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State of Things
8:00 am
Tue July 24, 2012

So Rich, So Poor

More than 20 million people in the United States are living in extreme poverty at this moment.

That means that the income for a family of 4 is half below the poverty line, or $11,000. Six million people’s incomes consist only of food stamps. These are shocking numbers, and Peter Edelman says most people are not familiar with the bleak reality of why extreme poverty exists. Edelman is the author of “So Rich, So Poor: Why it’s so Hard to End Poverty in America”

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State of Things
8:00 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Meet Joe Liles

On the Appalachian Trail, there’s a phenomenon that hikers call “trail magic.” It refers to acts of kindness and generosity that take place between strangers on the trail. Joe Liles was the happy recipient of many forms of trail magic when he hiked in 2009. It was a sort of karmic return for his lifelong work as an educator, an artist, an activist, and a curious traveler. Liles, a retired teacher, joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his career in the classroom and his efforts to promote local art and preservation of American Indian culture.

State of Things
10:44 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Saint Pauli

http://paulimurrayproject.org/

In the Episcopalian Church, it is customary for someone to be deceased for 50 years in order to become a saint. However when it came to Pauli Murray, the church’s General Convention chose to set aside the rule and include her in the book “Holy Men, Holy Women: Celebrating the Saints” (Church Publishing/ 2010), giving her status as a saint.

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State of Things
10:38 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Viva Cackalacky!

www.unc.edu

UNC-CH professor David Garcia tried something a little different last year for one of his classes. It was called "Musical Movements: Migration, Exile, and Diaspora," and instead of a lecture, it was hands-on. The students produced a compilation CD of Latin music from around North Carolina.

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State of Things
10:38 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Viva Cackalacky!

www.unc.edu

UNC-CH professor David Garcia tried something a little different last year for one of his classes. It was called "Musical Movements: Migration, Exile, and Diaspora," and instead of a lecture, it was hands-on. The students produced a compilation CD of Latin music from around North Carolina.

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State of Things
10:15 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Orquesta GarDel

www.facebook.com/orquestagardel

Orquesta GarDel is a lively group with a Latin core but a diverse offering of members. Thirteen artists with experience in Latino music as well as African- and Anglo American jazz make music perfect to dance to.

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State of Things
10:38 am
Thu July 19, 2012

The Storied Elderly

When James Clark retired as an English professor from North Carolina State University, he wasn't done teaching. He went from the classroom to the retirement home, where he taught the elderly how to share their experiences with family and friends through creative writing.

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State of Things
10:34 am
Thu July 19, 2012

A Peacebuilder's Life

http://exhaustthelimits.org/wordpress

Charles "Chic" Dambach didn't set out to bring peace to the world. In fact, he went to college to smash heads with fellow football players. But when racism on the team forced him to confront the inequities of the world, his path changed. From volunteering with the Peace Corps to working as chief of staff for a U.S.

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State of Things
9:56 am
Thu July 19, 2012

“Deliverance” 40 Years Later

It's been 40 years since "Deliverance" shocked moviegoers with its graphic depiction of male rape and solidified certain negative stereotypes of the South. It remains one of the great films of the 20th century and has become a cultural icon, but where does it stand in the canon of Southern cinema?

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State of Things
10:30 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Remembering Andy Griffith

www.andygriffith.org

Andy Griffith died earlier this month at his home on Roanoke Island, NC at age 86. Griffith was a native son of North Carolina, who proudly brought a tender vision of Southern culture to the masses through television. His portrayal of a wise and honest country lawman on “The Andy Griffith Show” won many hearts.

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