Frank Stasio http://wunc.org en Political Junkie Ken Rudin On May Primaries http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-may-primaries <p></p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:00:00 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33934 at http://wunc.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin On May Primaries The Stanley Baird Group http://wunc.org/post/stanley-baird-group <p>From his contributions to the sixties Asheville band <em>Innersouls</em>, to helping found North Carolina Central University's Jazz Studies department, Stanley Baird has been influencing the North Carolina jazz scene for decades.&nbsp;Today he leads the jazz band, The Stanley Baird Group. The group is saxophonist Stanley Baird, vocalist&nbsp;Connie Rodgers, guitarist "JP" James Perry, bassist Christopher "Spanky" Thompson, drummer Carl Gerald, and keyboardists Glenn Williams and Jonathan Perry.</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33998 at http://wunc.org Environmental Issues Update: The Future of NC Coal Ash, Fracking, And Jordan Lake http://wunc.org/post/environmental-issues-update-future-nc-coal-ash-fracking-and-jordan-lake <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">The North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission has finalized their recommendations on fracking in the state to the General Assembly. Critics argue the commission needs more time as the health effects of fracking are unknown. In addition, the state commission tasked with deciding the methods of Jordan Lake clean-up remains undecided on next steps. And Governor McCrory proposes legislation to close or convert the state’s 33 coal ash ponds.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:42:01 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 33975 at http://wunc.org Environmental Issues Update: The Future of NC Coal Ash, Fracking, And Jordan Lake Primary Heats Up For North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District http://wunc.org/post/primary-heats-north-carolina-s-2nd-congressional-district <p><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">As the primary election draws near, Host Frank Stasio is having a series of conversations with candidates running to unseat <a href="https://www.reneeforcongress.com/">Republican incumbent Renee Ellmers</a> </font><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">in North Carolina's 2nd District</font><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif" style="font-size: 15px;">.</font></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Meghan Modafferi, Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33438 at http://wunc.org Primary Heats Up For North Carolina’s 2nd Congressional District The Secret World of Dr. Seuss http://wunc.org/post/secret-world-dr-seuss <p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><b>&nbsp;</b></span></font></p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">For many,&nbsp;</span></font><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Dr. Seuss is an icon of clever rhymes and fantastical children's book characters. But few people know he also created elaborate paintings and sculptures. Or that he had a room filled from floor to ceiling with hats. Curator Bill Dreyer describes one use Seuss had for the hats:</span></font></p><blockquote><p>If a party was lagging a little bit, he would go into the hat closet, bring out hats, put them on people's heads and ask them to spend the rest of the evening in the persona they might expect the person wearing that hat would have.</p></blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The touring "</span><a href="http://www.drseussart.com/hatsoff/" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">Hats Off to Dr. Seuss</a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">" exhibit includes paintings, sculptures and hats from Seuss' personal collection. The collection is on display at </span><a href="http://www.artshopnc.com/component/content/article/37-fp-rokstories/468-dr-seuss-exhibition.html" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">The Art Shop</a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;"> in Greensboro through April </span>19th<span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">. Dreyer&nbsp;believes Dr. Seuss is just beginning to receive the recognition he deserves as a fine artist:</span></p><blockquote><p>Here we are, 23 years after Ted Geisel passed away and he's now really being considered a significant 20th century American artist because people are viewing his art as separate from... his most important legacy, children's literature.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:46:25 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33960 at http://wunc.org The Secret World of Dr. Seuss At The Movies: What Movie Have You Seen Over And Over? http://wunc.org/post/movies-what-movie-have-you-seen-over-and-over <p>You know that movie. The one you can almost recite verbatim. The one you just cannot stop watching over and over. The one that comes on the television and for some strange reason, you just can't change the channel.</p><p><a href="http://english.chass.ncsu.edu/faculty_staff/mgorgero">Marsha Gordon</a>, film professor at North Carolina State University and <a href="http://www.moviediva.com/">Laura Boyes</a>, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art, return to The State of Things to talk with host Frank Stasio about those films we have watched over and over.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:40:18 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33903 at http://wunc.org At The Movies: What Movie Have You Seen Over And Over? Movies On The Radio: Which Is Better- The Book Or The Movie? http://wunc.org/post/movies-radio-which-better-book-or-movie <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Hunger Games. Harry Potter. The Great Gatsby. Blockbuster films or popular literature? <font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size:10pt;">Do you ever walk out of the movie theater and hear, "The book was so much better than the movie."? Or do you prefer the silver screen adaptation of your favorite novel? </span></font>Turning a book into a movie poses all sorts of challenges.</p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:10:40 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33901 at http://wunc.org Movies On The Radio: Which Is Better- The Book Or The Movie? Tax Day Spurs Conversations Around The State http://wunc.org/post/tax-day-spurs-conversations-around-state <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 12pt; line-height: normal;">While tax day can evoke feelings of anxiety and dread across the country, some North Carolina groups are using today’s deadline to start conversations about tax reform and filing issues in the state.</span></p><p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:13:46 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 33845 at http://wunc.org Tax Day Spurs Conversations Around The State Witness To An Execution: Part Two http://wunc.org/post/witness-execution-part-two <p><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Stephen Lich Tyler drove to Texas last week to witness the execution of his father’s killer, </span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Tahoma;"><span style="font-size:12pt;">Ramiro Hernandez Llanas. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:13:28 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 33844 at http://wunc.org Witness To An Execution: Part Two Another Look At The Duke Lacrosse Case http://wunc.org/post/another-look-duke-lacrosse-case <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><font color="black" face="Tahoma" size="2"><span dir="ltr" style="font-size: 10pt;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In March 2006, three white lacrosse players at Duke University were accused of raping an African-American exotic dancer. The case raised questions about race, gender and class in the justice system. Ultimately, the lacrosse players were found innocent. But Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong lost his law license for withholding evidence and other offenses. </span></font></span></font> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:07:48 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33843 at http://wunc.org Another Look At The Duke Lacrosse Case