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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
Credit Luis Franco / http://francoproject.com/

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
Credit Luis Franco / http://francoproject.com/

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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The State Of Things
12:19 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Luck, And Sounds, Of The Irish

Wake and District Public Safety Pipes and Drums
Credit Wake and District Public Safety Pipes and Drums/raleighpipedrums.com

    

  

This weekend, Raleigh’s streets will be flooded with St. Patrick’s Day revelers. And the sounds of the parade will be classic bagpipe and drum tunes played by the Wake and District Public Safety Pipes and Drums.

The group crashed a wedding last year, much to the guests' delight.

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Arts & Culture
10:52 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Minstrel Music Meets The NC Symphony, Tonight

This is an example of a mInstrel show in the U.S.
Credit ilongga / Flickr/Creative Commons

Saturday March 15 the NC Symphony is working with Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens in an interesting project. She will be singing traditional, classical/jazz selections. She will also present some of her own material, work that is based on minstrel music. (As you may know, minstrel music was often performed by white entertainers, in black face, for white audiences.)

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The State of Things
11:54 am
Thu March 13, 2014

13th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival

North Carolina Black Film Festival Flyer

A panel previews the upcoming 13th annual North Carolina Black Film Festival

  

Wilmington-based non profit Black Arts Alliance presents a four-day festival featuring the work of black filmmakers from around the country.

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The State of Things
11:48 am
Thu March 13, 2014

New York Times Editor Sheds Light On Love

Love Illuminated by Daniel Jones
Credit Harper / www.harpercollins.com

New York Times Editor Daniel Jones sheds light on love

"Modern Love" is a New York Times column that features personal essays on issues of the heart. After editing submissions for a decade, Daniel Jones has read more than 50,000 intimate stories of love and loss. He compiled the wisdom of those narratives into a new book, "Love Illuminated" (Harper Collins Publishers/2014) and he will speak at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on March 24th at 7p.m. 

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Arts & Culture
1:28 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Scott Simon at Carolina Theatre Tonight: War Is Hell. And Sometimes The Food Is Delicious

Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday
Credit Bill O'Leary

NPR's Scott Simon is in town tonight, with a presentation at the Carolina Theatre. The topic looks incredibly interesting:

Learning about true hospitality and graciousness from people in hellish places. Pizza in Kosovo, pasta in a refugee camp, and faux cheese during the siege of Sarajevo.  Sometimes, eating well is the best revenge.

According to his bio, Simon has covered ten wars. He likely has the food stories to match.

Find out more about the event here.

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The State of Things
12:13 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Photographing Father Divine

Kristin Bedford

Kirstin Bedford talks about her new photography exhibit, 'The Presence of Father Divine'

Photographer Kristin Bedford spent five weeks living with the followers of Father Divine and learning about their religion. She photographed their lives. Her exhibit, The Presence of Father Divine, has been postponed.

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The State of Things
12:05 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

NC Author Explores the Hidden Story Behind Lee Morgan's Killer

The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan

Author Larry Thomas previews his new book, 'The Lady Who Shot Lee Morgan'

    

In 1972, jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan was fatally shot in a New York City club where he had performed. The killer of the 33 year-old? His common-law wife Helen Morgan. After the incident, she disappeared from the public eye and little else was known about her until recently.

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