Host Melinda Penkava talks with Bland Simpson about the North Carolina ghost story “Maco Light.” Simpson is a writer, professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and member of the musical theater group King Mackerel and the Blues Are Running. We’ll hear the group’s musical version of the Maco Light story. (17:30)
Archive for October, 2005
Sarah Hall’s second book explores the seediness of the tattoo industry, as well as the artistry of tattooing. And along the way, Sarah Hall takes readers to two tattered coastal towns that become characters in themselves. Host Melinda Penkava talks with Sarah Hall about her novel “The Electric Michelangelo” (Harper Perennial/2005). (20:00)
North Carolina’s graveyards tell more than just good ghost stories. They are filled with ghastly clues about cultures past and present in North Carolina. On this Halloween Day, Host Melinda Penkava talks with professor June Hadden Hobbs of Gardner-Webb University about how to “read” a cemetery. (12:00)
Across the country and in North Carolina, the housing market is hot. Homes that once took months to sell can now be off the market in days. With the fast pace, and the rise of on-line listings and brokers, some sellers and buyers are choosing not to use the services of traditional real estate agents. Host Melinda Penkava leads a conversation about the state of the real estate industry in North Carolina. Guests include: Tim Kent, executive vice president of the North Carolina Association of Realtors. Listener Call In. (59:00)
This is a re-broadcast of a program that first aired on May 18, 2005.
The Latino population in North Carolina is growing at one of the fastest rates in the nation. Inadequate health care is a growing problem, due to a widening cultural divide and, some say, a lack of governmental policies. So what role should government play in addressing the issue? And what impact will this health care crisis have on North Carolina if it’s not addressed? Host Melinda Penkava looks at Hispanic health care issues with: Andrea Bazan-Manson, president of the Triangle Community Foundation; and Eliseo Perez-Stable, professor of medicine and chief of general internal medicine at Stanford University. Listener Call-In. (59:00) (MD)