Christina Blyde http://wunc.org en Repaying A Debt: Doctor Brings Personal Story Of Poverty To Patient Care http://wunc.org/post/repaying-debt-doctor-brings-personal-story-poverty-patient-care-0 <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><em>This episode was a rebroadcast. &nbsp;The program originally aired on Monday, February 25, 2013.</em></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">When Leslie Smith was 24 years old, she was in a fire. After spending 3 months at the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.med.unc.edu/burn" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Jaycee Burn Center</a>&nbsp;in Chapel Hill, she was released. Smith told Host Frank Stasio “It took me about ten years to recover from those injuries.”</p><p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:48:35 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 21839 at http://wunc.org Repaying A Debt: Doctor Brings Personal Story Of Poverty To Patient Care Abandoning The Black Hero http://wunc.org/post/abandoning-black-hero <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">African-American literary authors like James Baldwin or </span>Zora<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Neale </span>Hurston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are famous for their depictions of black life. But these novelists have also written books with white protagonists. Why is this unexpected? Is there a mandate that black authors write only about black characters?</span> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:51:24 +0000 Shawn Wen, Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 8698 at http://wunc.org Abandoning The Black Hero North Carolinians Share Their Music In Senegal http://wunc.org/post/north-carolinians-share-their-music-senegal <p>Diali Cissokho, a Senegalese musician, moved to the United States several years ago hoping to meet like-minded musicians. He formed the band <a href="http://www.kairabamusic.com/">Kaira Ba</a> with four North Carolina natives.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:01:49 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 14347 at http://wunc.org North Carolinians Share Their Music In Senegal What Is A Bastard Film? http://wunc.org/post/what-bastard-film <p></p><p>A bastard film is a film that does not fit into any particular category. Bastard films are offensive, disturbing or just plain nonsensical. Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:49:04 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 14279 at http://wunc.org What Is A Bastard Film? Local Filmmaker Takes Over Reality TV http://wunc.org/post/local-filmmaker-takes-over-reality-tv <p>Bill Hayes is the founder of <a href="http://www.figure8films.tv/site/">Figure 8 Films</a>, a Carrboro production company which created hits like "Jon &amp; Kate Plus 8," "Nineteen Kids and Counting," and "Sister Wives."</p><p>Hayes grew up on a chicken, tobacco and dairy farm in the quiet town of Mt. Airy, North Carolina. When colleagues and friends told him he was crazy for starting a production company in North Carolina, he said, "why not?" Bill Hayes joins host Frank Stasio to discuss his success as a documentarian, producer and director. Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:28:32 +0000 Frank Stasio, Alex Granados & Christina Blyde 14109 at http://wunc.org Local Filmmaker Takes Over Reality TV Mount Moriah Release Sophomore Album http://wunc.org/post/mount-moriah-release-sophomore-album <p><a href="http://www.mountmoriahband.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mount Moriah</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is getting ready to continue their national tour for their critically-acclaimed album, "Miracle Temple." The band was signed by </span><a href="http://www.mergerecords.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Merge Records</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and this is their first release under the new record label. "</span><a href="http://www.mountmoriahband.com/music" style="line-height: 1.5;">Miracle Temple</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">" offers fans more of Heather </span>McEntire's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> soulful vocals and lyrics but takes chances with a more intricate sound. Host Frank </span>Stasio<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks with founding members Heather </span>McEntire<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Jenks Miller about the band's incredible success.</span></p><p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 15:40:23 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 13584 at http://wunc.org Mount Moriah Release Sophomore Album Panel Discusses Sustainability In Haiti http://wunc.org/post/panel-discusses-sustainability-haiti <p>Experts are in Durham today and tomorrow, attending a conference on Haiti. Their goal is to assess and improve aid efforts to the country following the devastating earthquake there three years ago.</p><p>It's a collaboration between Duke University and North Carolina Central University called, <a href="http://humanitieswritlarge.duke.edu/about/blog/2013/03/07/humanitarianism-in-haiti-visions-and-practice">“Humanitarianism in Haiti: Visions and Practice."</a></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:59:09 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 13511 at http://wunc.org Panel Discusses Sustainability In Haiti 50th Anniversary Of The North Carolina Speaker Ban http://wunc.org/post/50th-anniversary-north-carolina-speaker-ban <p>Free speech is considered a hallmark of universities across the nation, but in the 1960s, that wasn't always true. At least not for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 1963, the North Carolina legislature passed a speaker ban, prohibiting communists from speaking on campus.<br><br>Students on campus bristled at the notion that they could not listen to anybody they chose. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:07:27 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 13444 at http://wunc.org 50th Anniversary Of The North Carolina Speaker Ban Band Keeps Soul Alive Through Musical Expression http://wunc.org/post/band-keeps-soul-alive-through-musical-expression <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/thethirdexpression">The Third Expression</a> is an interesting hodgepodge of genres --&nbsp;jazz, roots music and country -- and they only hit the Durham scene about two years ago.</p><p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:13:54 +0000 Christina Blyde & Frank Stasio 13203 at http://wunc.org Band Keeps Soul Alive Through Musical Expression Novel Inspired By Baptist Missionary’s Diary http://wunc.org/post/novel-inspired-baptist-missionary-s-diary-0 <p><a href="http://www.elaineneilorr.net/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Elaine Neil Orr</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was born and raised in Nigeria, the daughter of Baptist Missionaries. When she began writing her memoir about 10 years ago, her mother gave her a keepsake – the 1853 diary of the first Baptist Missionary in Nigeria. This artifact spoke to Orr, and it was the inspiration for her first novel, “A Different Sun: A Novel of Africa” (Berkley Trade/2013). </span> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 14:59:51 +0000 Frank Stasio & Christina Blyde 13054 at http://wunc.org Novel Inspired By Baptist Missionary’s Diary