by alisondavish on Apr.19, 2010, under Local
Make sure to catch this week’s episode of Eye on the Triangle, the only place you’ll get a recap of the week’s most important headlines you missed while you were busy wishing you were at Coachella. You’ll also want to call in during the inevitably vexed editorial (the number’s 860-0881 or 515-2400) as well as hear a first-hand recount of the police seizure of James Madison University’s riot photos.
On a lighter note, two local jewelry makers dish about their jobs, products and life in Raleigh, and in Hear This, EOT team members explore the third annual Record Store Day through the lens of one of the coolest independent record stores anywhere, Raleigh’s own Schoolkids Records. They talked to an employee and loyal music lovers to find out what all the fuss was about.
Tweet your comments at us @WKNCEOT or call in during the show.
by alisondavish on Apr.12, 2010, under Eye on the Triangle
Tune in to Eye on the Triangle today a 7 p.m. for your weekly news and sports roundup, inevitably controversial editorial topic, an in-depth segment on food stamps and a, off-the-runway discussion of Wednesday’s Art to Wear event with two designers.
You might now have heard of the Food and Nutrition Service, but you probably recognize the concept behind food stamps. Dating back to 1939, FNS has helped low- or no-income citizens obtain nutritious foods. This federal agency has the largest budget — and fewest staff members — within the Department of Agriculture. But who is actually eligible for food stamps? How are they appropriated, and what can you buy with them? This week’s VIP delves into the idea behind and use of food stamps. We talk to people close to the issue, including an NCSU graduate who survives on food stamps.
Art to Wear, a collaborative event started in 2002 by the colleges of Textiles and Design, grew too big for its student-made britches last April, when it moved from the Court of Carolinas to Reynolds Coliseum, which seats more than 1,000 people. We’ll get the inside scoop from two designers whose work will be featured on the runway Wednesday night. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.
by alisondavish on Mar.30, 2010, under Eye on the Triangle
When EOT aired March 29, the past 24 hours had brought destruction to North Carolina and casualties in Moscow. Newscaster Evan Garris broke down those stories and more in News. Sports takes a look at the Wolfpack’s performance on the diamond, the editorial gave a look inside the Eye of the… storm . Student Media hosted a debate between top-tier Student Government candidates, Correspondent Jacob Downey talked to the co-president of N.C. Skate and Chris Cioffi got the story behind that infamous silver key.
News correspondent Evan Garris gave the details of this week’s top local, national and international headlines.
Tyler Everett capped up this week in Wolfpack sports.
To hear how the Pack did play by play, listen here.
- Storm alerts interrupted programming, including the Duke game against Baylor. Twitter and local blogs erupted with complaints. The alerts did, indeed, alert, but left fans and evening television watchers agitated.
- The FCC requires TV stations to relay weather warnings via the Emergency Alert system their broadcasting license.
- Despite the unplanned interruption and programming rollback, the alerts are essential and can — and did — help save lives.
If you have a response to this editorial or any part of tonight’s show, contact us on twitter at WKNCEOT, look for us on Facebook at Eye on the Triangle, or shoot an email to email@example.com.
In lieu of Student Body Elections, which are causing, if not a stir, then a paper and sandwich board trail around campus. Student Media invited top-tier Student Government candidates—Student Body Treasurer, Student Senate President and Student Body President—to contribute their platforms and ideas on questions that moderators Mike Alston and Saja Hindi asked. Listen to their answers in their entirety here.
Correspondent Chris Cioffi caught up with Lillian Jones to discuss how she develops ideas for the Raleigh Treasure Hunt in which she invited all of Raleigh to follow clues that lead to a silver key. Whoever found it won a prize from her jewelry store. Cioffi talked to Jones about the event and about her ideas for future hunts. He also spoke to her about the recent publicity the hunt has been receiving, like this story in the News and Observer.
