Bethany Chafin

Associate Producer/Web Editor

Bethany joined the staff of WFDD in the fall of 2012.  She received her B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from Wake Forest University and focused on Anglo-Irish writing.  Between undergraduate studies and graduate school, Bethany served as the intern to Talk of the Nation at NPR in DC, participating in live NPR Election Night Coverage, Presidential debate broadcasts, regular Talk of the Nation shows, and helping to plan the inaugural broadcast of ‘Talk of the World.’  She enjoys engaging her interests in books, politics, and art in the interdisciplinary world of public radio.  Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Bethany enjoys calling the Piedmont home.   

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Arts
11:49 am
Fri February 27, 2015

UNCSA Winter Dance, Poet Tony Abbott, Blind Idol, and Behind the Scenes with Dale Pollock

Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind

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Arts
12:58 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Angels in America, Helen Simoneau Danse, David Lubin, and Mary Dalton on Triad Arts Weekend

UNCSA


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Arts
8:48 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Sharon Robinson Communicates Her Father Jackie Robinson's Legacy through Children's Books

Writer and Educator Sharon Robinson.

 

Sharon Robinson is a writer, educator, and former nurse midwife. She is also the daughter of baseball legend Jackie Robinson. After playing with the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro Leagues, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball in 1947 when he joined the Montreal Royals, the farm team for the Brooklyn Dodgers. 

The career that followed was impressive: 1,518 hits, 137 home runs, 734 runs batted in, 197 stolen bases. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1962.   

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Arts
1:54 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

"Release: From Stigma to Acceptance", George Catlin's Buffalo, Sharon Robinson, and Amplifier Zine

"Testing the Ice" is Sharon Robinson's latest picture book.

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Arts
8:55 am
Thu February 12, 2015

The Lenses Used to Capture a City: Chad Nance Writes in and of His Hometown

Writer and Camel City Dispatch Editor-in-Chief Chad Nance.
Carissa Joines

Chad Nance has written for international and national outlets, and as a native of Winston-Salem, in 2012 he returned to his hometown to focus on local journalism and community building. Or as he says, the things that really affect his daily life. He's the Editor-in-Chief for Camel City Dispatch (launched in 2012), an online news daily covering everything from Arts and Entertainment to business, education, and more.  

 In addition to his work with Camel City Dispatch, Nance has published Shape I'm In: The Camel City Dispatches and the second of a five-novel sci-fi series, Existential Threat: Scarlet Stains will be released on February 14th, by Second Wind Publishing.  

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