The State of Things Live in Greensboro

The State of Things in Greensboro

Each month WUNC's The State of Things travels to Greensboro for a live show at Triad Stage's UpStage Cabaret.

The next State of Things live event in Greensboro is Tuesday, Sept. 11

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The phone number for Triad Stage is (336) 272-0160.

NEXT LIVE SHOW: September 11, 2018. Show topics listed below:

Greensboro Tries To Curb Contaminants In Its Water:  A team of researchers from universities across the state will begin testing air and municipal water samples throughout North Carolina in search of potentially-toxic compounds. They are aiming to measure the amount of perfluorinated compounds, chemicals like GenX, that have been used for decades to create commercial products like water-repellent clothing and nonstick cookware. GenX has been detected in the Cape Fear River, and chemicals similar to GenX were also found in Greensboro’s water supply earlier this summer. Host Frank Stasio talks to WFDD education and environment reporter Keri Brown about Greensboro’s efforts to reduce chemicals found in their water supply. Brown also shares her reporting on potential contaminants in Guilford County schools.

Writer And Essayist Returns With A Haunting Novel: Multi-award winning writer Lee Zacharias just released her third novel “Across the Great Lake” (University of Wisconsin Press/2018). It is a haunting story of a woman who journeys across Lake Michigan while grappling with loss, love and hope. Host Frank Stasio is joined live at the Triad Stage in Greensboro by Lee Zacharias, a professor emerita of English at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Zacharias reads from her book at Scuppernong Bookstore in Greensboro Sept. 21, 2018 at 7 p.m.; Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh Sept. 22, 2018 at 3 p.m.; and Bookmarks Bookstore in Winston-Salem on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. She continues her tour around the state with many other events throughout the fall.

Future show dates in 2018:

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018
  • Tuesday, November 20, 2018
  • Tuesday, December 11, 2018