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.
January 15, 2009
Dr. William McLendon, professor emeritus co-author of “Bettering the Health of the People: W. Reece Berryhill, the UNC School Of Medicine, and the North Carolina Good Health Movement”, about this upcoming book and Charles Blackburn author of article in January 2009 Our State Magazine about the book and the Good Health Movement.
January 14, 2009
“Stories About North Carolina from the Pages of Our State”
Diane Silcox-Jarrett tells why Chapel Hill folks might want to visit the original home of the Deacons at the nearby town of Wake Forest; Dan Barefoot editor of “Hark the Sound” tells about the history of UNC in the words of those who lived it and made; Kathy Grant Westbrook talks about the accomplishments of North Carolina four medical schools; Charles Blackburn Jr., with William McClendon UNC medical school professor emeritus and co-author of “Bettering the Health of the People: W. Reece Berryhill, the UNC School Of Medicine, and the North Carolina Good Health Movement” discuss launching the state’s Good Health Plan 62 years ago and how North Carolina has become a leader in medical treatment,education, and research.
January 7, 2009
William Leuchtenburg, author of “Herbert Hoover,” about the new book and comparing the challenges of the financial crisis faced by Hoover and Roosevelt with the one that faces Bush and Obama.
Read the first chapter at www.americanpresidentsseries.com/bookpage.asp?NUM=31