90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR news station
Top Stories:
PLEDGE NOW
Here and Now with Robin Young
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Friday, August 31, 2012

Literature, Music And Barbecue: Getting To Know N.C.

Patrons leave Wilber's Barbecue in Goldsboro, N.C. in 2008. Wilber's uses vinegar-based BBQ sauce for an eastern North Carolina  flavor. (AP/Jim R.Bounds)

Patrons leave Wilber’s Barbecue in Goldsboro, N.C. in 2008. Wilber’s uses vinegar-based BBQ sauce for an eastern North Carolina flavor. (AP/Jim R.Bounds)

Ron Rash has written several books set in North Carolina and his roots are deep there: his family has lived in the state since the late 1700’s. He tells us that it’s not one state, but several, there are geographical, cultural and political differences across the state.

Ron tells Here and Now’s Sacha Pfeifer that that North Carolinians take three things very seriously “literature, music, and barbecue, that’s the sacred triangle there.”

“I was actually telling somebody, I felt safe talking about politics and art, but talking about barbecue is scary,” says Rash.

Guest:


Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.
Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

October 22 12 Comments

Colorado Backs Away From Pot Edibles Ban

Critics say a ban would violate the state's voter-approved legalization of recreational marijuana, which took effect in January.

October 22 4 Comments

Modest Raise For Social Security Recipients

Economist Diane Swonk says the 1.7 percent cost-of-living increase falls short of the inflation older Americans actually see.

October 21 Comment

Jim Gaffigan’s Love Affair With Food

The stand-up comic gives his particular gastronomic take on the world in his new memoir "Food: A Love Story."

October 21 Comment

Jill Abramson Announces Plans For News Startup

The former New York Times executive editor said her goal is to create a news outlet that favors quality over quantity.