The State of Things

The State of Things
10:58 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Spaulding Family Reunion


Stephen Spaulding, a 7th generation member of the family, joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the upcoming reunion and what it meant to grow up Spaulding in North Carolina.

About 700 members of the Spaulding family will descend on Raleigh, NC next week for the clan’s 18th bi-annual reunion. The Spauldings can trace their roots to Duplin County where Benjamin Spaulding, a freed slave, married Edith Delphi Jacobs, a Lumbee Indian, in the early 19th century. The Spauldings have ties to the founding and success of dozens of the state’s institutions like North Carolina Mutual Life insurance company, Mechanics & Farmers Bank and Lincoln Hospital.

The State of Things
9:51 am
Tue April 13, 2010

Voices of SNCC

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded at Shaw University in April of 1960. Hoping to harness the enthusiasm and willpower of young people to end segregation, founders Ella Baker, James Lawson and Julian Bond organized protests and actions across the south. SNCC was vital to the impact of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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The State of Things
9:51 am
Fri January 30, 2009

Uncovering Black Asheville

The Young Men's Institute

Darin Waters joins host Frank Stasio to discuss the fascinating history of race relations in Asheville.

In the late 1800s, North Carolina's favorite mountain retreat was home to a progressive African-American community that founded the Young Men's Institute. It remains the country's oldest free-standing African-American community center.

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The State of Things
10:25 am
Fri October 31, 2008

Smithfield Settlement

WUNC Reporter Dave DeWitt joins host Frank Stasio to discuss the case and what the settlement means for unions in North Carolina.

Smithfield Foods and the United Food and Commercial Workers settled a federal racketeering lawsuit this week. Now the nearly five thousand workers at the plant in Tar Heel will have another chance to vote on union representation.

The State of Things
10:15 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Meet Jan Boxill

Jan Boxill

Jan Boxill speaks host Frank Stasio about philosophy, the Olympics and her penchant for breaking barriers.

Jan Boxill grew up playing football with her 11 siblings at a time when girls weren’t even allowed to march in the band because it was too strenuous. She went on to help found her college basketball team, and later became a college coach. For more than 20 years Jan served as the Public Address Announcer for Women’s Basketball at UNC and was even an announcer at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta.

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