Lindsay Foster Thomas

Producer, "The State of Things"

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The State of Things
10:28 am
Tue March 1, 2011

Durham, I Do!

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Host Frank Stasio, who is also the Honorary Best Man for Marry Durham, talks about the fundraiser with Reverend Carl Kenney, a longtime Durham resident who will preside over the nuptials, and Merywen Wigley, one of the organizers of the event.

A big event is in the works for those who want to show their pride and support for the city of Durham, North Carolina. On March 19th, residents and non-residents can take part in a group ceremony to “marry” the Bull City. Donations collected for the event will sponsor five local charities.

The State of Things
8:00 am
Fri February 25, 2011

Songs Of Water

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Host Frank Stasio talks with the band members about their unique orchestral style and gets treated to a live performance from Songs of Water at the Triad Stage UpStage Cabaret in Greensboro.

Greensboro-based instrumental ensemble Songs of Water blends sounds and rhythms from around the world with a Tar Heel touch. The band’s tunes are influenced by the dominant percussion heard in West African, Indian and Middle Eastern music and their songs are driven by melodic use of a hammered dulcimer.

The State of Things
11:22 am
Thu February 24, 2011

Kind of Blue

Kind of Blue, a play by Kuamel Stewart

Stewart talks with host Frank Stasio about his creative approach to playwriting, which fuses musical technique with social critique.

A new play that explores male identity draws inspiration from jazz music. Playwright Kuamel Stewart’s “Kind of Blue” asks theater goers to consider different perceptions of masculinity with a narrative set in 1940s New York City. Stewart, a senior communications major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the first African-American undergraduate to have a full-length production performed on a UNC mainstage. “Kind of Blue” debuts this week at the Historic PlayMakers Theatre.

The State of Things
3:50 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

Your Digital Afterlife

Book Cover - Your Digital Afterlife

Carroll and Romano join host Frank Stasio for an explanation of how to care for a digital estate.

Your digital life has a life of its own. Whether you’re on Facebook, Flickr, Twitter or linked in to any social network server, it’s likely that your online existence will outlive you. Authors John Romano and Evan Carroll started thinking about what happens to people’s online presence once they die. They found that much of the information – from emails and blog postings to financial records and photographs – is at risk of being lost forever in cyberspace. Their book, “Your Digital Afterlife” (New Riders Press/2010), tells readers how to preserve and protect their online legacies.

The State of Things
12:19 pm
Tue February 22, 2011

The Sunset Limited at Triad Stage

The Sunset Limited
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Host Frank Stasio takes a look at the story, the language and the characters of the play.

The latest production at Greensboro’s Triad Stage is Cormac McCarthy’s “The Sunset Limited,” a production with a small cast – just two men – and an extended conversation about big ideas including life, death, afterlife, faith and fate.

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The State of Things
10:22 am
Thu February 17, 2011

The Game Of Her Life

Phiona Mutesi

Tim Crothers joins host Frank Stasio to talk about how chess is changing Mutesi’s life.

Of the 600 million people who know how to play chess worldwide, Phiona Mutesi is one of the best. The 14-year-old Ugandan phenom recently competed in the Chess Olympiad, an international tournament that pits players against each other in strategic competition. A short time ago, Mutesi had never even heard of the game.

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The State of Things
8:00 am
Tue February 15, 2011

Emo Philips

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For more than 30 years, stand-up comedian Emo Philips has been entertaining audiences with his hilarious one-liners, unique fashion sense and child-like persona. The funny man brings his signature brand of wicked humor – one that’s influenced Jim Carrey, Demetri Martin and Mitch Hedberg – to the 10th annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival this week and stops by the studio to yuk it up with host Frank Stasio.

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The State of Things
10:37 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Robert Griffin

Robert Griffin
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Pianist Robert Griffin joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his music and play a few songs live in the studio.

Pianist Robert Griffin makes social commentary and sets it to music. He’s taken on corporate irresponsibility, corrupt government, genetically engineered foods and 24-hour cable news networks in his jazzy compositions. Griffin’s latest CD is called “Ain’t My Kind of Strange.” He joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his music and play a few songs live in the studio.

The State of Things
10:19 am
Fri February 11, 2011

Durham Central Market

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Host Frank Stasio speaks with Project Manager Don Moffitt and Robin Arcus, a board member and Durham Central Market co-founder, about the co-op, which is scheduled to open in 2012.

Durham Central Market, a community grocery store cooperative, lets local investors build social and financial capital in the construction of a downtown supermarket. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Project Manager Don Moffitt and Robin Arcus, a board member and Durham Central Market co-founder, about the co-op, which is scheduled to open in 2012.

The State of Things
10:58 am
Fri July 23, 2010

Spaulding Family Reunion

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Stephen Spaulding, a 7th generation member of the family, joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the upcoming reunion and what it meant to grow up Spaulding in North Carolina.

About 700 members of the Spaulding family will descend on Raleigh, NC next week for the clan’s 18th bi-annual reunion. The Spauldings can trace their roots to Duplin County where Benjamin Spaulding, a freed slave, married Edith Delphi Jacobs, a Lumbee Indian, in the early 19th century. The Spauldings have ties to the founding and success of dozens of the state’s institutions like North Carolina Mutual Life insurance company, Mechanics & Farmers Bank and Lincoln Hospital.

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