Who’s Talking

Who’s Talking

October 12, 2019

Joseph Robinson, former Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic shares and discusses the following six pieces of oboe music played by him: The first movement of the Sonata for Oboe and Piano by Camille Saint-Saens; The last movement of the Oboe Concerto by Josef Haydn (with the NYP conducted by Zubin Mehta in March 1987); The slow movement solo from the Violin Concerto by Johannes Brahms (with violinist Anne Sophie Mutter, Kurt Masur and the NYP); The slow movement solo from Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony (Leonard Bernstein and the NYP) ; The dove-descending glimmer of hope in Shostakovich’s cataclysmic Symphony #5 (Leonard Bernstein and the NYP; The last movement of Walter Piston’s Suite for Oboe and Piano.

October 5, 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

https://chapelboro.com/town-square/one-on-one-a-new-way-to-look-at-the-civil-war

September 27, 2019

Jim Auchmutey, a journalist who wrote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for almost 30 years, specializing in stories about the South and its history and culture, talks about his new book, “Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America,” and how the history of barbecue parallels the history of our country.

Guest host is John Shelton Reed coauthor of “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue”

September 21, 2019

Rufus Edmisten, Deputy Chief Counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee, NC Attorney General and Secretary of State, Democratic nominee for governor in 1984 and, many say, the most colorful politician in North Carolina’s last 50 years, talks about his new book, “That’s Rufus: A Memoir of Tar Heel Politics, Watergate and Public Life”

September 14, 2019

Jim Auchmutey, a journalist who wrote for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for almost 30 years, specializing in stories about the South and its history and culture, talks about his new book, “Smokelore: A Short History of Barbecue in America,” and how the history of barbecue parallels the history of our country.

Guest host is John Shelton Reed coauthor of “Holy Smoke: The Big Book of North Carolina Barbecue”

September 7, 2019

Casey Cep, New York Times best selling author, talks about the incredible story of a Baptist minister accused of murdering five of his family members who was himself murdered at the funeral of his last victim, the lawyer who defended both the reverend and the vigilante who shot him, along with Pulitzer-Prize winner Harper Lee’s own attempt to write a book about the case.

August 31, 2019

Rufus Edmisten, Deputy Chief Counsel for the Senate Watergate Committee, NC Attorney General and Secretary of State, Democratic nominee for governor in 1984 and, many say, the most colorful politician in North Carolina’s last 50 years, talks about his new book, “That’s Rufus: A Memoir of Tar Heel Politics, Watergate and Public Life”

August 24, 2019

Casey Cep, New York Times best selling author, talks about the incredible story of a Baptist minister accused of murdering five of his family members who was himself murdered at the funeral of his last victim, the lawyer who defended both the reverend and the vigilante who shot him, along with Pulitzer-Prize winner Harper Lee’s own attempt to write a book about the case.

August 24, 2019

Larry Tise, Wilbur and Orville Wright Distinguished Professor of History at East Carolina University from 2000 to 2015, talks about the history and culture of the region we call the “Outer Banks” his new book “Circa 1903: North Carolina’s Outer Banks at turn of the Dawn of Flight.”

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