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Erin Wright

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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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As one half of the Grammy Award-winning folk rock duo the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray has sold millions of albums and toured the world.

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She also has a prolific solo career and in 2014, Amy released "Goodnight Tender." It was the Georgia singer/songwriter’s first full-blown country album and it was well-received by critics and fans alike.

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Stepping outside in mid-July feels like a sauna here in the South, and the “City Lights” staff officially declares that we’ve had enough: it’s too darn hot! Fortunately, Atlanta offers plenty of alternatives to sweltering in the heat, and we’ll bring you options this summer on where to go and what to consume.

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From "Hamilton" to "Frozen" to "Grease," breaking into song in the middle of a dramatic scene is something so common now that we may not realize how revolutionary it was in the last century. 

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Flying Carpet Theatre Artistic Director Adam Koplan joined "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes to discuss this particular musical tool, with examples from "Oklahoma!" and "Showboat."

This is the second conversation in a "City Lights" summer series on the Great American Songbook.

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Richard Russo – a Pulitzer Prize-winning author known for his long-form works – has published a new book of four short stories called “Trajectory.”

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In an interview with "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes, the author spoke about the challenge of writing short stories, working with actor Paul Newman and the over-arching themes of “Trajectory,” including self-evaluation:

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Royce Bable was an ambitious 20-something with a promising career in media research when he got the feeling: the feeling that there’s something more to life.

It’s a familiar story among young people, and many have the opportunity to satisfy their curiosity with world travel. Bable had not yet had that chance  until his career really started taking off, but he seized it anyway.