June 30, 2010
Part 1 of a 3 part series of conversations with Robert Morgan, former State Senator, State Attorney General, and U.S. Senator, about the changing political landscape in North Carolina. Morgan talks about his first political race for Clerk of Court in 1950 and his close association with Dr. I. Beverly Lake, candidate for governor in 1960 and 1964.
June 29, 2010
Lessy’B, pen name of a Chapel Hill native, now living in Alabama, the mother of three. She is the author of her first novel, Sara’s Song, about a young African American woman growing up somewhere near Chapel Hill. http://lessyb.net/
June 23, 2010
Gary Pearce, on his upcoming biography of former Governor Jim Hunt.
Part 4 of 4 parts
June 17, 2010
Julian Pleasants, emeritus professor of history at the University of Florida. He is the author of several books, including Hanging Chads: The Inside Story of the 2000 Presidential Recount in Florida and an upcoming biography of North Carolina Governor Kerr Scott, about his new book, Seminole Voices: Reflections on Their Changing Society, 1970-2000.
June 16, 2010
Gary Pearce and Carter Wrenn, respected political consultants, discuss the upcoming primary runoff races with D.G. and Hampton Dellinger. Former U.S. Senate candidate Jim Neal explains his support for Cal Cunningham.
June 15, 2010
Michael Hill, research supervisor at the North Carolina Office of Archives and History and is editor of the Guide to North Carolina Highway Historical Markers and The Governors of North Carolina.is the editor (along with William Powell) of The North Carolina Gazetteer, Second Edition: A Dictionary of Tar Heel Places and Their History,
June 14, 2010
Ruby Merritt has lived in or near Chapel Hill and Carrboro for most of her 102 years, about her memories and lessons learned and about the times she and her family lived across the street from her husband’s business (Merritt’s Store) on South Columbia Street.
June 10, 2010
Ben Long, the North Carolina native who has infused western and central North Carolina with an awe-inspiring collection of true fresco paintings, about his work, including his latest commission, a painting of UNC President Erskine Bowles. www.benlongfrescotrail.org
June 9, 2010
Billy Barnes, one of America’s most widely published photographers, about his work on the staff of the North Carolina Fund and the new book, “To Right These Wrongs,” which describes the poverty-fighting work of the Fund in the late 1960s.
June 4, 2010
Dan Shannon, Publisher of Chapel Hill Magazine, about how to start and run magazines for Chapel Hill and for Durham. Web page: www.chapelhillmagazine.com