The State of Things

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11:38 am
Thu November 13, 2014

The Mysteries And Secrets Of Antiquarian Books

A new novel by Charlie Lovett about the mystery behind Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

    

Writer Charlie Lovett has been attracted to the mystique of old books since he was a young kid. 

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The State of Things
12:08 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Offshore Drilling In North Carolina

Oil drilling
Credit Wikipedia

  

In 2015, oil industry representatives will begin exploration off the Carolina coastlines. Some of those representatives met with government officials last week in Raleigh. But the details around their closed-door meeting are scant. Supporters say the potential drilling could create jobs and revenue for the state but environmentalists maintain that drilling harms humans and wildlife. Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC environmental reporter Dave Dewitt about the latest.

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The State of Things
12:02 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

More Than Just A Cakewalk

Mirandy (Kwamea Wilkerson) and Ezel (Ricky Hall) surprise everyone in town at the annual cakewalk with their fancy footwork.
Raleigh Little Theatre

In popular culture, the term cakewalk means anything that is effortless and easy.

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The State of Things
11:52 am
Wed November 12, 2014

The Ice Garden

Cover to Moira Crone's new novel, The Ice Garden.

The characters in Moira Crone’s new book The Ice Garden (Carolina Wren Press/2014) have been rattling about in the author’s head for decades. 

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The State of Things
11:36 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Understanding And Treating PTSD In The Military

Credit U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

    

Nearly one in five veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

That’s a sobering statistic for the researchers and psychologists who are trying to understand and treat PTSD. It also means more veterans than ever are suffering from PTSD’s debilitating symptoms.

But the research is yielding new treatment strategies and veterans are finding new ways to fight the severe depression and anxiety that comes with the disorder.

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The State of Things
11:34 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Women In The Meat Business

Third-generation butcher Kari Underly leading a session in the Women Working in the Meat Business Conference.
Briana Brough

As the demand for local food and farm-to-table restaurants rises, the American agriculture and food production industries are expanding. 

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The State of Things
10:55 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Veterans Day Radio Broadcast To Feature Camp Lejeune and Fort Bragg Families

As many as 40 percent of the approximately 2 million military children in the United States are under the age of 5.
Credit Breaking Ground / WAMU

  

The United States has been at war for more than a decade and the men and women that protect our country overseas are not the only people making sacrifices. Tens of thousands of children have watched as their parents get deployed into dangerous conflict zones and have been dealing with the reality that they may never come back or that they may return as someone different.

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The State of Things
4:10 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

What Is Your Favorite North Carolina Movie?

Cold Mountain, NC
Credit Wikipedia

In this month's episode of the Movies on the Radio series, The State of Things takes a look at North Carolina movies. What is your favorite and why? Answer the survey and leave your contact information if you are interested in the possibility of being on the show.

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The State of Things
12:20 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

Meet Lucia Peel Powe

Lucia Peel Powe
Credit Will Michaels / WUNC

Some say Lucia Peel Powe has failed Retirement 101. 

Now in her eighties, she is as energized as ever.

Powe’s vibrant life as a teacher, mother, actress and musician has been punctuated by unique experiences: starring on the kid’s television show Romper Room, winning the Miss Georgia pageant and helping edit bills for the North Carolina legislature.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Lucia Peel Powe.

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The State of Things
12:06 pm
Fri November 7, 2014

From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks, Understanding Autism And Gender

A new book examining the role that gender plays in our understanding of autism.

  

Much of what we know about autism is publicly disputed, from the definition of autism itself to the reasons behind the increase in diagnoses. 

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