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The State of Things
12:19 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Ken Rudin

The North Carolina General Assembly is back to work in Raleigh and lawmakers are filing dozens of bills.

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Mary Johnson Rockers And The Spark

Mary Johnson Rockers and the Spark
Derek Anderson

  

Mary Johnson Rockers and the Spark recently released their second record, Remedy, that celebrates the many ways in which the band has found their niche in the Triangle music scene. 

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The State of Things
12:16 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Learning To Like Muktuk

Penelope Easton's memoir on working with native communities in territorial Alaska

Penelope Easton ventured to the Alaskan territory as a young woman in 1948. It would have been an intimidating move for many young women in that era. But for Easton, the move was just another in a series of adventures across the globe.

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The State of Things
12:10 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

The Plan For Offshore Drilling In North Carolina

An oil rig off the California Coast.
Credit Marianne Muegenburg Cothern

  The U.S. Department of the Interior released a proposal this week that paves the way for energy companies to search for oil in the Atlantic, including off the North Carolina coast. 

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The State of Things
11:56 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Ritual And Time Travel

A selection of images and poems by husband and wife artist team Michael Platt and Carol Beane. Their exhibit “Ritual + Time Travel=Rebirth” is on view at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History.
Michael Platt and Carol Beane

Husband and wife artist team Michael Platt and Carol Beane co-create work that explores rites, rituals and the lives of people living on the margins of history.

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The State of Things
11:55 am
Thu January 29, 2015

The Many Movements Of Branford Marsalis

The Branford Marsalis Quartet. From left to right: Joey Calderazzo, Eric Revis, Branford Marsalis and Justin Faulkner

Branford Marsalis brings great music into the world in multiple ways: he plays it; he writes it; he produces in on his own record label; and he promotes it everywhere he goes. 

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The State of Things
12:11 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

The Consequences Of Google Fiber

Google Fiber logo

    

Faster internet is coming to North Carolina. Tech giant Google announced it will build ultra-high-speed broadband networks in the Triangle and Charlotte areas. 

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The State of Things
12:06 pm
Wed January 28, 2015

A New Stanza For NC Poetry

Shelby Stephenson (left) is North Carolina's new Poet Laureate.
shelbystephenson.com

North Carolina's new poet laureate, Shelby Stephenson, will be installed Monday, February 2, 2015. 

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The State of Things
12:02 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Life, Culture And Economic Impact Of Latino Immigrants In North Carolina

There are thousands of Latina immigrants in North Carolina who work as housecleaners. A new project from Duke University documents the life stories of fifteen Latina women from Durham.
The Housecleaner Project

In the last two decades, international migration to North Carolina has increased dramatically and more than half of the state’s foreign-born population is Latino. 

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The State of Things
3:52 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

The Brain And Body Relationship

Human brain
Credit Creative commons

Today's program is a rebroadcast of The Mysterious Relationship Between Brain And Body.

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