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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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From March Madness to Cuban relations, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community is playing a role in some of the most important topics and issues making headlines around the world. Join us every Wednesday for the UNC-Chapel Hill's “...Show More
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Well Said: Investigating early life mortality rates

13:10 | Aug 7th

David Braudt, a recent graduate student affiliated with the Carolina Population Center, defended his dissertation in July, and he will start as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Before leaving Chapel Hill, though, he al...Show More
Well Said: Should we be afraid of sharks?

15:30 | Jul 31st

While sharks are often cast as the villain in movies, sharks on the coast of North Carolina aren’t ill-intended — they’re just trying to find food while avoiding risk. With 50 species of sharks visiting the North Carolina coast throughout the year, ...Show More
Well Said: Fighting for women in math

12:15 | Jul 24th

When Katrina Morgan explains to people that she studies math as a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts & Sciences, they often respond unfavorably, saying they just “aren’t a math person.” “You wouldn’t just say, "Oh, I’m not a history person,’”...Show More
Well Said: Revisiting the Evryscope

08:16 | Jul 17th

Are there other Earth-like worlds in the universe at the right size and with the right atmosphere to support life? Carolina astronomers are trying to figure that out right now. One candidate for such a planet is Proxima b, an exoplanet that orbits ...Show More
Well Said: Helping new Tar Heels feel at home

15:08 | Jul 10th

Before enrolling at Carolina as an incoming first-year or transfer student, Tar Heels first complete an orientation program that acclimates them to Chapel Hill. Each summer, current Tar Heels help guide these new students as orientation leaders. Ri...Show More
Well Said: The deeper cause of OCD

15:26 | Jul 3rd

Many people find themselves driving away from their house in the morning and thinking, “Did I leave the garage door open?" It may bother them for a few minutes — even enough to turn around and check. Then, they get on with their day. But people wit...Show More
Well Said: Seeing sonogram results on your smartphone

13:15 | Jun 26th

With more than 300,000 maternal deaths throughout the world each year, Carolina researchers are working to help pregnant women avoid becoming part of a startling statistic. Dr. Jeffrey Stringer, a professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the UNC Sc...Show More
Well Said: Anson Dorrance’s dynasties

15:15 | Jun 19th

The 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway in France, and the United States is looking to defend its title from 2015. With three World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals, the American team is certainly a dynasty in international women’s soccer....Show More
Well Said: Detecting early markers for autism

15:34 | Jun 13th

On average, children are diagnosed with autism between 4 and 6 years old, but assistant professor of psychiatry Mark Shen says that’s too late. “The earlier you detect it, the earlier you can intervene and start treatment,” said Shen, who is also a ...Show More
Well Said: Protecting yourself from swimmer’s ear

07:51 | Jun 5th

It’s hot outside, and you want to cool off with a dip in the water. Before diving in, you know you need to protect your skin by putting on sunscreen. But you also need to protect your ears after you get out of the water. As an assistant professor of...Show More
Well Said: The economic impact of net neutrality

12:45 | May 29th

With video streaming services such as Netflix becoming more and more popular, associate professors of economics Brian McManus and Jon Williams are researching the economic implications of these services and the impacts of net neutrality laws on consu...Show More
Well Said: Spring season rewind

18:19 | May 22nd

Summer School is already underway in Chapel Hill, but before we move on to the summer, we want to revisit some stories from the previous semester. In this episode, Bill Ferris, the Joel R. Williamson eminent professor emeritus of history, tells us w...Show More
Well Said: Sounds of Commencement

17:13 | May 15th

Chapel Hill was bustling with graduates and their supporters over the weekend as Carolina celebrated more than 6,000 students who are prepared to take on the biggest problems around the world. With words of advice from Interim Chancellor Kevin M. Gu...Show More
A homecoming at Commencement

09:10 | May 8th

As the CEO of Habitat for Humanity International, Carolina alumnus Jonathan Reckford knows a thing or two about the value of home. “When you think about the idea of home, it’s really a foundation and a launching pad for the kind of lives we want eve...Show More
Well Said: A new treatment for depression

11:18 | May 1st

Flavio Frohlich has always been interested in the human brain. He became even more interested in its inner-workings after learning how brain cells produce a small amount of electricity, which results in “rhythms” in the brain. Even more interesting...Show More
Well Said: Personalities and politics

