Arts & Culture

The State of Things
12:10 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

A Poet's View Of Che Guevara

Che on My Mind
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A conversation with renowned poet and activist Margaret Randall

In her new book, Che On My Mind (Duke University Press Books, 2013) Margaret Randall, renowned poet and activist, considers the power and the limitations of Che Guevara as a symbol. She will read at the Internationalist Bookstore and Community Center in Chapel Hill tonight at 7 p.m. 

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Arts & Culture
12:04 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

'Too Much Pork For Just One Fork' And 3 More Great SCOTS Song Titles

Southern Culture on the Skids

Southern Culture on the Skids are Chapel Hill's legendary "bards of downward mobility." If you have no idea what we're talking about, you're in for a treat:

Here's some of our top four favorite song/album titles:

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The State of Things
11:42 am
Wed March 19, 2014

"Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor

Honor Diaries: A documentary about honor-based violence.
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Guest host Phoebe Judge talks with Zainab Khan, Paula Kweskin, and Jaha Dukureh about the documentary 'Honor Diaries'

Women around the world experience honor-based violence ranging from forced child marriage to female genital mutilation. The documentary "Honor Diaries" features the stories of nine women and their fight against this violence in their own communities.

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The State Of Things
12:55 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

The Book Was Better Than The Movie...Or Was It?

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"The book was so much better than the movie." It is a refrain we have all heard. But sometimes the film version exceeds the expectations of the written tale.

Marsha Gordon, film professor at North Carolina State University and Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, return to The State of Things to talk with host Frank Stasio about literary adaptations in film.

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The State Of Things
11:52 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Movies On The Radio: Films That Traumatized In Childhood

Wicked Witch
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For many, The Wizard of Oz is a happy tale of Dorothy and her little dog Toto skipping along the yellow brick road. But for some, the Wicked Witch and the flying monkeys were the visions of nightmares.

Host Frank Stasio talks with North Carolina State University film professor Marsha Gordon and North Carolina Museum of Art film curator Laura Boyes about the movies that traumatized you as a child.

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Arts & Culture
4:06 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

NC Artist Finds Surreal In The Real

New River State Park
Credit Robert Johnson

Our eye was caught by this amazing image recently. It was done by Robert Johnson and is a part of his solo exhibit at the Eno Gallery in Hillsborough.

The exhibit is called Real & Surreal, and the title seems perfect for the type of work he does. Johnson moved to the mountains of North Carolina 40 years ago. He says that the beauty of the natural environment strongly influenced his work.

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Arts & Culture
1:53 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

The State of Things In 'Public Radio Bracket Madness'

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The brackets - the competition, the mayhem. It's not basketball, it's the second annual "Public Radio Bracket Madness."

Last year 32 public radio shows competed...50,000 votes were cast. ...

The final four were:

  1. Fresh Air
  2. Wait Wait Don't Tell Me!
  3. This American Life
  4. Radio Lab

The final round featured Radio Lab and This American Life.

And...the winner was...

This American Life.

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The State of Things
12:18 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

From The Air Force To The Chair Force

A moment from Grounded, a one-woman show featuring Madeleine Lambert.
Credit Jon Haas

Host Frank Stasio talks with director Talya Klein and actress Madeleine Lambert about the play Grounded.

After an unexpected pregnancy, an F-16 pilot gets reassigned to a desk job: flying drones from an armchair in a windowless trailer in Nevada.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Sat March 15, 2014

Jade City Pharaoh - Nietchze’s Spawn (Season 2, Ep. 7)

Jade City Pharaoh
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In today's episode, Herald Jones is hoping to relax after busting a violent band of radical patriots. Alas, he will face once again the merciless cyborg Anvil Steel. This monstrous machine-man menace gets the Pharaoh's attention when he threatens our hero's friend Henry at Henry's Stop N' Go.

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Arts & Culture
1:49 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Jade City Pharaoh - Intentions of Patriots (Season 2, Ep. 6)

Jade City Pharaoh
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Last week, crime-fighting took a back seat to Herald's troubled love life. Now that he's revealed his secret identity to Belinda Goodall, the Pharaoh is back, and there's no time to lose. Right-wing terrorists, filling with Islamophobic hatred are threatening the security of Concrete Falls.

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