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

In this Nov. 20, 2012 photo, a section of old rail tracks is preserved next to the Atlanta BeltLine as the midtown skyline stands in the background in Atlanta.
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Residents who live near the Atlanta BeltLine and who also receive the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will notice an extra publication in this Sunday's edition of the newspaper. It's called Living Intown, The Atlanta BeltLine.

Parts of the BeltLine around the city are already finished, with the entire project scheduled for completion by 2030.

The editor of the Living Intown magazine, Curt Holman, joined Rose Scott and Denis O'Hayer on “Closer Look” to discuss the special section and offer up a little preview.

John Kessler
AJC Staff / Atlanta Journal-Constitution

After 18 years as a food writer and dining critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, John Kessler is leaving that beat to move to Chicago. Recently, he spoke with Steve Goss about getting into restaurant reviewing and the growth of the Atlanta restaurant scene.

AJC Events: Veg Fest, Veterans Day Parade & More

Nov 6, 2014

Join us for a look at some of the more budget-friendly events around town this week, with the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Shane Harrison. Unlike the canned peas and slimy asparagus of yesteryear, the vegetarian and vegan movements have given Americans a new appreciation for vegetable cooking. The Atlanta Veg Fest happening this weekend does just that.  

(Audio for this segment will be available after 1 p.m.)

Atlanta Veg Fest 2014

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The Atlanta Journal Constitution's Features Editor Shane Harrison shares a few of the more budget-friendly events happening around Atlanta this week, and he starts with an event that's happening in Dunwoody, but takes the audience to a Baptist “camp meetin’” further south.

Beulah Creek at Dunwoody Nature Center

Did You See That?! Stories of Urban Oddities

The History of Atlanta's Battlefield Preservation, or Lack Thereof

Sep 4, 2014
George Barnard

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the surrender of Atlanta during the Civil War, and while many battles took place inside of the city, you might not be able to tell by just looking around.  That’s because of all the sites of major Civil War engagements, Atlanta is the only one without its battlefields preserved.

Budget-Friendly Events

Oct 3, 2013
Photo courtesy of www.atlantagreekfestival.org

The Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Features Editor Shane Harrison shares a few of the more budget friendly events happening around Atlanta this week:

Georgia National Fair

Chattapoochee Pet Fest

Atlanta Greek Festival

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The National Train Show takes place at the Cobb Galleria Center this Friday through Sunday.

"XYZ: Alternative Voices in Game Design" continues at the Museum of Design Atlanta through September 2.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The Flying Colors Butterfly Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Chattahoochee Nature Center. And Robert Krulwich's blog post on the theory that butterflies killed the dinosaurs can be found on NPR's website here.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The Fernbank Forest Night Walk takes place Friday, July 5 from 7:30 to 9:30pm

The Motown Sound takes the stage of Marietta's Strand Theater tonight at 7pm and runs through July 14.

Mike Luckovich

Jun 27, 2013
Atlanta Journal-Constitution cartoonist Mike Luckovich
Kenneth Pararo / WABE

Since 1989 Mike Luckovich has been drawing editorial cartoons for the Atlanta Journal Constitution. And while his drawings have generated criticism, they've also garnered wide praise. In 1995 and 2006 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning.

Listen to the WABE profile feature on him, here.

Satie, '60s, and Celebrating the 4th on the 3rd

Jun 27, 2013

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

Chamber Cartel perform Erik Satie's "Vexations" at the Goat Farm starting Saturday the 29th at 12pm and continuously through Sunday at 12pm.

MODA's Mad Men Party takes place Saturday from 8 to 11pm.

AJC Pressroom

Jun 26, 2013

Marty Turner is a press foreman at the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Here he supervisees the printing of a river of newspapers at the AJC pressroom on Marietta Street. Each day he oversees the printing of about three-hundred thousand newspapers and twice that amount on Sunday. Turner says the AJC typically uses 40 to 50 large rolls of paper (each about the size of a refrigerator) to make a typical day's newspaper, but each roll is about seven miles long.

Furman Bisher

Jun 20, 2013

Furman Bisher is a sports columnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and the author of several books. Bisher's claim to fame happened in 1949, when he landed the only interview ever granted by Shoeless Joe Jackson during the 1919 Black Sox scandal. In 1961, Time magazine named him as one of the nation's five best columnists. He has written about the Masters Tournament in Augusta, every Kentucky Derby since 1950 and every Super Bowl but the first.

