Tag Archives: story

Story of My Life

I love working with photographer Christine Rucker for lots of reasons. First, she has a way of putting people at ease with her gentle, unassuming style and easy laugh. They get it right away that she sees them. I believe she … Continue reading

Posted in New Media | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Story of My Life

A Warmer, Happier Place

A couple of years ago, a group of students at Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, North Carolina, joined forces with a Buncombe County program to weatherize the homes of low-income homeowners as a way to save money — and energy. The … Continue reading

Posted in Broadcast | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on A Warmer, Happier Place

The Need to Read

  About four years ago, I was among a group of radio producers who worked on a documentary project that focused on two main questions: What is poverty? And how has poverty changed since the 1960s, when it was a subject … Continue reading

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Posted in Broadcast | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on The Need to Read

Alzheimer’s Disease Changes a Beloved Husband

Living with Alzheimer’s disease has changed everything for George Griswold, but nothing more than his marriage to his wife, Nan. Laura Giovanelli wrote a compelling portrait of the Griswolds in the Sunday, Aug. 16 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal. See photographs … Continue reading

Posted in New Media | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Alzheimer’s Disease Changes a Beloved Husband

Suicide on Campus

Two long months have passed and the door to the room where Paul Wilfong lived at the N.C. School of the Arts remains locked, the shades closed. On Thanksgiving night, Wilfong, 22, a fourth-year student in modern dance, turned down … Continue reading

Posted in Print Media | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Suicide on Campus

A Strict Protocol

With a blue-chip pedigree, Dr. William Frederick McGuirt Jr. used to be a respected member of the faculty at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Now, he is scheduled to go before the N.C. Medical Board on charges that … Continue reading

Posted in Print Media | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on A Strict Protocol

Faith Refocused

They are 15 women and five men, ranging in age from 25 to 61. They include a one-time businessman and a former schoolteacher, and represent a cross-section of Protestant denominations, from Baptist to Presbyterian to Moravian. They are the first … Continue reading

Posted in Print Media | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Faith Refocused

Making a Lake

Photographer Ted Richardson and I spent quite a few weekends one summer rambling around the Deep River, where the Randleman reservoir was about to be built.  We met dairy farmers and homeowners, renters and swimmers and lifetime dam opponents, whose … Continue reading

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Posted in Broadcast, Print Media | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Making a Lake