In 2019, The State of Things met musical visionaries, people fighting to save endangered cultures, and folks who supported their neighbors through another devastating hurricane. The individuals and stories at the heart of those conversations stuck with State of Things producer Laura Pellicer throughout the year.
She joins host Frank Stasio in studio to share her perspective on the most memorable stories of 2019. She also reflects on her tenure as State of Things producer as she moves over to a new role on WUNC’s digital desk as a digital producer.
Laura’s standout stories from 2019 include:
- The Formidable Laura Ballance: Superchunk Bassist And Merge Co-founder On Punk And The Paranormal
- Flash Flooding On Ocracoke Prompts Emergency Rescues
- A Story Worth Repeating: Holocaust Survivor Renée Fink
- Meet The People Fighting To Save Endangered Languages In North Carolina
- Hate, Harassment, And The Right To Report
- The Dung Beetle Gets Its Due At BugFest
- Embodied: The Elusive Science Of Sleep
- NC’s Own Mipso On Their Shifting Sound And Perpetual Motion