The State of Things
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||CleanMovies on the Radio: Best In The Western||A gun-slinging cowboy on a mission of revenge takes down the enemy in a quick-draw duel. He then rides off on his trusted steed with the setting sun casting long shadows on the rugged landscape. This is one of the iconic narratives in Western film, a||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorth Carolinians Join Prayers At Triad Mosques To Oppose Islamophobia||Hundreds of residents from Winston-Salem joined prayer services at three mosques in the Triad area on Friday. The outpouring of support for the Muslim community was a reaction to violent, anti-Islamic speech that emerged from a meeting between far-right||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWriting The Legacy Of Lovie Beard Shelton||Lovie Beard Shelton was a pioneer in her field. As the first registered nurse-midwife in North Carolina, she helped birth more than 4,000 babies born to mothers from diverse backgrounds. Folklorist Lisa Yarger first met Beard Shelton in 1996 and spent the||2/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Art And Science Of Code-Switching: Meet Makeba Wilbourn||Makeba Wilbourn has been immersed in the subtleties of language since she was a child. As the daughter of a northern white mother and southern black father, she constantly changed the way she spoke to her own family. And as she grew older, she realized||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBipartisan HB2 Repeal Bill Faces Significant Opposition||State lawmakers have filed a bipartisan bill to repeal House Bill 2 with some conditions. The proposal got immediate backlash this week from other Democrats and LGBT rights groups who want a clean repeal of HB2, and it is not clear whether it has enough||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew Dance Piece Highlights How Black Girls Play||A new dance piece by choreographer and educator Camille A. Brown digs into the nuanced way black girls play and communicate. “Black Girl: Linguistic Play” documents the historical roots of street games like double-dutch, stepping, and tap. It also||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLowland Hum Goes Back To Basics||Daniel and Lauren Goans have had a busy five years. They got married, formed the band “Lowland Hum,” and recorded three full-length albums and an EP.||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#BackChannel: What The Grammys And Academy Awards Mean For Popular Culture In 2017||E arlier this month, pop singer Adele took home the Grammy for album of the year for her album “25.” Many people, including Adele, believed the award should have gone to Beyonce for the album “Lemonade.” But Adele’s accolade is in line with how||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Could Affect Eastern North Carolina||The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline would span approximately 600 miles across three states. The pipeline is a joint project between Duke Energy, Dominion Energy, Piedmont Natural G as and Southern Company .||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanReconciliation For Israel And Palestine||Robi Damelin and Mazen Faraj lost a son and a father in the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians. Instead of fighting back, they gave up revenge for reconciliation. They have resolved to use their pain to help others heal instead of instigate||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Moonshine Shaped North Carolina||Moonshine has shaped the culture and economy of North Carolina for hundreds of years. In the 19th century, sales from moonshine helped fund Civil War efforts, while in the 20th century, moonshine jump started the careers of prominent NASCAR drivers. North||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNorth Carolina's Role In The Trump Administration||North Carolina Republicans could have a bigger role in the Trump administration's policies than they anticipated. President Trump recently approached Rep. Mark Meadows , chair of the House's far-right Freedom Caucus, about revamping the tax code.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean‘Modern Death’ Looks At The New Ways We Die||Haider Warraich is only 29 years old, but he is no stranger to death. Throughout his training as a doctor, he has witnessed the death of multiple patients. Warraich was trained in the appropriate medical response to death but remained stumped by a||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Darnielle Explores The Eerie Side Of Iowa With ‘Universal Harvester’||In his new novel “Universal Harvester” (Farrar, Straus, Giraux/2017) , writer and musician John Darnielle revisits an era about 20 years ago when video rentals were in high demand. The book features a young man named Jeremy Heldt who works at a video||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmpowering Historically Black Colleges And Universities, Meet Phyliss Craig-Taylor||Phyliss Craig-Taylor was part of the first wave of black students to integrate public schools in Alabama. She started attending an integrated school in third grade, and it was a challenging and formative experience. White children taunted her and threw||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLife, Faith, and “On Being”: A Conversation With Krista Tippett||Many people think that listening means just being quiet while someone else talks. But public radio host Krista Tippett says it an art form that must be practiced.||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPolitical Junkie Ken Rudin: Trump Campaign And Russia||President Donald Trump met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu but they two leaders offered little indication of policies for what Trump had described as a "great" peace deal. Meanwhile, new reports show Trump campaign officials repeatedly||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTalib Kweli On The State Of Hip-Hop Under Trump||Brooklyn-based hip-hop artist Talib Kweli entered the music scene in the late 1990s as one half of the duo Black Star. The group stressed the importance of lyricism and wrestled with systems of inequality through rap. Since then, Kweli has maintained a||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA New One-Man Show Resurrects Stokely Carmichael||In the early 1960s, Stokely Carmichael was a relatively-unknown young activist working primarily with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in Alabama and Mississippi. But he rose to prominence in the summer of 1966 when he introduced the term||2/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCherokee Tribal Council Begins Impeachment Process For Chief||Earlier this month, the Tribal Council of the Eastern Band of Cherokee voted 9-3 to begin the impeachment process for Principal Chief Patrick Lambert. The vote exposes divisions rippling through the tribe’s governing body. In January, the tribe’s Offi||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Great resource for North Carolinians.
Intelligent, imaginative, insightful discourse on a variety of topics related to life and culture in North Carolina. I feel like I get to know my state more and more with every segment. Many episodes inform me of exciting projects and initiatives happening in my locality that I can get involved in.
I love this program. The stories are always relevant and engaging. Frank Stasio consistently asks thought-provoking questions and easily develops a rapport with his guests. I am hooked!
Local focus on both important & enriching topics
Stasio is actually quite brilliant. Upbeat & thoughtful, engaged on both cultural & political, polite but penetrating even the most evasive chat.
Limitations are baked-in: local guests, topics & cultural options all are the very basis of the show.
I like that I can hear the show's summary/intro on WUNC during the news-shows I'm addicted to, and then pick-&-choose from SOT's.