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State of Things
11:10 am
Tue April 24, 2012

NC’s Amendment Decision

North Carolina voters have been asked to decide on a constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union recognized in the state. There's a lot of information and debate surrounding the ballot question and the implications of the amendment are fraught, but polls suggest many North Carolinians don't really know what it is or what it would do.

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State of Things
11:04 am
Tue April 24, 2012

What Every Girl Should Know

Playwright Monica Byrne's latest work tackles the Catholic Church, Margaret Sanger and women’s rights through the story of a group of adolescents learning about their bodies and the world.

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State of Things
10:23 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Meet Brian Malow

www.sciencecomedian.com

Science is serious business, but Brian Malow has been making people laugh about it for years. Malow calls himself the world's “premier science comedian.”

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State of Things
12:22 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

The Illustrations of Ashley Bryan

An assignment from his kindergarten teacher to make a book about the alphabet set Ashley Bryan on the path to become a writer and illustrator of children’s literature. It was unchartered territory for an African-American at the time, but Bryan broke through the barriers of the publishing industry and has written more than 30 books since 1962.

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State of Things
12:12 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

The Jesus Discovery

Christian belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ is fundamental to the faith. A recent book by James Tabor, chair of the department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, describes the discovery of evidence that casts doubt that Jesus rose again. Has the final resting place of Jesus been found?

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State of Things
12:07 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange has ripened since their first album. Their recently released double CD "Haste Make/Hard-Hearted Stranger" includes new instruments, new collaborators and sophisticated production.

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State of Things
12:19 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

The Beautiful Project

http://thebeautifulproject.org/

After her mother’s death, photographer Jamaica Gilmer interviewed the women in her family about the times they struggled with identity and how they developed their notions of beauty.

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State of Things
12:14 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

Bull City Soul Revival

Long before Durham, NC boasted a vibrant indie music scene, the Bull City was home to a thriving soul music community. In the 1960s and 1970s, Durham musicians combined blues, R&B, and gospel styles to help create and foster a unique new sound. Bull City Soul Revival is a collaborative effort of musicians, scholars, and Durhamites to stage a comeback of soul music.

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State of Things
12:02 pm
Thu April 19, 2012

The Success of Lookout Press

http://www.lookout.org/

Writer Edith Pearlman has become an overnight sensation - but it took a half a century. Her most recent short story collection, "Binocular Vision" (Lookout Books/2011) won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a finalist for nearly every big American book prize this year.

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State of Things
9:00 am
Wed April 18, 2012

American Graduate – Live from Greensboro

In an age that demands more skill and higher levels of education from its workers, some students still choose to drop out. What can be done to help them? Guilford County Schools in North Carolina has tackled that question and made a lot of headway encouraging students to stay in school.

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