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
8:15 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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Arts
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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Arts
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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Arts
1:03 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

The Genuine, UNCSA Films, and Live at UNCG with Greensboro Spartan Jazz Collective

Matthew Allivato, Katelyn Brouwer, Devin Forkel, and Gunnar Nagle are The Genuine.
The Genuine

Today on the show it’s all about the music with not one but two live in studio performances, and in between we’re off to the flickies with an eclectic group of screenings from one of our nation’s finest film schools. First, Bethany Chafin gets genuine with The Genuine LIVE in Studio A. Their new album is out, and it’s already making waves on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts.

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Arts
1:24 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Joan Osborne, Aoife O'Donovan, and Matt Haimovitz on Triad Arts Weekend

Aoife O'Donovan will perform as part of 17 Days Festival.
Aoife O'Donovan

Triad Arts Weekend: September 20, 2013

When it comes to music, the late great Duke Ellington may have said it best: “There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind”. Today on Triad Arts Weekend, you don’t have to worry about the latter because we’ve got blues, to ballads, Bach and beyond! It’s all part of 17 Days Festival with music, art, theatre and more coming to Greensboro September 20th through October 6th. 17 Days Festival is happening courtesy of Arts Greensboro and this year they’re bringing in more than 130 arts events including a concert by multi-platinum selling recording artist Joan Osborne. Joane Osborne is here today on TAW, as is singer/songwriter extraordinaire Aoife O’Donovan. Fresh of the road with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Aoife’s new CD Fossils was picked as one of Rolling Stone magazine’s "must-hear albums of the summer". And speaking of cellists, how about world renowned, multiple Grammy winner Matt Haimovitz? He’s got an amazing cello tribute to Jimmy Hendrix.

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