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
June 3, 2010
William Leuchtenburg, Chapel Hill’s internationally known historian of the modern presidency, about Presidential leadership–Obama and his predecessors: Health Care, the economy, financial regulation, the relentless flow of oil into and onto the country’s precious waters and lands–would others have done it differently? Or better?
May 28, 2010
Ken Moore, columnist for the Carrboro Citizen, about his favorite trees on the UNC Campus and in surrounding Chapel Hill. www.carrborocitizen.com
May 26, 2010
Lee Smith, author of MRS. DARCY AND THE BLUE-EYED STRANGER, NEW AND SELECTED STORIES, about the new book and the background of several of her favorite stories. www.leesmith.com/works/darcy.php
May 14, 2010
Leonard Rogoff, author of Down Home: Jewish Life in North Carolina, about the new book and the intersection of the Jewish experience and North Carolina history. www.jhfnc.org
for short video: preview http://www.jhfnc.org/video/DownHome.mov
May 12, 2010
Robert Bashford, professor and associate dean for admissions at the UNC School of Medicine, about his recent speech at the medical school’s graduation of Medicine and the subject of his talk, the extraordinary contributions to diversity and excellence of the late Larry Keith.
May 11, 2010
Alton Ballance, author of Ocracokers, about his book, the history and changing times on Ocracoke Island, and his work and as a center fellow for the North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching,