Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture
12:16 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Culinary Historian Pays Homage To African-American Food History

Culinary Historian and Judaics Scholar, Michael Twitty
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Food historian Michael Twitty expounds on African-American food history, culture and his upcoming Harvest Festival

This summer, celebrity chef Paula Deen’s use of the N-word stirred controversy. Food historian Michael Twitty wrote an open letter to Deen criticizing her appropriation and misinterpretation of African-American culinary tradition. Twitty will cook and speak about his work at Historic Stagville Plantation's Harvest Festival in Durham this Saturday, September 7th.  

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The State of Things
12:02 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Movie Series Looks At History Of America's Music

America's Music is a film and performance series at the North Regional Branch of Wake County Libraries.
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Music and Art Professor Jonathan Kramer discusses his collaborative film project, 'America’s Music'

America’s Music is a film and performance series that traces the soundtrack of a nation. The program features documentary screenings and discussions about the history of 20th century American popular music from blues to Broadway and bluegrass to rock 'n' roll. 

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Arts & Culture
10:45 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Civil Rights Museum Getting Loan From City

The Civil Rights Center in Greensboro will receive $1.5 million from the city to help with mortgage payments and bills.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

The struggling Civil Rights museum in Greensboro will receive a $1.5 million loan from the City. Museum leaders first asked for one and a half million dollars for educational programming earlier this year, than later said they needed the money to keep up with mortgage and loan payments. Members of the city council voted 6-3 Tuesday night and the city will provide half the money in the next 60 days.

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The State of Things
10:44 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Monti Begins A New Season Of Storytelling

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Jeff Polish, creator of the Monti, a North Carolina storytelling organization, previews the upcoming fifth season

For the past five years, the Monti, a North Carolina storytelling organization, has brought the stories of the area to crowds around the Triangle and Triad.

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The State of Things
10:39 am
Tue September 3, 2013

David Drake Launches ‘Monsters Of The Earth

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Author David Drake talks about his new novel, 'Monsters of the Earth'

David Drake  has garnered a reputation in the world of science fiction readers as a leader in the military sci-fi genre. But he won’t be penned in by labels. His latest novel, “Monsters of the Earth” (Tor/2013), is the third in his Books of the Elements fantasy series.

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Arts & Culture
4:46 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

Greensboro Council Members Propose Loan To Help Civil Rights Museum

Credit Jeff Tiberii

There is a deal on the table to help keep the doors of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro open.   The museum, at the site of a famous lunch counter sit-in in 1960, has been struggling financially. 

Now, the city's mayor and three council members will bring a potential loan package to the full council.  Museum officials requested $1.5 million.  The city's plan calls for a total of $750,000 and creates committees to help oversee operations.  

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The State of Things
11:06 am
Fri August 30, 2013

The Hotels Embrace Katy Perry As Pseudo-Spiritual Leader

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Host Frank Stasio talks with The Hotels and they play live in the studio.

Chandler Kelley of the band The Hotels describes their music as, “a trashy, drunk version of big radio pop.”

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Arts & Culture
8:21 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Youth Radio: Gang Life Puts Dead End In Sight

Kamaya Truitt-Martin was a reporter with WUNC's Youth Radio Institute this summer.
Credit WUNC

This summer WUNC has been working with six youth reporters as part of the Summer Youth Radio Institute in our American Graduate Project.

There’s a dangerous game playing out in North Durham neighborhoods every day.  Dashaun Richardson, one of my old classmates, spends most of his time in a neighborhood around Dowd Street, just a few blocks from the WUNC studios. He knows that winning this game means surviving and losing comes with real consequences.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

August 1963: Fred Battle Speaks About Getting Arrested In Greensboro

Fred Battle went to NC A & T in the 1960s and talks about his experience getting arrested for civil rights protests.
Credit Alexander Stephens

Fred Battle talks about participating in civil rights demonstrations as a student at NC A & T.

Today in our “August 1963” series, we hear from Fred Battle. Battle was a football star for the Mighty Tigers of Chapel Hill’s Lincoln High School, before being awarded an athletic scholarship to North Carolina A&T in Greensboro. It was there that his participation in civil rights actions expanded.

My name is Fred Battle, and in August of 1963 I was entering into my sophomore year at North Carolina A&T State University. And we were up in the D.C. area where we were playing Quantico Marines in a football game.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Thu August 29, 2013

August 1963: Millie Dunn Veasey, Former Raleigh NAACP President, Talks About Sit-Ins

Millie Dunn Veasey went to the March on Washington and was the first female president of the Raleigh-Wake NAACP.
Credit Alexander Stephens

Our “August 1963” series continues today with Millie Dunn Veasey. Veasey is 95 years old—she was born in Raleigh in 1918. During World War II, she served overseas with the Women’s Army Corps. Veasey returned home to attend St. Augustine’s College, where she worked as executive secretary to President James Boyer. While there, she became active in the Raleigh civil rights movement, eventually serving as the first female president of the Raleigh-Wake NAACP.

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