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

The State of Things on WUNC North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC

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    • 4.6, 41 Ratings

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

    Embodied: Our Tangled Relationship With Body Hair

    Embodied: Our Tangled Relationship With Body Hair

    Women’s war with body hair has claimed many casualties since hair removal and femininity became linked in the late 1800s.

    • 29 min
    Lights, Webcam, Action! Women’s Theatre Festival Innovates New Forms Of Online Performance

    Lights, Webcam, Action! Women’s Theatre Festival Innovates New Forms Of Online Performance

    Theater is constantly moving between mediums. From radio plays to vaudeville’s transformation into televised variety shows, actors and technicians now find their stage to be TikTok and Twitch.

    • 16 min
    #BackChannel: Cancel Culture, Black Women And #MeToo And Trans Representation In Media

    #BackChannel: Cancel Culture, Black Women And #MeToo And Trans Representation In Media

    Has cancel culture gone too far? That question has echoed throughout American society for several months.

    • 46 min
    Trump Administration Bans International Students From US If Their Universities Are Online-Only

    Trump Administration Bans International Students From US If Their Universities Are Online-Only

    U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement has issued a new temporary rule banning international students from returning to or remaining in the United States if their colleges move to online-only instruction this fall.

    • 6 min
    Mask Up, And Make It Fashion: A Guide To Efficacy And Aesthetics

    Mask Up, And Make It Fashion: A Guide To Efficacy And Aesthetics

    If a drug proven to reduce coronavirus transmission by 50% to 85% existed, would you take it? Masks offer that kind of protection for public health, and yet people still go out in public without them. Why is that?

    • 39 min
    The Ancient Trees Of Bladen County

    The Ancient Trees Of Bladen County

    In a sweet tea-colored swamp in Bladen County, North Carolina there is a group of trees that has intrigued researchers for decades. Scientists knew the bald cypress trees that sprouted up from the Black River were old, and a new study reveals a number of the trees date back millennia. One tree is at least 2,624 years old. The bald cypress' remarkable age reveal information about climate history in the region, including whether the people who lived in the area experienced significant droughts.

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Doof man ,

Excellent, unbiased NC news

An excellent recap of important state news

lovingbbwsisnotacrime ,

left of left

if you love discussing collectivism, identity politics, and virtue signaling, this is the show for you! maybe more talk about white guilt and reparations could make this show better.

mdcooper88 ,

News from all over NC

I enjoy hearing news from the different parts of the state. I wouldn’t call it completely unbiased (Frank definitely leans left), but there are guests from all sides. It’s a bit odd and at times offputting hearing most political news and state issues from hosts and pundits with NY accents, but such is the “state of things” in NC today

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