Archive for January, 2005

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Monday, January 31st, 2005

Winter: Host Rusty Jacobs leads a discussion about how people cope with the winter doldrums. Guests include: Michael Hill, Professor of Psychiatrity at UNC School of Medicine and expert on Seasonal Affective Disorder; Jan DeBlieu, Cape Hatteras coastkeeper for the National Coastal Federation and author of “Wind: How the Flow of Air Has Shaped Life, Myth, and the Land” (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998); Scott Bernhardt, senior vice president for Plan-a-litics, Inc.; and Kelly Alexander, senior editor at Saveur Magazine. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

James Beards’s Leftover Lamb Casserole
Sauté 2 medium onions, cut in thin slices, in 3 tablespoons butter until delicately browned. Combine with 1 1/2 cups diced cold lamb, 1 cup leftover lamb gravy or canned beef gravy, 1 clove garlic, finely chopped, 2 cups cooked rice, and 1/4 cup chopped parsley. Correct the seasoning and bake, covered, at 350°F for 45 minutes. Delicious served with buttered French peas and sliced ripe tomatoes with dill dressing. For dessert, oven-baked apples with raisins and honey with sour cream.

from James Beard’s “My Mother Made Me Eat It,” Casserole Cookbook, 1955

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Personal Meets Professional/Catanoso/Blind Boys

Friday, January 28th, 2005

Personal Meets Professional: Host Rusty Jacobs leads a conversation about what happens when people mix their personal and professional lives. Guests include: Joy Franklin, editorial page editor for the Asheville Citizen-Times; Alice Wertheimher, event planner at Division TEACCH; Ed Morrill, predoctoral fellow with the National Cancer Institute; and Hazel MacHilyard, attorney with Legal Aid of Winson-Salem. Listener Call-In. (40:00)

Winston-Salem will rise again: Commentator Justin Catanoso, executive editor of the Triad Business Journal, offers a historical look at the economic fortunes and falls of Winston-Salem and an opinion as to why, Krispy Kreme or no Krispy Kreme, the city will survive. (5:00)

Musicians In Their Own Words: It was 1939 when the Blind Boys of Alabama started singing gospel. They were just kids then, attending a school for the blind in Alabama. They still perform, as they will this weekend as part of the Carolina Union Performing Arts Series at UNC-Chapel Hill. Musicians In Their Own Words is produced by David Schulman and supported by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. (8:00)

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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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RTI In Iraq

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

RTI in Iraq: RTI international is a not-for-profit contract research institute based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. In April of 2003, RTI began work on a local governance project in Iraq under a contract with the US Agency for International Development (USAID). RTI was the only organization to bid on the reconstruction project. After two years, the project was opened to other bidders amid mounting security concerns in Iraq. Host Rusty Jacobs leads a conversation about RTI International and its role in the Iraq reconstruction effort. Guests include: Kevin Begos, investigative reporter for the Winston-Salem Journal; Jay Price, reporter for the News and Observer; Tom Cook, an independent international development advisor who evaluated RTI’s project in Iraq; and Patrick Gibbons, spokesperson for RTI. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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Legislature 2005

Tuesday, January 25th, 2005

Legislative Roundtable: The 2005 session of the North Carolina General Assembly begins this Wednesday, Jan. 26. Lawmakers’ primary responsibilty is to come up with a working state budget. Other issues on the table include gambling, arts funding, and a new independent panel to review criminal defendants’ innocence claims. Host Rusty Jacobs leads a roundtable discussion on the upcoming legislative session. Guests include: Eric Dyer, reporter for the Greensboro News and Record; Mark Johnson, reporter for the Charlotte Observer; and Laura Leslie, capitol reporter for WUNC. He also speaks with Chris Mumma, executive director of the NC Actual Innocence Commission, about the proposed review panel. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

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