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The State of Things is a live program hosted by Frank Stasio devoted to bringing the issues, personalities, and places of North Carolina to our listeners. We present the Tar Heel experience through sound, story, discussion, commentary and listener participation through calls.More from The State of Things from North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC »

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Absences Add Up, Is North Carolina Counting?

Two-thirds of states used chronic absenteeism as a metric for school evaluation in recently submitted federal plans.

#BackChannel: Responding To Sexual Assault, 'Mudbound' And #FreeMeek

The number of women coming forward with accounts of sexual assault and harassment continues to grow. The recent surge in allegations has put toxic masculinity in the spotlight, but many questions remain, such as: are black and white accusers are treated differently.

The Legacy Of Love And Hate Toward Effeminate Men

In art and pop culture effeminate men are cast in very different light. Some are revered, like artist Liberace or drag queen and TV star RuPaul Andre Charles. But other times, effeminate men are seen as simultaneously fascinating and grotesque. Author and Durham Academy teacher Harry Thomas Jr. set out to find out how effeminate men can occupy such different spaces in public consciousness. He explored the writings of Truman Capote, the New Orleans bounce music of Big Freedia and more subtle

Black Teen Girl's Aggressive Arrest At School Sparks Questions About Criminalization Of Youth

When Connsuela Bautista got to school for her first morning class at Southeastern Randolph Middle School, she says she was immediately called to the principal's office. When she arrived, she saw sheriff's deputies waiting for her.

Black Teen Girl's Aggressive Arrest At School Sparks Questions About Criminalization Of Youth

Capturing Urban Appalachia Through The Lens of Isaiah Rice

Isaiah Rice spent decades working as a beverage delivery man in his native city of Asheville, but around town he often went by another name: the picture man.

Does The Military Do Enough For Veterans With Mental Health Issues?

When service members are discharged from the military, the degree to which they can receive benefits from Veterans Affairs depends largely on their characterization of service.

Rebellious Women In Literature And Life: Meet Margaret Bauer

Margaret Bauer had what many would consider an idyllic childhood. She was raised in a restored plantation house in southern Louisiana on the bayou and spent her time with either her feet in the water or her nose in a book. She came from a long line of notable figures, including state politicians and renowned attorneys, so her name often preceded her, but Margaret just wanted to fit in.

With Trump Back From Asia, GOP Tax Plan Is Central Focus

President Donald Trump has returned from his five-country tour of Asia. He characterized the trip as a "tremendous success," but political analysts say his exuberance does not align with the political accomplishments.

#MeAt14: NC's Place In National Conversation On Sexual Assault

Can't consent at 14. Not in Alabama. Not anywhere. #MeAt14 pic.twitter.com/AFUw1Ru4X2 — Catherine R L Lawson (@catlawson) November 10, 2017 Judge Roy Moore is facing new allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women who say he tried to date them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Violinist Tim Fain Talks Virtual Reality, 'Moonlight' And Collaborating With Philip Glass

Violinist Tim Fain is a classically-trained musician, but his talents extend far beyond a classical repertoire.

Violinist Tim Fain Talks Virtual Reality, 'Moonlight' And Collaborating With Philip Glass

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