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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

The State Of Things Producer Picks: A 2014 Look Back With Hady Mawajdeh

Producer Hady Mawajdeh fooling around behind the mic.
Carol Jackson

As the year draws to a close, The State of Things staff take a look back at some of their favorite segments of 2014. 

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The State of Things
12:27 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Black Nativity From Stage To Screen

Langston Hughes
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This show is a rebroadcast from December 23, 2013 

  Originally a play by poet Langston Hughes, Black Nativity made its contemporary debut on the big screen. The film follows a teenager who travels to Harlem to spend the holidays with his estranged relatives.  Executive producer Joy Goodwin is a professor of creative writing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Goodwin about Black Nativity

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The State of Things
12:21 pm
Wed December 24, 2014

Movies On The Radio: The Tradition Of Holiday Movies

It's A Wonderful Life
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Note: This program is a rebroadcast from December 23, 2013.  

From Elf to Home Alone and Love Actually to A Christmas Story, the tradition of a holiday film is as vital to some people as singing carols or decorating a tree. Host Frank Stasio talks with Marsha Gordon, professor of film studies at North Carolina State University, and Laura Boyes, film curator at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

 

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The State of Things
12:02 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Talkin' Tar Heel: Exploring North Carolina's Dialects

This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired May 8, 2014.

For more than 20 years, researchers at North Carolina State University have collected interviews exploring the rich diversity of dialects in North Carolina. 

They studied topics ranging from how transplanted Yankees speak to how the Lumbee Indian community in Robeson County maintains a distinct dialect. But why is an awareness of dialect diversity important and what does it tell us about the history and culture of our state? 

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Tue December 23, 2014

Seth Rudetsky Inside The World Of Broadway

Seth Rudetsky
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This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired May 21, 2014.

For many, the bright lights of Broadway connote a mystical place filled with ornate costumes and incredible talent.

But for one man who has seen all sides of Broadway life, it is a subject matter worth deconstructing.

Seth Rudetsky has performed on Broadway, played piano for more than a dozen Broadway shows and serves as a host on On Broadway, a Sirius/XM radio channel.

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

"When You Step Into The Room You Are Family": The Life Of An NC Nurse

Nursing Agency in Mooresville, NC.
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Note: This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired May 5, 2014. 

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The State of Things
11:04 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Ken Rudin
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With the start of the legislative session fast approaching, lawmakers begin to announce their proposals for the new year. One state representative says banning racial profiling tops the list. Political Junkie Ken Rudin gives us the latest on that and other politics around the state.

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The State of Things
12:13 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Learning From Little Golden Books

Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book
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When you say the words "Little Golden Books" many people flash back to a time in their childhood when they learned to read from books like Mister Dog and Tawny Scrawny Lion

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The State of Things
12:09 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Greensboro's DADDY ISSUES

Greensboro's DADDY ISSUES performs live on The State of Things.
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The cleverly-named female band DADDY ISSUES from Greensboro, North Carolina started making music last year. 

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Thu December 18, 2014

Gov. McCrory's Financial Disclosures In Dispute

Gov. Pat McCrory
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An investigation by the Associated Press says Gov. Pat McCrory failed to disclose some his dealings with Tree.com, a licensed mortgage broker in North Carolina.

The governor was a board member of the Charlotte-based company when he took office, and the report says McCrory did not properly fill out financial statements that would have suggested a conflict of interest.

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