tuesday that he supports congressional Republicans’ efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, but also said he wants more details on the GOP plan to replace the law -- and its potential effects on Georgia.

 

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Atlanta Fails To Embrace Its Greatest Cultural Export

Mar 15, 2017
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Atlanta eats its young.

That might be a cold-blooded accusation to level at a town dripping with so much black cultural currency. But the hip-hop capital has gained more than it's ever contributed to its greatest export.

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Israeli filmmaker Nitzan Gilady is spending this semester at Emory University as a filmmaker-in-residence. As a documentarian, he’s explored conflict throughout his career between Jerusalem’s gay and Orthodox community in “Jerusalem Is Proud to Present” and within his own family in “Family Time.”

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In many Georgia counties, the drought is clearing up. The state recently relaxed water use restrictions in dozens of counties. But not in metro Atlanta, most of which remains in a "Level 2" drought response. In places that rely on Lake Lanier for water – that includes most of the metro area – the drought drags on.  

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More than 120 Georgians died last year in domestic violence incidents, and one-third of those deaths were murder-suicides. Those findings are from a new report by the Georgia Fatality Review Project.

 

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The report looked at more than 100 separate incidents of homicides involving domestic violence and also noted that in nearly 40 percent of those cases, the perpetrators had threatened or attempted suicide.

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Temperatures fell below freezing throughout much of the state this week, and that could cause havoc with fruit crops.

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“That’s the life of a farmer, you know, when they’re dealing with those contingencies that all they can do is pray for, it makes it very difficult,” Andy Lucas, with the Georgia Farm Bureau, said.

He said fruit farmers are seeing the most damage because their buds started to bloom over the past few months due to the warmer weather.  

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