May 26, 2011
Robert Epting, longtime Chapel Hill lawyer and resident–for almost 50 years, pilot, former town Council member, OWASA attorney, passionate protector of our environment, and advocate and helper of those who have no other friends, about what makes Chapel Hill so wonderful for him and what we need to do to make it better.
May 25, 2011
Bernie Reeves, publisher of Metro Magazine and founder of the Raleigh International Spy Conference, political turnover and resulting conflicts. www.metronc.com, www.raleighspyconference.com
May 20, 2011
Arthur Benavie, retired UNC-Chapel Hill economics professor, about whether the “War on Drugs” can ever be “won,” and the often unrecognized high cost of continuing it.
May 19, 2011
Mardy Grothe, author of NEVERISMS: A Quotation Lover’s Guide to Things You Should Never Do, Never Say, or Never Forget about the new book. For more about Mardy Grothe and his love of words see www.drmardy.com
May 18, 2011
Pia Lindström, host of “Pia Lindström Presents” on Seriusxm radio, about giving D.G. tips about how to do radio interviews with authors and other celebrities. www.siriusxm.com/bookradio
May 17, 2011
Sheri Castle, Food Writer, Cooking Teacher, Recipe Tester and Developer, and author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes, about the new book and the pleasures of fresh, local, seasonal food and the delicious, healthful home cooked meals made possible by the diverse array of fruits and vegetables grown. www.sheri-inc.com
May 13, 2011
William Friday, host for 40 years of UNC-TV’s North Carolina People, about some of the “unsung North Carolina heroes” who appeared on his program. www.unctv.org/ncpeople
May 11, 2011
Jack Kasarda, Director and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise Kenan-Flagler Business School The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next , about the new book and aerotropolis concept, which positions airports as 21st century drivers of business. www.aerotropolis.com
May 12, 2011
Diane Daniel, , Durham-based writer about travel, food, the environment, and fascinating folks, author of Farm Fresh North Carolina:The Go-To Guide to Great Farmers’ Markets, Farm Stands, Farms, Apple Orchards, U-Picks, Kids’ Activities, Lodging, Dining, Choose-and-Cut Christmas Trees, Vineyards and Wineries, and More. www.bydianedaniel.com
May 10, 2011
John Shelton Reed, author of an upcoming book on William Faulkner and a group of other writers and artists in New Orleans during the 1920s, about the new book and about their New Orleans experience and its influence on their later work.