Hady Mawajdeh

Producer, "The State of Things"

Hady Mawajdeh is a native Texan, born and raised in San Antonio. He listened to Fresh Air growing up and fell in love with public radio. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication at Texas State University and specialized in electronic media. He worked at NPR affiliate stations KUT and KUTX in Austin, Texas as an intern, producer, social media coordinator, and a late-night deejay.
 
Hady joined the team at The State of Things in 2014 as a producer. Though he is new to North Carolina, he is already a fan of the Durham Bulls and the newly-reformed Charlotte Hornets. In his spare time, Hady enjoys playing pick-up basketball, reading, seeing live music, and listening to a variety of podcasts.
 

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The State of Things
11:57 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The Artistry Of Rural Alabama Meets The Art World

Forever (for Old Lady Sally) - Loretta Bennett
paulsonbottpress.com

    

In 2002, the art world was rocked to its foundation by a group of unusual, abstract quilts made by African American women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. 

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The State of Things
11:57 am
Thu September 25, 2014

A Rising Tide: The Politics Of Sea Level Rise

A map shows how various levels of sea-level rise would impact eastern NC.
Credit Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI) at East Carolina University

  

In 2010, the science panel that advises the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission released a report stating the state should prepare for 39 inches of sea level rise by 2100. 

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

A Re-evaluation Of The Common Core

This photo was taken at the first meeting of the review commission.
Credit Reema Khrais

Advocates and opponents of the Common Core curriculum have debated its merits since its adoption in North Carolina in 2012. 

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The State of Things
12:14 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

The Races For NC’s Highest Court

The Supreme Court elections are coming and things are getting interesting.
Credit flickr.com/photos/leviphotos

  

The North Carolina Supreme Court is supposed to be above hyper-partisan politics, but what happens when groups from outside the state become the biggest donors? 

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

Ciompi Quartet Opens Untraditional Season With Tradition

Ciompi Quartet Promotional Photos - 1
ciompi.org

  

The Ciompi Quartet, Duke University's resident string quartet, opens its fall season September 20th at Baldwin Auditorium with guest pianist Awadagin Pratt

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Wilderness In The Urban Jungle

Wood Duck
Credit Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association

Honking horns, slamming doors and congested streets: these are the sounds and sites of a bustling city. 

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The State of Things
12:10 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Triad News Update

Winston-Salem City Government has extended benefits to same-sex couples who were married in other states.
Credit www.wxii12.com/

    

The Winston-Salem city government is now offering benefits to same-sex partners who are married. 

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The State of Things
12:05 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Matisse And His Muses

Liseuse Au Bouquet De Roses (Woman Reading with a Bouquet of Roses) - Henri Matisse
http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/

French artist Henri Matisse was known for his use of color and his fluid and original draftsmanship. 

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Wowolfol Plays The Triad Theater

Durham Artist Rich James has like staying pretty anonymous while playing under the moniker of WowolfoL, but he's stepping out and into the light.
Credit wowolfol.bandcamp.com

Music by the Durham-based Wowolfol band is difficult to describe. 

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The State of Things
12:16 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Delta Rae Plays Farm Aid

Durham band Delta Rae is lending a hand to the nation's farmers and playing Farm Aid in Raleigh tomorrow.
Credit theriverboston.com/

Delta Rae has made it back home to North Carolina.

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