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
Credit Bill O'Leary

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.
Credit Sesame Workshop

NPR President Gary Knell speaks with Host Frank Stasio

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.
Credit Dave Horne/Flickr

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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