With the success of the previous 8 Double Barrel Benefits, WKNC is broadening its emphasis on all things local. This year, DBB will include a day party and market Saturday, February 4 from NOON to 5 p.m. at Tir na nOg Irish Pub, just two doors down from The Pour House. The event is free and all ages!
Raffles will be held for WKNC merch, concert tickets, and VIP passes to Hopscotch 2012! There is also a fantastic list of Triangle charities, artists, and businesses important to WKNC. Check out the following artists
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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by Cioffi on Jan.18, 2011, under Eye on the Triangle
This week, we wanted to focus our show around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To accomplish this, I sat down with Ms. Toni Thorpe of the African American Cultural Center, to talk about the AACC and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Mark Herring took a trip to the Norman Rockwell exhibit at the North Carolina Musem of Art to look at some of Rockwell’s later works that surrounded racial inequality. Also, Jacob Downey went downtown to discuss racial apathy. We will also have readings from authors published in this year’s Windhover, NC State’s literary magazine. Weather, Sports and later some representatives from The Wolfpack Environmental Student Association will stop by to talk about their club.
A lot has happened since our last Eye on the Triangle episode, and as promised, we have some updates!
The Board of Trustees — yup, you guessed it — approved the recommendations of the University’s Tuition and Fees Conference Committee, also approving the new student centers fee, not to exceed $290 of that lone fee for the next 25 to 30 years (read about the fee here, and you can also check out Technician and the campaign for more info). The Rally Against Talley protesters didn’t show, but instead sent a statement, which was probably a little less effective. I interviewed Student Body President and Board of Trustees member Jim Ceresnak after the Thursday meeting, and we updated WKNC listeners at 7 p.m. that night about the results. The only change from the initial recommendations was the Athletics fee increase changed from $9 to $8.50, with the education and technology fee going from an $8 increase to an $8.50 increase, a decision members voted for at the prodding of Ceresnak and Student Senate President Kelli Rogers. Next up: Board of Governors in January.
The final Fridays on the Lawn — on-campus concert series — of the semester, featuring Kooley High and the Beast, was a success, despite the sudden change of location due to some leaks in the Talley Student Center, which caused the Wolves’ Den, the original location of the event, to be closed off from use unexpectedly.
And if you followed the live Twitter updates @WKNC881, you know the Technician - Daily Tarheel football game definitely stayed in line with N.C. State and UNC’s football history, at least for the past three years. Technician beat the DTH in flag football 40-0, followed by the — albeit less of a margin — Wolfpack victory of 28-27 versus the Tarheels.
Our fabulous newscasters have once again brought you the news of the week. Below are the articles used in this week’s newscast:
UN rebuke ‘forced’ new Iran plans
Swiss voters back ban on minarets
UAE stocks plunge as government refuses to back Dubai World’s debt
Obama issues order for more troops in Afghanistan
Senate debate on health care bill opens with heated rhetoric
Stocks close higher, extend month’s big gains
Raleigh mayor has grand plans
Ex-N.C. State chancellor not headed to New Mexico
Reptile rules, texting ban in 50-plus new N.C. laws
Sprint launches 4G in Triangl
After the last football game of the season, a win against the Tarheels (and my last game as a student …well, hopefully), Coop, Derek and Tyler Everett had a some positives to talk about. They also gave listeners an update on the basketball season and expectations:
This week’s VIP was an extended Hear This segment, with some clips from readings and music from Windhover, N.C. State’s literary magazine’s, Open Mic Night. You can hear the following clips, with intros from the Windhover editor, Helen Dear:
Kelly Reid- first section of “Charlie”
Amanda Garner- “The Sight of the Sea”
Kevin Ghiold- “The Living Dead”
Celeste Doaks- “House in Vegas” and “A Harley Dream”
Christopher Rinehart- songs performed with the hammered dulcimer
Jason Hunnicutt- “Music Box” song
The Gonzo Symphonic- section of “A suite, but it’s all just one big song”
Lisa Simorelli- “Empty Calories” and “He writes, I Write”
Mike Alston talked to some of the actors of the the Burning Coal Theatre about their latest production and even had them perform a small part for EOT listeners.
From Burning Coal’s mission statement: We emphasize works that are felt and experienced viscerally, unlike more traditional, linear plays where audiences are most often asked to observe without participating. Using the best local, national and international artists available, we produce explosive re-examinations of overlooked classics, modern and contemporary plays that address issues and themes poignant in our community.
Make sure to give the segment a listen if you haven’t already:
WOLFPACKER OF THE WEEK
And don’t forget to check out this online exclusive (we ran out of time somehow!) Wolfpacker of the Week. Jacob Downey sat down with Alyssa Hopkins, a graduate student. Hopkins used to play ultimate frisbee for NCSU and talks about that as well her research work in Antarctica. Check it out!
Thanks for listening to another episode of EOT! If you have suggestions for topics, ideas, an opinion about anything we’ve run (or haven’t and should!) or even just a news tip, send it to us at email@example.com. And don’t forget to check out our last episode of the semester before our short hiatus during winter break, with some news review from 2009!
by bloggie on Nov.12, 2009, under Local
Windhover, the literary arts magazine of NCSU, will be hosting its third annual Open Mic Night Sunday, November, 22, at 7 p.m. in Caldwell Lounge.
The staff is looking for students and faculty to read or perform their work at this event. Come read your poetry, short stories, or play some music!
This is an OPEN CALL, so any level of literary or musical talent is welcome.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in reading or performing at this event.
Even if you don’t perform, feel free to stop by for an evening of music and relaxation (and some free delicious treats!). See you there!
M.C. talks with Windhover editor-in-chief Joe Wright about N.C. State’s award winning literary magazine. The program also features a recording from the Nov. 22 Windover open mic night.
Tune in to hear State of State Mondays from 7-8 p.m. or subscribe to the weekly podcast. Wolfpack Women’s Basketball preempts State of State for the next two weeks, but the program will return with a new episode Feb. 2. Show suggestions are welcome at email@example.com.