Later, he sat down in the studio with this year’s winner, Team Clueless. Solving the puzzle in one day, Team Clueless quickly snagged the newest pendant. Their quick solving methods shattered the reigning champ’s time, almost three months. He spoke to them about their previous treasure hunt experiences, as well as their experience with The Raleigh Treasure Hunt. They spoke about channeling Ms. Jones’s thinking process to get an edge on solving the clues, as well as how their individual talents came together to make the perfect solving force.
WOLFPACKER OF THE WEEK
Eye on the Triangle’s Wolfpacker of the Week is a sophomore working on a degree in construction engineering and management and is also the co-president of the Skateboarding Club. Correspondent Jacob Downey spoke to the Matt Brokaw, co-president of N.C. Skate, the University’s skating club. As one of the club’s founders, Brokaw has worked to help transition the club from a collective of enthusiasts and hobbyists into a competitive body able to represent the University at intercollegiate meets. An avid skater since getting his first board at 11 years old, Brokaw said he enjoys promoting skating through service projects like N.C. State’s Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser, Shack-A-Thon, and hosting fundraisers for Grind for Life. One of the things he enjoys about his involvement with the NCSU Club Sport is the mentor relationship between experienced skaters and beginners. For more information on the NCSU skateboarding club visit http://www.skatewall.com/ncstate/about.html or pop in at one of their biweekly meetings in Riddick Hall Room 339 at 8 p.m. The next one is April 7. You can also hang out with the skaters behind the Free Expression Tunnel as the group hosts the “H.O.R.S.E.” inspired game of ” S.T.A.T.E.” on Saturday afternoon, April 10.
by alisondavish on Mar.29, 2010, under Eye on the Triangle
Stay tuned to WKNC this Monday for the week’s top headlines, an overview of Triangle sports, Evan’s hair-raising editorial and interview clips with six of the seven candidates up for student body president.
In Community Canvas, correspondent Chris Cioffi delved into the Raleigh Treasure Hunt. Established by Lillian Jones, the Hunt is an event held every equinox that leads contestants around Raleigh in search for a silver key. The first person to locate the key receives a handmade pendant made by Jones herself. We talk to her about the hunt and what she does when she is not working on the event. We also spoke to the equinox’s winner, who solved the puzzle in less than a day.
For more on last night’s tornado watch and that perfect dose of international, national and local news you’ve been craving all week, take a listen tonight at 7 p.m.
Student Media hosted a Student Government debate on Thursday night, March 25, in the Talley Ballroom at 7:30 p.m. Saja Hindi and I served as moderators, and we heard from the following candidates:
Student Body Treasurer
Student Senate President
Student Body President
If you missed it, you can listen in in to the SBP debate below:
Study body elections will take place Tuesday, April 6. Vote online at vote.ncsu.edu.
Eye on the Triangle returned this week after a week off for N.C. State’s spring break, but this week’s episode was shorter than usual, giving you a preview of what the EOT team had in store for you in the week ahead. Read below to find out more. This week’s EOT covered the international (elections in Iraq) and the national (Health care) before zeroing in on the N.C. State campus (sports, Student Government elections and the Save Technician effort). Read more below.
Newscaster Evan Garris gave us the rundown of this week’s news from Obama’s health care plan to a California senator’s arrest. For these stories and more, check out the links below.
Obama aims at health insurance companies
Anti-gay rights California senator leaves gay bar, arrested for drunk driving
Biden visits Gaza
Despite terror against citizens, 62% of Iraqis head to the polls
Soldiers in Nigeria quell sectarian violence
As always, Tyler Everett gave us a breakdown of what happened in N.C. State sports this week.
To hear Tyler’s full analysis, listen below:
Correspondent Evan Garris gave his opinion on the passed Health Care Reform bill.
Here are some of the points Evan made in his editorial:
The U.S. is the only industrialized nation in the world that doesn’t provide health care to its citizens.
Roughly 45 million Americans do not have health insurance.
Medical bills cause half of all bankruptcies. Three-quarters of those filings are from people with health insurance.
The U.S. spends about $2 trillion on health care in a year—more than any other nation in the world.
