May 2, 2015
William Leuchtenburg, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and leading historian of the American Presidency, and author of a new book on presidential history coming out in December, about how the Obama presidency fits the pattern established by his predecessors and how it does not and the prospects of Hillary Clinton and others in the 2016 presidential elections.
April 25, 2015
Actor Cody Nickell joins D.G. Martin to discuss his return to Playmakers Repertory Company. He is director of Playmakers upcoming production of “Mary’s Wedding,” set on the eve of World War I. Also joining D.G. is John McGowan, the Director of the World War One Centenary Project.
April 19, 2015
What if North Carolina had decided not to join other states in adopting the U.S. Constitution in 1788? Well, that’s exactly what happened. On this edition of Who’s Talking, former Assistant Director of the Orange County Historical Museum in Hillsborough Scotty Washington joins D.G. Martin to talk about what happened at that meeting in 1788 and how that meeting paved the way for the Bill of Rights being a part of the constitution.
April 18, 2015
On this edition of Who’s Talking, D.G. Martin is joined by Jim Bryan, who was recently named “Tarheel of the Week” by the Raleigh News and Observer. Jim has a special project regarding hospice care and improved care for patients.
April 11, 2015
On this edition of Who’s Talking, D.G. Martin talks with Steve Davis, associate director of UNC’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology (RLA). Steve will be the speaker on Tuesday, April 14, for the Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture titled “The Hidden Campus: Archaeological Glimpses of UNC in the Nineteenth Century” about more than twenty years of excavations on Carolina’s “Old Campus.” He is the curator of the exhibition at the Wilson Library featuring some of the findings of the excavations.
April 4, 2015
D.G. Martin is joined by Deirdre Haj, the Executive Director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The 18th annual Full Frame Festival starts Thursday, April 9 in downtown Durham and continues until Sunday, April 13. On this edition, Deirdre talks about the standout films and discussions at this year’s Festival, how Full Frame has continued to thrive and what’s in store for the future.
March 29, 2015
On this edition of Who’s Talking, D.G. Martin talks with Sy Safransky, Editor and Publisher of the Sun Magazine. Sy founded the Sun in 1974. It’s an independent, ad-free monthly magazine that uses words and photographs to evoke the splendor and heartache of being human. Sy is also the author of “Many Alarm Clocks,” a collection of short essays from his monthly “notebook” magazine feature. Learn more about the Sun by going to http://thesunmagazine.org.
March 28, 2015
On this edition of Who’s Talking, D.G. Martin chats with Laurence Avery. Lawrence recently retired after a decades-long career as teacher and scholar at UNC-Chapel Hill, where he served as chairman of the English department. He is also the author of “Mountain Gravity.” D.G. talks with Lawrence about the role of poetry in his life and teaching.
March 21, 2015
Holly LeCraw, a former student of Hillsborough author Jill McCorkle, joins D.G. to talk about her new book, “The Half Brother,” a passionate, provocative story of a complex family and its bonds, as well as the search for its identity set within the ivy-covered walls of a New England Boarding School. She also talks about her successful first novel “The Swimming Pool.”
March 7, 2015
Tom Maxwell, writer and musician, and author of “Hell: My Life in the Squirrel Nut Zippers,” talks about his upcoming workshop about creative nonfiction. It’s called “Narrative Truth vs. Historical Truth” and will be held at the North Carolina Writers’ Network at the 2015 Spring Conference on Saturday, April 18 at UNC-Greensboro.