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.
September 1, 2011
John Woestendiek, Pulitzer prize-winning investigative reporter and author of Dog, Inc.: The Uncanny Inside Story of Cloning Man’s Best Friend , about the new book.
Web page: http://dogincthebook.com/, http://www.ohmidog.com/
August 31, 2011
Woody Durham, who will always be “The Voice of the Tar Heels”, about his new life as a retiree, some of the great moments of Carolina athletics, and his thoughts about the upcoming season.
August 30, 2011
Elaine O’Neil, a textile collage artist based in Chapel Hill, about her new “Luv This Place” calendar for 2012–how it is different from this year’s calendar and how it helps support the North Carolina Cancer Hospital
August 26, 2011
Emil Kang, UNC’s Executive Director of the Arts, about some of the world class offerings that we will have a chance to experience in Memorial Hall in the next few months.
August 24, 2011
Fountain Odom, former powerful state senator and 18-year cancer survivor, with children and business partners Amy Odom and Matthew Odom about the benefits of the fruit of the 400-year old mother vine and new products from The Mothervine Nutraceuticals Company.
August 19, 2011
Jeffery Deaver, best-selling, award winning author and author of Carte Blanche, about the new book and challenges of recreating James Bond for contemporary readers.
Web page: www.jefferydeaver.com
August 18, 2011
Jean Bradley Anderson, author of Durham County: A History of Durham County, North Carolina, about her book and Durham’s amazing past. www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=18835
August 17, 2011
Ernest Dollar, executive director of the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, about some of our town’s history that we sometimes overlook.