An expert panel address sexual assault in the U.S. Military
Army General Jeffrey A. Sinclair's sexual assault trial began yesterday. General Sinclair is one of the highest ranking military officers to be tried by jury. The case comes just as legislation to address sexual assault in the military goes before the Senate for a vote.
Host Frank Stasio talks with Alice Fest director Vivian Bowman-Edwards and filmmakers Carol Bash and Camden Watts
Of the 16 films debuting at the Sundance Film Festival this year, only three were created by women. Alice Fest 2014, a festival at Durham’s Full Frame Theater, seeks to offer female perspectives in a male-dominated industry. The festival showcases short films and developing films by women with a particular emphasis on films about women's lives.
A conversation with Wake County’s District Attorney, Colon Willoughby
In his 27 years as Wake County’s District Attorney, Colon Willoughby has prosecuted everything from high-profile murder cases to corruption in state government. For Willoughby, integrity and impartiality are vital components of the role.
Host Frank Stasio talks to professor and co-director of Yole!Africa Chérie Rivers Ndaliko
When we seeThe Democratic Republic of Congo on the nightly news, we see scenes of bloody conflict . Rarely do we hear from the people of Congo themselves. The Congolese arts organization Yole!Africa has a new project, Art On The Frontline, to promote the work of Congolese filmmakers and musicians.
Dr. Danielle Lee, an animal behavior scientist, explains her research of the African Giant Pouched Rat
Most Americans think of rats as nuisances to be trapped and destroyed. But in Tanzania,giant pouched rats use their acute sense of smell to detect landmines and other explosives. Dr. Danielle Lee is an animal behavior scientist based at Oklahoma State University and she researches the African giant pouched rat.
WUNC's Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii discusses new developments with Duke Energy's coal ash spill
This week, the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources, DENR, is testing fish tissue in the Dan River for contamination from the Duke Energy coal ash spill earlier this month. The Southern Environmental Law Center claims they warned Duke Energy and DENR of a potential spill last year.
Scholar Sarah Sharma explains the concept behind her new book, In the Meantime: Temporality and Cultural Politics
The idea that the world is getting faster is fairly common claim but what does that really mean? How does our perception of time affect our bodies and our communities? Sarah Sharma, professor of media and cultural studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, examines how labor changes the way people experience time.
Emilio Vicente says he ran for student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill because he wanted to give a voice to the voiceless at his school. But as gay, undocumented Latino student, Emilio gained national attention. He recently lost the race to fellow student Andrew Powell.
Jenifer Ringer, former New York City Ballet principal dancer, talks about life and her new book, 'Dancing Through It'
In 2010, Jenifer Ringer starred as the sugar plum fairy in the New York City Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker. And when a New York Times dance critic insinuated in a review of the performance that Jenifer was overweight, she responded. Her recent bookDancing Through It: My Journey in The Ballet talks about how she overcame that criticism and her struggle with health and weight (Penguin/2014).