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Friday, July 31st, 2015

A special therapy program uses horses to help members of our military deal with depression & PTSD. A program at St. Andrews University teaches students how to train & work with therapy horses. An Erwin community plants a garden in an abandoned football field. And Alex Tschegg is the NC winner of the PBS.org Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Donna Campbell looks at how the NC Cooperative Extension is adapting for the future. Heather Burgiss visits the Kindred Spirit Mailbox on Bird Island. Jeff Smith takes us all aboard the Dinosaur Train. And author Doug McCullough talks about his new book.

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Dinosaur Train | NC Now

Jeff Smith treks to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad & boards the Dinosaur Train a ride based on the award winning PBS KIDS® series Dinosaur Train. The trip involves a ride on a real train bound for the Nature Trackers Adventure Area where young guests will participate in a series of fun & educational challenges as they unearth basic concepts in natural science, natural history, & paleontology.

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Scientists launch a hundred year study on the eastern box turtle. Heather Burgiss looks into the sea turtle hospital where they take care of critically injured and sick sea turtles before releasing them out into the sea. A fishing community tries to keep its identity through the pollution. And the SciQuarium allows for hands on learning about the aquatic parts of life.

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Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Surry Community College's Viticulture program teaches students to be wine makers. Dr. Scott Ralls talks about the overall work & mission of the NC Community College System. And Deborah Holt Noel visits another type of winery as she learns why Asheville was named a "Bee City USA."

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Monday, July 27th, 2015

CPCC partners with a German manufacturing company to give students hands-on job training. Bladen Community College serves 1800 students across 900 square miles. The UNC/NCCC Articulation Agreement eases student transitions between the two systems. Plus a conversation with NCCC President Dr. Scott Ralls.

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Friday, July 24th, 2015

Heather Burgiss visits the Wilkes Art Gallery & talks with renowned artist Ward Nicols. Anna Stone learns about the history of Kirby Theatre and how the community came together to raise money for a renovation. Plus we'll preview an animated documentary about having family in prison, & talk with the young filmmakers.

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Visit the Holly Springs Baseball Park to see the new stadium built to host high level sport events and entertainment. See how pickle ball was introduced as the new sport at the Senior Games of North Carolina. Check out the new way of praise dancing and their new moves from the Brothaz Unique. We continue our series with Chuck Davis in part three of Biographical Conversations.

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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

As NC breaks ground on its first wind power plant, Frank Graff looks into alternative energy options along the coast. Kelley McHenry learns about Google's new fellowship program teaching computer literacy to help connect underserved communities. And Dr. Chris Brown talks about the work of the recipients of UNC's 2014-2015 Research Opportunities Initiatives awards.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

A special summer camp in Durham teaches environmental stewardship. A pair of sisters in Chapel Hill teaches neighbors about nature in their own hand-cultivated garden. Author Lynne Hinton turns to nature in her latest novel, The Art of Arranging Flowers. And the NC Youth Conservation Corps works through Conservation Trust for NC to restore & protect natural lands for public use.

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Monday, July 20th, 2015

Many veterans choose to raise endangered or heritage breeds of poultry & livestock after serving in the military. IBM & CASY are working in the NC National Guard to offer job training for NC veterans to connect them with high-skilled technical jobs. Local produce can now be delivered directly to your doorstep by The Produce Box. Plus, a Durham company is mixing up modern nut butters.

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Friday, July 17th, 2015

US Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro promotes a new federal initiative during a visit to Durham. Beech Mountain Brewing Company produces 12 varieties of craft beers. Mati Energy drinks were developed on Duke's campus & are gaining popularity nationwide. UNCG graduate students are partnering with local wineries to teach them how they can add products to their business.

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

A North Carolina photographer creates vintage photos with one of the first “instant” cameras. We visit the Andy Griffith Museum in celebration of the 55th anniversary of The Andy Griffith Show. Then we look into the Cirque du Soleil inspired non-verbal theatre works from UNC School of the Arts. And we preview the second part of Biographical Conversations with Chuck Davis.

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US HUD Secretary Julian Castro | High Speed Internet Access

U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announces, ConnectHome, an initiative to extend affordable broadband access to families living in HUD-assisted housing. Through ConnectHome, Internet Service Providers, non-profits & the private sector will offer broadband access, technical training, digital literacy programs, & devices for residents in assisted housing.

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Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

We can hear mice squeak but now Duke Scientists have discovered that mice also sing; their just too high-pitched to hear. Members of the NCCU’s Fab Lab stops by our studio. Music is being used in an innovative therapy program which gives people with communication and developmental disabilities a new voice. Author Dwayne Ballen gives insight into what college sports will look like in the future.

