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Friday, August 1, 2014

The Jade City Pharaoh stars in a Durham-based radio drama. Burlington's Chris Dutcher uses his own disability to teach children. Greensboro's HandyCapable Network provides computers to needy families & job training to its workers. And Robert Kucab talks about the NC Housing Finance Agency's programs to help homeowners.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

A profile of the Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics program. The NCCU BRITE Center offers students an intensive STEM-focused education. AND Dr. Kevin Cherry talks about an this weekend's ceremony commemorating the Centennial of WWI.

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East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival

East Carolina University hosts a summer guitar festival that brings classical players, of all skill sets, from all across the United States. From middle schoolers to Middle Agers, all players are welcome if they desire to learn. Kelly McCullen reports from Greenville, NC

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Researchers work to protect & preserve the bee population. An Orange County program works to provide bees to area farmers. And Bob Geolas talks about the work of the RTP STEM Coalition.

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Honey Bee Adoption Service

Carol Jackson visits Carrboro & Hillsborough to look at efforts to provide "adoption services" to raise the number of honey bees in the state. The bee shortage is hurting farmers in NC because bees are needed to pollinate crops. Crop loss due to the bee shortage is costing farmers across the country billions of dollars. Leaders of the beekeeping industry want more people to go into apiculture.

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A Visual Artist for the Visually Impaired

Hillsborough, NC artist, Sally Barker, re-creates world famous paints as small quilts. Where touching a masterpiece painting is forbidden, Ms. Barker demand her patron feel their way around her quilt. It gives the visually impaired the opportunity to enjoy a painting they'd, otherwise, have no way of sensing. Kelly McCullen reports.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Since their relocation, Texas Jeans has sewn up big business in NC. Triangle-based Moon & Lola jewelry is crafting a big following across the country. D.E. Turner Hardware has been committed to doing business the old-fashioned way for over 100 years. And author Larry Earley talks about his new book.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

A special program provides healthy foodstuffs to areas considered food deserts. Erwin Elementary School creates a community garden. The Uwharrie Wine Trail showcases NC wineries as it draws visitors to the area. And NASCAR legend Junior Johnson is still making moonshine at Piedmont Distillers.

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Food Desert Truck

A legislative report earlier this year says that food deserts are a significant problem in our state. A food desert is where people don’t have access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. In this segment produced in partnership with NC Public Radio, Carol Jackson has the story of a group that’s that is trying to help – they’re tackling this new problem with an old family business.

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Friday, July 25, 2014

Branford Marsalis participates in the KidzNotes program. "Cotton" Ketchie creates art each & every day. Master weaver Susan Leveille is an NC Heritage Award recipient. And The Butterfly Project uses art to teach children about a difficult period in history.

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KidZNotes With Branford Marsalis

Recently, a unique music program got a Grammy-nominated helping hand from renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis during the summer camp for Kidz Notes, a year-long program that seeks out underserved children and teaches them classical instruments and choral music. Heather Burgiss shows us the impact Kidz Notes is making in the lives of students, families, and their communities.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

NC Cooperative Extension works to promote & support local farmers. The Flavor NC team visits Smith's Blueberries. And author Alena Graedon talks about her debut novel.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

North Carolina has the tenth highest rate of food insecurity in the nation. Researchers hope to create a warning system for the vibrio bacteria in oysters. Technicians at Duke are working on a device to help ALS patients communicate. And doctors at Wake Forest Baptist use a device to heal a pregnant woman's heart.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NC lawmakers consider a local sales tax bill. NCSU is applying sustainable techniques to their dining halls. And UNC team has made a documentary on the state's pork industry - we'll take a look & talk to the film's editor-in-chief.

