September 28, 2011
John Shelton Reed, retired professor at UNC-Chapel Hill, worldwide authority on Southern Culture and co-author of Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue, about the book and what Rick Perry ought to know about North Carolina Barbecue and its connections to the state’s politics.
For background check John Blythe’s comments at
September 23, 2011
Dr. Harold ‘Rick’ Pillsbury, Thomas J. Dark Distinguished Professor of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Chair, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Executive Director, W. Paul Biggers Carolina Children’s Communicative Disorders Program (CCCDP), about about the amazing results for deaf or hard of hearing children from modern hearing aids or surgery.
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