The State of Things - Live from the UpStage Cabaret in Greensboro.
On the program (subject to change):
News Update: Host Frank Stasio talks with local newsmakers about the latest stories in the Triad.
Poetry As Storytelling And Community Healing: Triad poets are gaining local and national recognition for their creative approaches to poetry and poetry-inspired community work. Terri Kirby Erickson’s new collection A Lake of Light and Clouds was recently featured on Garrison Keillor’s The Writer’s Almanac. Jacinta White brought the national One City, One Prompt program to the Triad to engage people of all ages in writing on the same prompt: begin again. Host Frank Stasio talks with Erickson, White and other Triad poets about their own writing and how they work to inspire poetry in others.
Revolutionary Love Music Returns To The Stage: Musician Laila Nur developed her “revolutionary love” music style when she moved alone to Greensboro at 17. She grew up in a conservative religious family, and when she came out as queer, it not only went against her family’s beliefs but against her religion: Islam. She uses music as a tool to express her political consciousness and hopes for the world. Host Frank Stasio talks to Nur about her music and she performs live at the Triad Stage.