Emmanuel Kembe was imprisoned in Sudan 1994 for performing revolutionary songs of love and peace. He was forced to leave his homeland and seek refuge in Durham, where he has continued to spread his messages of peace though music. Kembe talks with host David Crabtree about his musical heritage and his work as a political activist in Sudan. He will also play a few of his traditional and reggae songs of love and peace. More information can be found at kembemusic.com. (17:30)
Archive for April, 2006
Recent wet weather hasn’t eliminated the severe drought affecting parts of central North Carolina. What does that mean as we head into summer? Host David Crabtree speaks with Ryan Boyle, associate climatologist with the State Climate Office.
Ray Allegrezza, editor-in-chief of Furniture Today magazine, provides an update from this year’s spring International Home Furnishings Market, where organizers are clambering to keep buyers well-fed, well-rested and happily entertained so that they won’t spend their money at competing markets.
Host David Crabtree speaks with Matthew Barr, associate professor of broadcasting and cinema at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro about his new film “Wild Caught,” a portrait of Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, its fishing industry and a disappearing way of life. (20:00)
The tidal wave of media attention that has descended on Duke University and Durham in the last six weeks shows no signs of letting up. Has the media coverage been fair to the accuser, and the accused? And why has this story captured such intense national attention? Host David Crabtree looks at media coverage of the Duke lacrosse alleged rape story with Ted Vaden, public editor at the News & Observer of Raleigh; Jeffrey Dvorkin, ombudsman at National Public Radio; Donald Shaw, professor of journalism at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Eric Umansky, who writes “Today’s Papers” at Slate.com. Listener Call-In. (59:00)