Southern http://wfae.org en Remembering Eudora Welty http://wfae.org/post/remembering-eudora-welty <p style="color: rgb(26, 15, 15); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">Eudora Welty was one of the South’s most beloved writers, and her fiction is still a study in detail and dialogue and wit. Her settings were often Southern, but her themes were universal. Eudora won multiple awards in her lifetime, including a Pulitzer in 1973 for her novel&nbsp;<em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">The Optimist’s Daughter</em>. She passed away in 2001.</p><p style="color: rgb(26, 15, 15); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">The audio you hear of Eudora in this episode is part of folklorist Bill Ferris' recent book The Storied South, which is a collection of interviews with iconic writers, musicians, historians, photographers and artists.&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(26, 15, 15); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">I first featured Bill in&nbsp;<a href="http://authenticsouth.com/new-blog/2013/9/10/episode-10-folklorist-bill-ferris" style="color: rgb(85, 85, 85); margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Episode 10</a>, and we talked extensively about his 40-year career and how the South has perfected the art of storytelling.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0px; color: rgb(26, 15, 15); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 22.399999618530273px;">In this episode, Bill returns to tell us about his close friendship with the famous Southern writer.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/129843428&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 20:58:40 +0000 Tanner Latham 43504 at http://wfae.org Remembering Eudora Welty 'Cupid' Ranks Southern Drawl Most Attractive in North America http://wfae.org/post/cupid-ranks-southern-drawl-most-attractive-north-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Turns out the “lilting twang of the South” is the most attractive accent in North America, according to a “study” by Cupid.com. From their <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201310/Cupid_Accents_Press_Release_-_North_Carolina.pdf" target="_blank">press release</a>:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When it comes to romance, most of us dream of long lazy days in the sun, epic sunsets and, ahem, rolls in the hay.</span></p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 04:40:30 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 37668 at http://wfae.org 'Cupid' Ranks Southern Drawl Most Attractive in North America What Is Southern? http://wfae.org/post/what-southern <p>I believe that okra symbolizes the ever-evolving definition of the South. It is Southern to the core, but as a non-native plant, okra had to become Southern. In my search for an answer to the question, "What is Southern?" I talk to my grandmother about her fried okra, the Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the former editor-in-chief of Southern Living magazine, and a Korean-born pop singer-turned-chef who fries okra in tempura batter at her Southern barbecue joint in Atlanta.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F86366560" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 10 May 2013 20:19:00 +0000 Tanner Latham 26561 at http://wfae.org What Is Southern? What's The Charlotte Accent? http://wfae.org/post/clt-accent-project <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you "talk," &nbsp;do you say "</span>tawk<span style="line-height: 1.5;">" or "tock?" What does it mean to have a Charlotte accent? If you were born in the Charlotte region (or even if you’re a newcomer like me), we want to know what you sound like.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So we've started a new project to collect your voices called The&nbsp;Charlotte Accent Project. We'll publish your recordings and photos on the radio as well as our web site, <a href="http://wfae907.tumblr.com" target="_blank">Tumblr</a>&nbsp;blog</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, <a href="http://facebook.com/wfae907" target="_blank">Facebook</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/wfae" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:14:00 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 25554 at http://wfae.org What's The Charlotte Accent?