November 25, 2011
Elizabeth Woodman , Executive Director of Eno Publishers, about the joys and challenges of founding and operating a small book publishing organization.
Web page: www.enopublishers.org
November 23, 2011
Joseph S. Harvard III , senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Durham and author of Ephesians—Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible, about the new book and the challenges of being thankful at Thanksgiving.
November 16, 2011
Dick Baddour, longtime athletic director at Carolina in his first week of adjusting to life without the everyday challenges and joys of life in the spotlight.
November 9, 2011
Sharon Ewell Foster, who lives in Durham and author of The Resurrection of Nat Turner Part One: The Witnesses, about the new book and Nat Turner’s slave rebellion, still not fully understood, 180 years later.
Web page: http://sharonewellfoster.com
November 4, 2011
Barbara Bennett, associate professor of English at North Carolina State University and author of Soul of a Lion: One Woman’s Quest to Rescue Africa’s Wildlife Refugees, about the new book and How she got hooked on caring for lions and monkeys at the Harnas Wildlife Refuge in Namibia in 2007.
November 3, 2011
William Fitzhugh Brundage, William B. Umstead Professor of History, at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and editor of Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930, about the new book and the role black performers played in the development of American culture in the early part of the last century.
Web page: http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/10013.html
November 2, 2011
Mike Wiley, playwright and director of the Playmakers’ production of “The Parchman Hour”, Doug Bynum, who plays John Lewis, Kashif Powell, who plays Stokely Carmichael, about the stories and song of the 1961 Freedom riders on the roads of the South and their time in Mississippi’s legendary “plantation” prison.
Web page: www.mikewileyproductions.com
November 1, 2011
Jeffrey Fuchs, Director of University Bands, about what it takes to get almost 300 musicians in the Carolina Marching Band on the football field on Saturdays.
October 28, 2011
Robert Morgan, author of Lions of the West, about the new book and Thomas Jefferson and other Americans whose adventurous spirits and lust for land pushed the westward boundaries, Andrew Jackson, John “Johnny Appleseed” Chapman, David Crockett, Sam Houston, James K. Polk, Winfield Scott, Kit Carson, Nicholas Trist, and John Quincy Adams.
October 27, 2011
Jay Tunney, son of Gene Tunney and author of The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw, about the new book and the amazing friendship and mutual admiration between Shaw and the world heavyweight champion.
Web page: www.fireflybooks.com/bookdetail&ean=9781554076413