As 2017 wraps up, The State of Things staff goes “behind the glass” to join host Frank Stasio for conversations about the highlights of the year. Some of producer Charlie Shelton-Ormond’s favorite segments include a conversation with activist and community organizer Bree Newsome who removed the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse in 2015.
He also chose a segment with North Carolina filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson about the time Johnson saw a rough cut of the original “Star Wars” in 1977 and a conversation with L.A. McCrae, owner of Black Star Line Brewing Company in Hendersonville, who specializes in sweet beers with brews named after civil rights activists.
View a complete list of Charlie Shelton-Ormond’s favorite segments below:
- "Meet Bree Newsome, The Woman Who Removed South Carolina's Confederate Flag"
- "From Textile Mills To HB2: The Music Of North Carolina Protests"
- "#BackChannel: Rapsody Talks 'Laila's Wisdom' And The NFL Greenlights 'Take A Knee' Protests"
- "Built On 'The Breaks': The Sounds And Samples Of 9th Wonder"
- "Fostering Community One Pint At A Time: Meet L.A. McCrae"
- "How 'Star Wars' Changed The Life Of NC Filmmaker Patrick Read Johnson"
- "Tift Merritt Returns With 'Stitch Of The World'"