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Erin Wright

Radio Producer

Erin Wright produces "City Lights" and "Strike Up the Band." After studying viola, German and Musicology at UGA, Erin began working at Public Broadcasting Atlanta in 2011. 

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David Garten / National Black Arts Festival

Since 1988, Atlanta has hosted the National Black Arts Festival – a celebration of art and artists of African descent in dance, film, music, theater and more. Earlier this year, the NBAF named Vikki Millender-Morrow as its new president and CEO.

Millender-Morrow joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes in the studio for an interview on her vision for the future of the NBAF, as well as this year’s programming celebrating world music.

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Comedian, writer and actor Scott Adsit is perhaps best known for his role as producer Pete Hornberger on the NBC sitcom “30 Rock.”

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Younger audiences would identify him as the voice of the loveable robot Baymax from Disney’s “Big Hero 6.” Yet Scott is not in Atlanta this weekend promoting any scripted work — he’s returning to one of his first loves: improv comedy.

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"New York Times" food writer Kim Severson returned to "City Lights" to talk with Lois Reitzes about learning how to taste, as well as to preview Kim's upcoming story on Chef Alice Waters.

You can listen to their conversation in the audio posted above; Kim Severson's story will be published digitally on Tuesday, Aug. 22 and in print the following day.

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The Great American Songbook is a bit of a misnomer, considering it is not a real book. And yet, the contents of that songbook formed the basis of American popular song for much of the 20th century. 

Flying Carpet Theatre Director Adam Koplan returned to "City Lights" to help further demystify the invisible — and fluid — volume of music.

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cover courtesy Joe Barry Carroll

When pro athletes retire from, say, basketball, they usually try to go on to work in a sports-related field, like coaching or commentary.

NBA All-Star Joe Barry Carroll took a different path, following his love of fine art and writing. In recent years, he’s created his own works, mostly paintings. Several of those paintings appear with personal reflections in his 2013 memoir, “Growing Up: In Words and Images.”

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