March 6, 2009
John Eckblad, an important collector of art works showing industrial scenes, and Timothy Riggs, curator of the current exhibition at the Ackland, about .”At the Heart of Progress: Coal, Iron, and Steam since 1750 – Industrial Imagery from the John P. Eckblad Collection (January 24 – May 17, 2009).” www.ackland.org/index.php
March 5, 2009
Guest host Suzanne Havala Hobbs, author of “Get the Trans Fat Out: 601 Simple Ways to Cut the Trans Fat Out of Any Diet” and the newspaper column, “On The Table,” www.onthetable.net, interviews D.G. Martin about “Interstate Eateries” www.interstateeateries.com and how people can eat healthy at traditional homecooking and barbecue restaurants.
March 3, 2009
Peder Zane, Book Review Editor, The News & Observer, about his recent columns urging Governor Perdue to take down the Confederate Monument on Capitol Square.
February 27, 2009
James Protzman, author of Jesus Swept, about his new book that celebrates a philosophy of life you can put on a bumper sticker: “Do good. Be nice. Have fun.”. www.jamesprotzman.com
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.
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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