Durham http://wunc.org en An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit http://wunc.org/post/actor-university-and-famous-name-lead-lawsuit What do you think of when you hear the name Duke? That question is at the heart of a legal dispute between Duke University and the estate of John Wayne.<p>Fans of the late film star will recall that he went by the nickname "Duke," which his <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/30/books/review/scott-eymans-john-wayne-the-life-and-legend.html" target="_blank">biographers have pointed</a> out he picked up in childhood from a dog. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:33:00 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 38712 at http://wunc.org An Actor, A University And A Famous Name Lead To A Lawsuit [Video] Inside Fullsteam's First Frost Beer http://wunc.org/post/video-inside-fullsteams-first-frost-beer <p>http://youtu.be/0lRiLdOb8sI</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:43:17 +0000 Eric Mennel & David Huppert 37390 at http://wunc.org [Video] Inside Fullsteam's First Frost Beer A Great Deal: ADF Offers $10 Tickets To Attract Young Audiences http://wunc.org/post/great-deal-adf-offers-10-tickets-attract-young-audiences <p></p><p>The American Dance Festival kicks off today. ADF's mission is to support modern dance, and as a part of that they commission artists to create new work.</p><p>http://youtu.be/_0PhKrPkS3E</p><p>This year, there is a push to get a younger audience. Jodee Nimerichter directs the festival.</p><p>"I have to say I've had a lot of younger people come to me and say they'd love to see more, but they can't really afford it," she says.&nbsp; So for the first time this year, $10 tickets are being offered for people 18-30 years old. You just need to show a valid ID.</p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 19:16:50 +0000 Phoebe Judge 37163 at http://wunc.org A Great Deal: ADF Offers $10 Tickets To Attract Young Audiences Your Everyday Life In A Comic Strip http://wunc.org/post/your-everyday-life-comic-strip <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Superheroes are not the only characters to grace the pages of comic books. <a href="http://durhamcomicsproject.org/">The Durham Comics Project</a> invites ordinary people to tell their own stories in cartoon squares. Started by Amy Godfrey, a librarian at <a href="http://durhamcountylibrary.org/staff-members/amy-godfrey/">Durham County Library</a>, the project seeks to illuminate the small and big moments that make a community.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:04:39 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 36615 at http://wunc.org Your Everyday Life In A Comic Strip Chatham County Line On A "Tightrope" http://wunc.org/post/chatham-county-line-tightrope <p></p><p></p> Fri, 30 May 2014 15:15:48 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 36429 at http://wunc.org Chatham County Line On A "Tightrope" The 'Thank God For Jokes' Tour: Mike Birbiglia At Carolina Theatre http://wunc.org/post/thank-god-jokes-tour-mike-birbiglia-carolina-theatre <p></p><p>Comendian <a href="http://birbigs.com/">Mike Birbiglia</a> is headed to the triangle this weekend, for a gig at the Carolina Theatre.</p><p>Mike's film&nbsp; <a href="http://watch.sleepwalkmovie.com/">Sleepwalk with Me</a> won the audience award at Sundance in 2012. It was co-written by This American Life's Ira Glass.</p><p>The movie stars Mike and is about his own life -- trying to be a comic, and discovering he is a sleepwalker.</p><p>The stories are true, and they are really funny.</p><p>http://youtu.be/8adsYbCfT-I</p> Fri, 30 May 2014 14:57:14 +0000 Eric Hodge 36428 at http://wunc.org The 'Thank God For Jokes' Tour: Mike Birbiglia At Carolina Theatre 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 StoryCorps: An Hour Behind The Scenes http://wunc.org/post/storycorps-hour-behind-scenes <p><a href="http://storycorps.org" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">StoryCorps</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">, a national oral history project, has collected more than 50,000 interviews across the country.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 22 May 2014 16:09:08 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 35970 at http://wunc.org StoryCorps: An Hour Behind The Scenes Get Up, Get Down: Sylvan Esso Brings Infectious Grooves Back To Carrboro http://wunc.org/post/get-get-down-sylvan-esso-brings-infectious-grooves-back-carrboro-0 <p>Sylvan Esso's eponymous album is full of catchy tracks, ripe for getting stuck in your head. "Coffee" is hypnotic, with a droning vibe that's infectious and profoundly danceable.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Durham-based duo filmed much of the music video for "Coffee" in Carrboro months back.</p><p>Singer Amelia Randall Meath designed the video to explore different kinds of dance parties. She&nbsp; is a fervent fan of contra dancing, which kicks off the video and inspired the lyrics. Meath taught band mate Nicholas Sanborn to dance for the occasion.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 12:46:21 +0000 Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 35203 at http://wunc.org Get Up, Get Down: Sylvan Esso Brings Infectious Grooves Back To Carrboro This Durham Mechanic Bought A Million Acres Of Rainforest To Save His Home Village http://wunc.org/post/durham-mechanic-bought-million-acres-rainforest-save-his-home-village <p></p><p>Godi Godar lives and works in Durham, NC. He's a mechanic there. That's kind of amazing since Godar had never seen a car until he was in his 20s.</p><p>Godi grew up in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). There was no running water or electricity in his town, Ikoko Bonginda. (Ikoko is in the Congolese rainforest, several hundred miles upriver from the DRC's capital, Kinshasa.)</p><p>Godi recalls seeing electricity across the lake, where the missionaries were.</p><p>"I remember saying, 'Wow, look at the lights there!' It was a trip."</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 16:43:48 +0000 Carol Jackson 34767 at http://wunc.org This Durham Mechanic Bought A Million Acres Of Rainforest To Save His Home Village