SOT Meet Series http://wunc.org en Meet Terri Phoenix http://wunc.org/post/meet-terri-phoenix <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Terri Phoenix (T) grew up always feeling like an outsider. As a young child in a poor, fragmented family, Terri moved around more than ten times before starting high school and was always the "new kid."</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:35:15 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 34155 at http://wunc.org Meet Terri Phoenix Meet Jane Smith Patterson http://wunc.org/post/meet-jane-smith-patterson <p><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">For more than 40 years, </span><a href="http://www.digitallearninginstitute.org/board/jane-smith-patterson" style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;">Jane Smith Patterson</a><span style="font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; font-family: Arial;"> has been paving the way for women in North Carolina politics and digital technology. After her start as a young organizer and activist in her hometown in Columbus County, North Carolina, Patterson left home for college when she was 16 years old.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:29:09 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 32973 at http://wunc.org Meet Jane Smith Patterson Farm Provides Therapy For People With Mental Illness And Developmental Disabilities http://wunc.org/post/farm-provides-therapy-people-mental-illness-and-developmental-disabilities <p></p><p><a href="http://www.med.unc.edu/psych/cecmh/patient-client-information/research-rehabilitation/the-farm-at-penny-lane">The Farm at Penny Lane</a> is a 40-acre plot of land tucked away in north Pittsboro, North Carolina. But this is no conventional farming operation; it is operated by volunteers and people with mental illness and developmental disabilities.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:19:11 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 32204 at http://wunc.org Farm Provides Therapy For People With Mental Illness And Developmental Disabilities Meet Perry Deane Young http://wunc.org/post/meet-perry-deane-young <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 16:58:10 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 29955 at http://wunc.org Meet Perry Deane Young The Mysterious Relationship Between Brain And Body http://wunc.org/post/mysterious-relationship-between-brain-and-body <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientists generally understand that healthy bodies and healthy minds are related,&nbsp;but the interaction between the two isn’t as clear.</span></p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:36:55 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 20617 at http://wunc.org The Mysterious Relationship Between Brain And Body Former Nun Reflects On The Sanctuary Movement http://wunc.org/post/former-nun-reflects-sanctuary-movement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Darlene </span>Nicgorski<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> was a nun when she was convicted of conspiracy and faced a 25-year prison term in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> for her work helping Central American refugees. She didn’t end up having to serve that term, but her work&nbsp;in the so-called Sanctuary Movement&nbsp;made her the poster child of immigrant activism in the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 04 Mar 2013 15:34:21 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 11376 at http://wunc.org Former Nun Reflects On The Sanctuary Movement Meet Pam Spaulding http://wunc.org/post/meet-pam-spaulding <p></p><p>When Pam Spaulding first got into publishing, she used an X-Acto knife and cardboard. She stayed in the field by learning how to use a computer. And now her blog — <span class="link-external"><a href="http://pamshouseblend.firedoglake.com/">Pam’s House Blend</a></span> — is a popular activist website for gay rights.</p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks to Pam Spaulding about her life, work and gay rights activism.</p><p></p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:31:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 6262 at http://wunc.org Meet Pam Spaulding Meet Darlene Nicgorski http://wunc.org/post/meet-darlene-nicgorski <p></p><p><span>Darlene Nicgorski was a nun serving in Los Amates, Guatemala in 1981 when her pastor was assassinated miles away. That early experience helped shape her decision to help Central American refugees seeking shelter in the United States. For her efforts, Nicgorski would eventually be convicted of conspiracy and face a 25-year prison sentence. She has since left the convent and settled in Chapel Hill. Host Frank Stasio talks to former nun and activist Darlene Nicgorski.</span></p><p></p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:04:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Nicole Campbell 5953 at http://wunc.org Meet Darlene Nicgorski Meet Peter Ubel http://wunc.org/post/meet-peter-ubel <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); display: inline !important; float: none;">Medical decisions are fraught with emotion and often have drastic impacts, yet we leave much of the choice in the hands of the doctors. They have been to medical school, after all. But<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://peterubel.com/" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; border-bottom-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">Dr. Peter Ubel</a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); display: inline !important; float: none;"><span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span>thinks the medical establishment has got it all wrong. Patients need way more participation in their medical decisions, and doctors should not dictate treatments. He explores this issue as well as others in his new book,<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://peterubel.com/books/critical-decisions/" style="color: rgb(0, 102, 204); text-decoration: underline; border-bottom-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">“Critical Decisions: How You and Your Doctor Can Make the Right Decisions Together”<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span></a><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 15px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); display: inline !important; float: none;">(HarperOne/2012). </span> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:33:00 +0000 Frank Stasio 5471 at http://wunc.org Meet Peter Ubel Meet Baldemar Velasquez http://wunc.org/post/meet-baldemar-velasquez <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); ">Legend has it that Baldemar Velasquez led his first fight for migrant farmworkers’ rights at the age of 12. He started w</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; line-height: 15px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228); ">orking in the fields at 4 years old and soon became a self-taught scholar of social justice. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 20:12:32 +0000 Lindsay Foster Thomas & Frank Stasio 683 at http://wunc.org Meet Baldemar Velasquez