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Eye on the Triangle preview: 2/1/10

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.

This week for Community Canvas, Arts Correspondent Kieran Moreira conducted a phone interview with Leandra Ashton and Owen Young of the New York based theater company Aquila Theatre. The actors spoke about their upcoming performances at N.C. State’s Stewart Theatre where they will be putting on two shows, As You Like It and An Enemy of the People, Feb. 2 and 3. Both Ashton and Young discussed the challenges of starring in two very different plays, but also spoke of their love of working with and for students. Originally from England, the two actors say they are enjoying their nationwide tour with the company. N.C. State is just one stop on their long seventy town tour through the continental United States.

Be sure to listen to us on WKNC 88.1 FM at 7 p.m. tonight or stream live at for more on these topics and more on the latest news, sports, Soundbytes and Wolfpacker of the Week!