Cubans have a lower infant mortality rate than Americans, and according to the U.N. Human Development Report, a longer average lifespan.
To hear Evan’s full segment, listen here:
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The candidates running for positions within Student Government have been campaigning their way toward the Tuesday, April 6 election. Eye on the Triangle is gathering these candidates together for a panel Thursday in the Talley Ballroom. The event will be broadcast live on WKNC and Wolf-TV. Make sure to check back for the full podcast.
If you’ve been checking the local news, whether online, on television or on paper, you may have come across stories detailing the fall of NCSU’s student paper, Technician. The paper, which has lacked an editor-in-chief since February, has suffered from staffing loss, overworked editors and tensions with their adviser, and budget cuts that have escalated over the years. Technician has been the student paper of NCSU since 1920, but has been produced daily since 2001. Former editor-in-chief (now public affairs director for WKNC) Saja Hindi was charged with creating a committee to detail out recommendations to the Student Media Board for the future of the newspaper and its search for an editor. In an effort to solicit feedback from staff members, students and alumni, project “Save Technician” was formed.
Vice President of the Society for Collegiate Journalists‘s N.C. State chapter May Chung and member Lucia Moser discussed Sunshine Week, a week dedicated to increasing awareness about open records laws, and the activities the NCSU chapter is hosting.
To hear previews of these events, check out the segment below:
As always, e-mail us with comments, suggestions and gripes to email@example.com, and keep nominating your friends for Wolfpacker of the Week!
This week’s EOT covered many topics popping up in the news lately from history education reform to the earthquakes in Chile and Haiti to Ignite Raleigh, and more. Be sure to check out the links for more info.
On this week’s newscast, guest newscaster William Lampe and Correspondent Evan Garris gave us the top headlines for the week:
Guantanamo detainee case
Apple’s use of child labor
Canada beats U.S.
ABC system in N.C.
Listen to the stories here:
This week in sports, Correspondents Tommy Anderson and Tyler Everett gave listeners the weekly update:
This week, Evan spoke on his views about tolerance toward homosexuality. Here is an excerpt: This stigma we’ve created is what’s unacceptable — and oh, did we create it. No god would be so bold as to say one man is worth more than another because of who he happens to love. Homosexuality is about as much of a choice as heterosexuality, but for some reason, we can’t see the writing on the wall; for some reason, two men cannot share a loving relationship equal to that of a man and a woman. I guess it’s just become easier to fear what we don’t know and hate what we refuse to understand.” Listen to the full editorial here and let us know what you think:
Members of North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction drafted of a plan that calls for teaching history before 1877 to not be taught in North Carolina high schools in the traditional way but instead for it to be taught in elementary and middle schools. Since this first draft was published, the amount of debate over it has been intense. Some believe students won’t be able to get the history education necessary to excel in college, while others argue that students are given a more specialized look into particular areas of U.S. history. Michael Jones, a history major and EOT correspondent, thought he would set the record straight. He sat down N.C. State Professor Holly Brewer and Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction June Atkinson, to get a more comprehensive understanding of what’s in the first draft and what the implications of the first draft have on history education reform in North Carolina. And EOT host Saja Hindi did a live phone interview with social studies teacher from Broughton High School Lee Quinn to talk about the plan and teachers’ sentiments. The initial plan was rejected after feedback and a new plan is set to be posted in April. Listen to the full segment:
This week on Community Canvas, Jacob Downey talked with Ryan Boyles an event coordinator for Ignite Raleigh. The second Ignite Raleigh event will take place March 3 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre. Fifteen participants will be sharing their ideas about topics ranging from 20 Little-Known Facts about Sex & Pleasure to Mayberry Modernism or Why the Triangle is America’s Hotspot for Way Cool Houses. Boyles tells us how the presenters were chosen, the constraints of the five minute presentations and how audience members can give back to their community at through Doners Choose. We also talked one of the founders of the Ignite series Brady Forrest about the events origin. Listen here:
WOLFPACKER OF THE WEEK
For this week’s online-esclusive Wolfpacker of the Week, I sat down with Jennifer Halweil, a senior in electrical engineering, to talk about her project with a team of two other students to participate in a world-wide competition hosted by Société Générale, an international bank headquartered in Paris. “We are the only U.S. team that has advanced to the second round of the competition,” Halweil said. To make it to the final round of the competition and potentially win 12,000 euros and the opportunity to implement their idea, the group had 12 days (since the interview) to promote a wikiblog about the project and garner as much feedback and support through the site. Her team’s idea is “to create a banking network to support women entrepreneurs, with the goal of increasing women’s access to financial capital, as well as creating opportunities for women in poor and rural areas.” Listen to Halweil’s plan here:
This week on Soundbytes, Correspondent Chris Cioffi talked to students about how they were helping or hope the University will help to benefit those who suffered from the earthquakes in Haiti and Chili. Here is what people had to say:
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From changes in history education to changes in banking systems, this week’s Eye on the Triangle is on it.
