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Lizz Free or Die

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Lizz Winstead is funny for a living. She travels the country doing stand-up comedy in clubs and at conferences, and she has an edge. In the spirit of Lenny Bruce and George Carlin, Winstead uses humor to pry into the hidden spaces of American culture. Her critical view of culture and politics helped make “The Daily Show with John Stewart” an enormous success. She brings her keen wit to Cat’s Cradle in Carrboro, NC tonight but first Winstead joins host Frank Stasio to discuss her new book, "Lizz Free or Die" (Riverhead/2012).

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.