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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 Great Power And Great Responsibility Of Using Psychedelic Medicine

    The Great Power And Great Responsibility Of Using Psychedelic Medicine

    The world of psychedelics is painted with neon colors and smiling, white hippies with long hair who use hallucinogenic substances for wild, recreational trips. But psychedelics like LSD, MDMA (also known as molly or ecstasy) and psilocybin (also known as magic mushrooms) have a much richer history in their use as therapeutic medicines, which existed in Indigenous communities long before Western culture and medicine discovered them.

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

    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.

    • 30 min
    Hidden Symbols in Quilla’s New Album, ‘The Handbook of Vivid Moments’

    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

    • 20 min
    Frank Stasio’s Fondest Shows: Meet Little Brother

    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.

    • 31 min
    Frank Stasio’s Fondest Shows: The Bucket Brothers Tune Their Talents

    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.

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

    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.

    • 46 min

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Excellent, unbiased NC news

An excellent recap of important state news

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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.

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