Eric Muller’s Scapegoat Cities Podcast Launch and Book Giveaway

Eric Muller launches a podcast to tell stories of individual Japanese Americans interned in the U.S. during WWII. Book giveaway each month through Jan 2018. Continue Reading Eric Muller’s Scapegoat Cities Podcast Launch and Book Giveaway

Montford Point Marines Receive Highest Congressional Honor

The black Marines who integrated the last all-white branch of the U.S. military receive Congressional honor. The book The Marines of Montford Point tells their stories. Continue Reading Montford Point Marines Receive Highest Congressional Honor

When the P.O.’s Disappear

Historian and former US postal worker Philip Rubio on what we lose when post offices close. Continue Reading When the P.O.’s Disappear

Listen: This Interview with Sheri Castle Will Make You Hungry

Sheri Castle, author of The New Southern Garden Cookbook: Enjoying the Best from Homegrown Gardens, Farmers’ Markets, Roadside Stands, and CSA Farm Boxes, sat down for an audio interview to discuss the origins of her book and the ideas behind some of her (over 300!) recipes. She talks about some of its features and the… Continue Reading Listen: This Interview with Sheri Castle Will Make You Hungry

Listen: Author Adam Lucas talks Carolina Basketball

Recently, Adam Lucas, author of Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence, sat down with UNC Press editor Mark Simpson-Vos and discussed the many different elements that went into the making of a book that has met the approval of former Carolina players, coaches, and fans alike. Besides penning his column on TarHeelBlue.com, Lucas also publishes… Continue Reading Listen: Author Adam Lucas talks Carolina Basketball

Listen: Phillip Round on Native American Literature

Phillip Round, author of Removable Type: Histories of the Book in Indian Country, 1663-1880, recently sat down for an interview on Iowa Public Radio. He joined American Indian studies lecturer James Coppoc and short story author Eddie Chuculate to discuss the history and current state of Native American literature. Beyond his broad knowledge on Native… Continue Reading Listen: Phillip Round on Native American Literature

Philip Rubio hits the airwaves to talk snail mail and the effects of postal cuts on African American postal workers

The U.S. Postal Service faces an $8.5 million budget shortfall this year. NPR is broadcasting a series of stories about cuts in postal services and facilities and the lives and communities already being affected. One person with great insight into the social history of the USPS is Philip Rubio, author of There’s Always Work at… Continue Reading Philip Rubio hits the airwaves to talk snail mail and the effects of postal cuts on African American postal workers

UNC system honors Mike Walden for helping make economics easier for the rest of us to understand

Congratulations to Michael Walden, author of North Carolina in the Connected Age: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalizing Economy, who has just been awarded the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service. The award is intended “to encourage, identify, recognize, and reward distinguished public service and outreach by faculty across the University.”… Continue Reading UNC system honors Mike Walden for helping make economics easier for the rest of us to understand

NASCAR Hall of Fame Opens

Tomorrow’s the big day: the NASCAR Hall of Fame grand opening in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Asheville Citizen-Times gives us a little taste of the place. Later this month, five legendary figures from NASCAR history will be inducted into the Hall of Fame: Dale Earnhardt, Bill France Jr., Bill France Sr., Junior Johnson, and Richard… Continue Reading NASCAR Hall of Fame Opens

Reality Radio: the song!

Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound celebrates today’s best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Australia. In these 19 essays, documentary… Continue Reading Reality Radio: the song!

From Copenhagen to Carolina: Can the longleaf pine make a comeback to combat global warming?

As global climate talks wrap up in Copenhagen, Denmark, Frank Stasio at WUNC’s State of Things welcomes a couple of guests to talk about a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation that argues that restoring the once vibrant stands of longleaf pine forests could help southern states deal with the effects of global warming.… Continue Reading From Copenhagen to Carolina: Can the longleaf pine make a comeback to combat global warming?

Charron Discusses the Life of Septima Clark on the State of Things today

In the mid-1950s, Septima Poinsette Clark (1898-1987), a former public school teacher, developed a citizenship training program that enabled thousands of African Americans to register to vote and then to link the power of the ballot to concrete strategies for individual and communal empowerment. In Freedom’s Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark, Katherine Mellen Charron… Continue Reading Charron Discusses the Life of Septima Clark on the State of Things today

Judith Walzer Leavitt on The State of Things today

Judith Walzer Leavitt, who guest blogged for us yesterday, will be appearing on WUNC’s The State of Things today with Frank Stasio, discussing the evolving role of fathers in the childbirth process. The show starts at noon (eastern) and Judy’s segment will begin around 12:40. You can listen to the show online or download a… Continue Reading Judith Walzer Leavitt on The State of Things today

I would do aaaanything for you

. . . but I won’t do that. So, maybe (?) you’ve never greeted your spouse at the door wearing nothing but Saran Wrap. But what would you do if you thought it would help your relationship? What would you expect your partner to do to keep you around? Kristin Celello, author of Making Marriage… Continue Reading I would do aaaanything for you

Robert McElvaine on The News Hour: reconsidering consumption

I’ve posted a couple of items recently (here and here) about the renewed relevance in these painful economic times of Robert McElvaine’s classic collection of letters written to FDR, Down and Out in the Great Depression: Letters from the Forgotten Man. On Friday, The News Hour with Jim Lehrer aired a wonderful segment featuring McElvaine… Continue Reading Robert McElvaine on The News Hour: reconsidering consumption

Sad news: we’ve lost 2 giants

We’re mourning two great losses over here at the Press this afternoon. In addition to being UNC Press authors, both men were giants in their fields, and indeed helped establish and define new fields of scholarship. Both lived long, fulfilling lives in which their pioneering intellectual pursuits served the public good. Both gave of themselves… Continue Reading Sad news: we’ve lost 2 giants

Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails

That’s what little boys are made of. So what are fraternities made of? Nicholas Syrett, author of The Company He Keeps: A History of White College Fraternities, will be talking about the long and secretive history of male fraternities  on WUNC’s The State of Things at noon (and 9pm) today. You can listen live online… Continue Reading Snips and snails and puppy-dogs’ tails

Places to go, people to see

The sun is just starting to break through the morning cloud cover on this warm spring day. Last day of sunshine before we roll into a week of rain here in the Triangle, say the weather forecasters, so let’s make the most of it! In the next few days, there will be several opportunities to… Continue Reading Places to go, people to see

Your Weekend To-Do List

Yes, you! Cool stuff happening this weekend. Radio, Internet, and Real-Life events that deserve your attention: Robert McElvaine on All Things Considered – Today, Friday, to discuss FDR’s letters from Americans and the letter-reading habit President Obama has picked up. I know, we teased you earlier in the week because we thought his conversation would… Continue Reading Your Weekend To-Do List