Archive for October, 2004

Trusting The Media

Friday, October 22nd, 2004

Trusting The Media: Recent examples of dishonest and incomplete reporting from the New York Times, CBS News and USA Today have resulted in a crisis of trust in the media. In a special edition of The State of Things recorded live at the Coach K/Fuqua School of Business Conference on Leadership at Duke University, Melinda Penkava hosts a panel discussion on media trust issues with Eric Ludgood, vice president of CNN-International; Kevin Klose, president of National Public Radio; and Brendan Nyhan, co-founder of the blog, and co-author of the book “All the President’s Spin” (Simon & Schuster/2004). (59:00)

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Reporter Roundup/Tilghman/Weekend

Thursday, October 21st, 2004

Reporter Roundup: Host Melinda Penkava rounds up news across the state with Charlotte Observer political reporter Jack Betts and Wilmington Star enterprise reporterJohn DeSantis. (12:00)

Roads of the Heart: Host Melinda Penkava talks with author Christopher Tilghman about his new book, “Roads of the Heart: A Novel.” (20:00)

Weekend Look Ahead: Host Melinda Penkava speaks with Michael Helton of Hanover Park Vineyards about the recent growth of the wine industry in NC, and this Saturday’s Yadkin Valley Grape Festival. Also, we’re joined by Broadway star Sutton Foster, and librettist Allan Knee of the new musical “Little Women” currently being performed at Duke University. The production moves to Broadway in December. (17:30)

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Mapping The Imagination/Operation Homecoming

Wednesday, October 20th, 2004

Mapping the Imagination: Peter Turchi is a novelist and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. Host Adam Hochberg speaks with Turchi about Warren Wilson’s innovative low residency Master of Fine Arts Program as well as his new book, “Mapping the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer” (Pub Group West/2004) Turchi wrote the book as a guide for writers and readers as well as an explanation for how creativity works. (32:00)

Operation Homecoming: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the United States Military have teamed up in a historic partnership to help soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq shape their experiences through creative writing. Host Adam Hochberg speaks with NEA program officer Jon Peede and program co-founder and writer Marilyn Nelson about the program. Hochberg, in his capacity as a reporter for NPR, has visited Operation Homecoming in action at the Norfolk Naval base and will include some of the interveiws he did with soldiers participating in the program there. (17:00)

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Longleaf Pine/David Rees/Richard II

Tuesday, October 19th, 2004

Looking for Longleaf: Forests of longleaf pine used to blanket the North American continent, covering 90 million acres from Virginia to Texas. Host Melinda Penkava talks with Larry Earley, author of “Looking for Longleaf: The Fall and Rise of An American Forest” (UNC Press/2004) about the forest’s demise and restoration; and with Johnny Randall, assistant director of conservation at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, about Piedmont Prairies. Listener Call-in. (32:00)

Get Your War On: Host Melinda Penkava talks with Rolling Stone political cartoonist and Chapel Hill native, David Rees, about his new book, “Get Your War on II” (Riverhead Press/2004). (8:30)

Review: During an election cycle even a trip to the theatre has political implications. Shakespeare’s Richard II is considered the most wrenching of the histories. Duke economist and professor of political science Mike Munger reviews the current Playmakers production and finds that its resonance is quite powerful. (4:00)

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Stormwater Runoff

Monday, October 18th, 2004

Where Does The Water Go?: Host Melinda Penkava talks about the science and politics of stormwater runoff with Amy Pickle, an attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center; Coleen Sullins, deputy director in the Division of Water Quality at the Department of Environment and Natural Resources; Lisa Martin, the director of regulatory affairs at the Home Builder’s Association of North Carolina; and Pete Peterson, vice chairman of the Environmental Management Commission. A state agency pushed for stormwater runoff legislation this past summer, but homebuilders succeeded in getting a watered-down version through the state legislature. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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