How We Came To Do A Documentary About Las Abuelas In Argentina

In 2002, a couple of my broadcast journalism students were Morehead Scholars. The young people who vie for that scholarship are among the best and the brightest in the world. Morehead Scholars get to travel, at university expense, on a summer research trip. My students, Tim and Callie were double majors in Spanish and Journalism. In one of their Spanish classes at Carolina, they first learned about the Dirty War and “los desaparecidos”, the thousands of dissidents kidnapped, tortured and murdered by the military dictatorship of the time. They decided to travel to Argentina and research the Dirty War....

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April Short List Winners — The Best Place to Help Make Your Garden Grow

The votes are in and it’s official, the winner of April’s Short List for “The Best Place in Chapel Hill to Help Make Your Garden Grow” in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro area is Niche Gardens! Located at 1111 Dawson Road in Chapel Hill, Niche Gardens boasts a variety of flora that ranges from the ordinary to the unusual. Offering nursery-propagated wildflowers, perennials, ornamental grasses, trees and shrubs, there isn’t a chance to be disappointed. If beautiful flowers are what you desire, they have everything from the vibrantly orange and yellow Louisiana iris, known as “Cajun Sunrise Iris,” or the delicate and feminine Virginia Bluebells. Or if you’re interested in what plants can do for you, you’re still in for a treat as Niche Gardens has a selection of fruit, berry and nut bearing plants. No matter what type of botanist you are – yard gardener, rose enthusiast, edible landscaper or just a regular windowsill hobbyist – you’ll find a plethora of colors, smells and choices at Niche Gardens. Hailing from the Piedmont area of North Carolina, Niche Gardens is well aware of the varying soil types in the area and is prepared to help amend any issues. You can even take the kids for an educational field trip to learn about different ecosystems from their on-site display gardens. There are wet and dry beds, a bog, a...

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Legend David Amram Coming to Carrboro

When the veteran director of The ArtsCenter says this “might be the most excited” he’s been about a performance, you have to pay attention. And with a name like David Amram, you can understand where Mr. Art Menius’ excitement is coming from. Mr. Amram comes to Carrboro on Thursday, April 4th, at 7:00 p.m. at The ArtsCenter. A renowned, musician, composer, conductor, and storyteller, Amram is as close to a Renaissance man as 20th century entertainment has come. He’s contribued scores to major Hollywood Blockbusters, played the French horn in the Charles Mingus Orchestra and adapted Shakespeare for the opera with Joseph Papp. Famous collaborates with Amram include Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, Hunter S. Thompson, Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson (to name a few). Poetry wil be read by special guests David Need and Joseph Donahue, and of course, Amram will bring his legendary style and high energy to the stage. Don’t miss it! Contact The ArtsCenter for details and...

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