Keith Weston http://wunc.org en Why Teacher Pay Matters Even If You Are Not a Teacher [Interactive Map] http://wunc.org/post/why-teacher-pay-matters-even-if-you-are-not-teacher-interactive-map <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Even the most informed citizens sometimes lose track of all the chatter that’s going on in the General Assembly. Fights between Republicans and Democrats, the Governor and fellow Republicans, teachers and legislators – at some point, for even the most insatiable news junkie, it devolves into just so much noise.</span></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:08:58 +0000 Dave DeWitt & Keith Weston 38931 at http://wunc.org Why Teacher Pay Matters Even If You Are Not a Teacher [Interactive Map] Bringing The North Carolina Symphony Home To You http://wunc.org/post/bringing-north-carolina-symphony-home-you <p>It's a command performance by the <a href="http://www.ncsymphony.org/" target="_blank">North Carolina Symphony</a> at your house.&nbsp; Well, sort of.</p><p>Beginning Monday evening, June 30, and for the next three nights following, you have the opportunity to enjoy an evening of classical music at home when you tune in for the North Carolina Symphony broadcast concerts series. The hour-long concerts, hosted by David Hartman, begin each evening at 9 p.m.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:18:20 +0000 Keith Weston 38165 at http://wunc.org Bringing The North Carolina Symphony Home To You Back Porch Music Is Back On The Lawn: 8 Free Concerts In 2014 http://wunc.org/post/back-porch-music-back-lawn-8-free-concerts-2014 <p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:55:00 +0000 Keith Weston & David Brower 33841 at http://wunc.org Back Porch Music Is Back On The Lawn: 8 Free Concerts In 2014 WUNC News Stories Get A Hip-Hop Beat At Summer Camp http://wunc.org/post/wunc-news-stories-get-hip-hop-beat-summer-camp <p>This week WUNC is partnering with <a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/" target="_blank">The Beat Making Lab</a> in Chapel Hill on a free summer camp for high schoolers where students take existing WUNC news stories, remix them, and set them to a hip-hop beat.&nbsp; Called <a href="http://wunc.org/term/re-mixing-news" target="_blank">Re-Mixing The News</a>, the camp runs through June 20.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:08:54 +0000 Keith Weston & David Brower 37438 at http://wunc.org WUNC News Stories Get A Hip-Hop Beat At Summer Camp John Howie, Jr.: 'Everything Except Goodbye' http://wunc.org/post/john-howie-jr-everything-except-goodbye <p></p><p><a href="http://www.johnhowiejr.com/" target="_blank">John Howie, Jr.</a> started off playing drums, but it wasn't long before he switched to guitar and began making some hard-core honky-tonk music, first in the Chapel Hill-based <a href="http://www.yeproc.com/artists/two-dollar-pistols" target="_blank">Two Dollar Pistols</a> and now in his current band, The Rosewood Bluff.<br /><br />The latest album is called "Everything Except Goodbye."&nbsp; It's chock full of heartbreak, pedal steel, upright bass and John's baritone voice.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:01:43 +0000 Keith Weston, Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 37366 at http://wunc.org John Howie, Jr.: 'Everything Except Goodbye' Mad Men Mondays: Episode 6, “The Strategy” http://wunc.org/post/mad-men-mondays-episode-6-strategy <p>In partnership with <a href="http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/hartman/" target="_blank">Duke University's Hartman Center</a>, we continue the <a href="http://wunc.org/topic/mad-men-mondays">Mad Men Mondays series </a>with images from the University's advertising archive that relate to Sunday night's episode.</p><p>Last night’s episode featured references to loafers, Buick, Barbie, Fondue pots, among other things. &nbsp;Enjoy our selection of highlighted ads that reflect the brands and themes that Mad Men characters interacted with last night.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 19 May 2014 19:53:18 +0000 Keith Weston & Carol Jackson & Jacqueline Wachholz 35772 at http://wunc.org Mad Men Mondays: Episode 6, “The Strategy” Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight http://wunc.org/post/back-lawn-concert-series-starts-tonight <p><strong>Update: 12:28 p.m.</strong> <em>Southern Culture on the Skids to has been rescheduled for &nbsp;Thursday May 22 at 6 p.m.</em></p><p><strong>Update: 12:06 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<em>Due to the weather, the concert tonight with Southern Culture on the Skids and the Letter Jackets has been canceled. &nbsp;We're hope to reschedule -- stay tuned for details. We'll post updates on the <a href="http://wunc.org/post/four-concerts-scheduled-expanded-larger-back-porch-music-series-durham">main Back Porch On The Lawn Concerts page</a>.</em></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 12:35:13 +0000 Eric Hodge, Freddy Jenkins, Keith Weston & Rebecca Martinez 35531 at http://wunc.org Back On The Lawn: Concert Series Starts Tonight Mad Men Mondays: Xerox, Golf Clubs And Runaways http://wunc.org/post/mad-men-mondays-xerox-golf-clubs-and-runaways <p>Episode 5 from the final season of <a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men" target="_blank">AMC's "Mad Men"</a> has aired and <a href="http://wunc.org/term/mad-men-mondays">as we have done over the last several Mondays</a>, in partnership with <a href="http://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/hartman/" target="_blank">Duke University's Hartman Center For Sales, Advertising &amp; Marketing History</a>, we present the next in the "Mad Men Mondays" series. Mon, 12 May 2014 19:22:15 +0000 Keith Weston & Carol Jackson & Jacqueline Reid Wachholz 35361 at http://wunc.org Mad Men Mondays: Xerox, Golf Clubs And Runaways Back Porch Reviews Steep Canyon Rangers, John Howie Jr., And Robbie Fulks http://wunc.org/post/back-porch-reviews-steep-canyon-rangers-john-howie-jr-and-robbie-fulks <p><em>Our series of <a href="http://wunc.org/back-porch-music">Back Porch Music</a> <a href="http://wunc.org/topic/back-porch-music-album-reviews">album reviews</a> continues this week with three new releases reviewed by the hosts of Back Porch Music.</em></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Freddy Jenkins & Keith Weston 33389 at http://wunc.org Back Porch Reviews Steep Canyon Rangers, John Howie Jr., And Robbie Fulks Celebrating Ralph Epperson, WPAQ And 'The Voice Of The Blue Ridge' http://wunc.org/post/celebrating-ralph-epperson-wpaq-and-voice-blue-ridge <p></p><p>This weekend people in Surry County remember a radio pioneer and North Carolina broadcasting legend, Ralph Epperson. A special WPAQ broadcast of the long-running "<a href="http://wunc.org/post/nc-live-radio-show-part-fading-tradition">Merry Go-Round</a>" program and a screening of "Broadcast - A Man and A Dream" documentary are scheduled for Saturday morning and afternoon at <a href="http://www.surrycountymusic.com/" target="_blank">The Earle Theater</a> in Mount Airy, NC.</p><p><strong>WPAQ - "The Voice of the Blue Ridge"</strong></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Keith Weston 33186 at http://wunc.org Celebrating Ralph Epperson, WPAQ And 'The Voice Of The Blue Ridge'