Tag: Arts NC State
Whether you’re a graduate looking into service corps organizations or someone who wants to know how local music can benefit charity, you’ll want to check out what this past week’s EOT had to offer.
Joining us live in studio were Teach for America on campus student coordinator Joe Wright, N.C. State Peace Corps Recruiter Marques Anderson, and senior in graphic design Ana Andruzzi. Wright and Anderson discussed the organizations they represent and the benefits students can take from joining these service corps. Andruzzi talked about her decision to teach in Prague after graduation through Teaching English as a Foreign Language and what she hoped to get out of it. *Make sure to also check the EOT blog this week for interviews with a graduate who went into the Peace Corps in Armenia and one who went into Teach for America.* Check out the full interview from the show here:
This week’s top headlines:
Mayor proposes new financing plan
Erskine Bowles to step down as BOG president, take on role with Obama deficit panel
Western cities fare best in well-being index
Democrat Evan Bayh of Ind. to retire from Senate
Clinton warns of Mideast nuclear arms race
Toyota may lengthen warranties to keep customers
Check out Correspondent Tyler Everett’s weekly sports analysis here:
In honor of chancellor-elect Randy Woodson’s ceremony at Reynolds Coliseum Feb. 10, Evan Garris gave listeners his opinion on what the new chancellor should be prepared to do for his constituents. Woodson will take on his new role as chancellor April 5. Agree or disagree with Evan? Let us know at email@example.com. If you missed it:
This week on Community Canvas, Arts Correspondent Kieran Moreira spoke to Jason Cooper, a sophomore in communication, and Laura-Nelle Parnell, a senior in political science, about their parts in the musical Into The Woods, an Arts N.C. State performance. Kieran tackled questions specifically dealing with the intricate storyline, which mixes popular bedtime stories into a cohesive musical plot. Both Cooper and Parnell gave Eye on the Triangle a showcase of their performances. Parnell got into character as the Witch giving a haunting monologue, while Cooper delved into a more lighthearted musical number from his character Jack who sings about the loss of his beloved cow, Milky White. *Check back for photos.* If you missed out:
Last week, Schooner celebrated the release of its latest EP entitled Duck Kee Sessions. Aside from the new songs and new sounds, Duck Kee Sessions had something else new. It was released exclusively on CyTunes, a music downloading service where all of the proceeds are dedicated to the Tisch Brain Cancer Center in Durham. CyTunes was originally created in 2008 in memory of WXYC DJ and local music maven, Cy Rawls. Cy gained a following among many people in the local music scene whom he loved to listen to and he became the close friend they would love to see at shows, according to his colleagues. After his passing, a small group of his friends came together to create a music downloading service in order to raise money for the Tisch Brain Cancer Center, where he was treated. Correspondents Alyssa D’Avanzo and Michael Jones interviewed Chris Rossi and Janet Park from CyTunes about how they came to know Cy and how they plan on expanding the service to include more local acts, as well as the frontman of Schooner, Reid Johnson, on how he came to know Cy and on Schooner’s decision to donate its latest release on CyTunes.
Listen to the full interview here:
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Now that we’ve caught up on the last few blog posts — we promise to be a lot more timely from here on out — make sure to check out the blogs and podcasts from previous episodes, and get ready for some exciting new features on EOT for the rest of the semester!
There are a lot of events going on this week and throughout the weekend, so make sure to check the segments out for more info, and choose which (or all!) of these great events to attend.
News anchor Evan Garris gave listeners the top headlines for the week, with a guest appearance from Tom Anderson about an incident an N.C. State student faced during the big snowball fight at UNC. For more on these stories:
Hazardous weather outlook
Student dies in off-campus incident Friday morning
N.C. Sen. Burr has $4.3M for re-election bid
High Speed Rail to connect Charlotte, Raleigh, RTP and Washington DC
Obama proposes $3.8 trillion budget focused on jobs
82nd academy awards to feature 10 Best Picture nominees
For the video of the incident Tom was describing: Snowball fight
And a picture of the pet of the week as promised:
Correspondents Tyler Everett and Taylor Barbour gave us an analysis about the past week and week ahead:
To listen to the full sports cast, click here:
We debuted our new segment, Evan Garris’ editorial. This week’s topic was the Citizens United vs. the Federal Elections Commission. Here is an excerpt from Evan’s editorial:
“Until now, corporations did not have the ability to give unlimited amounts of money to political campaigns. Such conduct was seen, and rightfully so, as a danger to democracy. This case was originally centered on broadcasting rights to a politically-charged documentary that vociferously criticized the 2008 presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. However, for reasons unknown, one or more of our all-seeing, all-knowing justices decided to take a more fundamental approach and focus on the “personhood” or corporate entities and whether or not their ability to finance political campaigns and advertisements is a form of free speech.”
If you missed it, be sure to check out the whole thing, here:
[DISCLAIMER: Once again, Evan's opinions do not reflect those of WKNC 88.1, Student Media or NCSU.]
This is YOUR chance to tell us how you feel! Do you agree with Evan, disagree or have a completely different view? Let us know at email@example.com, and if you want, we’ll read your response on air during our next show!