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Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Take a look into this innovative and creative home that was built out of a grain silo. NCSU’s College of Design created modern houses in the 50s and 60s but now many need to be saved from the wrecking ball. Visit historic Liberty Hall where the Kenan family used to call home. Meet our 2015 Miss North Carolina from Dunn County and what her plans are for the next year.

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Monday, July 13th, 2015

A high school student follows in her teacher's footsteps by participating in the same internship through the Kenan Fellows Program. The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is drawing business & bolstering the economy in our state. And Anita Brown-Graham & John Hardin join us to talk about the new Innovate NC project.

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Friday, July 10th, 2015

First we head west to the American Miso Company, the largest organic miso manufacture in the world. Then, a 1950’s brick and mortar BBQ pit was discovered underneath Lexington’s City Hall. Plus, take a look at how the Brunswick stew came to be a tradition in North Carolina. And Tom Philion gives us a preview of the 75th annual National Folk Festival coming up this fall.

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Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Closing its doors after nearly 150 years, Brigg’s Hardware claimed several of Raleigh’s firsts. Carowinds “Thunder Road” roller coaster is making its last laps before being torn down. The NC Zoo hosts a special summer camp. Plus a preview of our new series of Biographical Conversations with Chuck Davis, founder and artistic director of the African American Dance Ensemble in Durham.

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Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

We take a look into the longest running shark research program in the country. And we talk with an expert about why there have been so many shark attacks this year & get some safety tips for beachgoers this summer. Plus a North Carolina State University engineer is transforming cockroaches into “biobots” that can be used to help during search and rescue.

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Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Water treatment plants process water & deliver it to our homes. Meanwhile researchers are working on a new way to keep water supplies from stagnating. Plus NC DOT Secretary Tony Tata is also an author & joins us to talk about his new book.

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Monday, July 6th, 2015

US Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch convenes a Civil Rights Roundtable at NCCU. The NCDOT & NCDENR reach an agreement on the Bonner Bridge. And Kelley McHenry looks at how clean drinking water comes to our homes.

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

PrecisionHawk is working with the FAA to manage flight for unmanned aerial vehicles. Guilford Tech is training the next generation of pilots. The "Miracle on the Hudson" plane is on display at the Carolinas Aviation Museum. And Author Hal Crowther talks about his latest book.

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US Attorney General Loretta Lynch | Civil Rights Roundtable

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch took part in a Civil Rights Roundtable at North Carolina Central University on July 1st. Human Trafficking, Racial Profiling, and Racial Disparities in Education were among the topics discussed.

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Friday, July 31st, 2015

An innovative therapy program uses horses to help servicemen & women.

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

A look at the NC Cooperative Extension's plans for the future.

Dinosaur Train | NC Now

The Dinosaur Train comes to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.

Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

A look at an a hundred year study of NC's state reptile, the eastern box turtle.

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

A Surry Community College program is training new wine makers.

Monday, July 27th, 2015

CPCC's manufacturing program gives students hands-on training.

Friday, July 24th, 2015

A tour of the Wilkes Art Gallery & a conversation with artist Ward Nicols.

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Jeff Smith goes to Holly Springs to talk about the new stadium & scouting opportunities.

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

A look at offshore energy options along the NC coast.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham hosts a unique summer camp.

Monday, July 20th, 2015

Returning from service, veterans raise endangered and heritage poultry and livestock.

Friday, July 17th, 2015

US HUD Secretary Julian Castro speaks in Durham.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

A photographer uses one of the first “instant” cameras to produce tintype photographs.

US HUD Secretary Julian Castro | High Speed Internet Access

US HUD Sec. Julian Castro announces a new initiative while visiting Durham.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Duke scientists discover that mice can sing, we just can’t hear the high-pitched songs.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

Take a tour of a unique house constructed out of a grain silo.

Monday, July 13th, 2015

The Kenan Fellows Program welcomes its first high school student participant.

Friday, July 10th, 2015

The largest organic miso manufacturer in the world is right here in Rutherfordton, NC.

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Brigg’s Hardware, in downtown Raleigh, is closing after nearly 150 years in business.

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Learn about the longest running shark research program in the country.

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

A look at how a water treatment plant processes that vital resource.

Monday, July 6th, 2015

US Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch holds a Civil Rights Roundtable at NCCU.

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

A NC company is developing an "air traffic control" system for drones.

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch | Civil Rights Roundtable

US Atty Gen Loretta Lynch participates in a Civil Rights Roundtable discussion at NCCU.

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