12:16 | Apr 24th

On a previous episode, global studies associate professor Jonathan Weiler and political science professor Marc Hetherington discussed the political divide in the United States. This week, the conversation continues on how our choices — such as the co...Show More
Well Said: Esports take hold at Carolina

12:39 | Apr 17th

Like many kids, Matt Cannon grew up playing video games. For him, it was a hobby that eventually grew to something much more substantial. Cannon spent years playing and coaching video games professionally, even while he was a student at Carolina. H...Show More
Well Said: Reshaping the future of journalism

08:31 | Apr 10th

When Kate Sheppard graduated from college in 2006, the path for young journalists was pretty straightforward. You started at a small, local paper, then moved onto a bigger one and then a regional newspaper. Maybe then you’d make it to a big market l...Show More
Well Said: Carolina professor makes an impact in local communities

15:25 | Apr 3rd

UNC School of Government professor Anita Brown-Graham fell in love with North Carolina when she first attended UNC-Chapel Hill as a law student. Now, she’s giving back to the state through ncIMPACT. Brown-Graham’s goal in launching ncIMPACT in 2017...Show More
Well Said: The Four Winds of sisterhood

12:15 | Mar 27th

When Amy Locklear Hertel enrolled at Carolina in 1993, she wanted to join the Greek community, but as a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina, she couldn’t find an organization that fit her needs culturally. "We needed something uniquely matr...Show More
Well Said: Status is in the eye of the beholder

11:11 | Mar 20th

In the workplace, the terms “status” and “power” are often used interchangeably, but they're not really true synonyms. “Status and power are both associated with hierarchy in groups and organizations,” said Alison Fragale, associate professor at UNC...Show More
Well Said: Sharing the experiences of women academics

12:43 | Mar 13th

Sarah Birken, an assistant professor in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, focuses her research on applying lessons learned from academic studies to clinical practice, especially in cancer care. When she wants to share something with the wo...Show More
Well Said: Pioneers of progress for women at Carolina

09:32 | Mar 6th

In the early days of the University of North Carolina, classrooms were filled with only male students. But with trailblazers like Sallie Walker Stockard, Kitty Carmichael and Inez Stacy, women at Carolina progressed to a central role in campus life. ...Show More
Well Said: Paving the way for future leaders

17:18 | Feb 27th

Growing up in a segregated Georgia in the 1940s, Howard Lee didn't know where his life would lead, but eventually, it led him to earn a master’s degree from the UNC School of Social Work in 1966. “The students in the School of Social Work embraced u...Show More
Well Said: An unlikely reason to learn German

16:53 | Feb 20th

As a 10-year-old in Chicago, Priscilla Layne was obsessed with Indiana Jones. She knew the movies forward and backward — except for a few parts in “The Raiders of the Lost Arc” and “The Last Crusade" when characters speak German without accompanying...Show More
Well Said: Heart Health Now!

15:08 | Feb 13th

Each year, about 610,000 people die from heart disease in the United States. But thanks to UNC School of Medicine professor Sam Cykert and Heart Health Now, practices are getting better access to patients’ health data and helping people build health...Show More
Well Said: Understanding the political divide

14:33 | Feb 6th

In 2009, political science professor Jonathan Weiler and global studies associate professor Marc Hetherington released their research on the relationship between four questions and the political divide. Those relationships continue to have implicati...Show More
Well Said: The songs of the American South

19:59 | Jan 30th

Ever since he was a young boy on a farm in Vicksburg, Mississippi, Bill Ferris was drawn to music. When he was 12 years old, he started to document the music he loved after he received a camera for Christmas. Documenting songs, storytellers and othe...Show More
Well Said: Reducing stress through mindfulness

11:33 | Jan 23rd

As a husband, father, faculty member and full-time student, Kessonga Giscombé is no stranger to stress, but he doesn’t let stress affect him by staying in the moment. Specifically, he uses mindfulness, which he defines as paying attention to the pre...Show More
Well Said: Growing the family business

13:01 | Jan 16th

As the son of Kenny Moore, founder of Hwy 55 Burgers and Fries, Andy Moore helped the national burger chain throughout his childhood and formative years. He had several responsibilities, including working behind the counter and at the grill. After g...Show More
Well Said: An anti-diet approach to your resolution

