Spring has definitely sprung in North Carolina. Pirates continue to be a big draw at the Museum of History, April’s poetry month just drew to a successful close, and… as hurricane season approaches, thoughts turn to how to keep your family’s precious documents high and dry.
The podcast starts with a look at the conservation efforts surrounding the artifacts being recovered from the presumed wreck of the pirate Blackbeard’s flagship Queen Anne’s Revenge.
Each year, April is designated National Poetry Month. The North Carolina Arts Council has videos of poetry read by high school students from across North Carolina posted on its Web site. The 28 students featured were semi-finalists and finalists in the statewide Poetry Out Loud competition coordinated by the Arts Council. We’ll hear from first-place winner Nadia Nasir, who attend Cedar Ridge High School in Orange County.
Next, Sarah Koonts, head of the collections management branch at the State Archives, talks about ways to protect personal documents when disaster strikes.
We’ll close today with “Hurricane, Flood, Tornado.” The song is performed by the duo Coyote, which is featured in the North Carolina Arts Council Touring Artists Directory.