January 4, 2012
Samia Serageldin, Chapel Hill writer and native of Egypt and now in Cairo, about the current situation and challenges in Egypt.
January 3, 2012
Tom Drew, fundraising consultant for universities across the country, political guru, basketball insider at Duke and UNC, about the problems and prospects of college athletics and American politics.
December 30, 2011
Aaron Nelson, President and CEO of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce, about his experience working for a day at a number of different workplaces in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
December 27, 2011
Robert Morgan, Part 2, author of “Lions of the West” visiting us again about 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.
Web page: www.robert-morgan.com/published-works/lions-of-the-west
December 22, 2011
Susan and James Moeser, our Chapel Hill neighbors, former chancellor, and talented musicians and teachers, with a selections of their favorite Christmas music.
December 20, 2011
Carl Ernst, William R. Kenan Jr. Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of How to Read the Qur’an: A New Guide, with Select Translations, about the new book and why reading the Qu’ran staring at the beginning is difficult for new readers and how an understanding of its origins and purposes can open the door to a rich and rewarding experience.
For Ernst’s article about the controversy about the UNC Summer Reading program see his article “From the Heart of the Qur’an Belt” at www.unc.edu/~cernst/rsnews.htm
December 15, 2011
Harvey Sachs, writer, music historian, and the 2011–12 Leonard Bernstein Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Philharmonic, and author of THE NINTH: BEETHOVEN and the World in 1824 , about the new book and Beethoven and his influence on the composers and artists during a time of transition in art, literature, and culture.
Web page: www.harveysachs.com
December 14, 2011
Cliff Butler, retired Pharmacist and civic leader, about stories from his career, from growing up in Dunn, and service with Chapel Hill East Rotary Club.
December 9, 2011
Ray Dooley and Julie Fishell, playing George and Martha in the Playmakers production of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, about the challenges and rewards of tackling Edward Albee’s famous play.
December 8, 2011
Tom Ross, President of the University of North Carolina, about his first year back in Chapel Hill and the challenges of the public higher education in North Carolina.