Alex Granados

Producer, "The State of Things"

Alex Granados joined The State of Things in July 2010. He got his start in radio as an intern for the show in 2005 and loved it so much that after trying his hand as a government reporter, reader liaison, features, copy and editorial page editor at a small newspaper in Manassas, Virginia, he returned to WUNC. Born in Baltimore but raised in Morgantown, West Virginia, Alex moved to Raleigh in time to do third grade twice and adjust to public school after having spent years in the sheltered confines of a Christian elementary education. Alex received a degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also has a minor in philosophy, which basically means that he used to think he was really smart but realized he wasn’t in time to switch majors. Fishing, reading science fiction, watching crazy movies, writing bad short stories, and shooting pool are some of his favorite things to do. Alex still doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up, but he is holding out for astronaut.

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State of Things
10:23 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Meet Brian Malow

www.sciencecomedian.com

Science is serious business, but Brian Malow has been making people laugh about it for years. Malow calls himself the world's “premier science comedian.”

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State of Things
12:12 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

The Jesus Discovery

Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ is fundamental to the faith. A recent book by James Tabor, chair of the department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, describes the discovery of evidence that casts doubt that Jesus rose again. Has the final resting place of Jesus been found?

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State of Things
11:23 am
Wed April 11, 2012

Switchpoint

www.switchpointideas.com

Many people across the world don't have access to basic health care, but more than 90 percent of the population gets a mobile phone signal. Josh Nesbit, CEO of Medic Mobile, took advantage of that fact.

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State of Things
9:48 am
Tue April 3, 2012

The New Republic

Photo By Jerry Bauer

Lionel Shriver’s latest novel “The New Republic” (Harper/2012) tackles terrorism, journalism and the codependent relationship between the two.

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State of Things
9:42 am
Tue April 3, 2012

The Forest Unseen

David Haskell was inspired by the mandalas of Tibetan Buddhism to seek personal meditation out in nature. He sought out a one-square-meter plot of land in a Tennessee old-growth forest and observed it for a year.

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State of Things
9:32 am
Mon April 2, 2012

Meet Susan King

jomc.unc.edu

Susan King thought she would spend her whole life in journalism. She did stints in local and national television news, as well as guest hosting gigs in public radio. But she eventually left journalism to join the government, and later switched careers again when

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State of Things
8:54 am
Fri March 30, 2012

Too Black, Too Fast

ww2.tnstate.edu

Horse racing is big business, but it's not a sport known for its racial diversity. However, if you look back before the 20th century, black jockeys dominated the sport. A new multimedia project called, "Too Black Too Fast," documents the contributions of African-Americans to horse racing. Host Frank Stasio discusses this forgotten history with project creator Michael McBride, an artist and instructor of art at Tennessee State University.

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State of Things
10:21 am
Wed March 28, 2012

The Nature of Good and Evil

press.princeton.edu

What drives good behavior? It could be the satisfying feeling of helping others or, in many cases, there are even more alluring incentives to do the right thing. Is the value of goodness lessened when there is a reward involved?

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State of Things
11:40 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Going to War with Iran

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern is worried that the United States is going to go to war with Iran. McGovern was an outspoken critic of the conflict in Iraq and he is afraid that a determined Israeli

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State of Things
11:26 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Creeds

Robert Hanssen was an FBI agent responsible for one of the worst intelligence disasters in history. Over 22 years, he passed along American secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

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