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PACKAPALOOZA PERFORMERS

Belltower Stage
HEADLINERS – The Wolfpack Hip Hop Time Machine
with Rapsody and 9th Wonder, Petey Pablo, Nappy Roots, Terminator X and DJ DVS – (Closing show, approximately 8pm)
Stone Age Romeos – cover
Mo’Jazz – R&B/jazz
Carson Hill – country
The Sand Band – beach/cover

DH Hill Stage
Dr. Copter – progressive/rock
The Beast – alternative/fusion
Aaron Gallagher – country/folks
Drake Murphy – alternative
Dark Water Rising – americana/soul
The Island Time Band – beach/cover

Show Stage
JUZT KP – rap
Team Collective – rap

Packapalooza 2015 is just around the corner and the organizers of NC State’s annual Hillsborough Street community festival are looking for more than 300 volunteers to make sure the event goes off without a hitch.

If you’re interested in helping this year, the day-long celebration of all things Wolfpack is slated for August 22 from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. all along Hillsborough Street. You can sign up for a volunteer shift as a group or as an individual with this online registration form.

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EOT133 Women’s Center 11/19/13

As you’ve probably heard, NC State’s Hofmann Forest is up for sale, and there is a lot of talk about its future.  Michaela has more.

The Women’s Center at NC State is hosting the Silent Witness Project, which was highlighted on last week’s show, but there’s more to the Women’s Center than meets the eye.  Sydney sat down with Otis McGresham to find out more. 

In the next episode of Poet’s Corner, Selma brings you more poetic talent found right here at NC State.  In addition, an anonymous poetic submission is shared.  

Talk of development surrounds what some cite as a historic section of Hillsborough Street.  Michaela has the story about the controversy.

Each year, the Human Rights Campaign publishes the Municipal Equality Index.  Nick has the report on how North Carolina cities scored.

Listen to all this, plus national and international news from Andrew and Sydney, weather with meteorologist Katie Costa, Ben with sports, and a community calendar.

Nick Savage and Andrew Eichen bring you another edition of “Eye on the Triangle,” live each Tuesday at 7 p.m. on WKNC 88.1 FM and wknc.org/listen and available as a downloadable podcast.

Listen to episode 133.

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EOT94 Hillsborough Street 6/19/12

Eye on the Triangle takes a look at N.C. State’s Hillsborough Street this week.

Listen to episode 94.

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EOT55 Food Trucks 2/22/11

As the city of Raleigh debates to allow food trucks within city limits, EOT talks with mobile food proprietors about their businesses. We also feature an interview with Jeff Murison of the Hillsborough Street Community Services Corporation about economic development on Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street.

Listen to episode 55.

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EOT43 Hillsborough Street Festival 9/28/10

Sounds and interviews from the Live It Up on Hillsborough Street Festival, behind the scenes of recycling, Evan’s viewpoint about Renee Ellmers, flooding rains in the forecast, campus events, a breakdown of the 4-0 start to the football season, cooking Ribollita with Mark, and the WKNC Mailbag.

Listen to episode 43.

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EOT17 Redefining Hillsborough 1/18/10

New projects seemed to be a common theme in this week’s topics of EOT, from I Was Totally Destroying It’s latest video blogs to new Hillsborough Street businesses to a business initiative a student took on, on her own. Subscribe to the full show podcast if you missed out and/or read below for a synopsis.

NEWS
Our fabulous newscasters were in the capitol city this week but did a live broadcast by phone for D.C. The stories they covered included the Haiti humanitarian crisis, Ted Kennedy’s seat in Senate, the “Tuition Petition,” the Cary and Morrisville merger and the Golden Globes.

SPORTS
As per usual, Correspondents Derek Medlin and Tyler Everett gave us the sports update. The men’s basketball team picked up a huge win over Duke Wednesday night in the RBC Center, up ending the No. 6 Blue Devils 88-74 in front of the loudest crowd of the season. A good majority over that crowd, mainly comprised of students, celebrated the upset victory with a court-storming session worth watching.

However, that was not the only point of discussion Monday night – the two gave us a little commentary on Athletics Director Lee Fowler’s future with N.C. State. The discussion Tyler and Derek had Monday night, Derek said barely scratched the surface of the issue of Lee Fowler’s tenure at NCSU. There are specifics of this situation, which no one can know for sure, but one thing that does seem to be fairly certain is that rumors about the potential for Fowler’s job as Athletics director to be terminated do exist. They have been circulating for some time now and don’t seem to be going away. More often than not rumors are just that – rumors. But when you hear something like this from as many people as we’ve heard it from, you start to believe that there has to be some basis for them. Tack on the fact that N.C. State named a new chancellor last week, and the writing seems to be on the wall: Fowler might not be the AD much longer. This story will certainly continue to develop during the spring semester and is definitely something that will be touched on again during the sports segment in the future, so make sure to keep checking back. For the episode’s full sports segment.