11:34 | Jan 9th

As part of her role in UNC Athletics, Rachel Manor works with student-athletes on a weight-neutral approach to food consumption, which she likes to call “fueling.” She teaches students not about diets, but about intuitive eating — the intentional b...Show More
Well Said: Fall semester rewind

14:02 | Jan 2nd

The new year will feature new stories about Carolina’s faculty, staff and students and their impact on the state, the nation and the world. Before telling those new stories, this week’s episode will update three stories from this past fall semester.
Well Said: Jack Morton's second family

20:04 | Dec 26th, 2018

For Jack Morton, Carolina basketball is more than just sports fandom. It's a lifeline. On this week’s episode, we continue Morton's story of his journey that led him to follow his grandfather’s footsteps into photography and how the basketball team...Show More
Well Said: The Morton family of photographers

16:02 | Dec 19th, 2018

Jack Morton considers himself a “basketball junkie." It’s good for the 2000 Carolina graduate, then, that he spends so much time on Carolina’s baseline. The freelance photographer said he wouldn’t trade his seat on the floor for any other spot. “I’...Show More
Well Said: Carlos Perez-Heydrich

11:44 | Dec 12th, 2018

As graduating senior Carlos Perez-Heydrich was preparing for Winter Commencement, he tried to prevent the magnitude of the celebration from overwhelming him. It worked until he saw one of his graduation photos. “It kind of hit me in that moment,” s...Show More
Well Said: Pearl Harbor

12:36 | Dec 5th, 2018

As Franklin D. Roosevelt said in an address to millions of Americans decades ago, Dec. 7 1941 is a date that lives in infamy. In remembrance of the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, UNC-Chapel Hill history professor Joe Glatthaar explains the cont...Show More
Well Said: The UNC Behavior and Technology Lab

12:34 | Nov 28th, 2018

When Dr. Lisa Hightow-Weidman was in medical school, she saw that people with HIV were affected not just by the disease itself but also by the stigma of having something that they might not have told their friends or families about. As the principal...Show More
Well Said: How Gratitude Affects Your Body and Brain

09:44 | Nov 21st, 2018

It’s tradition for many families to go around the table at Thanksgiving and say all the things they’re thankful for. This practice of gratitude, according to associate professor of social psychology Sara Algoe, is actually beneficial to our health an...Show More
Well Said: Carolina Indian Circle

11:54 | Nov 14th, 2018

For senior Covenant Scholar Gabrielle James, coming to Carolina required a leap of faith. She hadn’t even stepped foot on the campus before enrolling. But she was familiar with one thing — the Carolina Indian Circle. It’s a group created about 40 ye...Show More
Well Said: Carolina archaeology

10:20 | Nov 7th, 2018

For Steve Davis, archaeology is everywhere. “I mean, it’s literally right underneath your feet if you know what to work for,” said Davis. As the associate director of Carolina’s Research Laboratories of Archaeology, Davis leads excavations on campu...Show More
Well Said: Carolina ghost stories

09:03 | Oct 31st, 2018

In this special episode of Well Said, the UNC Visitors’ Center shares spooky stories from some of Carolina and Chapel Hill’s most famous legends and haunts. From friendly campus ghosts to top-secret student societies, the Visitors’ Center has the ins...Show More
Well Said: Hanger

14:15 | Oct 24th, 2018

Hanger isn't a word your mom made up, after all. It's actually defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “feeling irritable or bad tempered when you’re hungry,” and has become the research focus of doctoral student Jenn MacCormack, who is studying how phy...Show More
Well Said: Tar Heel Service Day

08:51 | Oct 17th, 2018

To help celebrate University Day, Tar Heel alumni participated in community service projects across North Carolina, the country and the world for the annual Tar Heel Service Day. In this episode of Well Said, alumna and UNC General Alumni Associatio...Show More
Well Said: Felicia Washington

08:04 | Oct 10th, 2018

On this week's podcast, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement Felicia A. Washington discusses University Day and shares her vision for Carolina's future.
Well Said: Triffin Morris

12:11 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Triffin Morris has more than 20 years of experience costuming Broadway stars in some of the most well-known plays and musicals, including Wicked, Shrek, and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Now she’s bringing her expertise to Carolina as a profess...Show More
Well Said: Battle Grove Restoration

