WUNC Updates
2:32 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Beginning Monday, You'll Hear Things On The Radio At Slightly Different Times

Credit Carol Jackson

Beginning Monday, WUNC is changing its newscasts in Morning Edition.  This means more news about North Carolina throughout the morning hours.  You'll now hear newscasts at :01, :19, :31 and :42 minutes past each hour. 

This does mean that some of the sounds that mark your morning routine are shifting slightly - so please watch that clock.

This is part of a larger change in all the NPR newsmagazine programs. 

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The State of Things
11:39 am
Thu November 13, 2014

NPR's 'Ask Me Another' Comes To Durham

Ophira Eisenberg
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The comedy of Ophira Eisenberg includes many elements of her former dating life like lamenting about online dating and unreasonable expectations from your partner.

The charming brand of stand-up allowed Eisenberg to make a seamless transition to radio as host of the NPR trivia program Ask Me Another.

The show features contestants guessing about everything from Shakespearean soliloquies to the names of French pastries.

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Arts & Culture
4:51 pm
Wed November 5, 2014

LISTEN: The Lone Bellow

The Lone Bellow is coming through North Carolina and stopped by the WUNC Studios.
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The Lone Bellow is a band made of up Southerners living in Brooklyn. 

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Arts & Culture
1:28 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Scott Simon at Carolina Theatre Tonight: War Is Hell. And Sometimes The Food Is Delicious

Scott Simon, host of Weekend Edition Saturday
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NPR's Scott Simon is in town tonight, with a presentation at the Carolina Theatre. The topic looks incredibly interesting:

Learning about true hospitality and graciousness from people in hellish places. Pizza in Kosovo, pasta in a refugee camp, and faux cheese during the siege of Sarajevo.  Sometimes, eating well is the best revenge.

According to his bio, Simon has covered ten wars. He likely has the food stories to match.

Find out more about the event here.

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The State of Things
11:01 am
Wed June 19, 2013

NPR President Visits Triangle

Gary E. Knell, the President and CEO of NPR.
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Big Bird and Robert Siegel don’t have that much in common. But the All Things Considered host can now say he works for the same guy who used to be Big Bird’s boss.

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Arts & Culture
3:18 pm
Fri March 22, 2013

NC Press Association Honors Carl Kasell

Carl Kasell at a WUNC event in 2007.
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At their most recent Annual Meeting, The North Carolina Press Association named Carl Kasell the 2013 North Carolinian of the Year.

Originally from Goldsboro, Kasell is known for his life-long career in radio broadcasting. He also helped found WUNC while in college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  Kasell spent 30 years as a newscaster for National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and he currently works on the popular radio news quiz show Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!, in addition to being an ambassador for NPR.

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