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Monday, July 21, 2014

During this Got To Be NC Agriculture month, we visit four unique businesses with ties to our state's #1 industry. An Alamance County man turns a career set-back into a new business. A Harnett County family is brewing up new business on their family farm. A Buncombe County business is preserving & promoting traditional seeds. And a Gibsonville B&B is drawing tourists to its historic facility.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Education exhibits at the NC Arboretum showcase our state's native plants. Two sisters in Chapel Hill teach neighbors about nature in their popular home garden. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler joins us during this Got To Be NC Agriculture month. And a preview of this week's episode of Black Issues Forum featuring some inspiring local artists.

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NC Arboretum Educational Exhibits

The NC Arboretum presents the natural world in an educational context through traveling educational & interactive exhibits - landscape gardens that showcase plants important to the state's cultural heritage & that feature sustainable methods, & gallery exhibition of the works of regional artists & artisans.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Farmers learn how to engage in small, sustainable agriculture in our state. The Almanac Gardener team looks into roadside garadening. We take a tour of the NC Aviation Museum in Asheboro. And as we prepare to mark the 45th anniversary of the Moon Landing, we look at how NC played a role in the historic moment.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Researchers are learning how oyster reefs could protect our coast from rising seas. A Raleigh-based company is brewing up big business with its unique product. And July is Cord Blood Awareness Month - we'll talk with a nurse about the life-saving uses of cord blood.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We continue our look at entrepreneurship in NC with a visit to a water conservation organization. The Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem is bringing new businesses to the Triad. The Alamance Battlefield historic site preserves our state's history. And author Tom Earnhardt talks about his new book.

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Business accelerators are helping entrepreneurs start companies in our state. The Victory Junction Gang Camp provides a traditional summer camp experience for children of all abilities. Miss North Carolina 2014 Beth Stovall stops by our studios. And the Tar Heel Traveler meets a former beauty queen from NC.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Guilford College takes a unique approach to sustainable agriculture. The Dellinger Grist Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places. Author Phillip Gerard talks about his new book "Down the Wild Cape Fear." And Carolina Outdoor Journal goes fishing along a coastal river - by kayak.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

NC Modernist Houses works to preserve historic structures in our state. The Henderson County Heritage Museum preserves its area history. And musician William Myers is a 2014 NC Heritage Award recipient.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Researchers use computer models to study medicines impacts on our bodies. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Cancer Center offers comprehensive care for patients. And we learn about pool safety tips and tools for individuals and families.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

A Durham radio drama boasts the first African-American superhero in a lead role.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A UNC-Charlotte program offers students a unique STEM education experience.

East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival

The ECU Summer Guitar Festival brings classical guitarists from across the US.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Scientists are looking into why the bee population is declining.

Honey Bee Adoption Service

An Orange County program works to provide bees to area farmers.

A Visual Artist for the Visually Impaired

A Hillsborough, NC artist re-creates paintings as quilts for the visual impaired to enjoy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Texas Jeans moved to NC just to keep its products Made in the USA.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Grocers on Wheels delivers healthy foods to areas in desperate need.

Food Desert Truck

Grocers on Wheels delivers healthy foods to areas in desperate need.

Friday, July 25, 2014

A music legend shares his talents with a special children's program.

KidZNotes With Branford Marsalis

A North Carolina music legend participates in a special musical program for kids.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Know Your Farms tour brings consumers together with local farmers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A new documentary looks at food insecurity in our state.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

State lawmakers consider a local sales tax bill.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Dogwood Hill Farms is sprouting big business from its unique products.

Friday, July 18, 2014

The NC Arboretum teaches visitors about the role plants play in our cultural heritage.

NC Arboretum Educational Exhibits

Education exhibits by the NC Arboretum showcase our state's native plants.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The PLANT @ Breeze Farm program helps new & experienced farmers.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Oyster reefs grow fast enough to protect communities from rising seas.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Chapel Hill-based business is helping companies use water more efficiently.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Entrepreneurship is booming in North Carolina, especially in the Triangle.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Sustainable agriculture plays a role at Guilford College.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Preserving Modernist homes in our state.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Scientists create a computerized liver model to predict a drug's side effects.

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