09:43 | Sep 26th, 2018

The gentle stream that flows beside McIver Residence Hall hasn’t always been part of the campus landscape. It just looks as though it has. A pipe beneath the street combined with the natural path of rainwater and nearby springs presented an opportun...Show More
Well Said: Hurricanes and water quality

18:01 | Sep 19th, 2018

Hans Paerl has lived in North Carolina since 1978, and in those 40 years, he hasn’t seen a storm quite like Hurricane Florence, which made landfall near Wilmington early in the morning on Sept. 14. In this week’s episode, Paerl — the Kenan Professor...Show More
Well Said: Rameses and the Hogans

09:17 | Sep 12th, 2018

Rameses, a 7-year-old horned Dorset ram who roams the sidelines of Kenan Stadium during football games, has become one of Carolina's most famous and beloved Tar Heels. Away from the football field and the public light, the same family has been carin...Show More
Well Said: The Irina Project

10:34 | Sep 5th, 2018

Two Carolina journalism professors have set out to change the narrative around one of the most pressing global issues of our time: sex trafficking. In today’s episode, we talk with Anne Johnston and Barbara Friedman about their organization, The Ir...Show More
Well Said: Jonathan Parr and Carolina's hepatitis research

11:12 | Aug 29th, 2018

Dr. Jonathan Parr of the UNC School of Medicine has spent his career studying diseases that disproportionately impact lower-income communities throughout the world. His interest in conditions like malaria and hepatitis took Parr to central Africa to...Show More
Well Said: The legend of the first sip

07:07 | Aug 22nd, 2018

Legend has it that a sip from the Old Well on the first day of classes brings students good luck — even a perfect GPA. Thousands of Carolina students line up at the well every year to test the theory for themselves. But the legend’s origin has been ...Show More
Well Said: Alex Longo

11:25 | Aug 15th, 2018

When incoming first-year student Alex Longo begins taking classes at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this fall, he'll have something more on his mind than finding his classrooms. With a little more than two months until NASA announce...Show More
Well Said: Mitch Prinstein and Popularity

12:52 | Aug 8th, 2018

John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Mitch Prinstein always found himself interested how popularity influence the way we see the world and have relationships with those around us. On this episode of Well Said, Prins...Show More
Computer Science Magic

09:44 | Jul 31st, 2018

Professor Gary Bishop was doing virtual reality before it was cool. Now he uses his computer science background to create books for children with visual impairments and developmental disabilities. Bishop created Tar Heel Reader, a user-generated col...Show More
Well Said: Damian Walker

10:06 | May 9th, 2018

Carolina’s Spring Commencement will take place on May 13 in Kenan Stadium with more than 6,000 students graduating with bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral or professional degrees. Among those graduates will be Damian Walker, a senior who majored in poli...Show More
Well Said: Proxima b and the Evryscope

14:09 | Apr 25th, 2018

Are there other Earth-like worlds in the universe at the right size and with the right atmosphere to support life? That’s what astronomers are trying to figure out right now. One candidate for such a planet is Proxima b, an exoplanet that orbits the...Show More
Well Said: Autism research

14:52 | Apr 11th, 2018

Of the 3.5 million Americans living with autism, no two cases are exactly the same. And as they navigate life in school and the workplace in their own ways, their support services should reflect their particular needs. Today, Carolina researchers ar...Show More
Well Said: The 1918 flu

15:18 | Mar 28th, 2018

A century ago, the 1918 influenza outbreak wreaked havoc in Chapel Hill, across North Carolina and around the world. There were as many as 50 million deaths — about 3 percent of the world’s population at that time. In this week’s episode, UNC Schoo...Show More
Well Said: Patricia Wallace

09:43 | Mar 14th, 2018

In 1985, Carolina elected its first woman student body president, Patricia Wallace. It was a campaign and election that paved the way for future student leaders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. But with unexpected media attention...Show More
Well Said: Carolina’s Writing for the Screen and Stage minor

12:15 | Feb 28th, 2018

After a decorated career in Hollywood writing for “Carol & Company,” “JAG,” and “Bones,” Dana Coen came to Chapel Hill to teach the next generation of writers for television, film, stage and web. As the director of the Writing for the Screen and Sta...Show More
Well Said: Winter Olympics

12:30 | Feb 14th, 2018

Although he’s researched sports marketing and the Olympics in particular for years, Carolina assistant professor of sport administration Jonathan Jensen is attending the Winter Olympics for the first time ever this month to do more than just cheer on...Show More
Well Said: Satish Gopal

