October 21, 2010
North Carolina superstar political consultants, Democrat Gary Pearce and Republican Carter Wrenn talk about the upcoming election and the consequences of the anticipated Republican victories. Follow their thinking at http://www2.talkingaboutpolitics.com
October 20, 2010
Georgann Eubanks, author, and Donna Campbell, photographer, of Literary Trails of the North Carolina Piedmont, about the new book and all the literary connections up and down every highway and by-way in North Carolina. For information on the trails: www.ncliterarytrails.org
More about the book: http://uncpress.unc.edu/browse/page/682
October 14, 2010
Daphne Athas, author of Chapel Hill in Plain Sight: Notes from the Other Side of the Tracks, about the new book and Betty Smith, Ab Abernethy, Junius Scales, Horrace Williams, Max Steele, Paul Green, and a host of others she knew growing up in a Chapel Hill that most of us have only heard about. www.blairpub.com/alltitles/chapelhill.htm
October 13, 2010
Nortin Hadler, Professor of medicine and microbiology/immunology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attending rheumatologist at UNC Hospitals. His most recent book is Stabbed in the Back: Confronting Back Pain in an Overtreated Society, about backaches and the backache treatment industry in order to separate the helpful from the hype.
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