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Local Profiles

If you want to get a real sense of what makes Durham special, you need to talk to its people. Since that's not always possible, these profiles give you a chance to hear about the Bull City from some of its most remarkable residents. Chefs, musicians, scientists, historians: people behind some of Durham's most popular features give their views on Durham, their organizations, and more.

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How the Nasher Shaped the Arts at Duke

In this interview from Duke Today, the Nasher's director reflects on the museum's 10th anniversary. Read More

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Open Durham Profile

Learn about efforts to preserve Durham’s unique character in this interview with Gary Kueber, a local developer and advocate. Read More

John Hope Franklin

John Hope Franklin Profile

Read about one of history's most acclaimed Durhamites: the historian and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree John Hope Franklin. Read More

The Carrack Profile

The Carrack Profile

Hear about how this zero-commission gallery began as a dream and generated enough community support to become an art scene mainstay. Read More

MLS Profile

Museum of Life + Science

Ever wonder how a museum brings in exotic species from around the world? The director of the Magic Wings butterfly house explains that and more in this interview. Read More

Historic Stagville Profile

Historic Stagville Profile

Once one of the largest plantations in the South, Stagville is a unique historic site, offering visitors the chance to walk through original slave quarters. Find out what else makes Historic Stagville so important. Read More

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Sylvan Esso Profile

Sylvan Esso is a band garnering more press every day for their infectious, unique sound. Hear about their Durham roots here. Read More

Toon & The Real Laww Profile

Toon & The Real Laww Profile

Learn about two of the hardest working men in Durham. Toon & The Real Laww are a hip-hop duo making albums, producing festivals, and everything else they can think of to expand Durham's hip-hop scene. Read More

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Scratch Profile

Phoebe Lawless, the pastry chef and owner of Scratch, was a semifinalist for the James Beard Award for her mouth-watering pies. Hear about the beginnings of her restaurant and her expert takes on food culture. Read More


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