As 2016 comes to a close, The State of Things staff go “behind the glass” and join host Frank Stasio to discuss their favorite shows of the year.
One of managing editor Laura Lee’s favorite segments was a conversation with Bill Leuchtenberg, professor emeritus at UNC-Chapel Hill, about his book on the U.S. presidency. She also highlights a conversation with UNC System President Margaret Spellings recorded on her first day in office.
Laura also picked two segments about running, including conversations with ultrarunner Charlie Engle and Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Laura and Frank also reflect on one of the “Monday Meet” interviews with radio DJ Jo Maeder.
And they take a look back at politics throughout 2016 with political junkie Ken Rudin and NPR political reporter Don Gonyea, as well as movie experts Laura Boyes and Marsha Gordon.
- Jim Avett On Music and Family
- "Naked DJ" Meet Jo Maeder
- The American President, An Interview With Bill Leuchtenburg
- UNC System President Margaret Spellings Outlines Agenda On Day One
- On The Trail: Presidential Politics With NPR's Don Gonyea
- Meet "Running Man" Charlie Engle
- First Woman To Officially Run Boston Marathon Runs Again, 50 Years Later
- After Iowa And New Hampshire, Who Remains? A Conversation With Political Junkie Ken Rudin
Plus the music of Laura Lee: