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State of Things
12:03 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

The Old Ceremony

www.theoldceremony.com

The Old Ceremony is well-known to music lovers in the Triangle. 

The band has been playing together for eight years and now their new album “Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide” will receive an international release. Host Frank Stasio will be joined by the Old Ceremony as they talk about the evolution of their music over the years.

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State of Things
11:17 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Lost Artifacts of Morgantina

duke.edu

In 2010, the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art had to return 16 silver cups and bowls to a little town in Sicily called Morgantina.

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State of Things
11:11 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Honoring Hoover Adams

In 1950, World War II veteran Hoover Adams scored a $15,000 loan from his father-in-law to start a newspaper in Dunn, North Carolina.  He called it The Daily Record and from the start, the paper’s mission was to feature hyperlocal coverage of Harnett County. Church meetings, civic club activities and hog killings took precedence over political elections, plane crashes and national events that happened hundred of miles away from the paper’s home base. Adams’ news model was a success.

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State of Things
11:04 am
Thu August 16, 2012

The Elopement

kismuth.com

Dipika Kohli married her college sweetheart on New Year's Day in 2001.   The two eloped in Japan, his home country, then moved to Ireland to start life in a place unfamiliar to both of them. In doing so, she boldly walked away from the hopes her parents had for her.

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State of Things
10:44 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Controlling Gun Violence

Recent high-profile shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and Texas are spurring public conversations about gun control, but is tougher regulations on our right to keep and bear arms an effective method for curtailing gun deaths?

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State of Things
12:08 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

NC Dream Team

Viridiana Martinez is no stranger to the fight for immigrant rights. As a member of the NC Dream Team, she has been a spokesperson for bringing attention to the mistreatment of the state’s undocumented immigrants. Most recently, Martinez infiltrated an immigrant detention center in Florida to understand what conditions are like. She was released after a few weeks. She and fellow activist Jose Rico talk about her experience with host Frank Stasio.

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State of Things
11:45 am
Tue August 14, 2012

From Cronkite to Colbert

www.geoffreybaym.com

Americans used to turn to veteran journalists like Walter Cronkite for political coverage. These days, late-night comedians like Stephen Colbert are the most important political journalists in the country, according to author Geoffrey Baym.

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State of Things
10:24 am
Mon August 13, 2012

Meet Stella Suberman

"The Jew Store" (Algonquin Books/1998) is Stella Suberman's bestselling memoir about growing up in a small town in Tennessee where her parents ran the dry goods market. The Great Depression sent Suberman's family back to New York and eventually to Miami where she found a larger community of Jews including her future husband. Her subsequent two books, including her latest, "The GI Bill Boys" (University of Tenneesee Press/2012), chronicle the better part of the 20th century. The Chapel Hill-based author joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her life’s journey.

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State of Things
10:35 am
Fri August 10, 2012

City of Frogs

www.paperhand.org

Paperhand Puppet Intervention has been delighting audiences with their giant puppets for thirteen years.

For their new season, they’ve created a show called “City of Frogs” that explores mortality and love. The show opens tonight at Forest Theater in Chapel Hill. Paperhand Puppet Intervention founders Jan Burger and Donovan Zimmerman join host Frank Stasio to talk about the creative inspiration for their new show.

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State of Things
10:24 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Vote Zach Galifianakis

The Campaign

To prepare for his new role in “The Campaign” as a small-town conservative in a no-holds-barred congressional race, comedian Zach Galifianakis looked to the past. 

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