New Bern, NC – INTRO - To say the Siler City bluegrass band Nu-Blu got off to a rocky start is an understatement. But now the quartet is starting to get widespread recognition as their debut CD enters the top-40 of national Americana airplay charts. George Olsen spoke with the group's founders and has this.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - It took a couple of stops but Jason Adamo is firmly settled in North Carolina something which might be mildly surprising to him as his career plans originally had him trying his luck in the media capitals of the U-S. Adamo hopes a new CD release recorded in the Triangle might get him recognition in those markets though with no plans to leave the musical scene he now calls home. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - It's children's book number 16 for Beaufort author and Public Radio East commentator Joan Carris with the release of "Wild Times at the Bed & Biscuit." It's a sequel to book number 15 but also shares a common goal with each children's book Joan has authored in her career. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The Ashville-based singer/songwriter Eliza Lynn recently released her third CD. It does what artists do best in to misquote another artist taking a sad song and making it better. George Olsen recently spoke with the performer about her new disc "Haven" and has this.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The North Carolina Symphony and its music director is introducing itself to the international CD buyer with a disc of primarily never-recorded works by American composers. George Olsen has more.
Civil Rights Memorials and the Geography of Memory
New Bern, NC – INTRO - A new book written in part by an East Carolina University geography professor provides an overview of Civil Rights Memorials in the United States and what they say about the ongoing cause of civil rights in this country. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - Most people dream of a life in the spotlight, and when that doesn't come about settle into the work-a-day life. A musical late bloomer is trying the opposite tack. George Olsen talked with Raleigh's James Dunn about his latest CD and has this.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - New Bern author Nicholas Sparks has just released his 15th novel The Lucky One. Like his other writing, it's a love story, but unlike the bulk of his work it takes place amidst current world events. George Olsen has more.
The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate - Kevin Duffus
New Bern, NC – INTRO - On the cover of the new book by Raleigh author Kevin Duffus The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate is the line Within Every Legend Lies a Grain of Truth, pointing toward what Duffus believes are some vast differences between the actual history of Black Beard and the history we grew up with. George Olsen spoke with the author and has this.