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.   


1:13 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Lemony Snicket, The Flying Dutchman, Dale Pollock on Film, and Terry Kennedy's New Poetry Collection

Woodie Anderson's cover for Terry Kennedy's New River Breakdown.
Unicorn Press

Triad Arts Weekend: October 18, 2013

It’s an afternoon of sophisticated fun with literature, poetry, opera and film on our plate. First, Eddie Garcia chats it up with Daniel Handler. He’s perhaps better- known as author Lemony Snicket, the man behind "A Series of Unfortunate Events", and we feel very fortunate to have him here with us today. Less fortunate perhaps was The Flying Dutchman. He made a deal with the Devil that left him searching the High Seas for a heart of gold—for centuries! On the heels of Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday, Piedmont Opera’s Jamie Allbritten and soprano Carter Scott are here to deliver a happy, but a bit soggy ending. We’ll go Behind the Scenes with film producer, writer and professor Dale Pollock. He takes us right up close to the sometimes disturbing intersection of violence and humor in film. And Bethany Chafin brings us full circle with Triad poet, author, educator Terry Kennedy. His publisher at Unicorn Press and a community of local artists have come together to create New River Breakdown

Lemony Snicket

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8:37 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Terry Kennedy's Newest Poetry Collection is New River Breakdown

Poet Terry Kennedy.
Jim Whiteside

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

 Terry Kennedy has a new collection of poetry titled New River Breakdown.  The book will be released on Sunday, October 20th by Greensboro-based Unicorn Press.  Each copy of New River Breakdown, in addition to including the 44 beautiful poems by Terry, will be hand-stitched and feature one of five original cover designs by area artists.  The designs represent their personal interpretations of Terry's poems.  Terry stopped by WFDD to read from his new work, and he was joined by Unicorn Press assistant editor and book designer Andrew Saulters.  Terry began with the first poem in his new collection.        

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8:15 am
Mon October 14, 2013

S2dio Supplies (Winston's Mobile Art Supply Store) Takes Off

S2dio Supplies owner Bibi Coyne with her new bus.
Steve Childs

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Bibi Coyne set out on an entrepreneurial adventure when she applied for Winston-Salem’s small business competition earlier this year. 
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2:18 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

They Might Be Giants, The Story of My Life, The Love Language, and More

They Might Be Giants' John Flansburg and John Linnell.
They Might Be Giants

Triad Arts Weekend: October 11, 2013

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1:23 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Dracula the Ballet, Expressions of Chopin, and Behind the Scenes with Mary Dalton

Winston-Salem Festival Ballet presents Dracula.
Winston-Salem Festival Ballet.

Triad Arts Weekend: October 4, 2013

Today we’re going to linger in the dark for a while before we burst into the sunshine with a singer songwriting living legend who calls the Piedmont Triad home. First, we’ll put on our ballet shoes, perfectly weighted capes, and composer’s cap for an introspective look at the life of a guy named…Dracula. Winston-Salem Festival Ballet’s Gary Taylor and UNCSA composer Chris Heckman are here to tell this gripping love story through the eyes and ears of the Count. Then, we keep the lights down low for our exploration of Chopin Nocturnes. Acclaimed pianist and music historian Pamela Howland is here to share the sumptuous sounds of her Polish hero. Pam’s performances have been given a hearty “thumbs up” (literally) by none other than Sir Paul McCartney—we’ve got the photographic proof. We go “Behind the Scenes” with Wake Forest University Co-Director of the Documentary Film Program Mary Dalton. She’s got director Jane Campion in her sites and you’ll find out why on Triad Arts Weekend.

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