In VIP, Correspondent Michale Jones interviews Professor Holly Brewer and Superintendent of the Public Department of Instruction June Atkinson about changes to the Wake County history education curriculum, its advantages and its disadvantages.
In Community Canvas, Correspondent Jacob Downey talked with Ryan Boyles, an event coordinator for Ignite Raleigh. The second Ignite Raleigh event is will take place this Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater. Fifteen participants will be sharing their ideas about topics ranging from 20 Little-Known Facts about Sex & Pleasure to Mayberry Modernism or Why the Triangle is America’s Hotspot for Way Cool Houses.
And this week’s Wolfpacker of the Week, Jen Halweil, is a senior in communication and engineering, who talked to EOT about her entrepreneurial project for responsible banking as a part of an international competition called Citizen Act.
Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. to hear about these topics and more!
In honor of Black History month, this week’s episode is dedicated to the Civil Rights era and the Triangle’s role in the movement. From VIP to Hear This to Wolfpacker of the Week, our segments will be focusing on some aspect of civil rights.
Here is a preview of a couple of our segments, but you definitely want to tune in to today’s show to hear more!
On this weeks’ Hear This, we take a different approach to local music. We’ll look at the cultural significance of Freedom Songs. Correspondent Michael Jones will sit down with Toni Thorpe, program coordinator for the African American Cultural Center on campus, to discuss the importance of this topic, Freedom songs passed down through the generations and what can be considered modern-day Freedom songs.
For our Wolfpacker of the Week, Correspondent Jacob Downey will be talking with accomplished author and N.C. State journalism Professor Dick Reavis about his role in the Civil Rights Movement from his days as a Texas undergrad spending his summers and holidays campaigning for reform in Alabama in the 60s to his life as a pragmatist living and teaching in Raleigh, still allowing himself to hope form race reform today. Tune in Monday evening on Eye on the Triangle to hear how college activism shaped our Wolfpacker of the Week’s perspective for a life time.
That’s as much of a look into today’s episode as we’ll give you for now. Be sure to listen in at 7 p.m. either on the dial at 88.1 or at wknc.org/listen!
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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- The Local Beat ReverbNation page is the home to all live songs aired on the Local Beat. All songs are free to listen to and download and new ones are being added each week. We are currently working on adding live songs from older interviews and new songs are being updated as often as possible! Join the mailing list for special updates and also, feel free to add widgets and playlists to your blog or home page!
