July 28, 2010
Minrose Gwin, professor of literature at UNC Chapel Hill and author of The Queen of Palmyra, about the new book and her new book, which is being compared to “To Kill a Mockingbird” and to the recent best seller, “The Help.” www.minrosegwin.com
July 27, 2010
Phillip Manning, an award-winning author, about recent science books and some of the important things he has learned from them. More information about recent science books at www.scibooks.org
July 23, 2010
Rah Bickley, writer, fundraiser, and communications consultant, about the late George Esser and the book she helped him write, “My Years at the North Carolina Fund: 1963-1970-An Oral History”.
July 22, 2010
Bland Simpson, Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and longtime member of the Tony Award-winning Red Clay Ramblers, about the Ramblers’ upcoming appearance in Memorial Hall on September 15 and Bland’s new book, The Coasts of Carolina, set to come out this fall.
Web page links: www.redclayramblers.com
July 21, 2010
Dan Pierce, author of Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France, about the new book and the real story of stock car racing and its North Carolina connections.
July 14, 2010
Part 3 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 some his friendships and rivalries and remembered stories from his long political career.
July 9, 2010
Part 2 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 campaigns for state attorney general and the U.S. Senate and the challenges of public service.
July 8, 2010
Duke professor Dan Ariely, author of the best selling and critically acclaimed “Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions” discusses his new book about our crazy, unexpected ways of making decisions, “The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home” http://danariely.com
July 7, 2010
Richard H. Kohn, UNC Professor of History and Peace War and Defense, a specialist in civil-military relations and Chief of Air Force History for the USAF, 1981-1991, discusses the dismissal of General Stanley McChrystal and its long term consequences.
July 6, 2010
William Friday, former President of the University of North Carolina and resident of Chapel Hill for 65 years, shares his memories, thoughts, hopes, and concerns, as he prepares to celebrate his 90th birthday.