March 12, 2008
Kathleen Blanco, former governor of Louisiana, about dealing with the aftermath of Katrina.
March 6, 2008
William Leuchtenburg, world famous presidential historian, looking at the upcoming presidential contest through the eyes of history.
March 5, 2008
Debbie Lee Wesselmann, author of Captivity, about the new book and about her new book and the challenges of caring for primates who have been exploited by humans.
February 28, 2008
Vicky Jarrett, editor of Our State Magazine http://www.ourstate.com, and the magazine’s writers take Ron Stutts and D.G. Martin across North Carolina, featuring Bob Garner Eats: Macaroni & Cheese, Charles Blackburn Jr. describing the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame, and Diane Silcox-Jarrett on Orange County novelist, Lee Smith.
February 25, 2008
Dr. Hussein Hassouna, ambassador of the League of Arab States to United States http://www.arableagueonline.org/las/english/level1_en.jsp?level1_id=1
Discussing his role in coordinating the efforts and representing the viewpoints and interests of the member nations of the Arab League.
February 18, 2008
Philip F. Gura, William S. Newman distinguished professor of American literature and culture in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, about his new book American Transcendentalism: A History, which is a finalist for one of the most prestigious book prizes in America: the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction. The winner will be announced March 6.
February 5, 2008
Tom Drew co-hosts a discussion of politics in the light and shadow of Super Tuesday with guests Presidential historian William Leuchtenburg, distinguished journalist Ferrel Guillory, noted North Carolina political consultants Gary Pearce and Carter Wrenn, http://www.talkingaboutpolitics.com
February 8, 2008
Jeffrey Flug, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Millennium Promise Alliance, and UNC-Chapel Hill student Nitin Sekar about the Millennium Village Project and the efforts of students at UNC-Duke-Bennett to fight international poverty. www.ncmvp.org
January 28, 2008
Drew Barr, director of “Doubt, a Parable,” and Raelle Myrick-Hodges, director of “Topdog/Underdog,” These two Playmakers’ mainstage productions are running in a rotating schedule from Jan. 26 through March 2, 2008. Both are recent hit Broadway plays which have also won Pulitzer Prizes. www.playmakersrep.org/
January 25, 2008
Asheville native, UNC grad, and current resident of Paris, Sarah Colton, author of novel “Tilt 68,” which brings to life the radical changes of the late 60s from a Southern female’s perspective.” http://watertowerbooks.com