Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

One On One: North Carolina’s Godfather

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Does North Carolina have a godfather? We would not want our godfather to be anything like Mexican Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who is called “El Padrino,” which means “The Godfather.” Zepeda was arrested…

One on One: Fighting for America

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By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – We both love America? We would fight for our country. And we would fight to keep it the way we love it. And we would fight to make it the way we could…

One on One: Who wins the debate about debates?

By D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – What is more interesting than the upcoming debates between candidates for major political offices? Of course, it is the debate about the debates. Some friends, well-informed and experienced in political activities, say the…

One on One: Hail to the Redskins, or what?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – What would Joe Oxendine say to the Washington NFL football team about its nickname? Oxendine, a proud Lumbee Indian and a personal hero of mine, died in April at 90. He was chancellor…

One on One: UNC’s new president Peter Hans

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Who is Peter Hans?” This is a question I am getting from friends who have learned that Hans has been elected the next president of the University of North Carolina. Maybe they think…

One on One: Can Bookwatch survive the virus?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Can North Carolina’s television program about books escape the shutdown brought to us by the coronavirus? UNC-TV’s North Carolina Bookwatch has had a rough time in recent months.  With production studios closed, Bookwatch’s…