OST Full Show: Love Stories In Oakland, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, And 'Joy Of Cooking'

Visiting a cemetery on Valentine’s Day may seem like an unconventional way to share your love with your sweetheart. But with over 70,000 residents at Oakland Cemetery, there are a lot of love tales to unearth — which are the subject of a walking tour this weekend. Education Manager Marcy Breffle shared some of the most heartwarming love tales. 

For one Indian couple living in Alpharetta, Valentine’s Day roughly coincides with the anniversary of their wedding — a marriage arranged by their parents. Some might hear a story of arranged marriage and assume that love plays a secondary role, but Anitha and Subbu would disagree. Hear their love story.

Ever since Irma Rombauer first published Joy of Cooking in 1931, it has become one of the most popular cookbooks in America and a staple in home kitchens. The cookbook tradition has been passed down in the family from generation to generation, and now lies with Irma's great-grandson John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott. Get a sneak peak of some of the new recipes in the new 9th edition of the cookbook before the couple heads to the Savannah Book Festival on Sunday, Feb. 16.


This month marks the 20th Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which is the biggest film festival in the state. Atlanta-based film critic Jason Evans is the co-chair of the Film Evaluation Committee for the Festival. He joined On Second Thought to talk through some of his favorite films at this year’s event.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 75th anniversary with special events throughout the season. Next week, Thomas Søndergård returns to Atlanta to conduct music by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform multiple pieces by Sibelius, including his most famous, Finlandia. We hear the history behind the rousing and spirited symphonic poem.

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