Archive for March 2010

The Woodhouse Brothers

Raleigh natives, the Woodhouse brothers, are taking sibling rivalry to a whole new level in the world of politics. Brad is the communications director of the Democratic National Committee, while Dallas is the North Carolina director of the conservative free-market group, Americans for Prosperity. In recent interviews both brothers have taken public shots at one another, and today we have invited both Brad and Dallas to the studio to discuss their feud. Molly Buckley, Aaron Keck, Kit FitzSimons.

Getting Rid of 15/501

Controversy is swirling around the ongoing construction project on 15/501, which has all but stopped traffic between Culbreth Road and NC-54. Here to discuss the future of the project, joining us once again, is Department of Transportation spokesman Mack Freedman. Molly Buckley, Kit FitzSimons.

No Pittsboro Jokes All Week (We Promise)

No Pittsboro jokes all week, CHPD tracks boot thief, Anoop Desai stepping back into the limelight, Sierra Club hosts candidate forum, Jelly Belly jellybean display at A Southern Season, Spanky’s Restaurant adds Ron Stutts caricature portrait, Hayley Mills filmed movie in Rockingham County, nearly half of NC teens working illegally. Molly Buckley, Aaron Keck.

Yellow Brick Blues

Tonight at 7:00, the Carrboro Century Center will be screening the classic film “The Wizard of Oz,” featuring a live performance of “rootsy” versions of the songs from the movie by local musician Jeff Hart. Jeff Hart wasn’t available to appear on our show to share his musical creation, but blues master Ol’ Yellow-Brick Rhodes was! Kit FitzSimons, Aaron Keck, Molly Buckley.

Aurora Joplin… Anarchist?

The North Carolina Rising anarchy conference will take place this weekend here in Chapel Hill and panelists and speakers are gearing up to educate citizens about public spaces and social movements. Here to comment and discuss her role in the conference is Carrboro resident and anarchist extraordinaire, Aurora Joplin. Kit FitzSimons, Molly Buckley.

Ulysses Beauregard Wyatt the Fourth

Kit FitzSimons welcomes to the show his great-aunt’s boyfriend (and local historian) Ulysses Beauregard Wyatt the Fourth. Ulysses shares some stories about Chapel Hill’s rich history. Kit FitzSimons, Aaron Keck.

Peter Foxx and the NC Census

Earlier this month, the U.S. Census Bureau mailed out its 10-question forms, but what you may not know is that North Carolina has decided to conduct its own census for the first time ever, and they’ve commissioned one of our own commentators to prepare the questions, a man with a lot of experience designing surveys and polls. Here he is, joining us today—state census official, and Kevin Wolff’s former campaign manager, Peter Foxx. Kit FitzSimons, Aaron Keck.

Ahhh, Rockingham County

Taste of Durham” canceled, UNC men’s basketball playing in NIT, Kroger recalls salmonella contaminated seasoning mix, boats vandalized in Rockingham County, Mecklenburg County owed $43 million in delinquent taxes, “Gypsy” at Rockingham County High School, Gov Perdue’s approval over 30 percent, Andrew Young at Flyleaf Books for book signing, Andrew Young says things got bad for his wife. Molly Buckley, Aaron Keck.

Google, Google, Google… Google

US Census coming this week, Mo’Nique at Greensboro Coliseum, Rockingham County employee furloughs, AussieBum‘s banana underwear, Wake County school board chair suggests splitting district, Beard Foundation honors local chefs, cuts at Wake County Sheriff’s Department, Google offers to rewire communities. Molly Buckley, Kit FitzSimons.

Back to School

Rockingham church break-ins, German violinist cancels Memorial Hall appearance, US Magistrate arrested for DWI, Grandfather Mountain to stop feeding the bears, sheriff volunteers to clean up after donkeys, “really bad” counterfeit money seized, $700k Ponzi scheme leader arrested, parents enrolling at kids’ community colleges. Molly Buckley, Kit FitzSimons.