I talked to organizers of the fourth annual Krispy Kreme Challenge in the studio live about preparations for the 6,000 runners this Saturday that have one goal: run from the Bell Tower to the Krispy Kreme in downtown Raleigh, eat a dozen doughnuts — and run back, all in under an hour. The challenge, which started out as a friendly competition between friends, has become a tradition that has attracted national attention to N.C. State, earning spot number 85 in Sports Illustrated‘s “102 more things you gotta do before you graduate.” Proceeds from registration go to the North Carolina Children’s Hospital.
Listen to what the organizers had to say here:
In Arts Correspondent Kieran Moreira’s interview with Leandra Ashton and Owen Young of Aquila Theatre, the actors discussed their upcoming shows scheduled for Feb. 2 and 3 at Stewart Theatre: William Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, preparation for the two plays and their excitement about coming to Raleigh. “The Aquila performance approach is a technique developed by Peter Meineck that combines text and physical action based in a theory of theatrical unity. The technique is aimed to create an aesthetic environment where the performer can create and recreate a role in a consistently changing theatrical atmosphere,” according to the Web site’s history. The theater tours to about 70 cities and towns a year.
Due to the weekend’s snow storm, a buy-one-get-one-free discount is available for the shows from Arts N.C. State’s Center Stage. Listen to Kieran’s conversation with Ashton and Young here:
Because of all the events going on this weekend, we had an extended, two-part Hear This segment this week in place of Wolfpacker of the Week, which will return next week.
Doors open at 7 p.m., and all proceeds go to relief efforts for Haiti victims through the American Red Cross.
Check out Adam’s interview with Hank:
For the second part of Hear This, General Manager Mike Alston joined me in the studio to talk about WKNC’s 7th annual Double Barrel Benefit Show this Friday and Saturday night!
Mike talked about the focus on local music for this year’s benefit, the amount of time and effort put into the show to make it the best it can be and the benefit of the show for the station.
Check out the info Mike gave listeners about the benefit:
And we can’t ignore this past weekend’s “Snowpocalypse.” Despite the inches of snow and ice that layer the streets and sidewalks in and around the campus, students with classes after noon slid their way to their seats, shoes caked in snow. On Monday’s Soundbytes, Correspondent Alison Harman brought you some of these brave Alpinists’ stories. Listen here:
As always, e-mail us with thoughts, gripes, ideas or even compliments to firstname.lastname@example.org and keep on nominating for Wolfpacker of the Week!
Make sure to tune into tonight’s show at 7 p.m! We’ll be debuting our new segment, the editorial by Evan Garris, and we want listener feedback! Listen tonight to find out the topic and tell us what you think about it. We don’t want to give too much away, but here’s a preview of some of what we’ll be featuring (you’ll have to listen to the full show for all the segments).
This year’s Krispy Kreme Challege organizers will join us live in the studio tonight on VIP. Six thousand runners will participate in the Krispy Kreme Challenge, the sixth-annual race infamous for pairing of a four-mile run with twelve Krispy Kreme doughnuts. This year’s race is by far the largest in its history — the first race in 2004 had only 12 runners. So many people signed up for Saturday’s race, in fact, that organizers had to cap registration. The question running through our minds this year isn’t how participants will run two miles after cramming 12 cold doughnuts into their mouths, but how organizers prepared for this influx of runners and supporters, how Hillsborough and Peace streets will accommodate more than 6,000 people, and exactly how many doughnuts will be outside Krispy Kreme this Saturday morning.
On Hear This, we’ll be talking about the Feb. 4 Haiti Relief Benefit Concert at the Pour House in downtown Raleigh. The lineup includes A Rooster For the Masses, Chatham Co. Line, The Hotwires and more. All proceeds go to benefit the relief efforts in Haiti through the American Red Cross.
Additionally on Hear This, General Manager Mike Alston will join us in the studio live to talk about WKNC’s seventh annual Double Barrel Benefit is Feb. 5-6, 2010 at The Pour House Music Hall in Raleigh. The concert will feature the bands Max Indian, Bellafea, Veelee, and The Light Pines on Friday night and then Roman Candle, Spider Bags, Midtown Dickens, and The Tender Fruit on Saturday night. The show will be 18 and over with $5 surcharge for anyone under 21.
Be sure to listen to us on WKNC 88.1 FM at 7 p.m. tonight or stream live at wknc.org/listen for more on these topics and more on the latest news, sports, Soundbytes and Wolfpacker of the Week!
by Sweet Melissa on Sep.10, 2009, under Local
Native Chapel Hill band Lost in the Trees is coming to NC State University Friday, September 18th!
The show starts at 8:00pm and will be at Kennedy McIlwee Theatre in Frank Thompson Hall on NC State’s campus. Tickets are $5 for students and $15 for general admission.
Support local music!
North Carolina State University Center Stage presents Jay Clifford at Stewart Theatre!
The former lead singer/songwriter for the band Jump, Little Children that was born out of Winston-Salem, North Carolina will be performing at Stewart Theatre on Friday September 11th. The show starts at 8:00pm and tickets are free for NC State students. WKNC DJs will also be at Stewart Theatre before the show with 88.1 merchandise and will be passing out information about upcoming Friday on the Lawn shows.
Come out to meet some WKNC DJs and support great local music!