August 2, 2014
Anna Freeman, a Chapel Hill native who worked in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a nurse with Doctors Without Borders, about her experiences and what she has learned about the state of health care in other parts of the world.
Web page: http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org
July 26, 2014
Mark Hunt, founder, and David Simpson co-director of the Triangle Dental Institute to educate dentists in dental implants and bone grafting, about the advantages and problems with dental implants and how dentists are trained to perform this challenging procedure.
Web page: http://www.triangle-dental-institute.com
July 19, 2014
Ferrel Guillory, founder of the Program on Public Life at the UNC J-School and co-author of The State of the South, a series of biennial reports to the region and its leadership, about the challenges the next State of the South report will address.
July 11, 2014
The PlayMakers’ Summer Youth Conservancy production, Hairspray, with guests Desdemona Chiang, Director of Hairspray; Associate director/choreographer Matt Steffens; Rachel Musson, in the role of “leading lady” Tracy Turnblad, Ethan Fox in the role of the father, Wilbur Turnblad, Faith Jones in the role of Little Inez
More information at: www.playmakersrep.org
July 5, 2014
Earl Swift, long-time Virginian-Pilot reporter, and author of Auto Biography: A Classic Car, an Outlaw Motorhead, and 57 Years of the American Dream about a 1957 Chevy, its 13 different owners, and how they related to ever-evolving American Dream.
June 21, 2014
Scott Maitland, owner of Top of the Hill restaurant, brewery, and, more recently, TOPO Distillery, which is what he will tell us about, about how TOPO is sourcing nearly all ingredients within 100 miles to produce TOPO vodka, whiskey and gin.
Web page: www.topodistillery.com
June 14, 2014
Kim Church, Raleigh attorney whose stories and poetry have appeared in Shenandoah, Mississippi Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and author of Byrd, her debut novel.
June 7, 2014
Scott Huler, leader of the Creative Nonfiction workshop at the upcoming NCWN Squire Summer Writing Residency, July 10-13, at William Peace University in Raleigh., and author of “six books of creative nonfiction, most recently On the Grid, about the infrastructure systems that make our world work
May 17, 2014
Scott Syfert, an attorney with Moore and Van Allen in Charlotte and co-founder of the May 20th Society, and author of The First American Declaration of Independence? The Disputed History of the Mecklenburg Declaration of May 20, 1775 about the arguments on both sides of the controversy over the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence in 1775
May 17, 2014
Penelope Muse Abernathy, formerly an executive with the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, is Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Saving Community Journalism; The Path to Profitability about how community newspapers can meet the challenges that face them in today’s new “wired” environment.