17:47 | Dec 13th, 2017

Despite being a Carolina faculty member for the past five years, actually being in Chapel Hill has become a rarity for Satish Gopal. Normally he's halfway across the world treating cancer patients in Malawi, where he is the only board-certified medi...Show More
Well Said: Early childhood education

13:45 | Dec 6th, 2017

The first five years of a child's life is a crucial period where they learn the skills they'll need to navigate life. And for most, that education no longer happens primarily at home — it comes from childcare and preschool teachers. In this week's ...Show More
Well Said: HIV research at Carolina

09:56 | Nov 29th, 2017

With 1.1 million Americans already living with HIV and another 40,000 new cases every year, Carolina researchers have been working to hone treatments and find a cure for the virus for decades. Through partnerships with pharmaceutical and collaborati...Show More
Well Said: The Process Series

15:11 | Nov 15th, 2017

For the past decade, artists and performers from across the country have been coming to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to participate in the Process Series and work on the final pieces of their performances. As Carolina’s Process Se...Show More
Well Said: Genetic testing

14:46 | Nov 8th, 2017

Genetic testing has changed the way doctors can treat their patients. By sequencing sections of a person's DNA, medical professionals can determine if a person is at a higher risk of getting a specific disease or disorder. But is our health care sy...Show More
Well Said: Patrick Dougherty

14:05 | Nov 1st, 2017

Throughout his three-decade career as a professional artist, Patrick Dougherty has designed and constructed more than 300 stickwork sculptures across the world. Now, the world-renowned Carolina alumnus has brought his talents back to Chapel Hill wit...Show More
Well Said: Rural health care

09:23 | Oct 25th, 2017

As hospitals in rural communities around the country continue to close due to financial problems, thousands of people are being left without the medical care they need. With both medical and economic consequences surrounding the closures, the UNC Sh...Show More
Well Said: University Day

11:38 | Oct 11th, 2017

This week, Carolina will celebrate its 224th birthday at University Day. In this week's episode, we look back on the founding of the University with Jim Leloudis, the Peter T. Grauer associate dean for Honors Carolina, a professor of history and the...Show More
Well Said: Neuroeconomics

14:56 | Oct 4th, 2017

Consumers and investors aren't always totally rational when it comes to making financial decisions. When emotion seeps into the equation, all bets are off. To find out why our emotions tend to lead us away from making more calculated decisions, Cam...Show More
Well Said: Keys to better learning

13:11 | Sep 20th, 2017

There are a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about learning filling classrooms today. Is it better to cram a topic into one class period or space out the learning process over several days? Should teachers be focusing on student's learnin...Show More
Well Said: World View

12:35 | Sep 13th, 2017

Being global ready and having the ability to work with other cultures and countries has become a crucial skill in an increasingly globalized society. For the past two decades, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's World View has been con...Show More
Well Said: Hurricanes and water quality

16:00 | Sep 6th, 2017

Whenever a hurricane hits, the big story is how the storm has impacted people and towns with flooding and storm surges. But the storms also leave behind a quieter and long-term danger: pollutants in the watershed that could poison people and kill fi...Show More
Well Said: Climate change and air pollution

11:19 | Aug 30th, 2017

Each year, millions of people die from exposure to air pollution. And if unaddressed, climate change could bring those numbers up even higher by the end of the century. Carolina researcher Jason West predicts that the climate change's effect on air ...Show More
Well Said: Elizabeth Adkins and Madelyn Percy

14:30 | Aug 23rd, 2017

As the new school year gets underway, two Carolina students are prepping for much more than just new classes. Elizabeth Adkins and Madelyn Percy are hard at work establishing their administrations that will represent the University's student populat...Show More
Well Said: Solar eclipse

10:28 | Aug 16th, 2017

North Carolina will witness something next week that it hasn't seen is more than 40 years. At 2:43 p.m. on Aug. 21, the daytime sky will go dark as the moon's shadow blocks out the sun and creates the first solar eclipse visible in the state since 1...Show More
Well Said: Stress management

11:10 | Aug 9th, 2017

In this week's episode, we talk about stress management with William Frey, an organization and professional development specialist with UNC-Chapel Hill's Office of Human Resources.
Well Said: Concussions

