Archive for September, 2005

Prison Overcrowding

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

North Carolina has opened three 1,000-bed, maximum-security prisons since 2003, at a cost of roughly $400 million. Then why are our state prisons still overcrowded? Tougher sentences for violent and repeat offenders is one reason, but are the more strict sentencing guidelines lowering crime rates? Host Frank Stasio looks at the growing problem of prison overcrowding with Dan Kane, reporter with the News and Observer of Raleigh; and Boyd Bennett, state prisons director. Listener Call-In. (40:00)

Prisons

Nasher Museum of Art

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University opens this weekend. Host Frank Stasio talks with collector and major donor Raymond Nasher, and the museum’s architect, Rafael Vinoly. (17:30)

Nasher Museum

Immigration and Citizenship

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Host Frank Stasio talks with Noah Pickus, associate director of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and author of the book, “True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism” (Princeton University Press/2005). In North Carolina and across the country, debates about immigration policy are starkly divisive. Pickus argues that the two sides of the debate miss the point. The United States, he says, needs a policy that invests more in immigrants and expects more from all citizens, old and new. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

Noah Pickus

The Legacy of Jesse Helms

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

With the publication earlier this month of Jesse Helms’ memoir “Here’s Where I Stand” (Random House/2005), we take a look at the personal and political legacies of the controversial North Carolina Senator. Host Adam Hochberg is joined by guests: Tom Fetzer, former mayor of Raleigh and member of Helms’ staff; Kerry Haynie, professor of political science at Duke University; and Rob Christensen, political reporter and columnist at the News and Observer. Listener Call-In. (59:00)

Helms

DJ Spooky

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Paul Miller is a writer, conceptual artist and musician, known in the New York club scene as DJ Spooky. He performs this Friday at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Memorial Hall. Host David Crabtree talks with Miller about his work as a DJ and the piece he plans to perform, “Rebirth of a Nation.” The piece is based on the 1915 film “Birth of a Nation” by D.W. Griffith. (17:30)

DJ Spooky