Mark Your Long Count Calendars!

13 Bak’tun cake of Maya chocolate by Jeremy Pinkham

December 21, 2012, is fast approaching. What better way to recognize the shortest day of the year—and the end of the current great cycle in the Maya Long Count Calendar—than to tune in at high noon (yes, 12 p.m.) to Frank Stasio’s radio program “The State of Things” on WUNC 91.5 FM?

Frank will be speaking with Associate Professor Emilio del Valle Escalante and Curator of Rare Books Claudia Funke about all things Maya, including the current Wilson Library exhibition, Ancient and Living Maya in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Archaeological Discovery, Literary Voice and Political Struggle. We guarantee that you’ll live to see December 22!