August 9, 2011
Lefty Driesell, former basketball coach at Davidson, Maryland, James Madison, and Georgia State, about college athletics today and its challenges for the future.
August 5, 2011
Robert Orr, Executive Director and Senior Counsel at the North Carolina Institute for Constitutional Law, about college sports, academic integrity, and the NCAA .
Web page: http://ncicl.org/
August 4, 2011
Bernie Reeves, publisher of Metro Magazine and founder of the Raleigh Spy Conference, about the upcoming, August 24-26 Raleigh Spy Conference.
August 2, 2011
Lloyd Kramer, Chair of Department of History at UNC-Chapel Hill, and author of Nationalism in Europe & America: Politics, Cultures, and Identities since 1775, about the new book and why the history of modern nationalism does not begin until 1775.
Web page: www.uncpress.unc.edu/browse/book_detail?title_id=2200
July 29, 2011
Angela Davis-Gardner, author of Butterfly’s Child, about the new book, which is a sequel to Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly.”
July 28, 2011
Bob Epting, Chapel Hill lawyer and resident–for almost 50 years, pilot, former town Council member, OWASA attorney and former book salesman for the Southwestern Company, about the lessons learned working door to door selling dictionaries one long ago summer.
July 27, 2011
Freddie Kiger, Writer, Researcher and American Civil War Expert at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, about the importance of the American Civil War — 150 years later.
Web pages: www.fredwkiger.com
July 22, 2011
John Hart, winner of two Edgar awards for the best mystery novel of the year and author of Iron House, about the new book and the excitement and challenges of launching a fourth best selling book.
Web page: www.johnhartfiction.com
Note: To view John Hart’s North Carolina Bookwatch interview: www.unctv.org/ncbookwatch or
July 21, 2011
Sally Rhine Feather, Executive Director Emeritus of the Rhine Research Center , about about the Rhine Research Center’s work on the study of consciousness and the current status of the study of parapsychology.
July 20, 2011
Bruce Feiler, bestselling author of Walking the Bible and GENERATON FREEDOM: The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World, about the new book and his hopes that the Arab Spring will bring a new freedom and openness to the Middle East.
Web page: for Feiler’s essay in Time: www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2076714-2,00.html