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From The Basketball Court To the Courtroom: Meet Fred Lind

Fred Lind recently retired as the top attorney at the Guilford County Public Defender’s office. A job he thought would only last a few years became a 45-year commitment to the community.

When Lind first started in the ‘70s, there were only a few public defenders offices in the state. But the law is not what brought Lind to North Carolina — it was basketball. Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Lind came to know Duke University as a school with a stellar basketball team. Lind eventually joined that team on a scholarship and was called from the bench in 1968 to help Duke win against Carolina in triple overtime. He played against UCLA when they had a future Hall of Famer on the team who would later be known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.  While Lind’s dreams of professional basketball did not quite pan out, he found a new court to flex his skills. He joins host Frank Stasio to share his stories from life inside and outside the courtroom.

Dana is an award-winning producer who began as a personality at Rock 92. Once she started creating content for morning shows, she developed a love for producing. Dana has written and produced for local and syndicated commercial radio for over a decade. WUNC is her debut into public radio and she’s excited to tell deeper, richer stories.
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.
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