VIP
Hillsborough Street’s construction seems to be a never-ending project for many students and businesses. The construction, which is supposed to change Hillsborough Street from a “place people go through to a place people go to,” as former Hillsborough Street Partnership Chair George Chapman said, had hurt many businesses and created difficult traffic patterns for vehicles and pedestrians. Chapman talked about how the project is an effort to change the street’s image, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2011. Listen to what Chapman, students and business owners  (including some new ones!) told Correspondents Matt Moore and Chris Cioffi about the project.

Moore and Luis Zapata also took 950 panoramic photos, turned into video, from a truck, driving from the intersection with Dan Allen Drive on Hillsborough Street to the Bell Tower during the renovations. Check it out! Hillsborough Street

HEAR THIS

Assistant Daytime Music Director Michael Jones and I sat down with John Booker and Rachel Hirsch from I Was Totally Destroying It to talk about their project of recording video of all their work and sessions leading up to the band’s next album and putting up vlogs.

COMMUNITY CANVAS
Correspondent Meredith Faggart talked to the assistant manager and an employee of a newly opened store on Hillsborough Street, Sugar Magnolia. The store, which originated in Ann Arbor Michigan (called Orchid Lane there), sells free-trade, eco-friendly clothing and accessories. The owners and managers go to their cooperatives around the world – from South America to India – and buy the materials themselves from the artisans.

WOLFPACKER OF THE WEEK

Jacob also sat down with art and design major Charlotte Guice, who started her own university clothing apparel business called Olly Oxen.

SOUNDBYTES
Due to some technical difficulties, we were not able to get up the MLK Soundbytes. Apologies! Be sure to check back again next episode for their return – it’s one of my favorite segments!

No show scheduled for 1/25 because of a women’s basketball game broadcast, but we’ll be back in action Feb. 1 at 7 p.m.!

Listen to episode 17.

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EOT02 Hillsborough Street 8/31/09

If you missed Monday’s episode of Eye on the Triangle, no need to fret!

Here’s a brief rundown of the segments for the week with a link for the podcast at the end (although you should definitely tune in live from here on out to listen to some exclusives like music clips throughout the show).

VIP:
This week, Adam Compton interviewed Nina Szlosberg from the Hillsborough Street Partnership about the renovations project. For more information on the renovations, you can follow ninaszlosberg on Twitter.

Saja Hindi also interviewed Kevin Jennings, owner of Urban Food Group and of Frazier’s and Porter City Tavern on Hillsborough Street, about how the construction has been impacting the businesses during this already tough economic time.

HEAR THIS:

Rachel Sloan interviewed an employee from Schoolkids Records, Eric Tschudi, about how the business is faring with the decline in record sales, even after its move on Hillsborough Street. Kelly Reid also previews Monday night’s Old Bricks show at Slim’s.

COMMUNITY CANVAS:

Mike Alston interviewed visual artist Ryan Cummings about his work, especially on the Hear Here compilation CD cover.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK:

This week, we featured Logan Sayles, senior in graphic design and co-president of the Design Council. Sayles talked about the life of a design student, the projects he’s worked on and the notorious design school Halloween Bash. Also, check back here for photos Wednesday.

SOUNDBYTES:

Caitlin Cauley interviewed students around campus and brought you audio clips of their answers to this week’s question: Do you use Twitter, and what do you think of it? The answers may be surprising to some.

And, as always, send in your comments, suggestions, gripes and complaints to publicaffairs@wknc.org. We may even read your response live if you so desire.

Don’t forget to tune in again next Monday to WKNC 88.1 for Eye on the Triangle from 7 – 8 p.m. EST or listen online at wknc.org.

Listen to episode two.

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UPDATE*Broadcasting at Hillsborough St. Renaissance

Update: Due to the rescheduling of the North Carolina State Baseball games for Saturday March 14th , WKNC will be broadcasting live in between the two games around 3pm. For more information about the Hillsborough St. Renaissance Festival, check out our previous blog or the Festival’s main website.

Tune in or join us on the street- rain or shine!

Also be sure to check out our awesome merch for sale at the WKNC table.