February 16, 2012
DG Martin discusses recent North Carolina books and their North Carolina connections.
February 14, 2012
Joe Epley, a Green Beret, television journalist and a successful global public relations expert, known as an icon in that business and author of A Passel of Hate, about the new book and about the brutal civil war that was a part of the lead up to the Battle of Kings Mountain, the turning point in the American Revolution.
Web page: http://thereadonwnc.ning.com/profiles/blogs/historical-novel-a-passel-of-hate
February 8, 2012
Adam Johnson, author of The Orphan Master’s Son, about the new book and North Korea, an inside look at a land that is a mystery to us.
February 7, 2012
Gary Pearce, respected political consultant and biographer of Governor Jim Hunt, about North Carolina politics in the wake of the decision by Governor Perdue not to seek reelection. www.talkingaboutpolitics.com
February 3, 2012
Brett Whalen, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the author of Dominion of God: Christendom and Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (Harvard University Press, 2009) and author of Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages: A Reader, about the new book and about religious pilgrimages and what motivated people of all backgrounds to travel to holy places far away from their homes.
Web page: http://www.utppublishing.com/Pilgrimage-in-the-Middle-Ages-A-Reader.html
February 2, 2012
Joe Haj, Jeff Meanza and Mike Donahue, about the PlayMakers Repertory Company staging of a royal coming-of-age epic, combining William Shakespeare’s “Henry IV, Part 1 and Part 2” and “Henry V” as “The Making of a King,” to be performed Jan. 28 – March 4
Web page: www.playmakersrep.org
February 1, 2012
Tom Drew, about the life and legacy of his friend, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans.
January 27, 2012
Cynthia Bulik, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry where she is also the Professor of Nutrition in the School of Public Health and the Director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program and author of The Woman in the Mirror: How to Stop Confusing What You Look Like With Who You Are, about the new book and why “Many women—regardless of income, size, shape, ethnicity, and age—are uncomfortable in their own skin.”.
Web page: www.womaninthemirrorbook.com
January 25, 2012
Rev. Albert Williams, Pastor of Staunton Memorial CME Church in Pittsboro and Chaplain for the Chapel Hill Fire Department, about his experiences as the first Black firefighter in our community and his work as a modern day pastor.
January 19, 2012
Scott Mooneyham, Editor of “The Insider” and statewide columnist for North Carolina Newspapers, about politics in Raleigh and how they have an impact on Chapel Hill.