April 4, 2012
William Leuchtenburg, the leading historian of the presidency of Franklin Roosevelt and indeed of the 20th Century American presidency, about sizing up the prospects for the 2012 presidential election in light of the results of the Wisconsin primary and the challenges Romney and Obama face in the general election.
March 29, 2012
Bart Ehrman, James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Did Jesus Exist?: The Historical Argument for Jesus of Nazareth, about the new book .
Web page: http://www.bartdehrman.com/
Read portions at http://www.harpercollins.com/browseinside/index.aspx?isbn13=9780062204608
March 28, 2012
Michael Michetti, director, and actors Jeff Cornell and Susan Cella talking about the Playmakers Mainstage Season finale, NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn. Onstage April 4-22; opening night is Saturday, April 7.
Web page: www.playmakersrep.org
March 27, 2012
2012-03-27 Sandra A. Gutierrez, who grew up in the United States and Guatemala, is a journalist, food writer, culinary instructor, and recipe developer who, though born in the US, grew up in Central America and author of The New Southern-Latino Table, about the new book and how her bi-cultural background resulted in a rich blending of cooking traditions.
Web page: http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-9107.html
March 22, 2012
Dr. Jan Boxill Director of UNC’s Parr Center for Ethics, East Chapel Hill High School Students Sandhya Mahadeva, and Will Halub-Moorman, and their UNC Philosophy Graduate Student Coach, Kiran Bhardwaj, about the recent 2nd Annual Triangle High School Ethics Bowl hosted by The Parr Center for Ethics at UNC-Chapel Hill and featuring fourteen teams from local high schools..
Web page: http://parrcenter.unc.edu/hseb
March 21, 2012
Bret Lott, best selling author and teacher of writing and author of Dead Low Tide, about the new book and his collection of short stories with religious themes and how his own religious beliefs affects his life and his writing.
Read the first chapter at: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/103714/dead-low-tide-by-bret-lott#excerpt
March 20, 2012
Jim Yardley, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and former Beijing bureau chief for the New York Times, currently working in New Delhi, and author of Brave Dragons: a Chinese basketball team, an American coach, and two cultures clashing, about the new book and the lessons about Chinese culture that their basketball teaches.
Web page: http://www.randomhouse.com/book/194773/brave-dragons-by-jim-yardley
March 14, 2012
Lefty Driesell, the legendary basketball coach at four different colleges, Davidson, Maryland, James Madison, and Georgia State, all of which he took to the NCAA tournament about his memories of the tournament and thoughts about the current one.
March 13, 2012
Dr. Mark Hyman, New York Times bestselling author and an acclaimed doctor and metabolism expert, and author of THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION: The UltraHealthy Program for Losing Weight, Preventing Disease and Feeling Great Now!, about the new book and responding to the challenges of the health emergency–by public advocacy and personal attention to our eating, exercise and attitude habits.
March 7, 2012
John Shelton Reed, retired professor at UNC-Chapel Hill and worldwide authority on Southern Culture, about a new book about American regional barbecue that he is writing.