Ken Ilgunas was first published in 2009. His article appeared on the news site Salon.com and was titled "I live in a van down by Duke University." At the time, Ilgunas was getting his Master's in Liberal Studies at the University, and striving to stay out of debt. The article broke the silence on one of his methods for remaining debt-free - secretly living in his Ford Econoline van. Ken now has a new book out titled Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road from Debt to Freedom. The book is relevant, honest, and inspiring, and while it addresses his adventures in vandwelling, it tells other important stories as well. Ken joined Associate Producer Bethany Chafin at WFDD, and she began by asking him to describe the three sections of Walden on Wheels.
The 52nd annual Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro continues through this weekend with a tremendous concluding concert by world renowned cello soloist Lynn Harrell. On Saturday night, July 27, at 8:00pm on the campus of Guilford College, EMF Music Director Gerard Schwarz will lead his friend, and the Festival Orchestra in a performance ofAntonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor.
This weekend in High Point will be the first time a USA Cycling National Championship has ever come to North Carolina. That’s great news for cycling fans and art enthusiasts. In addition to hosting both the Women’s and Men’s Pro National Criterium Championships, the area surrounding the downtown transportation terminal will come alive with bicycling-inspired art. Theatre Arts Galleries in the High Point Theatre presents "The Bicycle: Art Meets Form", an Invitational Exhibition juried by Green Hill Center’s Edie Carpenter.