August 11, 2010
Jonathan Howes, recently retired special assistant to the chancellor for community affairs, longtime director of the UNC Center for Urban and Regional Studies, former mayor of Chapel Hill, and former secretary of North Carolina’s Department of Environment, Health and Natural Resources.
August 10, 2010
Other than President Friday’s family, nobody knows more about our favorite 90-year-old Chapel Hillian than William Link, Professor of History at the University of Florida, and author of “William Friday: Power, Purpose, and American Higher Education.” He tells us some of things about Mr. Friday that we didn’t know and helps us put Friday’s life and contributions in perspective on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
August 6, 2010
David H. Moreau, professor and chair of UNC’s new curriculum in the environment and ecology, about the challenges of providing adequate water supplies to growing populations.
August 5, 2010
James Leloudis, with Robert Korstad, author of To Right These Wrongs: The North Carolina Fund and the Battle to End Poverty and Inequality in 1960s America, about the new book http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=1689
August 4, 2010
Jim Hunt, Governor of North Carolina for 16 years and colleague of William Friday, about the most memorable moments, looking back, on the occasion of President Friday’s 90th birthday.
July 30, 2010
P.H. Craig, real estate appraiser and landowner, about Chapel Hill, what makes it great, and what is keeping it from being even better.
July 28, 2010
Minrose Gwin, professor of literature at UNC Chapel Hill and author of The Queen of Palmyra, about the new book and her new book, which is being compared to “To Kill a Mockingbird” and to the recent best seller, “The Help.” www.minrosegwin.com
July 27, 2010
Phillip Manning, an award-winning author, about recent science books and some of the important things he has learned from them. More information about recent science books at www.scibooks.org
July 23, 2010
Rah Bickley, writer, fundraiser, and communications consultant, about the late George Esser and the book she helped him write, “My Years at the North Carolina Fund: 1963-1970-An Oral History”.
July 22, 2010
Bland Simpson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and longtime member of the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, about the Ramblers’ upcoming appearance in Memorial Hall on September 15 and Bland’s new book, The Coasts of Carolina, set to come out this fall.
Web page links: www.redclayramblers.com