The Story with Charu

The Story with Charu

What are the stories we are told and what are the stories we believe? In most newsrooms across the world there is a morning meeting where reporters discuss the most important stories of the day and which ones to put resources into covering. We live in a time where information comes at us fast. It’s hard to take a breath or know what to trust. Knowledge is power, and when you know better you do better. I want to explore the questions we need to be asking, the stories we need to hear and what exactly is the truth.... Show More

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February 20, 2020 27 min

Journalist and writer Charu Kumarhia talks to the owner of Main Street Books in Davidson, NC about the ins and outs of running a small business with an iconic history. 

Adah Fitzgerald speaks about taking care of the itty bitty details of running her dream book store but also keeping her passion alive for her love of books.

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February 13, 2020 48 min

Charu Kumarhia sits down with speaker, storyteller and poet Hannah Hasan for one of the most uplifting and interesting conversations you’ll ever listen to.  She talks about how she came to her current line of work, being courageous and her faith and growing up as a Black Muslim in a small North Carolina town.

Follow @thestorywithcharu on Instagram to see Hannah Hasan and find out more about her work.  Hasan is on ... Read more

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February 6, 2020 22 min

Journalist and writer Charu Kumarhia and the award winning memoir author Gilda Morina Syverson had so much fun talking the first time they had to do it all again.  In this episode, Syverson talks about an upcoming project in the Charlotte area she’s excited about.  See link below for “Seeking Refuge:  How Stories Can Save Us”:
https://sensoria.cpcc.edu/event/795... Read more

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Charu Kumarhia talks to award winning writer Gilda Morina Syverson about her memoir “My Fathers Daughter.” 
The two discuss shared experiences navigating two cultures and the search to find out more about one’s family history.
More information on Syverson can be found at:
https://gildasyverson.com/

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January 23, 2020 23 min

After an interview cancels and the week goes crazy, Charu Kumarhia’s son steps in to talk about what it’s like to be a newly 8 year old boy.

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January 16, 2020 28 min

Journalist and writer Charu Kumarhia interviews her mother, Ruchi, who for some reason decided to drop her voice to just above a whisper.  Maybe in an effort to appear demure?  One may never know.  

Rather than not air the episode, the decision was made to keep it since there are some interesting bits in the story.
 
The opinions expressed are not necessarily shared by Charu Kumarhia. 

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January 9, 2020 16 min

Season 2 of The Story with Charu kicks off with the idea of the New Year’s Resolution and a better way to think of it.  Just some of the people offering free content (on youtube or in the form of a podcast, etc.)  to help you along (or that I like):

Nedra Glover Tawwab, https://www.nedratawwab.com/
Cait Allison,  Read more

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December 19, 2019 15 min

What does a Hindu know about Christianity?  Turns out a lot!  In this season finale, writer and journalist Charu Kumarhia talks about this special time of year and the hope it can offer all humanity.  


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December 12, 2019 14 min

Whether it’s a small group getting together for dinner or a big cocktail it’s that time of year again.  We’ve got tips and secrets on hosting no matter what the season!  Follow @thestorywithcharu on Instagram and check out charukumarhia.com for more of Charu’s work.  Check out this carefully curated playlist to use for your next party:
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December 5, 2019 11 min

The last episode in a 3 part series on race and cultural identity in the United States.  Out of our differences a strength can emerge if we want it.

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Part 2 of a deep dive on race and identity in America, journalist and writer Charu Kumarhia considers the things we don’t talk about when it comes to race.  Follow @thestorywithcharu on Instagram, visit charukumarhia.com

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November 14, 2019 12 min

In this first part of a 3 piece series on race and identity in America, Charu Kumarhia looks on her own life.  Follow @thestorywithcharu on Instagram!

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November 7, 2019 8 min

Journalist and writer Charu Kumarhia talks about how she reluctantly got into “camping” and how the Japanese art of Shinrinyoku is something we all need.
Follow @thestorywithcharu on Instagram! 

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October 31, 2019 8 min

So many sources are available to us as readers, viewers and listeners looking for news or any kind of information.  Today’s show is all about tips and what to look for when looking at a news story... and in other situations in your life too!  Follow @thestorywithcharu on Instagram for the helpful infographics mentioned in this show.

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October 24, 2019 4 min

Journalist and writer Charu Kumarhia talks about why she chose to launch the new podcast “The Story With Charu” on Diwali.  Diwali is Hindu new year and a great time to start something new.  Follow @thestorywithcharu on Instagram or visit www.charukumarhia.com

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