Nicole Campbell

Producer, "The State of Things"

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The State of Things
12:56 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Much More Than A Pet: The Animal-Human Bond

A St. Bernard puppy frolics in the leaves
Credit wikipedia

When we think about the bond between animals and humans, we often think of the "pet-owner" relationship. But animals influence our lives in many other ways: as part of the food supply chain, as therapeutic companions and as cohabitants of our environment. Jeannine Moga, clinical and veterinary social worker at North Carolina State University, explores the imprints animals leave on humans beyond companionship. 

Host Frank Stasio talks with Moga about the relationships between animals and humans.

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The State Of Things
12:29 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Stunning Images Detail Chicago's Jazz Renaissance

Archibald J. Motley Jr., Hot Rhythm, 1961. Oil on canvas, 40 x 48.375 inches (101.6 x 122.9 cm). Collection of Mara Motley, MD, and Valerie Gerrard Browne. Image courtesy of the Chicago History Museum, Chicago, Illinois. © Valerie Gerrard Browne.

Archibald Motley is one of the most well-known painters of the Harlem Renaissance even though he never lived in Harlem. He spent most of his career documenting the nightlife scene in both Chicago and Paris.

Motley's images explode with color. Reds, blues greens. It's almost impossible to look away. Yet his work is not widely available to the public. Many of his most important creations are held in private collections. But now, 42 works from 1919 to 1960 are on display at Duke University's Nasher Museum.

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The State of Things
5:26 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

'No F****** Pink Ribbons!' Is It Time For The Bow To Go?

Jennifer Ho, English professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Credit englishcomplit.unc.edu / UNC-Chapel Hill

When Jennifer Ho went to the hospital for testing on a lump in her breast, she encountered the image often associated with breast cancer: the pink ribbon.

A nurse led the UNC English professor to an exam room. She recalls, "And then I saw a tote bag with UNC hospital's name on it and the pink ribbon. And I had this immediate visceral reaction. And I'm walking with the nurse. And I said something I can't repeat on the air." Ho said, "I hate those *** pink ribbons."

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The State of Things
12:05 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

How Black Authors Write About U.S. Law And Race

Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing, Literature by Karla Hollway
Credit dukeupress.edu / Duke University Press

Host Frank Stasio talks with scholar Karla Holloway about her newest book, 'Legal Fictions: Constituting Race, Composing Literature'

From enslavement to the one-drop rule to the three-fifths compromise, United States law has defined African-American identity. Duke University professor Karla Holloway is exploring how black fiction connect racial identity and the creation of law for African Americans. 

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The State of Things
11:43 am
Wed January 22, 2014

The Struggle For Workers Rights In The 1970s South

Workers Marching in Roanoke Rapids
Credit south.unc.edu

A panel of experts discuss the struggle for workers rights in the 1970s south

    

In the 1970s, the small town of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina was dominated by the J.P. Stevens textile mills, which controlled many aspects of its workers' lives. 

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The State of Things
10:08 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Triad Update

The lunch counter where Greensboro students staged a civil rights sit-in protest on display in the National Museum of American History in Washington DC.
Credit Wikipedia author RadioFan

Triad Update with WUNC's Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii

 Franklin McCain, civil rights activist and one of the Greensboro Four, died this month. 

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The State of Things
10:02 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Kids These Days

Drew Perry's new book Kids These Days looks at the anxieties of parenthood.
Credit Algonquin

Drew Perry talks about his new book, "Kids These Days"

    

When North Carolina author Drew Perry and his wife were having conversations about having children, he was utterly terrified. 

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The State of Things
9:58 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Azerbaijani Violinist Leads Greensboro Symphony Orchestra For More Than A Decade

Dmitry Sikovetsky performs Diamonds in the Rough program at the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra.
Credit J Henry Fair

Host Frank Stasio talks with Dmitry Sitkovetsky and he performs live at the Triad Stage

    

  Musician, arranger and conductor Dmitry Sitkovetsky has performed across the globe: from Ajerbaijan to Moscow and Los Angeles to New York. 

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The State of Things
11:38 am
Thu January 16, 2014

The Transformation Of A North Carolina Democracy

Credit University of North Carolina Press

Host Frank Stasio talks with East Carolina University political science professor Tom Eamon about the history of North Carolina politics

  

North Carolina’s politics have made national headlines lately as the traditionally Democratic state elected a Republican majority in the legislature and a Republican governor. The policy shift to the right might surprise those who think of the Old North State as a democratic stronghold. 

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The State Of Things
5:17 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Mentally Ill Or Criminal? Making Tough Calls In The Field

Credit Nashville.gov

In the early morning hours of November 19, Durham  youth Jesus Huerta left home. His family called 911, reported him as a troubled runaway and noted his drug problem. A Durham police officer located Huerta, frisked him, cuffed him, and put him in the back of a cruiser. Moments later, the 17 year-old was dead from a gunshot to the head. His family questions the circumstances surrounding his death.

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