New Bern, NC – If you wish to make a child laugh, say underwear. If you're saying this in a school, 2nd and 3rd graders will howl with glee. The word underpants is even funnier, which writer Dav Pilkey knew when he wrote Adventures of Captain Underpants, a wildly successful book series for kids seven to ten. Children learning to read work twice as hard if a Captain Underpants book waits for them on the bedside table. For sure, underwear has a fascination all its own.
Beaufort, NC – Christmas is officially sooner rather than later, so if you typically wait to the last minute to handle your shopping, congratulations, this is your time. Commentator Joan Carris won't be joining you in your last-minute shopping frenzy, having found her gifts where the old and new live side-by-side as they should this time of year in perfect harmony.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - The roots group Polecat Creek recently released their third CD Ordinary Seasons, a mix of traditional sound and contemporary topics with plenty of input from the families of the group's front-women. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - What does it take to make it as a musician in the big city? And once you've made it, what next? For one North Carolina blues guitarist & vocalist, what was next was coming home and making it all over again, and not just as a musician. George Olsen has more.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - Inspiration for a songwriter can come from a variety of sources the people you meet, the places you go all true for Asheville resident Chuck Brodsky, and all represented on his latest CD. George Olsen got up with Chuck during a rare break from the road for Chuck and has this.
New Bern, NC – Luigi Cherubini's Requiem in C Minor is a seldom played piece of music. However, Conductor Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque have taken up the task, and Public Radio East Music Director Sefton Wiggs is pleased with the outcome.
New Bern, NC – INTRO - Public Radio East commentator Joan Carris has just released her 14th children's book Welcome to the Bed & Biscuit. It's a fantasy set around a farm-full of talking animals as usual, the humans just aren't listening and what happens when a new animal comes in and upsets the mix. George Olsen spoke with the author and his this.
Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this funny and romantic comedy soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters including: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Times Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer; Nathan Detroit, her devoted fianc?, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.