16:01 | Jul 26th, 2017

Whether it's youth sports or the NFL, talk about concussions and their damaging effects has dominated the sports world for the past several years. With fall sports gearing up in the coming weeks, we talk about concussions and managing them with John...Show More
Well Said: Popularity

13:01 | Jul 12th, 2017

Popularity may actually be as important as we thought it was in high school. That teenage quest for popularity appears to follow us long after our high school days and impacts the way we interpret the world as adults. In this week’s episode, we tal...Show More
Well Said: Arts Everywhere and the Carolina Performing Arts

18:31 | Jun 28th, 2017

The way Emil Kang sees it, the arts are for everybody and every place could be a creative space. Through a campus-wide initiative launched by Chancellor Carol L. Folt, Kang is actively working to bring the arts to every corner of Carolina. In this ...Show More
Well Said: Astronaut candidate Zena Cardman

12:42 | Jun 14th, 2017

Zena Cardman was among the more than 18,300 people who applied to NASA's most recent class of astronaut candidates. Shortly after submitting her application, Cardman heard those numbers and figured she'd try again next time. But then came a call fro...Show More
Well Said: HIV research

10:12 | May 31st, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is home to some of the world’s best HIV research. Numerous teams of researchers are tirelessly investigating the virus, which infects nearly 37 million people around the world. One of the those project...Show More
Well Said: Medical play kits

08:51 | May 17th, 2017

For a young cancer patient, the tools and medical devices in the UNC Hospitals' Pediatric Hematology–Oncology Clinic can be terrifying. But two UNC School of Medicine students are working to provide medical play kits to help the children better unde...Show More
Well Said: Commencement and Carolina Firsts

11:33 | May 3rd, 2017

On May 14, Alexis Miller will be one of the more than 600 first-generation college students to graduate from Carolina at the Spring Commencement. It wasn't the easiest path to graduation but with a little help from Carolina Firsts, Miller will becom...Show More
Well Said: Robots and minds

08:28 | Apr 26th, 2017

As technology advances and robots are further integrated into daily life, the line between tool and a potentially living thing is becoming more blurred. But do robots actually have minds? And if they do, how will human interaction with robots change...Show More
Well Said: The Southern Folklife Collection and Yep Roc Records

11:18 | Apr 19th, 2017

Part of the Wilson Special Collections Library, Carolina's Southern Folklife Collection is home to nearly a quarter of a million recordings of music ranging from blues and folk to gospel and rock-and-roll. Beginning this weekend, on Record Store Day...Show More
Well Said: Women in leadership

09:13 | Apr 12th, 2017

At any given level of American government, women hold only 20 percent of the public service leadership roles. The UNC School of Government is working to change those statistics. In this week's episode, we talk about women in leadership roles in gov...Show More
Well Said: Low-content food labels

10:46 | Mar 29th, 2017

Those low-fat and no sugar labels in the grocery store may not be leading consumers to healthier options after all. In this week's episode, we talk about the low-content food labels and their claims with Lindsey Smith Taillie, a research assistant p...Show More
Well Said: Learning organizations

15:41 | Mar 22nd, 2017

To stay competitive and ahead of the curve in today's business world, companies have become focused on continuously learning. It's an evolution process that relies on learning from past experiences — even the unsuccessful ones. In this week's episo...Show More
Well Said: Eric Montross and March Madness

15:39 | Mar 15th, 2017

It's time for March Madness. With Carolina's tipoff a few days away, we're talking about the tournament with former All-American and starting center of the Tar Heels' 1993 national championship team Eric Montross, who currently serves as a commentat...Show More
Well Said: Creating a more diverse legislature

11:33 | Mar 8th, 2017

With the high price of running for elected office and the costs of living in a capital city, being a politician isn't cheap. For blue-collar workers who may be living off hourly wages, those high costs — combined with income lost while in legislativ...Show More
Well Said: Eating disorders

13:16 | Mar 1st, 2017

It's estimated that nearly 30 million Americans will have an eating disorder at some point in their lives. But eating disorders are still an issue mostly kept quiet. In this week's episode, we talk about eating disorders and National Eating Disorde...Show More
Well Said: Teaching self-regulation in the classroom

11:43 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Self-regulation skills in childhood can be predictors of long-term outcomes from economic success to risks for substance use. Fortunately, they are skills that can be taught in the classroom the same way schools teach literacy. In this week's episo...Show More
Well Said: Carolina and the maker movement

