Sarah Edwards en Durham by Dinosaur <p>What’s it like to take a tour of Durham, NC by dinosaur? In the short film “<a href="">The Strong One</a>,” filmmakers Josh Bielick, Nicholas Sailor and Tim Reavis imagine taking that ride and understanding how life changes through the eyes of a young boy. Bielick and Reavis are alumni of North Carolina State University where Sailer is a senior. They join host Frank Stasio to talk about Durham, and turning a spoken word poem into a five-minute film.</p><p></p> Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:46:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Sarah Edwards 4178 at A Short Time To Stay Here <p>Chapel Hill writer Terry Roberts goes back to his Appalachian roots with his new novel, "<a href="" target="_blank">A Short Time to Stay Here</a>" (High Country Publishers/2012). The book is a work of historical fiction that transports readers to the summer of 1917 with a character named Stephen, the proprietor of a luxury resort, Tue, 10 Jul 2012 15:46:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Sarah Edwards 4325 at A Short Time To Stay Here Honoring Robert Lee Vann <p>North Carolina native Robert Lee Vann was a pioneer of journalism during his lifetime. He served as editor of "The Pittsburgh Courier" which was the largest black newspaper in circulation until Vann’s death in 1940. He was recently commemorated in his hometown of Ahoskie, NC with a long-earned historical marker. Marvin Jones of the Chowan Discovery Group and Cash Michaels, editor of The Carolinian, join host Frank Stasio to talk about both Vann's legacy and the legacy of the black press.</p><p></p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 12:31:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Sarah Edwards 4324 at Honoring Robert Lee Vann Heading Out to Wonderful <p>The idea for Robert Goolick’s latest novel, “Heading Out To Wonderful” (Algonquin/2012), began in a barbershop in Greece. Goolrick sets the story in his native Virginia, unfolding a plot that begins very simply, with a stranger who walks into a small town and falls in love. The consequences of desire, secrecy and loss of childhood innocence come to fruition in the book and Goolrick joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his new novel and the relationship between passion and sense of place.</p><p></p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 15:47:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Sarah Edwards 4512 at Bull City <p>In <a href="" target="_blank">Stuart Albright's</a> new novel, "Bull City" (McKinnon Press/2012), protagonist Sid Ellison is a high-school teacher living peacefully in Appalachia. But when a crime hits close to home, he is forced to return to Durham, NC and confront an unresolved past. Tue, 29 May 2012 15:33:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Sarah Edwards 4709 at Bull City