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Roberto Llopart and his wife Danielle Bartone are both teachers. But during recess, Roberto has taken on an athletic role that's changed life on the playground.

Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.

With New Jersey's Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights in the headlines this past fall, and a controversial anti-obesity campaign in Atlanta grabbing the nation's attention just this month, the release of a new film about an overweight boy confronting cruel kids at school could not be more perfectly timed. The Fat Boy Chronicles was filmed in Newnan, Georgia, based on a 2009 book written by two former teachers who wanted to speak out for the children they care for so much. One of those teachers, Michael Buchanan, stopped by our studios to tell us more about the book and film.

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about something that you treasure, that has value only to you.

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about something that you treasure, that has value only to you.

The end of an era, as Atlanta's landmark gay-and-lesbian bookstore says goodbye, with a final event.

Atlanta, GA – This week, landmark gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender bookstore, Outwrite, held its final reading, after announcing its impending closure this fall. Amid the poetry and prose, WABE's Kate Sweeney spoke to patrons about the place that's acted as a literary hub and personal haven for so many, for so long?and why that's changed.

We continue our conversation and enjoy an exclusive reading with former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

Atlanta, GA – In part two of our conversation with former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, Dr. Collins shares about the history of the poetic tradition, the state of poetry today, and poetry + youtube.

The former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, drops by to discuss some of his writing

Atlanta, GA – Former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins, will be in Atlanta this weekend to deliver a free reading at Emory University. A well-known regular guest on National Public Radio programs, he's often referred to as "the most popular poet in America." Billy Collins joined us for a conversation from the studios of WMFE in Orlando. I began by asking him about one of his favorite poets, Emily Dickinson, and how her work fits into American poetry.

We continue our conversation and enjoy an exclusive reading with former U.S. Poet Laureate, Billy Collins.

Atlanta, GA – In part two of our conversation with former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, Dr. Collins shares about the history of the poetic tradition, the state of poetry today, and poetry + youtube.

We take a walk through Georgia's History as we tour the state capitol building with Dr. Tim Crimmins.

Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.

Atlanta, GA – - Kim Edwards at Foxtale Books- The Lake of Dreams

A look at the city's cinematic offerings with WABE contributor David Lee Simmons.

Atlanta, GA – - Metropolitan Opera presents "The Enchanted Island"

- 3 Superstars in Berlin

- "Painting with Light: 13 Masterpieces of the Art of Cinematography

 

A look at the city's cinematic offerings with WABE contributor David Lee Simmons.

Atlanta, GA – - Metropolitan Opera presents "The Enchanted Island"

- 3 Superstars in Berlin

- "Painting with Light: 13 Masterpieces of the Art of Cinematography

 

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about a spur of the moment decision you made that changed the course of your life.

If you're still holding onto that Christmas tree, garden expert Geri Laufer's got some advice for you.

Atlanta, GA – Host John Lemley pays a rainy-day visit to the backyard of horticulturist Geri Laufer, who gives some tips on creating a certified wildlife habitat at home. WABE's Kate Sweeney produced this segment.

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about a spur of the moment decision you made that changed the course of your life.

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA – - Atlanta Opera: "The 24-Hour Opera Project"

- "My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra"

- Fred Eaglesmith at Red Clay Theatre

A trip to Harlem by way of Buckhead for a look at the Atlanta History Center's exhibit on the Apollo Theater and the legends that sprang from its stage.

Get Delicious Again

Jan 19, 2012

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA – - Atlanta Opera: "The 24-Hour Opera Project"

- "My Way, A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra"

- Fred Eaglesmith at Red Clay Theatre

A conversation about how chefs really cook at home.

Illiteracy meets its match.

Atlanta, GA – 56-year-old Marian Jackson is president of People First of Georgia, an advocacy group for people with disabilities. Growing up, she lived with her grandparents. Both were field hands, and neither knew how to read. For a long time, Marian didn't either. She told her story to Jennifer Falk, of Parent to Parent of Georgia.

This story was recorded in partnership with TASH, a disability advocacy organization.

Executive Director of the Decatur Book Festival and curator of verb.org Daren Wang stops by to talk about local area books and book events.

Atlanta, GA – - Christopher Paul Curtis at Barnes & Noble Alpharetta- The Mighty Miss Malone

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral

Atlanta, GA – This story features the first hand stories of the lives and experiences of people in and around Atlanta. Today, a story from author Jessica Handler about a public event that happened in Atlanta back in 1968, and one that left a permanent impact on her.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral

Atlanta, GA – This story features the first hand stories of the lives and experiences of people in and around Atlanta. Today, a story from author Jessica Handler about a public event that happened in Atlanta back in 1968, and one that left a permanent impact on her.

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about the story of your "fifteen minutes of fame".

This week's Have Your Say.

Atlanta, GA – This week we asked about the story of your "fifteen minutes of fame".

The AJC's Shane Harrison tells us about budget-friendly events this week in Atlanta.

Atlanta, GA – - Atlanta Boat Show at Georgia World Congress Center

- Yacht Rock Revue at Variety Playhouse

- David Berkeley plays Eddies Attic

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