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Last week on the Local Beat was a lot of fun, as we had two bands in the studio for 2.5 hours of good conversation. Maria Albani, bass player of Schooner, came in to chat about her new solo project Organos at 5 p.m which is having a debut album release for the brand new EP, Limbs, this Friday at the Pinhook in Durham (it is already getting airplay on Satellite Radio). Organos is an interesting band in which Maria plays an assortment of unorthodox instruments such as spoons, glass, cardboard, boxes, shaker eggs, and sticks among other interesting sounds to create a unique yet immensely satisfying minimalist folk rock sound. On the album Maria performed most of the parts herself but live Organos is a whole different animal. A mini local super group of sorts, Organos live claims the likes of Reid Johnson (Schooner), Wes Phillips (solo, North Elementary, Rosebuds), Theresa Phillips (North Elementary), Nathan White (Nathan Oliver), and John Harris0n (Nathan Oliver, North Elementary), not to mention Maria herself. In our conversation Maria, Theresa, and I chatted about the album, the band members, the show, and also her past bands which include Pleasant, Tennis and the Mennonites, Un Deux Trois, & The Pox Family Singers. Listen to the podcast below:
Organos is playing at the Pinhook this Friday, February 5 alongside Birds and Arrows and Ye Old Shoppe (with members of Wild Wild Geese). The show is at 9:30 p.m., and you get a free copy of the album with price of admission!
At 6 p.m., local bluegrass favorites The Hotwires stepped in to chat about an assortment of different topics, but mostly to encourage our listeners to head to the Haiti Relief Benefit show at the Pour House Thursday, February 4th. The Hotwires are playing in the middle of the show after Andy Bilinski, Roger Gupton, and the Debonzo Brothers, and before Chatham County Line, Filthybird, and A Rooster For The Masses. The show is $12 and all proceeds are going to the Red Cross in support of Haiti Relief efforts. The fellas and I spent quite a bit of time chatting about bluegrass as a genre, the history of bluegrass, as well as their upcoming album which is hopefully going to be released at some point this spring. We even got a little touchy when talking about their old band name, No Strings Attached. They also brought in some instruments and played some live tunes for me. Check out the reverbnation player below to listen to the songs or listen to the entire podcast:
I also interviewed Hank Smith for this past Monday’s Eye On the Triangle program here on WKNC about the benefit. You can listen to that segment here.
With only a few days left before the Krispy Kreme Challenge, many of the deejays are beginning to mentally prepare for the arduous task. The benefit for the North Carolina Children’s Hospital has two physical challenges that competitors must overcome. The first is the two mile run from the NC State Bell Tower to the Krispy Kreme Store on Peace St. and then the two mile run back to the Bell Tower.
The second is the overwhelming 12doughnuts each runner must eat before returning back to the starting line, all within the hour. Over the past weeks, many deejays have been spending time outside the studio and on the track, building their frail skinny deejay bodies into lean athletic beasts. Others have taken more unconventional approaches such as avoiding physical exercise altogether and have just been binge eating. (For many this hasn’t been much of a lifestyle change.) With fighting style will win out? One can only wait to see the results this upcoming Saturday.
Now to meet the brave deejays willing to take on the Krispy Kreme Challenge. Each has selected a top playlist of songs they will wield to push them to the brink during the race.
- Death From Above 1979 - “My Love Is Shared”
- Mindless Self Indulgence – “Tom Sawyer”
- Muse - “Knights of Cydonia”
- Drake- “Best I Ever Had”
- Coldplay- “Life in Technicolor ii”
- The Who- “Baba O’Riley”
- The Killers- “Mr. Brightside”
- The Juliana Theory- ”We’re at the top of the World”
- Kid Cudi- ”Day ‘N’ Night”
- Linkin Park- ”New Divide”
- Amanda Blank- “Make It, Take It”
- Duck Sauce- “Anyway (Armand Van Helden and A-Trak Remix)”
- Thieves Like Us- “Fass”
- Thin Lizzy – “Cowboy”
- Built to Spill- “Goin Against My Mind”
- Anything from LCD Soundsystem
- Anything from The Light Pines
Eye on the Triangle’s own Saja “It’s Fresh” Hindi will be doing live air breaks on site during the race periodically through La Barba Rossa’s Mystery Roach show. The race is this Saturday (February 6) on Double Barrel Benefit 7 weekend. This year the challenge will boast 6,000 eager competitors. Be sure to check for the WKNC banner at the finish line this year as WKNC is partnering with the Krispy Kreme Challenge as a Silver Level Sponsor.
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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:
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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!