14:55 | Feb 15th, 2017

The maker movement is in full force at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Carolina's Be a Maker Network is connecting students, faculty and staff to design and create physical objects in makerspaces equipped with tools for woodworking,...Show More
Well Said: The 40th anniversary of the Carolina Jazz Festival

15:00 | Feb 8th, 2017

When Jim Ketch founded the Carolina Jazz Festival 40 years ago as a small Music Department event, the goal was to give his students a chance to rub shoulders with professional musicians. In the decades that followed, the festival morphed into a much...Show More
Well Said: George Washington Carver's fungal specimens

10:24 | Feb 1st, 2017

When Carol Ann McCormick began sorting through the thousands of fungal specimens stored at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Herbarium, she was shocked by what she found. Included in the collection, which had fallen into disarray thr...Show More
Well Said: The Peck Collection

15:27 | Jan 25th, 2017

For more than 40 years, Carolina alumnus Sheldon Peck and his wife, Leena, have been building an art collection full of 17th-century Flemish drawings by masters like Rembrandt van Rijn, Pieter Paul Rubens, Jacob Jordaens and Paul Bril. As of today, ...Show More
Well Said: The presidental transition

09:43 | Jan 18th, 2017

With the inauguration just a few days away, the presidential transition of power is in the limelight. In this week’s episode, we talk about the complex transition process with associate professor of political science Terry Sullivan. Sullivan is also...Show More
Well Said: Creativity

10:38 | Dec 7th, 2016

People are always trying to be more creative. But is it a learned trait or are some people just wired to be more creative than others? In this week's episode, we talk about creativity and how people can hone the skill with R. Keith Sawyer, the Morga...Show More
Well Said: Carolina's HIV research

11:54 | Nov 30th, 2016

In the past several decades, HIV has gone from being a death sentence to a virus manageable with medications. With the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill becoming a hub for HIV research, Carolina's labs have helped push that progress along....Show More
Well Said: Conserving the Galapagos Islands

13:39 | Nov 23rd, 2016

The massive increase of tourists visiting Ecuador's Galapagos Islands is bringing a new set of challenges for the islands' ecosystem. In this week's episode, we discuss the impact the increase in tourism is having on the islands and what it means fo...Show More
Well Said: News deserts

14:36 | Nov 16th, 2016

As news organizations continue to pay closer attention to the bottom dollar of the business, the fate of local newspapers and community journalism hangs in the balance. In this week's episode, Penny Muse Abernathy, the Knight Chair in Journalism and...Show More
Well Said: The 2016 election

10:27 | Nov 9th, 2016

After months of campaigning, the 2016 Election is over and the United States has a new president-elect. In this week's episode, we take a dive into the demographics that impacted the results with Thomas Carsey, the Thomas J. Pearsall Distinguished P...Show More
Well Said: Risk of E-cigarettes and vaping

10:58 | Nov 2nd, 2016

They're promoted as a safer alternative to smoking, but e-cigarettes may be posing its own serious health risks. In this week's episode, Ilona Jaspers, the director of the toxicology program at the UNC School of Medicine, discusses the how inhaling ...Show More
Well Said: Chris Cotillo

12:02 | Oct 26th, 2016

With the World Series underway, we're talking with major league baseball insider — and Carolina junior — Chris Cotillo. As a high schooler outside Boston, Cotillo launched a career in sports reporting with the simple creation of a Twitter account, @...Show More
Well Said: Archaeology and the Huqoq mosaics

17:36 | Oct 19th, 2016

Jodi Magness hasn't just studied history with books. She's dug it up herself. The Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism from the College of Arts and Sciences, Magness has spent her career working on archaeological ex...Show More
Well Said: College football and business

15:23 | Oct 5th, 2016

College football was once far behind the NBA and MLB in popularity. But not anymore. Right below the NFL, college football has become the second most popular sport in the United States. And the rise of college football has changed more than just the...Show More
Well Said: PlayMakers' 40th anniversary

13:22 | Sep 28th, 2016

For four decades, PlayMakers Repertory Company has been a staple at Carolina, bringing world-class actors and directors to campus. Based in the College of Arts and Sciences, PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of No...Show More
Well Said: Disruptive Demographics

