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Meet Beverly McIver

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Artist Beverly McIver’s childhood in Greensboro was marred by racism, poverty and the pain of having a mentally disabled sister named Renee. When she left North Carolina to pursue a career as a painter, she never planned to return. But the death of McIver’s mother eventually brought her back home to become her sister’s main caretaker. The HBO Documentary Film,“Raising Renee,” allows viewers to witness how their relationship is put the test and how McIver’s artistry grows alongside her sister’s independence. Beverly McIver, an endowed professor of art at North Carolina Central University, joins host Frank Stasio to talk about the film, her creative career and her close connection to Renee.

Content Director Lindsay Foster Thomas is a multiplatform journalist and audio storyteller with a background in public radio that began right here at WUNC.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.