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.   


1:29 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

"The Ella Zoo," Violinist Marta Richardson, and the First Year at Scuppernong Books

Brian Lampkin of Scuppernong Books.

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7:12 am
Thu January 29, 2015

Parents Demand Hanes/Lowrance Schools Be Shut Down At Packed Meeting

Hundreds of people attended a meeting to address concerns over toxic school grounds.
Credit Bethany Chafin

At what was at times a volatile meeting, hundreds of parents and students filled Hanes auditorium in Winston-Salem Wednesday night to discuss the contaminated grounds underneath Hanes and Lowrance middle schools. School administrators fielded questions concerning the air quality at the facility. 

Vishal Khanna was among dozens of people that addressed the board. He has a child that goes to the school.

"My first son has been exposed to toxic waste because of these people and because of the decisions of this city and this is unforgivable," says  Khanna. 

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8:44 am
Wed January 28, 2015

A Peek Inside "The Ella Zoo" - Heartwarming Poems of Captivating Creatures

The cover of "The Ella Zoo."
Bibi Coyne

Last month, Bibi Coyne released The Ella Zoo, and out came the Ellaroo, the Koella Bear, a Girellaraffe, the Gazella, and many more. Bibi's fun and heartwarming poetry collection captures the energy and character of her own animal-loving daughter Ella. The smart, sweet poems will engage readers of all ages as will the illustrations by UNCSA graduate Valentina Felce. 

Bibi is also the proprietor of S2dio which is made up of S2dio Design and S2dio Supplies. Her book is available through,, and other online book distributors.  You can hear more of my conversation with Bibi and her daughter Ella Coyne on this week's Triad Arts Weekend. 

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1:03 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

The Cirkus Theatre Project, Author of "Descent" Tim Johnston, and Singer/Songwriter Johnathan Loos

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12:39 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Sympatico Percussion Quintet, Pianist Nathan Speir, and Classical Revolution Greensboro

Sympatico Percussion Quartet
Music for a Great Space

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