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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
Credit Wikimedia

  

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'

Credit screenshot of KPCC's graphic

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
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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