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Welcome to Durham

Monday, October 17th, 2005

For our first broadcast from the new North Carolina Public Radio studios at the American Tobacco Historic District in Durham, we look at our new home city. What makes Durham tick? Host Melinda Penkava explores the city that is home to Duke University, North Carolina Central University, the Durham Bulls, a flourishing intellectual community, crime problems, and Black Wall Street (to name just a few) with: Jim Wise, columnist for the Durham News; Eddie Davis, president of the North Carolina Association of Educators and a longtime teacher at Hillside High School; and Nick Tennyson, mayor of Durham from 1997-2001 and executive vice president of the Homebuilders Association of f Durham and Orange Counties. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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NC Dems/Princeville

Monday, February 21st, 2005

NC Dems: Host Rusty Jacobs speaks with Charlotte Observer reporter Mark Johnson about the election of Jerry Meek as chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Meek defeated Ed Turlington in a vote on Saturday. Turlington was backed by most of the Party’s leadership, but Meek won by appealing to the grass roots members of the Party. (12:00)

Welcome to Princeville: The town of Princeville celebrates its 120th birthday this week. Princeville is one of the first towns in the nation to be founded by African Americans after the Civil War. Its history has been shaped by recurrent flooding, most recently by the devastating floods of Hurricane Floyd in 1999. Host Rusty Jacobs leads a discussion about the history, and the future, of Princeville. Guests include: Sam Knight, Princeville town manager; Rudolf Knight, a tour guide from neighboring Tarboro; and Joe Miller, reporter with the Rocky Mount Telegram. Listener Call-In. (47:00)

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Cary/CVB/Copenhagen

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

Cary, N.C.: In the first of a series, we take a look at North Carolina community through its history, its people, and its strive to be better. Rusty Jacobs hosts a conversation about Cary, North Carolina with: Keith King, editor of the Cary News; Ernie McAllister, mayor of Cary; Monsignor John Wahl of St. Michaels of Archangel; and Ron Thoreson, chairman of Stop NC Annexation. Cary, in Wake County, is the seventh-largest city in the state, with a population of over 100,000 people. Cary’s population grew by more than 115 percent in the past decade, raising many questions about growth and identity loss. Listener Call-In. (42:00) (JG)

Camper Van Beethoven: Host Rusty Jacobs speaks with Jonathan Segel of the indie-rock band Camper Van Beethoven. The group reunited in the late 1990’s after a decade apart. Camper Van Beethoven plays at the Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro on Saturday, Jan. 29. (11:00) (JG/KW)

Copenhagen: Mike Munger reviews “Copenhagen.” The play, by Michael Frayn, tells the story of a meeting between Werner Heisenberg and Neils Bohr in Nazi-occupied Germany in 1941. “Copenhagen” runs through February 13 at the Center for Dramatic Art in Chapel Hill. (SD/DD)

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