The State of Things

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

authors.simonandschuster.com

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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State of Things
10:21 am
Wed March 14, 2012

Juvenile Justice

North Carolina is one of only two states where 16-year-old criminal suspects are automatically tried as adults. Proponents of raising the age to 18 have tried to get the law changed for years. This year, a bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to make it happen, but opponents of the change say we shouldn't try to do too much too fast.

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State of Things
10:09 am
Wed March 14, 2012

The Missing Martyrs

http://kurzman.unc.edu/

In March 2006, a former Tarheel named Mohammad Taheri-Azar drove an SUV through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's campus during the busiest part of the day. The Iranian-American hoped to kill as many people as possible in the name of jihad. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured,

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State of Things
11:14 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Human Rights Conference

War crimes, violations of religion freedom and unfair labor practices are just a few of the many things considered by some to be violations of human rights. But what exactly is a human right?

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State of Things
11:09 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Saving Nelson Mandela

When law professor Kenneth Broun began learning about the 1963 trial of Nelson Mandela, he was startled to discover the South African leader was expected to be put to death. Mandela spent 27 years in prison, but he eventually got out and became president.

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State of Things
11:03 am
Tue March 13, 2012

Photographs Not Taken

Will Steacy is a photographer who realized that the photographs he didn't take were often as interesting as the ones he did. In talking to his photographer buddies, he discovered this was a common experience.

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State of Things
10:50 am
Mon March 12, 2012

Meet Kevin Trapani

redwoodsmanagers.com

Businessman Kevin Trapani will tell you that his company, Redwoods Group, does well by doing good. Redwoods Group recently won an award that validates his claim. B-Lab, an organization that certifies socially responsible companies known as B-corps,

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