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D.G.Martin is smart. He is a retired lawyer, Green Beret, athlete,and democratic politician. He can talk about anything and everything, and does he ever. Above all, D.G. is curious. Curious about his guest and curious to learn from them.

Latest Episodes

May 18, 2019

Clark Church, former Chapel Hill-Carrboro restaurateur, talks about his book, “Tales of Moonshine and a Vanished Mountain Culture,” and his growing up years in the mountains of Ashe County North Carolina, including when hauling, selling, making and drinking illegal “Sugarhead” liquor was a way of life along with fighting chickens and going to church, sometimes all in the same day.

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May 11, 2019

David Silkenat, a Duke grad with a PhD from UNC-Chapel Hill and now a senior lecturer of American History at the University of Edinburgh, talks about a new way to study the Civil War–through the lens of surrender at he describes in his new book, “Raising the White Flag: How Surrender Defined the American Civil War”

Read D.G. Martin’s column about the new book at


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May 4, 2019

Randi Emerman, Founder and CEO of Film Fest 919. Last October, that film festival brought to the Silver Spot theater films that became Oscar contenders. The films included ROMA, The Favourite, Green Book, Shoplifters and Capernaum. Emerman talks about plans for the 2019 Film Fest 919 coming in October.

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April 6, 2019

Chapel Hill’s William Leuchtenburg, William Rand Kenan, Jr., Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, leading historian of the American Presidency and frequent guest on this program, talks about President Trump in the lingering shadows cast by President Franklin Roosevelt.

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