Isaac-Davy Aronson http://wunc.org en Former Spymaster On Three Decades In The CIA http://wunc.org/post/former-spymaster-three-decades-cia <p>Michael Sulick spent 28 years in the <a href="https://www.cia.gov/index.html">Central Intelligence Agency</a>, serving as chief of counterintelligence and director of the Clandestine Service.</p><p>When he retired to North Carolina, he wrote a two-volume history of espionage in America. The first book, <a href="http://press.georgetown.edu/book/georgetown/spying-america"><em>Spying in America</em></a>, covers the Revolutionary War to the dawn of the Cold War. The second, <em>American Spies</em>, takes the story up to the present day, and is due out from Georgetown University Press this fall. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17982 at http://wunc.org Former Spymaster On Three Decades In The CIA Refugees Tend Their Own Farm In Orange County http://wunc.org/post/refugees-tend-their-own-farm-orange-county <p>On 4 acres just outside Chapel Hill, nearly 150 <a href="http://nckarencommunity.org/home">Karen refugees</a> till the soil as they did back home in Myanmar, also known as Burma.</p><p><a href="http://ocpyc.wordpress.com/">Transplanting Traditions Community Farm</a> is educating locals about Burmese vegetables and cuisine, and teaching the refugees about American produce, with the eventual goal of setting them up as full-time farmers. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17977 at http://wunc.org Refugees Tend Their Own Farm In Orange County Jim Holshouser & North Carolina's Changing Politics http://wunc.org/post/jim-holshouser-north-carolinas-changing-politics <p></p><p>Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser was laid to rest today. He died this week at age 78 in a state very different from the one he governed 4 decades ago.</p><p>His Republican Party has changed a lot too.&nbsp; <a href="http://coble.house.gov/">Congressman Howard Coble</a> served in Holshouser's cabinet.&nbsp; "I think he was concerned in enlarging our tent," Coble told host Frank Stasio on The State of Things. "We have some folks in our party who would like to build a barrier around the tent and permit only those who agree identically with every issue, and that's not practical." Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:53:55 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17667 at http://wunc.org Jim Holshouser & North Carolina's Changing Politics Why Are Honeybees Dying? http://wunc.org/post/why-are-honeybees-dying <p>The past year has been a bad one for America's honeybees, with commercial beekeepers reporting hive losses of up to 50 percent. Some blame the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder; others blame pesticides; and many scientists say we just don't know.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:14:53 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17610 at http://wunc.org Why Are Honeybees Dying? Deadly Bat Disease Spreads In NC Caves http://wunc.org/post/deadly-bat-disease-spreads-nc-caves <p></p><p>An emerging disease known as <a href="http://whitenosesyndrome.org/">White Nose Syndrome</a> has wiped out bats across the Northeast, and now it's spreading in the North Carolina mountains.</p><p>Mass bat die-offs could have huge implications for the state's ecology and economy.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:00:25 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17609 at http://wunc.org Deadly Bat Disease Spreads In NC Caves For Returning Vets, Challenges On The Homefront http://wunc.org/post/returning-vets-challenges-homefront <p>The latest research suggests that for veterans, social support is just as important as medical care.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks with UNC Chapel Hill&nbsp;Associate Professor of Psychiatry <a href="http://www.med.unc.edu/psych/directories/faculty/elbogen">Eric Elbogen</a>, about his <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22795217">study</a> showing that vets lacking social and financial stability are more likely to engage in violent behavior than those with posttraumatic stress disorder. Joining the conversation are Pete Tillman, public affairs officer for the <a href="http://www.durham.va.gov/">Durham VA Medical Center</a>, and <a href="http://iava.org/jason-hansman">Jason Hansman</a> of <a href="http://iava.org/">Iraq &amp; Afghanistan Veterans of America</a>. Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:03:07 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17465 at http://wunc.org For Returning Vets, Challenges On The Homefront Why Hundreds Of Thousands Of Vets Are Waiting For Their Disability Claims http://wunc.org/post/why-hundreds-thousands-vets-are-waiting-their-disability-claims <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hundreds of thousands of veterans have been </span><a href="http://cironline.org/reports/vas-ability-quickly-provide-benefits-plummets-under-obama-4241" style="line-height: 1.5;">waiting</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> months - sometimes years - for their disability claims to be processed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.&nbsp; Recently, piled up claims </span><a href="http://veteransnewsblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/vaoig-12-00244-241.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">threatened</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://veteransnewsblog.fil Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:50:10 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17464 at http://wunc.org Why Hundreds Of Thousands Of Vets Are Waiting For Their Disability Claims A Redneck Romance http://wunc.org/post/redneck-romance <p>A stranger staggers into an East Tennessee truck stop with a tale of murder. So begins&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">the play&nbsp;</span><a href="http://triadstage.org/series/6/tennessee-playboy" style="line-height: 1.5;">Tennessee Playboy</a><a href="http://triadstage.org/series/6/tennessee-playboy" style="line-height: 1.5;">, premiering at Triad Stage</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next week. Host Frank </span>Stasio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with Triad Stage artistic director Preston Lane about his original adaptation of </span><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Playboy_of_the_Western_World" style="line-height: 1.5;">J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Plus, the cast performs a scene.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:16:04 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16691 at http://wunc.org A Redneck Romance The 700-Doll Question http://wunc.org/post/700-doll-question <p>When writer <a href="http://jomaeder.com/">Jo Maeder </a>inherited her mother's collection of 700 dolls, she thought she'd quickly be rid of them. Instead, she became attached, and found herself drawn into the world of doll collectors. Jo Maeder has <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/booming/the-700-doll-question.html?pagewanted=all&amp;_r=0">written about this experience in the New York Times</a>. &nbsp;Her latest book is <a href="http://jomaeder.com/read/opposites-attack/">Opposites Attack</a>. Host Frank Stasio talks with her...and meets some of the dolls. &nbsp;</p><p>For more information on Jo's doll obsession, you can visit the <a href="http://MamaJosHouseOfDolls.RubyLane.com">official site</a> or the <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MamaJosHouseOfDolls">Facebook page</a> for Mama Jo's House of Dolls.&nbsp; Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:10:35 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16690 at http://wunc.org The 700-Doll Question Festival Celebrates Greensboro Refugee Communities http://wunc.org/post/festival-celebrates-greensboro-refugee-communities <p>Now in its fourth year, the <a href="http://greensboromosaic.com/">Mosaic Festival </a>celebrates the diversity and cultures of the Triad, attracting thousands of attendees. Host Frank Stasio talks with Sarah Ivory, director of the <a href="http://cwsgreensboro.org/about-cws-2/">Immigration and Refugee Program of Church World Service of Greensboro</a>, which organizes the festival. Plus, the band Wareware featuring&nbsp;Ndabarushimana Christopher, a Greensboro musician and refugee from Burundi, performs live at Triad Stage.</p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:54:28 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16686 at http://wunc.org Festival Celebrates Greensboro Refugee Communities