The State of Things resident foodie Kelly Alexander speaks with Steven Shaw, the mastermind of the popular web site egullet.com and the author of the new book “Turning the Tables: Restaurants from the Inside Out” (HarperCollins/2005). Shaw reveals the secrets of the perfect dining experience. (13:00) (SD)
Archive for December, 2005
Durham based writer Doris Iarovici reads her short story “Facts” about a Duke University medical student traveling to meet her father for the first time. The story is from her collection “American Dreaming” (Novello Festival Press/2005.) (47:00)
North Carolina writer Lee Smith reads her short story “The Happy Memories Club” which appears in the anthology “Best of the South, Volume II” (Algonquin/2005). (59:00)
Son of the Rough South: Karl Fleming covered most of the major events during the Civil Rights Era for Newsweek Magazine. But he became a part of the story when he was nearly beaten to death during the Watts Riots in 1966. Host Frank Stasio talks with Fleming about the Civil Rights Era, as well as his own difficult childhood growing up in a Methodist orphanage in Raleigh. Fleming’s new memoir is titled “Son of the Rough South,” (Public Affairs Books/2005). Listener Call-In. (59:00)
This program is a re-broadcast of a show that first aired on May 31, 2005.
For last minute buyers still in a scramble to finish their holiday shopping, there may be an easy and rewarding way to end the mall rush mayhem. Alternative gift giving has become an increasing popular option in this country. Shoppers are finding that gifts of live stalk to the impoverished or relief funds to Afghani widows can add new meaning to holiday gifts. Host Frank Stasio talks with David Stapleton, director of Our Voices Together; and Ray White, director of public information for Heifer International. (17:30)