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State of Things
11:46 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Raleigh's YWCA Closes

After 110 years in Southeast Raleigh, the town's YWCA has closed. The staff was fired on just one day's notice, and the programs that served the community are gone. Journalist Cash Michaels has been following this story closely for the Carolinian newspaper. He joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the sudden closing and its impact in Raleigh.

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State of Things
11:40 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Going to War with Iran

Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern is worried that the United States is going to go to war with Iran. McGovern was an outspoken critic of the conflict in Iraq and he is afraid that a determined Israeli

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State of Things
11:26 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Creeds

Robert Hanssen was an FBI agent responsible for one of the worst intelligence disasters in history. Over 22 years, he passed along American secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

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State of Things
9:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Muslim Girls Get the Blues

Muslim womanhood and sensuality are rarely found in the same sentence, but a new collection of first-person accounts by Muslim women of romance and relationships challenges cultural and religious stereotypes.

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State of Things
9:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Logie Meachum

logieworks.com/aboutme.html

Blues singer Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum is a storyteller, an educator and a lifelong learner. He grew up listening to soul music at his family’s juke joint and eventually began playing himself. Meachum particularly enjoys performing for children and earned an O. Henry Award for his commitment to arts and culture in the Triad region of North Carolina.

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State of Things
9:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Muslim Girls Get the Blues

Muslim womanhood and sensuality are rarely found in the same sentence, but a new collection of first-person accounts by Muslim women of romance and relationships challenges cultural and religious stereotypes.

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State of Things
9:00 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Logie Meachum

logieworks.com/aboutme.html

Blues singer Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum is a storyteller, an educator and a lifelong learner. He grew up listening to soul music at his family’s juke joint and eventually began playing himself. Meachum particularly enjoys performing for children and earned an O. Henry Award for

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State of Things
9:00 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Meet Mike Franzak

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Michael Franzak never had dreams of fighting for his country when he joined the Navy after high school, but he was desperate and had nowhere else to go.

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State of Things
8:54 am
Fri March 16, 2012

Celebrating a Contemporary Composer

Karel Husa was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia in 1921. As a young man, his city was occupied by Nazi Germany, which forced Husa to reconsider his career path. Instead of going to work in a factory, he decided to pursue music. That choice led him to study in Paris, then eventually become a professor of music at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. In 1969, Husa won the Pulitzer Prize for his composition, “String Quartet No. 3,” which featured viola and cello in key parts usually reserved for the violin.

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State of Things
12:50 pm
Thu March 15, 2012

Veterans & Trauma

A recent report from the Department of Veteran Affairs revealed a stark truth: every 80 minutes, a veteran takes his or her own life. The risk of suicide is even greater for service members suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

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