Nicole Campbell

Producer, "The State of Things"

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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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The State of Things
12:08 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Did Durham Police Follow Protocol When Arresting 17-Year-Old Jesus Huerta?

Friends and relatives posted pictures like these of Jesus Huerta around Durham, NC after he died
Credit Leoneda Inge

  

Jesus Huerta died from a gunshot wound while in police custody last November. Did officers know he was at risk of killing himself? The teen's family says yes.

Durham authorities have said the officer on the scene, Samuel Duncan, had not been told the 17-year-old threatened to kill himself and used drugs before the officer picked him up the morning of Nov. 19.

But the attorney representing Huerta’s family questions that and points to this radio communication in which officers talk about Huerta having a history of drug abuse:

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The State of Things
12:24 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Author Elizabeth Spencer, 92, Offers Advice For Young Writers

In 1960, Elizabeth Spencer became a southern literary icon with the release of her novella, "The Light in the Piazza." The film version of the book starred Olivia de Havilland.

More than fifty years after her acclaimed Italian love story, Spencer is still writing.  Her newest collection of short stories is "Starting Over" (Liveright, 2013).

All of the narratives in the book stem from her two southern homes: Mississippi and North Carolina.

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The State of Things
12:08 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Durham Singer-Songwriter Anna Rose Beck Writes Of Love, Loss And Longing On New Album

Anna Rose Beck
Credit Anna Rose Beck / annarosebeck.com

When singer-songwriter Anna Rose Beck last appeared on our show, she was trading engineering studies at Duke University for a full-time career as a musician. Now she is fully devoted to her musical career and her newest album, Glass House in Outer Space, garnered a lot of support on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.

Anna Rose Beck performs live in-studio, and talks with Frank Stasio about her new album. She is joined by Elana Scheiner on cello and Marc Harkness on guitar.

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The State of Things
12:47 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

The Editor And The Dragon: A North Carolina Journalist Takes On The Ku Klux Klan

The Editor and the Dragon
Credit south.unc.edu / Southern Oral History Program

A new film debuts on UNC-TV tonight, Thursday January 9th. "The Editor and The Dragon: Horace Carter Fights The Klan" tells the inside story of a man of courage, the journalist Horace Carter.

Filmmakers describe the story this way:

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The State of Things
10:50 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Chapel Hill's First Openly-Gay Mayor Reflects On His Home

Mark Kleinschmidt
Credit http://www.townofchapelhill.org/ / Town Of Chapel Hill

  

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The State of Things
1:10 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

First Deaf-Blind Student At Harvard Law Pursues Dreams

Haben Girma was the first deaf-blind student to graduate from Harvard Law.
Credit Harvard Law

First Deaf-Blind Student At Harvard Law Pursues Dreams

At the age of 15, Haben Girma had danced, skied, kayaked and traveled to Mali. And although that’s a lot for any young person to experience, Haben was doing so while deaf and blind.

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The State of Things
1:00 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Children’s Films Send Mixed Messages About Habits

Eliana Perrin, MD, MPH, and professor of Pediatrics at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Credit http://news.unchealthcare.org/ / UNC Healthcare and school of medicine

Children’s Films Send Mixed Messages About Habits

    

Movies like Toy Story 3, Wall-E, and Up, may seem like harmless entertainment. But a new study shows these films may promote unhealthy behavior, especially eating habits, to young people. 

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