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
8:38 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Mount Airy Museum of Regional History Celebrates the Luthier's Craft

Wayne Henerson is highlighted as part of the exhibit.

The Mount Airy Museum of Regional History is currently showing the exhibit: “The Luthier’s Craft: Instrument Making Traditions of the Blue Ridge.”  It’s a collaborative exhibition between renowned regional luthiers Wayne HendersonAudrey Hash Ham, Chris Testerman, and Johnny Gentry, and

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Arts
9:35 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Rainn Wilson Invites You to Chew on Life's Big Questions

Rainn Wilson is the founder of SoulPancake.
www.wfu.edu

Rainn Wilson (formerly of NBC's The Office) will speak about his website and media company SoulPancake at Wake Forest University this evening.

When you mention Rainn Wilson, most people probably think of The Office. 

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Arts
1:49 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

New Winston Museum, Salem Band, The Unbroken Circle, and A/perture Cinema

The Salem Band.
The Salem Band

Triad Arts Weekend: January 31, 2014

Last week we jumped all over the Piedmont with artistic jaunts to Greensboro, Yadkin, and all the way out to Boone. Today we’re going to plop ourselves down right here in lovely, lively Winston-Salem for a while, and enjoy a little Triad music history 101. First, we’ll take a look at Salem’s 19th century Moravian community in the waning days of the Civil War. The 26th regiment bring will bring music to our ears and the New Winston-Salem Museum puts it in perfect historical context. Then, Salem Band is alive and well since its founding 243 years ago, and Music Director Eileen Young is keepin’ it real for us in 2014! We’ll continue full circle with more great music, this time an old-timey string band that really swings: Unbroken Circle is back in concert raising money for yet another worthy cause, and Wake Forest University’s Martha Allman is here to share. We’ll wrap things up today with a quick trip to the heart of downtown Winston-Salem and the art house cinema that’s doing its part to keep things rockin’ on fourth street: Aperture Cinema’s Lawren Desai updates us on new screenings, Oscar picks and more.

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Arts
7:51 am
Fri January 31, 2014

New Winston Museum and the Moravian Music Foundation Collaborate for Historic Performance

New Winston Museum

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44 pm

“Now the Battle Din is O’er” was appropriately enough the last tune played for General Robert E. Lee. It was also the last music played by the 26th Regiment North Carolina Troops, made up of Moravian musicians from Salem. In February New Winston Museum in collaboration with the Moravian Music Foundation will be hosting performances of this historic music along with the touching “When the Swallows Homeward Fly” performed for Lee on the evening of the surrender at Appomattox, VA, and others.

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Arts
1:58 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Dmitry Sitkovetsky, The Get Right Band, Found Footage Festival, and Composer Daniel C. Pappas

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher of Found Footage Festival.
Photo courtesy of Nick Prueher

Triad Arts Weekend: January 24, 2014

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