Archive for December, 2004

Holiday Special

Friday, December 24th, 2004

Holiday Special: On this special edition of “The State of Things,” a collection of North Carolinians share their stories of holidays past and present with host Melinda Penkava. Appearing on the program are: Doug Marlette, a cartoonist and novelist from Hillsborough; Sheila Kay Adams, a musician, writer, and storyteller from Madison County; Mark Kemp, an author and entertainment editor with the Charlotte Observer; Jeffrey Beam, a poet from Chapel Hill; and Craig Kocher, acting dean of the Duke Chapel. (59:00)

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Music Makers/Corey Harris/Winter Weather

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Music Makers: Host David Crabtree talks with Tim Duffy, founder and president of the Music Maker Relief Foundation. The Durham-based nonprofit helps aging blues musicians distribute their music and pay their bills. Etta Baker, a 92-year-old blues guitarist from Morganton, North Carolina — and a beneficiary of the Foundation – will join the conversation. Also, Chapel Hill blues musician John Dee Holeman performs live in the studio. Listener Call-In. (42:00)

Musicians In Their Own Words: Blues musician Corey Harris explores the musical connections between the Mississippi Delta and the West African country of Mali. His new CD, “Downhome Sophisticate,” received a four-star rating from Rolling Stone magazine. The magazine compared the record’s eclectic sound to George Clinton and Funkadelic. We’ll hear from Corey Harris as part of producer David Schulman’s series “Musicians In Their Own Words.” (4:00)

The Weather Outside Is Frightful: Host David Crabtree speaks with WRAL meteorologist Greg Fishel about what weather to expect in North Carolina this weekend, and this winter. (12:00)

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Environmental Issues in NC

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2004

North Carolina’s Environmental Issues: From coastal development to global warming, North Carolina faces more than its share of environmmental challenges. Host David Crabtree discusses some of the issues with Jack Betts, associate editor with the Charlotte Observer, who recently wrote an article outlining the state’s top ten environmental issues. Other guests include Bill Schlesinger, dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University; Joe Pryor, president of Oaks Unlimited in Waynesville, NC; and Guy Troy, a farmer in Randolph County. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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Congressional Experience

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

The Congressional Experience: What sort of experience do you need to write the book on Congress? Long time Congressman David Price has come out with the third edition of his version, The Congressional Experience (Westview Press/July 2004). Host David Crabtree interviews Rep. Price (D-NC) about his new book and the next session of Congress. One of North Carolina’s newest representatives, Patrick McHenry (R-NC), the youngest member of the next U.S. Congress, will also join the program. Listener call-in. (59:00)

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Monday, December 20th, 2004

Depression: A new study from Duke University Medical Center/Durham suggests a possible genetic link to major depression. Host David Crabtree talks with psychologist Roger Moore and other guests about what this finding could mean for those who have major depression.(32:00)

Holiday Blues: Host David Crabtree talks with Ann Hodgman, author of I Saw Mommy Kicking Santa Claus: The Ultimate Holiday Survival Guide (Penguin Books/2004). (14:00)

Christmas Essay: WUNC Reporter Laura Leslie tells us about the first and second Christmas that broke her heart. (3:00)

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