“City Lights” explores the ways in which people express themselves creatively and enhance our lives.

In addition to a wide range of music, “City Lights” covers theater, dance, pop culture, visual arts and more. WABE has long been a partner with many organizations in Atlanta and through “City Lights” we’re deepening those relationships to serve our community with even greater arts and cultural content.

Featured Episode

City Lights: Youth Theater; Travel Joys; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:28: Travel writer Tom Swick examines the many joys of traveling and how travel differs today from the past;
  • 26:39: Myke Johns takes a look at the Alliance Theatre’s Theatre for the Very Young program at Coralwood School, which brings children and theater together;
  • 34:23: On the latest “Writer to Reader,” novelist Joshilyn Jackson talks about hearing a calling from a higher power;
  • 44:54: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht previews what’s going on this week on Atlanta’s stages.

City Lights: Atlanta’s High Museum And Melissa Fay Greene

Tuesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

Disclosure: Author Melissa Fay Greene is related to WABE reporter Molly Samuel.

City Lights: Amber Nash; Gender And Sneakers; And More

Friday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:39: Shoe designer Sophia Chang discusses the gender politics of tennis shoes, as a preview of the High Museum of Art’s “Where Are the Women in Sneaker Design?” panel;
  • 18:40: Actress ​Natalie Perera talks about her role in “Bazodee!” a Bollywood-style Caribbean musical set in the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago;
  • 26:18: Improviser and actress Amber Nash recommends three of her favorite books
  • 33:20: Unlicensed pet psychologists Doc and Nick hold your hands as we get real and talk about the creepy elephant in the room on “Paw Tawk”;
  • 38:00: WABE contributor Mara Davis and host emeritus Steve Goss preview the weekend’s best concerts on “Mara’s Music Mix.”

City Lights: Atlanta Public Art; Topher Payne; And More

Thursday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:24: Atlanta playwright Topher Payne talks about his first experience in television, writing the upcoming Hallmark movie “My Summer Prince”;
  • 21:00: Gabbie Watts reports on how Atlanta institutions have conserved Olympic public art over the last 20 years;
  • 28:17: Freelance photographer Dustin Chambers describes his attempts to capture the human side of the zeal outside of the recent political conventions;
  • 37:22: Erin Wright and ArtsATL’s Laura Relyea recap this week in Atlanta art news and share some upcoming highlights on “ArtsCast.”

City Lights: Slam Poetry; Robert Shaw; And More

Wednesday on “City Lights with Lois Reitzes”:

  • 1:46: Jeffrey Baxter, administrator for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, discusses ASO conductor Robert Shaw’s take on Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy” for the Atlanta 1996 Olympics opening ceremony;
  • 12:01: On today’s “Writer to Reader,” novelist Joshilyn Jackson talks about how writers spend their time between books;
  • 22:08: Local slam poet Daryl Funn talks about the National Poetry Slam Competition in Decatur;
  • 36:55: Atlanta PlanIt’s Kimberly Harbrecht previews what’s going on this week on Atlanta’s stages.

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