Who’s Talking

Who’s Talking

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.

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


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.

April 20, 2019

Charles Frazier, the acclaimed author of “Cold Mountain,” “Thirteen Moons,” and “Nightwoods,” talks about his latest book “Varina”, and the joys of talking to the world about it. A paperback version of Varina will be published shortly

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.

March 30, 2019

Gene Nichol, Boyd Tinsley distinguished professor at the UNC Law School, director of the UNC Poverty Center (2008-2015) and author of “The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories from Our Invisible Citizens.” He talks about the new book and the consequences of rampant poverty in North Carolina.

March 23, 2019

Our former Chapel Hill neighbor, Deirdre Haj is Director of the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. She talks about the Lineup of films for 22nd Annual Festival coming up in Durham on April 4 – 7, 2019. Big news in a new bargain pass, called the Rush Pass that for $30 provides entry for one person to all film screenings via the Last Minute Line.
More info at: https://www.fullframefest.org/