October 7, 2010
Rick Rothacker, author of Banktown, about the new book and the inside story of the rise, fall, and future of big time banking in North Carolina. www.blairpub.com/alltitles/banktown.htm
October 6, 2010
Ferrel Guillory, Director, Program on Public Life, UNC-Chapel Hill, publisher of Data-Net, about polling, the upcoming elections and the lineups for 2012. (For a copy of the latest issue of Data-Net dealing with polling in North Carolina see http://southnow.org/
October 1, 2010
Ruth Moose, on the creative writing faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1996 and the author of several books of short stories and poems, with her work also published in numerous journals and magazines, about why she is happy to be teaching short fiction again this year and about her latest book of stories, “Rules and Secrets.”
“The Eyes Of Argus,” one of the stories in the new book is available for reading on line at
September 29, 2010
Elaine O’Neil, a textile collage artist from Chapel Hill, who specializes in custom fabric scenes capturing family memories. about the challenges and rewards for artists living and working in Chapel Hill and the new calendar, North Carolina Textures: Scenes from the Mountains to the Coast to support the North Carolina Cancer Hospital.
Web page: elaineoneil.com,
For information on the calendar http://cancer.unc.edu/gift/calendar/
September 24, 2010
Anne Mitchell Whisnant and David Whisnant, authors of Super-Scenic Motorway: A Blue Ridge Parkway History and When the Parkway Came, about the book and and some of the surprising stories in the Parkway’s history.
September 22, 2010
Scott Huler, author of On the Grid: A Plot of Land, an Average Neighborhood, and the Systems that Make our World Work, about the new book and how we are surrounded by electric, telephone, and cable wires, water and sewer lines and pipes, utility poles, cell phone towers, roads, and a myriad of other infrastructures that connect us and make us interdependent. http://scotthuler.com
September 17, 2010
Dale Purves, author of Brains: How They Seem To Work, about the new book and what we know and don’t know about how the brain works and how the study of the process of the eye’s seeing and the brain’s processing the vision helps us understand what it means to have a human brain. www.purveslab.net/main/
September 15, 2010
Phillip Manning, an award-winning author, about recent science books and some of the important things he has learned from them. He also discusses Engines of Innovation a new book by Holden Thorpe and Buck Goldstein. More information about recent science books at www.scibooks.org
September 10, 2010
Julian Pleasants, emeritus professor of history at the University of Florida, and author of an upcoming biography of North Carolina Governor Kerr Scott, about the new book and about Kerr Scott and the process of researching and writing a biography of an important political figure.
September 9, 2010
Garland Tucker, Raleigh businessman and author of The High Tide of American Conservatism: Davis, Coolidge, and the 1924 Election, about the new book and about the life and times of two important, but overlooked, American political figures, Calvin Coolidge and John W. Davis. www.tcap.com