April 19, 2012
Phillip Manning, editor of Science Book News a weekly email report on new books dealing with scientific topics, about the recent scientific books we should know about, including Moral Origins: The Evolution of Virtue, Altruism, and Shame by Christopher Boehm.
April 18, 2012
Lydia Lavelle, Assistant Professor at NC Central Law School and Carrboro alderman and co-author of Sexual Identity Law in Context, about the new book and the current state of American laws on sexual identity and, of course on Amendment One.
Web page: http://law.nccu.edu/directory/lydia-lavelle/
April 13, 2012
John Hart, winner of two Edgar awards and author of Iron House, about the new book and the excitement about the challenges of writing his fifth book.
Web page: www.johnhartfiction.com
Note: To view John Hart’s North Carolina Bookwatch interview: www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch
April 12, 2012
Rick Smyre, founder of Communities of the Future a network of people and organizations to develop new concepts of governance, economic development, leadership, and education/learning as a response to a fast-paced, interconnected, and increasingly complex world, about the consequences of these changes and how we can respond to them.
April 10, 2012
Laurence Avery, Retired UNC professor and editor of “A Paul Green Reader” and “A Southern Life: Letters of Paul Green, 1916-1981”, about Harnett County celebrates native son Paul Green with the Paul Green Festival on April 20-21, 2012.
Web page for information about Paul Green and the festival: http://paulgreen.org/
April 6, 2012
Maya Rodale, not only writes romance novel, but studies them and writes about them from a literary and scholarly perspective. She is the author of The Tattooed Duke.
Web page: www.mayarodale.com
April 5, 2012
Deidre Haj, Executive Director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of non-fiction cinema, about the Festival, which will be held Thursday – Sunday April 12-15, in Durham.
Web page: http://www.fullframefest.org
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