Lindsay Foster Thomas http://wunc.org en Shana Tucker http://wunc.org/post/shana-tucker <p>Classically trained cellist-turned jazz vocalist Shana Tucker has been leading a double life this year. She’s been traveling back and forth between Nevada and North Carolina. In Las Vegas, she’s a part of the musical cast of the Cirque du Soliel show “Ka,” but Durham is still home for Tucker and this weekend, she’s back for a special concert where she’ll film scenes for a new music video. Tucker joins host Frank Stasio to perform live and talk about the bi-coastal life plus her new music projects.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:19:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3779 at http://wunc.org Shana Tucker The Spook Who Infiltrated Hollywood http://wunc.org/post/spook-who-infiltrated-hollywood <p>Writer <a href="http://www.khandipages.com/maatguidesme2u/Sam_Greenlee/" target="_blank">Sam Greenlee’s</a> controversial 1969 novel “The Spook Who Sat by the Door” told the story of Freeman, an African-American man with CIA training, a militant spirit and a seething anger at America’s racial and social injustices. The book became a cult favorite and later a film. Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:57:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3783 at http://wunc.org The Spook Who Infiltrated Hollywood Meet Laura Mersini-Houghton http://wunc.org/post/meet-laura-mersini-houghton <p>The origins of the universe are being uncovered in Chapel Hill, NC thanks to <a href="http://www.physics.unc.edu/directory/directory.php?section=1&amp;tmpl=bio&amp;mode=text&amp;param=395" target="_blank">Laura Mersini-Houghton</a>, a cosmologist and theoretical physicist at the University of North Carolina. Her work delves even deeper into how our world came to be than the Big Bang theory. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 15:57:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3804 at http://wunc.org Meet Laura Mersini-Houghton A Wilderness of Error http://wunc.org/post/wilderness-error <p>Academy Award-winning filmmaker Errol Morris has turned his lens on flaws in America’s justice system before. His 1988 documentary “The Thin Blue Line” was pivotal in getting a wrongly convicted Texas man out of prison. Now, Morris is the author of a new book called <a href="http://wildernessoferror.com/" target="_blank">“A Wilderness of Error: The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald” Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3807 at http://wunc.org A Wilderness of Error Girl Talk http://wunc.org/post/girl-talk-0 <p>A new exhibit called “Girl Talk” at <a href="http://camraleigh.org/">CAM</a>, the contemporary art museum in Raleigh, explores the way women use language and communicate through the work of nine female artists. Women, specifically girls, are perhaps the most innovative users of speech and they are heavily influential on overall language trends.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:51:00 +0000 Lindsay Foster Thomas & Frank Stasio 1183 at http://wunc.org Girl Talk Nina Simone…What More Can I Say? http://wunc.org/post/nina-simone-what-more-can-i-say <p><span class="link-external" style="background-image: none; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); padding: 0px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-position: 0px 1px; background-repeat: no-repeat no-repeat; "><a href="http://www.ninasimone.com/" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; border-bottom-width: 0px; background-color: transparent; ">Nina Simone</a></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); ">&nbsp;was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon i Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:39:02 +0000 Lindsay Foster Thomas & Frank Stasio 743 at http://wunc.org Nina Simone…What More Can I Say? Meet Baldemar Velasquez http://wunc.org/post/meet-baldemar-velasquez <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); ">Legend has it that Baldemar Velasquez led his first fight for migrant farmworkers’ rights at the age of 12. He started w</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); ">orking in the fields at 4 years old and soon became a self-taught scholar of social justice. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:12:32 +0000 Lindsay Foster Thomas & Frank Stasio 683 at http://wunc.org Meet Baldemar Velasquez Killer Mike http://wunc.org/post/killer-mike <p>Before he even released his debut solo CD, hip-hop artist <a href="http://www.adultswim.com/music/killer-mike-rap-music/index.html" target="_blank">Killer Mike</a> scored a Grammy with OutKast for the song “The Whole World” in 2003.&nbsp; Mike’s new project, “R.A.P. Music” is his sixth studio effort and one that showcases the wisdom that has come with aging in the music business. Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:58:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3867 at http://wunc.org Killer Mike The DNC Comes to NC http://wunc.org/post/dnc-comes-nc <p>Charlotte, NC is the host city for this year’s <a href="http://www.demconvention.com/" target="_blank">Democratic National Convention</a>. That means thousands of supporters, protesters, reporters and delegates have poured into the Queen City in anticipation of President Barack Obama accepting his second party nomination. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:28:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3890 at http://wunc.org King of Queen City http://wunc.org/post/king-queen-city <p>Legend has it that architect Harvey Gantt fell in love with Charlotte, NC the moment he laid eyes on the city he would come to lead.&nbsp; Gantt, a Democrat, served two terms as Charlotte’s first African-American mayor before running for U.S. Senate against Republican Jesse Helms. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 13:22:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Lindsay Foster Thomas 3891 at http://wunc.org King of Queen City