July 2, 2009
Ed Southern, executive director of the North Carolina Writers’ Network author of Sports in the Carolinas: From Death Valley to Tobacco Road, about the new book and about sports writing in North Carolina. Southern and Nicki Leone, president of the Board of Trustees of the Writers Network, discuss how the network helps North Carolina writers develop and market their skills. www.ncwriters.org
July 1, 2009
Joseph Haj, producing artistic director of the Chapel Hill’s Playmakers Repertory Theatre, about the Playmakers’ upcoming season. www.playmakersrep.org
June 30, 2009
Louis Perez, J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of History and director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and author of “Cuba in the American Imagination: Metaphor and the Imperial Ethos,” about the new book and the influence past attitudes about Cuba on the future of American-Cuban relations.
June 26, 2009
Danny Bernstein, author of Hiking North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Heritage, about the new book and some of her favorite “heritage hikes” in the North Carolina mountains. www.hikertohiker.com
June 25, 2009
Ned Cline, author of The Walter Davis Story, One Man Who Made a Difference, about the new book and the man some say was the most important “behind the scenes” politician in recent North Carolina history.
June 24, 2009
Emily Eidenier, author of Rogers Road, a history of the community’s growth over nearly 20 decades, Rev. Robert Campbell, co-chair of the Rogers-Eubanks Coalition to End Environmental Racism, about the Rogers Road community, its history and its present challenges. www.lib.unc.edu/spotlight/2009/rogers_road.html
June 23, 2009
William Brantley Aycock , chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 1957 until 1964 and retired Kenan Professor of Law at the UNC School of Law., about his memories of living and serving in Chapel Hill.
June 19, 2009
Former Our State editor Vicky Jarrett and former UNC President William Friday talk about their memories, their friends and their love for North Carolina.
July 18, 2009
Our State Magazine’s former editor Vicky Jarrett (www.vickyjarrett.com )and Ron Stutts, with guests: Crooks Corner chef Bill Smith about the good things to cook and eat in summertime, Susan Block about a pre World War II immigrant farm community in Southeastern North Carolina, and Charles Blackburn about his music group “When Cousins Marry.”
July 17, 2009
Paul Escott, author of ‘What Shall We Do with the Negro?’ Lincoln, White Racism, and Civil War America., about the new book and what ideas Civil War era people had about the role Blacks would play in American life after the end of slavery.