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Stories from WUNC's The State of Things with Frank Stasio

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Stories from WUNC's The State of Things with Frank Stasio

    The Catalyst That Created A Movement: 60 Years After The Greensboro Sit-Ins

    The Catalyst That Created A Movement: 60 Years After The Greensboro Sit-Ins

    On Feb. 1, 1960, the fight for civil rights changed forever when four freshmen students from North Carolina A&T State University refused to leave a lunch counter at Woolworth’s Department Store in Greensboro.

    • 33 min
    Leave Room For Jesus In The September Issue: Religion In Vogue

    Leave Room For Jesus In The September Issue: Religion In Vogue

    How did images of Jesus end up on our clothes? Historian Lynn Neal aims to answer that question in her latest book “Religion in Vogue: Christianity and Fashion in America” (NYU Press/2019).

    • 20 min
    Thoughts, Prayers And More Ammunition: Meet Mike Grigoni

    Thoughts, Prayers And More Ammunition: Meet Mike Grigoni

    Is it easier to turn the other cheek while packing heat? Like the Vedas, Torah and Quran, the New Testament’s verdict on violence and self-defense is a moving target.

    • 46 min
    Political Junkie: A Narrowing Democratic Field And The Post-Impeachment Reckoning

    Political Junkie: A Narrowing Democratic Field And The Post-Impeachment Reckoning

    Three Democratic presidential candidates have dropped out of the race in the last week: former Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet and Andrew Yang all suspended their campaigns.

    • 11 min
    Mebanesville: A ‘Town’ With No Exit

    Mebanesville: A ‘Town’ With No Exit

    The musical project Mebanesville started 20 years ago with just five friends playing in a new coffee shop.Two decades later, the project has seen band members come and go, but nobody ever really leaves for good.

    • 20 min
    Virtual MLK Project Uses Technology To Recover History

    Virtual MLK Project Uses Technology To Recover History

    In this current climate of persistent heated discourse, it can be easy to forget that there was a time when one well-delivered speech could change hearts and minds. Such a speech was delivered inside the sanctuary of Durham’s White Rock Baptist church in 1960.

    • 19 min

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