North Carolina State has hired Sidney Lowe as its new men’s basketball coach. Dave DeWitt, managing editor of the State of Things, tells Frank Stasio why his hiring is significant. (4:00)
Archive for the ‘General’ Category
There’s a major upheaval taking place at a North Carolina university, and no, it’s not Duke. High Point University has a new president and is awash in cash. Host Frank Stasio speaks with HPU President Nido Quebin about his record-breaking fundraising, his rags-to-riches life story and his mission to transform this private liberal arts school. (17:30)
Host Frank Stasio speaks with Durham developer Andrew Rothschild, Farad Ali, the Project Director of the North Carolina Minority Business Development Center at the NC Institute of Minority Economic Development and Leon Tongrat of the Siler City Arts Incubator about encouraging the economic rebirth of North Carolina’s down-towns through artists and the business of the arts. Together, Frank and the guests listen to a Story Corps interview between Walker Stone who owns Liberty Warehouse in downtown Durham, a renovated tobacco factory and, Andrew Preiss an artist who owns ARP Designs and is a tenant at Liberty Warehouse. The Story Corps interview was recorded earlier in the month when the mobile booth was stationed in Durham at The American Tobacco Historic District. (KB.JB)(40:00)(Listener Call-In)
Chapel Hill native Jonathan Bryd first found music in his hometown Southern Baptist Church, with his father on the pulpit and his mother at the piano. Today his music is a traditional melody of rock and roots – one that is a far turn from his early love of the electric guitar. Jonathan Byrd joins host Frank Stasio to talk about his personal journey since leaving the navy and to pick a few songs. (MD)(17:00)
What can science and empirical study tell us about what happens to us when we die? A conference in Durham this weekend will gather the country’s leading researchers in the field. Host Frank Stasio discusses the science of immortality with Stephan Schwartz, director of The Rhine Center, which hosts the event; and Dr. Jim Tucker, a child psychiatrist and author of “Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives” (St. Martin’s Press, 2005).