On this week’s Eye on Triangle, we bring you stories from across NC State, as our contributor Jay speaks with students from the Democratic and Republican Parties. In addition, Lucia returns with another Eye on the Arts. Deondre’ spoke with a representative of one of the largest anti-drug organizations in the world. In addition, Gene has some new wacky science facts for us! Tune in at 7, it’s going to be a great show!
Today marked the beginning of the Democratic National Convention, the Democratic Party’s response to the Republican National Convention, held last week in Tampa, Florida. This, of course, is an American tradition that dates back to the early 19th century. The political convention allowed for the nation’s delegates to hammer our agreements on who would next run for president on behalf of a given party. The process was often contentious, uncertain, and confusing. Today, the nomination process lacks the wheeling and dealing of bygone conventions. Or rather, as a cynic might choose to believe, much of the wheeling and dealing is done long before the convention ever begins. What is left is a political convention that rarely contains upsets. A convention that is scripted down to the minute, spewing out endless pandering easily converted into a cable news sound bite.
There are those who believe this system is archaic, expensive, and outdated. Those that believe the conventions have outlived their purpose, that the conventions are little more than expensive excuses for politicians to celebrate themselves. And to be frank, there is a fair amount of pomp and circumstance to be found at these conventions. But there is another side, another purpose besides stroking the egos of politicians. The conventions are no longer important in deciding a party’s candidate. They do, however, allow the parties to present themselves to the American people, to put their best foot forward and to showcase the best and brightest each party has to offer. It is through these conventions fresh faces are introduced to the American public. Barack Obama first came to prominence this way in 2004. This year it is congressional candidate Mia Love and San Antonio mayor Julian Castro. And while the names change, the message does not; these are tomorrow’s political superstars.
But perhaps even more important than a wide-eyed politician’s five minutes in the spotlight is the opportunity for Americans to discuss what matters to them. This, of course, does not take place anywhere near the convention floor. The conventions are much too scripted to allow that to happen. But walking the streets of Charlotte, I spoke with fervent supporters of Barack Obama. I spoke with those who felt disenchanted with the president. I spoke with those who felt the entire Democratic Party was a joke. I spoke with immigration activists, Occupy Wall Street protestors, and pro-life activists. And all of these people could be found within four blocks of the Charlotte Convention Center. It doesn’t matter which party is celebrating itself inside the convention. Outside, supporters and detractors alike are deciding for themselves who will be the next president. And that’s why we need these political conventions.
Jake Langlois in Charlotte, North Carolina
It’s summer! That’s right, school’s out, but that doesn’t mean we’ve gone anywhere! It’s out first Eye on the Triangle for the summer. We’ve changed out schedule just a little bit, so now we’ll only be broadcasting every other week instead of every week. But don’t worry! Come August, we’ll go right back to the weekly schedule.
This week, we’ve got stories of the summer festival Theaterfest, happening right here on the NC State Campus, as well as coverage of the ongoing Eugenics settlements happening all around the state. In addition, we show a little love to our home city, Raleigh! Tune in, it’s going to be a great show!
As the 2012 year draws to a close, we hope you will enjoy our last show for the school year. This week we bring you stories of the Carolina RollerGirls, the live of Emergency Service Workers, and Chris Hughe’s visit to N.C. State. In addition, Nick Savage spoke with advocates for the Wake County Transit Plan. This is also his last show, and we wish him the best of luck in Europe next year! Tune in!
This week, we have some very special guests here on Eye on the Triangle. We are excited to welcome Jonathan Smith, Andy Walsh, and Caroline Yopp to our studio to discuss the issues that matter to you, the N.C. State community. Polls close tonight at midnight, so if you haven’t voted yet, be sure to do so. In addition, we bring you stories from Ag Awareness Week, the group Liberty in North Korea’s visit, the imPACKt awards, and a visit by Herman Cain to Wake County. It’s going to be a great show, be sure to tune in!
As you know, this week’s Eye on the Triangle had to be canceled. Luckily, we found a new time for next week’s show. It will air on Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. as opposed to Tuesday. This is for next week only; we will be back to our normal schedule after that. Be sure and tune in for your weekly dose of Eye on the Triangle. See you then!
We were busy working on tonight’s show when we recieved some bad news. Baseball will be broadcasting beginning at 6 p.m., which means that there will be no Eye on the Triangle this week. Unfortunately, there is also a baseball game next week at the same time, so there won’t be a show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday either. We are working on finding another time to broadcast. Stay tuned!
For this week’s Eye on the Triangle, Will Allen interviews some members of Vote Against, a group campaigning against Proposition 1, up for vote this spring. Contributor Mark Herring has some thoughts on the always-controversial Charles Darwin as well as the war in Afghanistan. Deondre Jones has some thoughts about our fast paced way of life. As always, we’ve got one eye on the arts, weather, news, and current events around campus.
by jdlanglo on Jan.09, 2012, under Eye on the Triangle
With a recent change in leadership at public affairs, we have been working hard to ensure a smooth transition. We are currently looking for people interested in volunteering for the Public Affairs department and working for our weekly program Eye On The Triangle. There will be a WKNC interest meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in Witherspoon 201. For more information, contact email@example.com.
by jdlanglo on Nov.29, 2011, under Eye on the Triangle
Nov. 29, 2011
Sorry! Eye on the Triangle will not be having a show this week.
