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Friday Fellow Violeta Moser champions Hispanic causes in the Charlotte area. Photojournalist Janet Jarman has been chronicling the immigrant experience for decades. Steven Paul Whitsitt brings his sense of adventure and rock ‘n roll background to his distinguished photography.
After a mis-diagnosis & a heart transplant, a Durham man has finally recovered from Lyme Disease. Lees McRae College's new nursing school is a top notch facility for those pursuing a career in medicine. A profile of NC Central University. And a preview of a new program - The Education of Harvey Gantt.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Friday Fellow Violeta Moser is a champion for Hispanic causes in Charlotte.
A Duke Hospital doctor shares his harrowing experience with Lyme Disease.
An innovative therapy program uses horses to help servicemen & women.
A look at the NC Cooperative Extension's plans for the future.
The Dinosaur Train comes to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.
A look at an a hundred year study of NC's state reptile, the eastern box turtle.
A Surry Community College program is training new wine makers.
CPCC's manufacturing program gives students hands-on training.
A tour of the Wilkes Art Gallery & a conversation with artist Ward Nicols.
Jeff Smith goes to Holly Springs to talk about the new stadium & scouting opportunities.
A look at offshore energy options along the NC coast.
The Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham hosts a unique summer camp.
Returning from service, veterans raise endangered and heritage poultry and livestock.
US HUD Secretary Julian Castro speaks in Durham.
A photographer uses one of the first “instant” cameras to produce tintype photographs.
US HUD Sec. Julian Castro announces a new initiative while visiting Durham.
Duke scientists discover that mice can sing, we just can’t hear the high-pitched songs.
Take a tour of a unique house constructed out of a grain silo.
The Kenan Fellows Program welcomes its first high school student participant.
The largest organic miso manufacturer in the world is right here in Rutherfordton, NC.
Brigg’s Hardware, in downtown Raleigh, is closing after nearly 150 years in business.
Learn about the longest running shark research program in the country.
A look at how a water treatment plant processes that vital resource.
US Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch holds a Civil Rights Roundtable at NCCU.
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