Seuss, Surf, & Serenbe

Jun 20, 2013

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

Serenbe Playhouse's production of The Velveteen Rabbit is in performances now through July 27th.

Dr. Seuss's The Cat In the Hat is onstage at the Center for Puppetry Arts now through July 28th.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

Tunes from the Tombs takes place at Oakland Cemetery this Saturday, June 8th from 1 to 8 pm.

Scenes from  the operas of Benjamin Britten will be onstage at the Rialto Theater as part of their Harrower Summer Opera Workshop on Wednesday, June 12th at 12 pm.

Piedmont Birding, Va-Hi Festing, & Yacht Rocking

May 30, 2013

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The Atlanta Audubon Society holds their bird walk in Piedmont Park on Saturday June 1 at 8 am.

Dystopia, Hometown Metal, Photos and an Arts Fest

May 23, 2013

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The silent film classic "Metropolis," with a live score performed by Sonic Generator, screens at the Woodruff Arts Center Tuesday, May 28 at 8 pm.

Photographer Sandra-Lee Phipps' exhibition "Safe" is open at whitespace gallery through June 15.

Atlanta's Got Festivals!

May 16, 2013

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The Marietta Greek Festival is Friday through Sunday at Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church.

Atlanta Streets Alive takes place Sunday, begining at 2 pm at the intersection of Peachtree Street and Ralph McGill Boulevard. 

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  For years, newspapers have struggled to figure out how to make their websites pay.  They've tried different models; with varying rules, and varying degrees of success.  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, instead of opting for a free site or a pay-to-view site, decided to push both.  It already had a free site.  So, on May 15th, the AJC will make its newest site available to paying subscribers only.  Publisher Amy Glennon talked with WABE's Denis O'Hayer about the new model, and about the future of newspapers in a digital world.

  

  

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The Fernbank Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Bash takes place Saturday May 4 at 10 am.

Tinsley Ellis performs at the Variety Playhouse Saturday at 8:30 pm.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

Eddie's Attic presents two upcoming classical music groups--Atlanta Symphony Musicians perform at 7:30 pm on Sunday and the Riverside Chamber Players perform at 8 pm on Tuesday, April 30.

Ponce, Renaissance, and La Havas

Apr 11, 2013

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The Spring Festival on Ponce takes place in Olmstead Linear Park this Saturday and Sunday.

The Georgia Renaissance Festival opens this Saturday the 13th at their festival grounds in Fairburn and runs through June 2nd.

Pillows, Quilts, and Fiddles

Apr 4, 2013

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

Atlanta will take part in the International Pillow Fight this Saturday in Freedom Park at 11:30 am.

 the Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions Centennial Celebration takes place in Dahlberg Hall at Georgia State University this Saturday beginning at noon.

Blossoms, Bluegrass, and Blues

Mar 21, 2013

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The Blue Grassroots Music & Arts Fest takes place in Stone Mountain Village this Saturday and Sunday.

Conyers' Cherry Blossom Festival opens at 10 am Saturday and Sunday at the Georgia International Horse Park.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta.

The American Craft Council Show and the Southeastern Horticultural Society's Flower Show are both taking place this weekend at the Cobb Galleria Center.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta:

The Atlanta Open Orthographic Meet--an annual spelling bee for grown-ups--takes place at Manuel's Tavern on February 16th at 7 pm.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra presents Charlotte and the Music Maker as part of their Family Concert series on Sunday, February 17th at 1:30 and 3:30 pm.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about the following budget-friendly events coming up around Atlanta:

The Wedding Present play their classic album "George Best" at the EARL on Monday, February 11.

The William Butler Festival Singers of Atlanta perform at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church on Sunday, February 10. (Admission is free)

After uncovering in 2008 what became the largest case of standardized test cheating in US history, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution continues to take on the issue.

Sunday, the paper publishes the latest in its ongoing investigation into test cheating—not just in Atlanta, but across the nation.

From Mobile to Houston to East St. Louis, the paper found not only widespread cheating, but a culture where top administrators refuse to adequately address the problem.

WABE's Jim Burress spoke with Kevin Riley, Editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, about the report. 

A recent news story published by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution looked at test results for 69,000 public schools in the country.

The research found great "concentrations of suspect math or reading scores in school systems from coast to coast."

WABE’s Rose Scott reports the AJC’s analysis is unprecedented and may be the most in-depth look into testing across the nation.

Atlanta’s widespread cheating scandal was without a doubt the education story of 2011.

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