February 26, 2009
Don Boulton, UNC’s Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Affairs from 1972 through 1995, and Peggy Jablonski, UNC’s current Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Affairs–since 2004, about comparing the challenges of student life at Carolina–the 1980s and 90s vs. the present times.
February 25, 2009
Ed Southern, author of Voices of the American Revolution in the Carolinas, about the new book and the work of the North Carolina Writers Network.
For a good map of the Southern Campaigns in the Revolution:
February 19, 2009
Joe Haj, Producing artistic director of Playmakers and director of Well, Judith-Marie Bergan, who plays the mother Amanda Wingfield in THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Brenda Wehle, who plays the mother Ann Kron in WELL, about the Playmakers productions of The Glass Menagerie and Well through March 1. www.playmakersrep.org
February 12, 2009
UNC Professor Joseph M. Flora, author of Reading Hemingway’s “Men Without Women”, about the new book and Ernest Hemingway’s place in American Literature.
February 11, 2009
Author Daniel Wallace, Council President Stuart Phillips, Staff member Kelly Davis and Wayne Pond on the work of the Orange County Literacy Council and the upcoming annual fundraising events featuring John Grisham, Lisa Alther, Dan Ariely, Robert Olen Butler, and Jonathan Miles. More information at
February 6, 2009
Suzanne Havala Hobbs, Director, Doctoral Program in Health Leadership at the UNC School of Public Health, columnist for the News & Observer, and author of “Get the Trans Fat Out: 601 Simple Ways to Cut the Trans Fat Out of Any Diet”, discusses practical ideas for healthy eating. www.onthetable.net
February 5, 2009
Barry M. Popkin, author of The World is Fat, about the new book and about the challenges of fighting the epidemic of overweight and the health consequences that are following it. Popkin is Professor of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he directs the University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Obesity.
February 4, 2009
David Sontag, the Wesley Wallace Professor of Communication Studies is the director of the Writing for the Screen and Stage Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, about his experiences in connection with US Airways Flight 1549 and its landing on the Hudson River.
January 29, 2009
The following authors of essays in Our State tell “Why We Love North Carolina”
Luther Hodges, Jr., Shelby Stephenson, Bill Smith, Bill Thompson, and William Friday. Also Charles Blackburn Jr. on his article “The Museum Doubt Built.” Persistent stories that Abraham Lincoln drew his first breath under a Carolina sky have led to the creation of the Bostic Lincoln Center, where the museum collection is located.
January 21, 2009
Presidential historian William Leuchtenburg on the inauguration of Barack Obama and those of past presidents.