We hope everyone had an awesome Thanksgiving.
Join us next week for our second to last show of the semester!
by jdlanglo on Nov.02, 2011, under Eye on the Triangle
This week, Eye on the Triangle brings you stories from the NC Museum of Art, where Jacob Downey went to visit the new Rembrandt exhibit.
Switching from the art world to politics, Nancy McFarlane gives us an interview as the new mayor-elect for the city of Raleigh.
Mark Herring visits with the ROTC to gain some insight into their long and proud history. Speaking of history, Nick and Dave return this week with another installment of This Week in History. And just so things don’t get too serious, Jake Langlois brings us tales from the Wild West, in The Adventures of the Fearless Ranger.
As always, we’re bringing you soccer news, happenings around campus, and the latest from the sports desk. Also, be sure to check out our blog and look for the podcast of this week’s show up on Thursday, Nov. 3. Stay tuned.
by meherrin on Jun.01, 2011, under Eye on the Triangle
In 2009 Raleigh Documentary Filmmakers Robert and Lisa King chronicled three area artists Sean Kernick, Georges Le Chevallier and Paul Friedrich as the experimented with a collaboration process that produced 29 unique works of art. The film 3 the Hardway, not only follows their growth as artist but as friends. They are reuniting to collaborate on a series of fundraisers to help Robert King and his battle with an anaplastic astrocytoma brain tumor.
The first fundraiser is a screening of the film this Thursday evening at 7:00 at Mission Valley Cinemas.
Eye on the Triangle’s Jacob Downey spoke with one of the films subjects Sean Kernick on the film, the impact it had on his life as a creator, and other information about UnitedforRobert.
Advanced Tickets may be purchased online for $7.00 at http://www.ambassadorcinemas.com and tickets include a question and answer session with King and the films three subjects after the screening. All proceeds will go to King. More information about Robert King and future fundraisers can be followed at www.unitedforrobert.com
In the April 26 edition of “Eye on the Triangle,” correspondent Jacob Downey spoke with Rachel Hopkins, seventh grader and Wake County’s top Girl Scout cookie vendor, about her leadership role in protecting and raising awareness of North Carolina’s diverse frog population. After listening to our conversation, follow her progress in getting the state to recognize April 29 as International Save the Frogs Day at SaveTheFrogs.com and The North Carolina Herpetological Society.
by Cioffi on Jan.24, 2011, under Eye on the Triangle
This week, we have quite the show for you:
- Mark Herring, our correspondent has prepared a story commemorating the year anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake.
- I got acquainted with the new Zip Car Program on N.C. State University’s campus.
- We will have a cutting from the Burning Coal Theater’s newest production, Blue.
- Then, later, We will have a segment from Kyle Jones about what it really means to be organic.
- We will also have readings from authors published in this year’s Windhover, NC State’s literary magazine.
- Weather, Sports, and finally, some representatives from The NC State University Ducks unlimited club will stop by to talk about their organization.
So, tune in Tuesday, January 25, from 7 to 8 p.m. here on 88.1FM for all this and more, on Eye on The Triangle.
WKNC welcomed public affairs director Chris Cioffi as the new host of “Eye on the Triangle” in this first episode of the spring semester and 2011.
Assistant public affairs director Mark Herring took a trip to the North Carolina Museum of Art to learn more about Norman Rockwell. A portion of the Rockwell exhibition includes images that Rockwell created towards the end of his life. Many of these images deal with the civil rights movement, and we felt it be a timely story the day after the commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Chris sat down with Ms. Toni Harris Thorpe of the N.C. State African American Cultural Center to find out what Blacks on Wax is, why everyone calls Thorpe ‘Mama’ and how to make Black History Month last all year. They also discussed the AACC’s mission, events and programs for the upcoming year.
Technician’s Taylor Barbour joined Chris in the studio to discuss the NFL playoffs and the N.C. State University men’s basketball team’s game against Duke this week.
Contributor Jacob Downey interviewed NCSU Assistant Professor Dr. Kim Ebert to discuss how social scientists study racial inequality in a colorblind era.
If you like to read the “88.1 WKNC Pick of the Week” in Technician each week, you have Jon Gomes to thank for coordinating it all. He stopped by WKNC (since he was here already) and gave us his top five albums of 2010.
This semester, “Eye on The Triangle” has forged a new relationship with the NCSU literary and visual magazine, Windhover, to bring you some voices from the annual publication as a recurring part of the program. This week, Robert Nunley reads us a few of his poems. Submissions are closed for this year, but look for the magazine around campus this spring.
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