The State of Things Live in Greensboro

The State of Things in Greensboro

Each month WUNC's The State of Things travels to Greensboro for a live show at Triad Stage's UpStage Cabaret.

The next live event at the Triad Stage's UpStage Cabaret will be Tuesday, February 14. 

A Conversation With Greensboro Police Chief Wayne Scott: Like many other law enforcement agencies around the country, the Greensboro Police Department is working to improve community relations while facing a period of heightened tension between police and the public, particularly with marginalized communities. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Greenbsoro  Police Chief Wayne Scott about the unique challenges his department faces along with the continuing battle over policies surrounding access to police body camera footage.

Cheesecake And Creativity, The Story Of Eddy McGee: ​When Eddy McGee started as a mail carrier in the early ‘90s, he knew that he wanted his job to be more than just putting mail in a box. He started to build relationships with the people along his route, and they began an informal exchange of food and baked goods. Unbenownest to him, one of those individuals told “Southern Living” magazine about their baking mail carrier, and soon enough, McGee was featured in the magazine. He shared his recipe for cream 
cheese pound cake, and it not only received an extraordinary ranking by the “Southern Living” test kitchen, but also prompted hundreds of readers to reach out to him for baking advice. McGee eventually left the United States Postal Service after 10 years, but he continued to expand his passion for creativity as the executive director of the Stokes County Art Council. In the past few years, he has worked to gain support and funding for a new culture, entertainment and visitor center set to open later this year. Host Frank Stasio talks with Eddy McGee about his life and career.

The Danbury Songwriters:​ After more than 40 years of existence, the Stokes County Arts Council will finally have a consistent home for its growing arts scene. "The Arts Place" will feature a coffee shop, retail market, gallery, office, and performance space. It will celebrate the rich musical legacy of Stokes County through weekly gigs featuring the Danbury Songwriters, a group of musicians from the area who perform original and cover songs and hope to entertain visitors to the nearby Hanging Rock State Park. Host Frank Stasio talks with the group's founder Skip Staples, and he is joined by a group of musicians including Rebecca Dresser, Bruce Burgess, Kay Richey, and John Hartman to perform live in studio.

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The phone number for Triad Stage is (336) 272-0160.