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The NEW New South Part Two


The NEW New South: Part Two For years our region has been known as the "New South." That term generally referred to the shiny new skyscrapers in cities like Atlanta, Raleigh and Charlotte as well as an influx of northerners looking for work in these growing metropolitan areas. In recent years, massive growth, a jump in immigrants moving here and a slump in the once powerful banking industry threatens to change the south again. Mike Collins, host of WFAE's Charlotte Talks teams up again with Frank Stasio, host of WUNC's The State of Things for a look at the new, New South. During our first collaboration we explored the business and politics of the new, New South. Now we look at how food, art and culture are changing as the region changes. Join us for another look at the new, New South and what it may mean for the future of our region. Guests Michael Harris - Curator, The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Art and Culture Margo Knight Metzger - Division of Tourism, Film & Sports Development, NC Dept. of Commerce Kathleen Purvis - Food Editor, The Charlotte Observer Greg Cox - Dining Critic, Raleigh News & Observer Marcie Cohen Ferris - Coordinator of Southern Studies, Dept. of American Studies at UNC Chapel Hill Steve Umberger - Director and Producer Serena Ebhart - Playwright, Actor, EBZB Productions Add and read comments Mike Collins, host of WFAE's Charlotte Talks (left) with Frank Stasio, host of WUNC's The State of Things (right.)