September 22, 2011
Steven Petrow, author of Steven Petrow’s Complete Gay & Lesbian Manners: The Definitive Guide to LGBT Life about the book and upcoming events in the area celebrating Gay Pride.
September 21, 2011
William Rohe, Director of the Center for Urban and Regional Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of The Research Triangle: From Tobacco Road to Global Prominence, about the new book and the history of the transformation of the Research Triangle region and the challenges that could choke and bury it.
September 16, 2011
Tim Tyson, Senior Research Scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, with appointments in the Duke Divinity School and the Department of History a position in the Department of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill. and author of Blood Done Sign My Name, about the monument on the UNC campus that is known as “Silent Sam,” and the history lessons its presence invokes.
September 15, 2011
Robert Gibbs, former press secretary to President Obama, about “Communicating through the Chaos of American Politics”.
September 14, 2011
Ned Cline, highly respected North Carolina journalist and biographer and author of The Man from Mount Gilead: Bob Jordan Helped Give Public Service a Good Name, about the new book and Bob Jordan’s legacy in North Carolina public life.
September 9, 2011
John N. Davis, one of the best political minds in North Carolina, according to N&O’s Rob Christensen, about the current political landscape in North Carolina today.
September 8, 2011
Playmakers production: “A Number.” Guests: Ray Dooley plays a father who learns that his son has been cloned, Josh Barrett, both a son and his clones, Mike Donahue is director of the play “A Number,” which is about a family that learns that a son has been cloned.
Web page: www.playmakersrep.org
September 7, 2011
Ferrel Guillory, director of the Program on Public Life at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about the new realities of North Carolina politics as shown by hard census data as reported in the latest issue of Data Net. Available on line after September 15 at http://southnow.org and until then at http://ui.uncc.edu/story/ncs-‘big-15’-counties-show-urban-heft-changing-state
September 6, 2011
Ted Abernathy, Executive Director of the Southern Growth Policy Board, a 39-year old public policy think tank that provides economic development research and advice for 13 Southern states, about special challenges that face the southern region of the United States and how those challenges relate to what is going on in Chapel HIll.
Web page: www.southerngrowth.com
September 2, 2011
Jay Smith, John Van Seters Distinguished Term Professor & Associate Chair of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and author of Monsters of the Gévaudan: The Making of a Beast, about the new book and spellbinding French tale that has captivated imaginations for over two hundred years, and an explanation of the strange events that underlie this timeless story.