Leg. Update/Charlie Poole/Carousel/Review

Legislative Update: Host Melinda Penkava speaks with North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC’s Laura Leslie about the latest happenings in state politics, including the vote this weekend to elect a new Republican Party state leader. (12:00)

You Ain’t Talkin’ To Me: Charlie Poole’s recording career spanned just five years before he died in 1931, but his three-finger banjo-picking style and the songs he re-wrote for string bands live on today. The North Carolina musician is considered by many to be the grandfather of bluegrass music. Host Melinda Penkava talks with Poole biographer Kinny Rorrer; and Henry Sopoznik, producer of the Poole anthology released this week (”You Ain’t Talkin’ To Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music” / Sony 2005). (20:00)

Carousel: Host Melinda Penkava talks with Benjamin Haass, an amateur hobbyist who specializes in the fixing of mechanical musical devices, including the carousel in Raleigh’s Pullen Park. (12:00)

Review: Mike Munger reviews the Burning Coal Theater Company’s production of “Accidental Death of an Anarchist.” The play runs through May 22nd at Peace College in Raleigh. (5:00)

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