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, May 9. 

News From The Triad: High Hopes For High Point Furniture Makers And Adult Literacy In Guilford County: A group of Indian architects and others involved in the furniture market recently made their first visit to High Point, North Carolina. Burgeoning interest from that country is sparking hope among High Point furniture manufacturers that they could find a new overseas market. And in Guilford County, one in 20 adults struggles with basic literacy tasks, like reading a story or a map. The Triad-based nonprofit Reading Connections supports this community, which includes two golden-aged women who never mastered reading growing up. They have now found renewed momentum through the organization and one another. Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC reporter Naomi Prioleau about these two feature stories and other regional news.

In “Hemingway’s Brain” A Forensic Psychiatrist Offers Diagnosis For Writer’s Demise: Theories abound regarding why famed writer Ernest Hemingway shot and killed himself in Idaho in 1961. Some say he suffered from bipolar disorder or that he was manic depressive. But in the new book “Hemingway’s Brain” (University of South Carolina Press/2017) psychiatrist Andrew Farah offers a new theory. He proposes that Hemingway suffered from a progressive degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This condition results from multiple blows to the head and is sometimes seen in boxers or NFL players. Host Frank Stasio speaks with Farah, chief of psychiatry at High Point Division of the University of North Carolina Healthcare System, about developing his theory and about how Hemingway’s own writing left clues for this diagnosis.

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