The State of Things from North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC 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.
The State of Things from North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC

The State of Things from North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC

From North Carolina Public Radio

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.

Most Recent Episodes

Ocracoke Island To Open For Thanksgiving Tourism With Residents Still Displaced

Nearly 10 weeks after Hurricane Dorian struck North Carolina's coast, Ocracoke Island is still under an evacuation order blocking visitors and tourism. On Monday, Nov. 11, the Hyde County Board of Commissioners agreed to allow visitors starting Nov. 22, which is the same day the island's main road is expected to reopen.

Ocracoke Island To Open For Thanksgiving Tourism With Residents Still Displaced

The Government's Efforts To Build Relationships Through Hip-Hop Diplomacy

The U.S. Department of State has a long history of utilizing cultural "people-to-people" diplomacy to advance national interests. One of those programs sends hip-hop artists all over the world to engage in artistic exchange.

The Government's Efforts To Build Relationships Through Hip-Hop Diplomacy

North Carolina Author's Dark Thriller Is An Instant New York Times Bestseller

Avery Greer knows what it is like to feel like a suspect in her own town. Greer, the central character in Megan Miranda 's new novel, lives in a coastal community in Maine, and when her best friend commits suicide, some people begin to suspect she had something to do with the death. She eventually uncovers a critical clue that could counter the police narrative, and starts on a quest to clear her name and seek justice for her best friend. Miranda talks to host Frank Stasio about her instant New

North Carolina Author's Dark Thriller Is An Instant New York Times Bestseller

Chef Ricky Moore's Culinary Journey Led Him Around The World — And Straight Back To His Roots

Ricky Moore has been chasing taste for his entire life. He moved around a lot as a child because of his father's military career, but when he was 11, his family settled back to Eastern North Carolina, in New Bern. He was surrounded by family, friends and country cooking.

Chef Ricky Moore's Culinary Journey Led Him Around The World — And Straight Back To His Roots

NC Politics: Redistricting Begins Again, Berger Under Fire, The Vaping Tax Dies

Legislators met this week to tackle the task of redrawing congressional maps . The first meeting determined Republicans want to use the maps created for the advocacy group Common Cause North Carolina, while Democrats want to start from scratch. A three-judge panel ruled last week that the gerrymandered districts be redrawn in time for the 2020 election.

NC Politics: Redistricting Begins Again, Berger Under Fire, The Vaping Tax Dies

She Who Tells A Story: A Lebanese-American Photographer Documents The Shared Experiences Of Girlhood

A teenage girl's most intimate space is her bedroom. It is a place where she figures out who she is and tries on new identities. As Lebanese-American photographer Rania Matar watched her own daughters become teenagers, she became increasingly curious about the magic of that space.

She Who Tells A Story: A Lebanese-American Photographer Documents The Shared Experiences Of Girlhood

Freestyling Over Jazz: Foundations For Underground Hip Hop

Thomas Taylor Jr. is fostering an appreciation of jazz legends like John Coltrane and Thelonious Monk among the state's underground hip-hop scene. The professor of percussion at North Carolina Central University sees North Carolina's long history in blues and jazz as a natural foundation for today's emcees. In his classes, Taylor invites aspiring rappers to improvise with him in front of the class — him on the drums, them with their words. Two students from that course now freestyle with him

Powerful Evangelical Women: The Delicate Dance With Submission

When scholar Kate Bowler went to an evangelical bible camp at the age of 14, she was confronted with a new take on what it means to be a Christian: girls should submit and focus their energy on becoming good wives and mothers. Bowler pushed back against this philosophy.

UNC BOG Members' Lawyer Misrepresented Himself To Get Video Of Former ECU Chancellor

A lawyer connected to some members of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors misrepresented his connection to powerful people in state government for access to the damaging video footage of former East Carolina University interim chancellor Dan Gerlach.

UNC BOG Members' Lawyer Misrepresented Himself To Get Video Of Former ECU Chancellor

Preserving The History Of Black Excellence In Raleigh

Oberlin Village is an important part of Raleigh's history — but there is not much of the historic African American community left.

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