Archive for September 2010

Goooo Climate Change!

A collection of Polaroids and black-and-white prints by pop culture artist Andy Warhol will be on display at the Ackland Museum starting Saturday, the #3-ranked UNC men’s soccer team picked up a key win last Friday over Maryland, at a public forum last night, developers presented the latest annual report on the progress of the Carolina North project, the National Cancer Institute announced this week that it was awarding a 13.6 million-dollar grant to a research team at the UNC’s Carolina Center of Cancer Nanotechnology EXCELLENCE, and led by UNC and funded by the National Science Foundation, a team of mathematicians is set to tackle climate change!

Patchouli Oil Spill

Fire officials in Carrboro responded yesterday morning to reports of a bad chemical smell—and wound up having to contain what turned out to be an oil spill from a 275-gallon underground tank. Joining us from the scene, with a live report on the cleanup effort, is our very own Kit FitzSimons.

Name Redacted – Part Two

Yes, it’s National Banned Books Week, a week that’s devoted to celebrating intellectual freedom and fighting censorship whenever and wherever it strikes. And to mark this very important occasion, we here at DSI Witness News would simply like to read from a novel: the new, locally-inspired James Bond novel by Chapel Hill’s own Jeffrey Deaver. And so, to commemorate Banned Books Week—and BOND Books Week too—here is the final, climactic chapter.

Kit is Tired

As you may know, last weekend, the DSI Comedy Theater in Carrboro held its annual YLAUGH Festival to benefit the local YMCA. As always, the highlight of the festival was 24LIVE, an improv comedy marathon featuring seven performers who were on stage nonstop for twenty-four hours straight—including our very own Kit FitzSimons.

Aurora Joplin’s Love Note

If you’ve been tuning in at all today to 1360 WCHL you are well aware that TODAY is National Love Note Day. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, September 24th is National Love Note Day, a day encouraging all men and women, old and young, to write, or proclaim on the radio, a love note to that someone or something that you love. And we here at DSI Witness News knew that this was the perfect opportunity for one of your favorites to profess and further proclaim HER love for that special someone. Without further ado, DSI Witness News would like to welcome, Carrboro Citizen Par Excellence Extraordinaire, Ms. Aurora Joplin.

Y Laugh?!

Zach Ward comes in to the studio to talk about Y LAUGH.

DSI Comedy Theater proudly hosts the 9th Annual Y LAUGH Comedy Fundraiser for the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. Featuring the Dual Duel (Our Annual Comedy Duo Challenge), Critically Acclaimed improv from PT Scarborough and the return of 24LIVE! our 24-Hour Comedy Marathon.

Y programs teach young people important values such as caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Through a variety of fun and rewarding activities, they develop valuable skills while they gain confidence and self-esteem. You simply cannot put a price on enriching the character of a child.

We are honored to have DSI Comedy Theater partner with the Chapel Hill-Carrboro YMCA. DSI is not only dedicated to making people laugh, but Zach Ward and his creative group believe in contributing to the overall good of our community. — Drew Smith, YMCA Development Director

Without the help of organizations like DSI, we would be leaving kids out of vital experiences like after school care and summer camps, programs that keep them safe and shape their futures. — Greg Lee, YMCA Membership Director


For $15 you can come and go ALL WEEKEND LONG!

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7PM STUDENT SHOWCASE (Our Standup 101/201 Students)

8PM DUAL DUEL (Comedy Duo Challenge, Round 1)

9PM DUAL DUEL (Comedy Duo Challenge, Round 2)

FRIDAY SEPT 24, 2010

700pm 24LIVE! Starts (GUARANTEED Family-friendly until 9pm)


1130pm 24LIVE! Continues ALL NIGHT LONG!


12am-1130am 24LIVE! gets crazy delirious … FOR THE KIDS!

12pm – 5pm Family-friendly Improv Block (featuring Magic at 1pm!)

3pm Youth Joke Contest ($2 to tell a joke, Top 3 jokes win prizes!)

6pm – 7pm 24LIVE! Ends With A Bang!

730pm IMPROV SLAM (GUARANTEED Family-friendly)

930 PT SCARBOROUGH and DUAL DUEL Comedy Duo Championship

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Car Free Day!

Woody Biomass came in to the WCHL studios to talk about Car Free Day.

That’s Amore.

The UNC football team is still looking for its first win after Saturday’s narrow loss to Georgia Tech, and questions continue to swirl around the ongoing investigations of player misconduct. Now, with all the negativity surrounding the investigations, we certainly don’t want to add fuel to the fire by poking fun. So instead, please enjoy three minutes of Gino Fontanelli singing That’s Amore.


Coach Davis donates a billion dollars,  anarchist bookfair, ample self-righteousness, sustainability series, kids make the grade, opening a window > weatherbug, and concise writing.

Sufficiently Green!

Next month, a delegation from Orange County will travel to Charlotte as part of the International Energy Code Council, the organization responsible for setting energy efficiency standards for the entire country. Joining us today to say more about the upcoming trip, is one of Orange County’s most vocal environmental cheerleaders. Here he is, once again: UNC’s official eco-friendly mascot, Woody Biomass!