Storytelling http://wunc.org en Risky Behavior http://wunc.org/post/risky-behavior <p></p><p><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Many people assume comedy requires wacky characters and crazy scenarios. But for comedian Kevin Allison, vulnerability is key. His podcast and live show, "</span><a href="http://risk-show.com/" style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">Risk!</a><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">", features personal stories the tellers never thought they would share. "Risk!" will be at </span><a href="http://www.dsicomedytheater.com/shows/details/kevin-allison-presents-risk/" style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">DSI Comedy Theater</a><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt"> in Chapel Hill on Friday at 8:</span>30pm<span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 11pt">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><font face="Tahoma, sans-serif"><span style="line-height: normal; font-size: 15px">Check out last week's podcast. The theme was <a href="http://risk-show.com/podcast/stung/">stung</a>. On The State of Things, we played a clip featuring LA-based comedian <a href="http://jenkirkman.com/">Jen Kirkman</a>.</span></font></p><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:57:15 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37007 at http://wunc.org Risky Behavior The Expansion of Video Games http://wunc.org/post/expansion-video-games <p><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; line-height: 1.5;">When many people hear the words “video game,” they think of a stereotypical geeky teenage boy. But that image does not represent the true industry. Women account for nearly half of the gaming population and more than a third of gamers are over the age of 36. Video games have expanded into an art form that produces complex narratives, cultural critiques and symphony soundtracks.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 15:49:47 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36689 at http://wunc.org The Expansion of Video Games The Future of Storytelling http://wunc.org/post/future-storytelling <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px;">In the pre-digital era, storytellers were a specific category of individuals who regaled live audiences with their tales. Now, anyone with a smart phone or a YouTube account can be a storyteller who reaches audiences across the globe. What is the future of the art of storytelling? </span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 16px;"><a href="http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/literaryfestival/">The North Carolina Literary Festival</a> asks that question of a panel of experts this Saturday at 12:30 pm in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 16:11:24 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33117 at http://wunc.org The Future of Storytelling The Moth Radio Hour Comes To WUNC http://wunc.org/post/moth-radio-hour-comes-wunc <p></p><p>I'm pretty sure you've heard about <a href="http://themoth.org/">The Moth</a>. It's that project where people stand in front of a live audience, without notes, and tell stories.</p><p>The stories are often funny, touching, surprising. They are recorded and shared via podcast and a radio show, The Moth Radio Hour.</p><p>I say "pretty sure" because so many WUNC listeners contact us to say "Will you carry The Moth Radio Hour?" Well....I'm happy to say, yes! We will! Beginning Sunday!</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:19:17 +0000 Carol Jackson 32850 at http://wunc.org The Moth Radio Hour Comes To WUNC A Story: The Shortest Distance Between Two Points http://wunc.org/post/story-shortest-distance-between-two-points <p><a href="http://today.duke.edu/2013/04/wesleyhoganrelease">Wesley Hogan</a>'s interest in storytelling stretches back to her childhood.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 16:23:53 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26684 at http://wunc.org A Story: The Shortest Distance Between Two Points Art Exhibit Marks 25th Anniversary Of The Stone Center http://wunc.org/post/art-exhibit-marks-25th-anniversary-stone-center <p><span style="font-family: Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">The <a href="http://sonjahaynesstonectr.unc.edu/">UNC Stone Center</a> is celebrating 25 years of promoting black scholarship in the Chapel Hill community. The Center’s first exhibit of the season features the portraiture work of Brooklyn-based artist <a href="http://timokamura.com/">Tim Okamura</a>. Wed, 11 Sep 2013 15:41:35 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 22307 at http://wunc.org Art Exhibit Marks 25th Anniversary Of The Stone Center How Storytelling Influences The Way We Think And Act http://wunc.org/post/how-storytelling-influences-way-we-think-and-act <P>Joe McHugh says we spend too much time focusing on what information people consume instead of how they consume it. Conservatives may focus on Fox News, and liberals may love MSNBC, but McHugh says that’s not as important as the fact that members of both ideologies are watching television. He says the mediums we use can be as influential as the content they provide.</P> <P> Tue, 14 May 2013 16:07:31 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 15324 at http://wunc.org How Storytelling Influences The Way We Think And Act Storytelling Festival http://wunc.org/post/storytelling-festival <p>In the age of digital technology, storytelling is alive and well. In fact, many professional storytellers travel, working the festival circuit. <a href="http://www.ddavisstoryteller.com/" target="_blank">Donald Davis</a> is on the road 42 weekends this year, entertaining audiences with tales about identity, spirituality and everyday life.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:34:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3795 at http://wunc.org Storytelling Festival Special: The Monti American Graduate http://wunc.org/post/special-monti-american-graduate <p>The Monti - American Graduate Special is an hour of true stories from the front lines of North Carolina’s high school drop out crisis. It's hosted by Jeff Polish. He's the founder of <a href="http://www.themonti.org/">The Monti</a>, a local non-profit whose stated mission is to create community through the story-telling. For this collaboration with WUNC, Jeff sought out North Carolinians with personal stories to tell about the struggles that get in the way of a successful high school education.</p> Mon, 28 May 2012 10:50:00 +0000 WUNC Specials 4711 at http://wunc.org Special: The Monti American Graduate