My First PC Weighed 25 Pounds
My children like to make comparisons between the technology I had growing up and what they have today. In the course of a recent conversation on this ...
A Richly Complex Response To A Simple Call
“Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.” These words from Isaiah 6:8 inspired the daughter of a pre-Civil-War...
West Virginia Chemical Spill
On January the 9th, 2014, 7,500 gallons of a chemical called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) leaked from a Freedom Industries storage tank into th...
Safeguarding Our Water
This is Alan Rimer, Chair of the OWASA Board of Directors. I want to take this opportunity to discuss our local water supply, which I thought timely a...
Orange County’s Biggest Hidden Issue: Part II
Orange County's biggest unreported problem? Poverty, according to most of you.
Dr. Tina Lepage
Parenting Page: Pacifier Wars
All was well with the world, until we had to wean her off the pacifier.
Keep Chapel Hill – Carrboro Schools Great
This is Brian Thornburg. I don’t know about you, but I really enjoy life in Carrboro, Chapel Hill, and North Carolina, even though I wasn’t born a...
Death Threats and the University
This is Lew Margolis. I hope that anyone connected with UNC in any way — faculty, students, staff, administrators, fans of its athletics teams — w...
Adventure And History On A Trip Down The Cape Fear
What could you learn from a trip down the Cape Fear River? Starting, say, at a few miles below Jordan Lake where Haw River joins Deep River to form th...
We Can Afford More Math Textbooks
As an engineer, I have had a lot of math education in my life, everything from multiplication tables to systems of partial differential equations. I...
In The Latest UNC Scandal, It’s Not About Admissions
Both sides in the latest debate may have their facts right, but what matters is something else entirely.
Students Win Big With Environmental Project
This is Ellie Kinnaird. One of the joys I had as a legislator was learning about the accomplishments of students in our schools. Last year, I was invi...
Remembering Franklin McCain
When Franklin McCain died last week, I remembered how often his acts and his words inspired me. McCain was one of the four North Carolina A&T Stat...
The Fashion Plate
Eight Looks That Will Never Go Out Of Style
You may wonder from season to season if your fashion accumulation is out of style. It’s easy to follow what’s “in style,” but how do you keep ...
2014 Predictions Part II: The Negative
Last week I set out my predictions for five positive science and technology news stories that I am expecting in 2014. This week I’ve got predictions...
Health & Wellness
Raising Emotionally Healthy Children
The next two weeks’ Art of Potential radio shows are on raising emotionally healthy children. My guests include Nadia Vasu, LCSW, and Melanie Bu...
Ninety Is The New Sixty
Famed Chapel Hill author Elizabeth Spencer has proved a North Carolina rule again. “Ninety is the new 60.” Or 50. Spencer, like academic leader Wi...
Chansky: In Treatment
Good afternoon, Coach Williams, would you prefer the leather chair or the couch?
2014 Predictions Part I: The Postive
I decided to kick off the year with my predictions about what I expect to be the most significant science stories of 2014 – five predictions for...
Millions More for Coliseums
This is Lew Margolis. So now we have learned that officials at UNC are engaged in serious discussions about major renovations to the Smith Center or e...