Category: One On One

The D.G. Martin Opinion Column

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…

One on One: Jack Hunt and Ruby’s cooking

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Go see Rep. Jack Hunt first thing. He is married to one of my cousins. He will take care of you.” That was my first instruction from UNC President Dick Spangler when he…

One on One: Heard enough about Chapel Hill?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Are you tired of hearing about Chapel Hill? Have you heard enough to last a lifetime? Has the multipart ESPN series about Michael Jordan, “The Last Dance,” been the last straw? Even so,…

One on One: Will the virus keep us from voting?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Are you going to be able to vote in the upcoming November election? Or will the coronavirus claim another victim: your right and responsibility to choose the leaders to guide us through this…

One on One: The virus claims another victim

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – The virus hit home the other day. Right in the tummy. During the last few weeks I have been reviewing final page proofs for an update and expansion to my book, “North Carolina’s…

One on One: Plots, hoaxes, and pandemics

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Is the Corona 19 virus the result of a plot by the Chinese to bring down the United States? Or is it a plot by the United States to punish China? Knowing that…

One on One: Good things from the pandemic?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – I wish it hadn’t happened. Already, the losses have been jarring. And there is much more to come. But, as with other catastrophes, such as floods, hurricanes, fires, 9/11, recessions, depressions, world wars,…

One on One: Mixing books and politics

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – “Politics and books don’t mix well. You need to decide which one you’re going to write about and stick to it.” That is what an editor and good friend told me recently. Maybe…

One on One: What are the debates missing?

by D.G. Martin Chapel Hill, NC – Is something missing? The 20 candidates who qualified for the July 30 and 31 CNN Democratic presidential debates are Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet, former Vice President and Delaware Sen. Joe Biden, New Jersey…