14:06 | Sep 21st, 2016

The traditional one-size-fits-all mentality in business and the workplace just isn't cutting it in the United States anymore. Aging baby boomers and adjustments to immigration laws are rapidly changing the country's demographics and creating major ch...Show More
Well Said: Interactive and inclusive classrooms

18:43 | Sep 14th, 2016

Carolina’s classrooms are changing. Professors Kelly Hogan and Viji Sathy are transforming theirs to be more interactive and inclusive — an effort that has helped overcome achievement gaps. This week, we’re talking about the teaching innovation wit...Show More
Well Said: Social media and politics

16:38 | Sep 7th, 2016

Political campaigns are transforming as social media creates new ways for politicians to reach voters and showcase their platform. From well-timed tweets to digital missteps, social media has become a game-changer for politicians running for office. ...Show More
Well Said: Jones Angell and Carolina football

16:47 | Aug 31st, 2016

It's almost football time at Carolina. With the opening kickoff only a few days away, we're talking with Voice of the Tar Heels Jones Angell about his broadcast career and the upcoming football season, which begins Saturday evening against the Univer...Show More
Well Said: Bradley Opere

13:28 | Aug 24th, 2016

With the new school year underway, we're talking with University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Student Body President Bradley Opere. Born and raised in Kenya, Opere was first thrown into a leadership role as a high schooler in an effort to keep ...Show More
Well Said: First-generation college students

13:27 | Aug 17th, 2016

Of all the Tar Heels heading back to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the new school year, nearly 20 percent of them are first-generation college students. In this episode, we talk with Vice Provost for Enrollment and Undergraduate...Show More
Well Said: The intersection of politics and the Olympics

17:33 | Aug 3rd, 2016

The Olympic games may have been founded to serve as a political-free zone to foster peace, but it hasn't always worked that way. As the world turns its attention to for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro we're talking about the intersection of ...Show More
Well Said: Hurricanes and storm surges

14:40 | Jul 20th, 2016

Hurricane season has been relatively quiet on the East Coast so far this year. But the season is far from over and coastal areas need to be prepared to handle the dangerous storm and potentially deadly storm surges. In this week's episode, Rick Luett...Show More
Well Said: The Zika virus

11:01 | Jun 22nd, 2016

With summer in full swing and the sports world gearing up for the Olympics in Brazil, we're talking the Zika virus with Blossom Damania, Boshamer Distinguished Professor of microbiology and immunology. The incoming vice dean of research at the UNC Sc...Show More
Well Said: Social media and adolescence

10:07 | Jun 8th, 2016

This week, John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Mitch Prinstein and doctoral student Jackie Nesi discuss social media and its influence on adolescents.
Well Said: Obesity and sugar taxes

14:31 | May 25th, 2016

Barry M. Popkin, W. R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health, discusses the increase of obesity in the United States and how sugar taxes may be crucial in the fight...Show More
Well Said: Earthquakes

12:03 | May 11th, 2016

We're talking earthquakes with UNC-Chapel Hill postdoctoral research associate Berk Biryol of the Geology Department. Biryol has been studying the possible causes of earthquakes in the Southeastern United States — an area located in the middle of the...Show More
Well Said: Houston Summers

14:13 | May 4th, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Commencement is right around the corner, and today we are talking with graduating senior and student body president Houston Summers. The Greensboro, North Carolina native played minor league baseball ...Show More
Well Said: America and terrorism

12:16 | Apr 27th, 2016

In this week's episode, sociology professor Charles Kurzman discusses terrorism and his research on the small number of Muslim-Americans who join militant groups.
Well Said: Earth Day and an edible Chapel Hill

13:19 | Apr 20th, 2016

In this week's episode, we're talking Earth Day and sustainable food sources with Carolina alumna and current Chancellor's Fellow Emily Auerbach. The director of the University's Edible Campus Initiative, Auerbach has been helping transform the Unive...Show More
Well Said: The 2016 Elections

15:02 | Apr 12th, 2016

In this episode, Sarah Treul, assistant professor of political science in the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses the 2016 congressional and presidential elections.
Well Said: Cuba and the United States

12:57 | Apr 6th, 2016

Lou Perez, J. Carlyle Sitterson Professor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's history department in the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses Cuban history and what restoring diplomatic relations means for the two countries.
Well Said: Bubba Cunningham

14:59 | Mar 28th, 2016

In the debut episode of Well Said, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham discusses his career, the NCAA tournament and changes in college athletics.