Documentary http://wunc.org en LISTEN: Grammy Winner Lisa Fischer Sings "Breath of Heaven" Live http://wunc.org/post/listen-grammy-winner-lisa-fischer-sings-breath-heaven-live <p>Lisa Fischer has made a career singing backup vocals for artists from Mick Jagger and Luther Vandross to Dolly Parton and the Nine Inch Nails. She sang this solo rendition of "Breath of Heaven" live on The State of Things:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160244394&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:28:00 +0000 Carol Jackson, Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39607 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: Grammy Winner Lisa Fischer Sings "Breath of Heaven" Live Choosing To Stay 20 Feet From Stardom http://wunc.org/post/choosing-stay-20-feet-stardom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://lisafischermusic.com/">Lisa Fischer</a> is one of the most in-demand vocalists in the music industry, but she rarely takes center stage.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:59:41 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39546 at http://wunc.org Choosing To Stay 20 Feet From Stardom Donating A Family http://wunc.org/post/donating-family <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><p></p><div style="margin: 0px;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Tahoma,sans-serif">When filmmaker Rick Dillwood agreed to donate sperm to his neighbors, he hardly knew them. Mel and Carey Downey-Piper had been seeking a known donor but not a good friend. However, after many months of celebration and hardship, the three became very close. Dillwood recorded their journey in a documentary called "<a href="http://betweenfriendsandfamilymovie.com/">Between Friends &amp; Family</a>".<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Ua4A-WFBaJ8" width="560"></iframe></font></span></div><div style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin: 0px;">&nbsp;</div> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:48:48 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 39150 at http://wunc.org Donating A Family Contested: National Radio Show Features Three Sports Stories From Durham, NC http://wunc.org/post/contested-national-radio-show-features-three-sports-stories-durham-nc <p></p><p>How much money does your family spend on sports? Do you spend hundreds each your on a traveling team for a middle schooler? Perhaps your child plays in more than one of these competitive leagues. How about a private conditioning coach? How much is too much?</p><p>There's an intriguing new project about the topic. It's called Contested, and it features families in Durham, NC.</p><p><a href="http://sportsproject.org/">&gt;&gt;Browse the multimedia site.</a></p> Sun, 25 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Carol Jackson 36042 at http://wunc.org Contested: National Radio Show Features Three Sports Stories From Durham, NC Hip Hop Music In The Classroom http://wunc.org/post/hip-hop-music-classroom <p></p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Hip Hop Studies is a growing field in academia led by the work of scholars like Patrick Douthit, the hip-hop producer and artist better known as </span></font><a href="http://www.9thwonder.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">9</span></font><font face="Arial,sans-serif" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;"><sup>th</sup></font></a><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="http://www.9thwonder.com/">&nbsp;Wonder</a>.&nbsp;</span></font></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:35:30 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32725 at http://wunc.org Hip Hop Music In The Classroom "Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor http://wunc.org/post/honor-diaries-explores-violence-name-honor <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Women around the world experience honor-based violence ranging from forced child marriage to female genital mutilation. The documentary </span><a href="http://www.honordiaries.com/home" style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">"Honor Diaries"</a><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> features the stories of nine women and their fight against this violence in their own communities.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:42:51 +0000 Anita Rao & Phoebe Judge 32330 at http://wunc.org "Honor Diaries" Explores Violence In The Name of Honor 13th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival http://wunc.org/post/13th-annual-north-carolina-black-film-festival <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Wilmington-based non profit </span><a href="http://www.blackartsalliance.org/home_4.html" style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;">Black Arts Alliance</a><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Tahoma; line-height: normal;"> presents a four-day festival featuring the work of black filmmakers from around the country.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:54:46 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32013 at http://wunc.org 13th Annual North Carolina Black Film Festival Film 'Not Yet Begun To Fight', Vets And Fly-Fishing, In Durham Thursday Night http://wunc.org/post/film-not-yet-begun-fight-vets-and-fly-fishing-durham-thursday-night <p></p><p><font style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Retired Marine Colonel Eric Hastings used to dream about fly-fishing when he was in Vietnam. In 1969, he</span></font> returned home to Montana and went quickly to the water. "I came back from combat and found I needed relief. And the more I was out there fly-fishing, the more I knew I needed more of it.&nbsp; You know, this ... this river healed me," he says.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:38:15 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 30806 at http://wunc.org Film 'Not Yet Begun To Fight', Vets And Fly-Fishing, In Durham Thursday Night Documentary Shows Struggle For Racial Equality In Brazil http://wunc.org/post/documentary-shows-struggle-racial-equality-brazil <p></p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 17:40:39 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 30013 at http://wunc.org Documentary Shows Struggle For Racial Equality In Brazil Raleigh Film Festival Showcases Local Female Filmmakers http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-film-festival-showcases-local-female-filmmakers <div style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px"><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">The Meredith <a href="http://www.meredith.edu/news/detail/meredith-college-documentary-film-festival-january-26">College Documentary Film Festival </a>offers movies made by women that address a wide range of topics. </span></font><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size: 11pt">&nbsp;Filmmaker Joan King Widdifield's "Rainy Season" explores the lingering damage of the Vietnam War. Kristin Bedford's film, "Field Notes, Durham Noir" is an aesthetic interpretation of the tobacco town. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 17:32:25 +0000 Frank Stasio & Meghan Modafferi 29376 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Film Festival Showcases Local Female Filmmakers