Tag: Wolf TV
by DJ Kligz on May.19, 2010, under The Local Beat
Last month, Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance was held on a 75 acre farmstead in Chatham County. Kate “Riff Raff” Rafferty, Tommy “Tommyboy” Anderson, and myself, Nicole “DJ Kligz” Kligerman, got the chance to drive to Shakori to see what it was all about. Well, to put it simply, we had the time of our lives. After setting up our official WKNC tent on Friday, Riff Raff, Tommyboy, and I ventured around the grounds to see what there was to do. Shakori supplied its guests with kid-friendly activities, workshops for musicians and dancers, arts and crafts, a healing arts area, several stages, a vast camping site, and a food area that included a delicious “Veggie Thing”. While at the festival, Wolf TV videographer Jane Moon joined us to capture footage of the festival for the first ever Local Beat Video Exclusive, which includes interviews with Bowerbirds, Midtown Dickens, and festival-goers. This video has been posted on Wolf TV’s site for quite a while and I thought it deserved a place here as well. Take a look!
Last Friday on the Local Beat was once more an abbreviated show as NC State Baseball played Boston College for the opening game of a three match series was broadcasted on WKNC. However the one hour we did have was put to good use as Fuquay-Varina band Whiskey Kills the Butterflies stopped by to chat and play some live tunes. WKtB is a relatively unknown band, having been around for just a little over a year but are currently in the process of recording their debut EP which should hit the streets in the next couple of months. We chatted about that new EP as well as the history of the band while touching on the bands overall sound and evolution since the fellas came together. The guys also played five songs for us which you can hear and download through the Local Beat ReverbNation page and the music player on the right. If you want to see WKtB you are in luck: the band is playing two local shows in May on the 15th at the Berkley Cafe and May 27th at the Six String Cafe in Cary. Below is the interview as well as the videos from all the songs:
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:
Send us your own thoughts about the issue to email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and keep nominating your friends for Wolfpacker of the Week!
To those of you who joined us tonight, thanks for listening. For those of you who didn’t, here’s your second opportunity to make up your mind (polls open in less than 4 hours!) For all of you, enjoy.
Special thanks to WolfTV.
Some things never change—namely, the perennial littering of propaganda and promises of “change” that inundate campus when Student Government elections roll around. This year, however, Student Media will be providing the opportunity for students and community members to hear the candidates state their claim one last time, a few hours before polls open here.
Courtesy of John Coggin, organizer of the event:
“This debate will be the first of its kind, bringing all the candidates for the campus-wide offices together to discuss their ideas in a forum open to all students at NC State. The debate will also be broadcast live on WOLF-TV, WKNC, and streaming on the Internet for those students who cannot make it to the Campus Cinema. This will be the first and last time many students get to see more of you than your signs (!), so we highly encourage everyone to participate.
Candidates for the following offices are invited to participate in the debate:
- Student Body President
- Student Senate President
- Student Body Treasurer
- Student Chief Justice
- Student Centers President
Candidates for all other offices are warmly invited to attend, and we will recognize all present candidates during the event.”
Currently, all eyes are on the candidates for Student Body President:
State of State will be doing its part by airing the entire debate live. So be sure to tune in on Monday night from 6-8 at 88.1 FM or online at wknc.org to hear what next year’s student leaders have to say for themselves.