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

Sex And Bodies Belong In Our Headlines. WUNC To Continue Broadcasting Embodied

Back in November, WUNC chose to discontinue "The State of Things," North Carolina's only live public radio program heard in the mountains, on the coast and in the Piedmont. Those of us who make the daily talk show were surprised and saddened by the decision — however, we are thrilled to continue offering the Embodied series into 2021 as a live weekly program from noon to one on Fridays. Listeners can also look forward to season two of the podcast adaptation.

Sex And Bodies Belong In Our Headlines. WUNC To Continue Broadcasting Embodied

Hidden Symbols in Quilla's New Album, 'The Handbook of Vivid Moments'

Anna Luisa Daigneault, known as Quilla , is the audio muse that makes the Embodied podcast sparkle. WUNC collaborated with Quilla to craft the theme for Embodied and other background music for the recurring series, which approaches taboo topics through a feminist lens. Her music and the podcast amplify one another. To evoke the show's emphasis on pleasure and sex, Quilla created a blooming synth refrains. The Greensboro musician and producer emphasizes biological cycles, family relationships and

Frank Stasio's Fondest Shows: Meet Little Brother

In 2003, Frank Stasio spent time in North Carolina guest hosting The State of Things, and one of the conversations from his early days on the show is one of his most-memorable from his 15-year tenure as host: sitting down with hip-hop group Little Brother.

Frank Stasio's Fondest Shows: The Bucket Brothers Tune Their Talents

Logan Valleroy and Casey Valleroy might be teenagers, but their musical prowess makes them seem like professional musicians. The brothers have been playing music since they were young. Today, the pair play a myriad of instruments like the violin, keyboard, drums, saxophone and guitar, but started out as kids banging on pots and pans around the house.

Frank Stasio's Fondest Shows: North Carolina's Unions And Organized Labor Saved Lives In 2020

Union membership in the United States is at a record low. About 10% of workers nationwide are currently union members, and only 2.7% of workers in North Carolina are unionized , which places the state second-to-last in the nation.

Frank Stasio's Fondest Shows: North Carolina's Unions And Organized Labor Saved Lives In 2020

'Has The World Ended Yet?' Students Reflect On Letters To The Future

The letters begin with various greetings. "Dear 50 year of age self." "To my future children." "Dear future me, It's me, I mean you, but circa 2020." These are the words of a group of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill undergraduates who processed the reality of a pandemic-dominated year through letters to the future as a class assignment this spring.

Not Your Old-Fashioned Bookworms: How Librarians Became Digital Connoisseurs In Pandemic

This March, our world turned digital. Zoom meetings, virtual school and video chats dominated work, school and home life. To ease this transition to computer-based life, the state's public libraries stepped up for their communities.

Not Your Old-Fashioned Bookworms: How Librarians Became Digital Connoisseurs In Pandemic

Frank Stasio's Fondest Shows: Meet Cecilia Polanco, Who Runs 'So Good Pupusas'

Cecilia Polanco's parents did not dream of their daughter owning a food truck when they emigrated from El Salvador to the United States in the early 1980s. Their expectation was that she would get a respectable profession after college, or even better, a career, like her older sisters who work in law and insurance. So when she proposed the idea of a pupusa business, her mother naturally had some concerns — Polanco did not even know how to make the traditional Salvadoran fare.

Frank Stasio's Fondest Shows: Meet Cecilia Polanco, Who Runs 'So Good Pupusas'

Frank Stasio's Fondest Shows: Meet Surf Philosopher And Educator Maia Dery

For Maia Dery, sitting still has never been much of an option. Her teacher had her sit out in the halls to not disturb other students, and as soon as she had her precious drivers license, Dery routinely skipped school to escape to Duke Forest.

Frank Stasio's Fondest Shows: Meet Surf Philosopher And Educator Maia Dery

A 'Black Economic Development Zone' Grows In Rural Durham County

Activist Skip Gibbs was in the midst of leading a protest in Durham this summer when he felt that something wasn't right. In the crowd, which had gathered to demand that the city council redirect the police department budget into social services, he saw mostly white faces.