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Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's "Morning Edition": bringing you the day's stories and news to radio listeners on the go. A two-hour mix of news, analysis, interviews, commentaries, arts, features and music, "Morning Edition" is heard Monday through Friday.

Atlanta, GA – Look-- Up in the sky! It's an asteroid; it's a black hole; it's a Gamma Ray Burst! How the world could come to an end is explained in a new book by astronomer Philip Plait, called "Death from the Skies." When he spoke with WABE's Steve Goss, he asked Plait why the average person would want to know about such horrific scenarios.

Atlanta, GA – More than 230,000 people are members of Toastmasters, International in 92 countries. Jana Barnhill is the International President of Toastmasters, International. When she spoke with Steve Goss, she pointed out the organization offers much more than a way for people to overcome a fear of public speaking. To find out more information about the organization, Email:


Atlanta, GA – Thomas Oliver is the A-J-C's new' business columnist. But he's anything other than new to Atlanta. With the paper since 1981, he recently returned to the section where he started.

This week, he stopped in to give a local perspective on the market meltdown and Atlanta's economy.

When Oliver and Morning Edition host Steve Goss spoke, Goss asked him to connect the dots for Atlanta's big business players. What does the market meltdown mean?

Macon, GA – Soul singer Otis Redding's stardom was short; he died less than five years after his first hit. September 9th would have been his 67th birthday, and at the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in Macon, Reddings life is being celebrated in a special exhibit. Philip Graitcer reports. (To hear this story, click on "Listen: MP3" above.)

Atlanta, GA – If we were to turn Atlanta's clock back 43 years, to August 18th, 1965, we'd find a city within the grip of 'Beatlemania'. The 'Fab Four' had just opened their second North American tour and were set to play at Atlanta Stadium in what turned out to be their only Atlanta appearance.

Mayor Ivan Allen was quoted as saying the Beatles visit was as big an event for the city as the premiere of "Gone With the Wind."