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 20 Comment

Alternate Routes: Lasting Impressions From The Road

Our digital and social media producer Rachel Rohr is back from a month-long trip cross-country, talking with young Americans.

October 20 Comment

Mario Batali Goes Farm To Table

The chef and restaurateur discusses the "farm to table" trend and shares recipes with a hearty and rustic twist.

October 17 3 Comments

Toll Lanes: Coming Soon To Almost Every Major City In Florida

Reporting by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting found the toll lanes are developed without much public input, and without reliable knowledge of the cost.

October 17 Comment

USAID: Challenges And Small Victories In Liberia

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 4,500 people in the region with an estimated 8,900 more people currently infected.