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GTCC's Get On Track program helps students succeed. Lt. Gov. Dan Forest talks about a program helping compensate excellent teachers. Two Charlotte business incubators are helping inventors bring their ideas to light. And a family business is crafting high fashion from its small product.
The Forge is a collaborative work shop where blue collar grit and white collar style merge to create small businesses in Greensboro, NC and greater Guilford County. Kelly McCullen meets its leaders and its entrepreneurial team members with dreams of building on their ideas.
We continue our series of conversations with the candidates running for US Congress with Wesley Casteen. The NC Arboretum helps support the state's craft industry. And a Raleigh company is brewing up big business with its small product.
A railroad track splits the North End of Downtown Greensboro from the South End. While the North End has boomed, the South End has been viewed as the "Other Side of the Tracks." But that image is slowly changing as old buildings are repurposed and long-time businesses are joined by new upstart neighbors. Kelly McCullen reports.
Representative Alma Adams talks about her platform as she runs for Congress. The NC Cooperative Extension helps consumers connect with their local farmers. A special program helps first generation farmers get started in the business.
A Duke scientist has developed a suit that allows its wearer to control their body with their mind. Researchers are studying aerodynamics & physiology in a special wind tunnel. And a look at efforts to combat Sickle Cell Disease.
We continue our series of conversations with the candidates running for US Congress as we talk to Laura Fjeld. Pine Knot Farms uses traditional farming techniques. Ocracoke Fig Cake is a favorite traditional NC food. And the town of Washington has a rich history.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is using new neo natal monitors to help parents monitor their babies. WFBMC is also working on ways to develop faster, less expensive therapies. Chapel Hill entrepreneurs are bringing business to our state. And author Katy Simpson Smith talks about her new book.
The Discovery Place Education Studio holds continuing ed classes for teachers. PBS Digital Innovator Mallory Mbalia talks about education resources available online for use in the classroom. The 39th annual UNC Charlotte International Festival takes place this weekend. And Melissa Beard previews this weekend's International Festival in Raleigh.
The NC Symphony's Music Workshop program brings classical music into the classroom. Music Director Grant Llewellyn gives a preview of the NC Symphony's new season. And we meet a scientist who specializes in snakes.
Sen.Kay Hagan talks about the issues of importance to NC. September is Hunger Action Month, we'll look at several organizations working to provide hunger relief in our state. One family business has found a way to combat hunger in some of the neediest areas. And parents & students in Erwin are reusing an old football field to create a community garden.
The Triangle region ranks in the Top 10 nationally for entrepreneurship. Ken Burns debuts a new documentary on The Roosevelts. And presidential historian Dr. William Leuchtenburg talks about the Roosevelts' history & legacy.
Bull City history is told at the Durham History Hub. A Cary woman is archiving marital history with her wedding dress collection. The Havelock Tourist Center helps visitors experience the history of Craven County. And Julie Amani & David Bass talk traditional music in a preview of the annual Hoppin' John Festival.
Senior Legislative correspondent Kelly McCullen talks with Governor Pat McCrory about the issues of importance to NC.
Lawmakers hear a report on NC's unemployment insurance program. State officials & individuals prepare for hurricanes. What researchers are learning from studying storms. And tips to help keep your family safe from other dangers at home.
Western Carolina University celebrates its 125th, while the WCU Sim Lab is gaining renown for its healthcare education program. Telepsychiatry is also gaining popularity in NC for its long-range ability to provide medical aid. And Ran Coble talks with us about the work & mission of the NC Ctr. For Public Policy Research, as he prepares to retire from its helm.
We sit down with democratic congressional candidate Clay Aiken. Charlotte area neighborhoods are seeing an increase in the coyote population. The NC Zoo has expanded its polar bear exhibit. And Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason tags along on a sea turtle rescue.
Dr. Brenda Cleary is running for the 13th Congressional District. The Wicked Chicken Auction sells chickens & barnyard birds to hobbyists & breeders. An Alamance County dairy farmer is working to preserve his business. And Bright Leaf Hot Dogs are among the Top 20 brands in the US.
US Senator Kay Hagan & NC Speaker of the House Thom Tillis face off in a candidates debate. Sean Haugh talks about his platform in the US Senate race. And a Marine veteran's small business is facing tough times despite national recognition.
Children learn to play in an orchestra with the Instrument Zoo. Ben Owen III & Lee Abbot talk about an annual exhibition at the Mint Museum. "Cotton" Ketchie is an artist in many mediums. And we visit the NC Music Hall of Fame.
We look at school bus safety programs & practices. We tour East Carolina University. And we sit in on a session of the ECU Summer Guitar Festival.
North Carolina is part of the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). Dr. Joe Zublena talks about other projects underway at NC Cooperative Extension. RDU is part of the TSA's new Pre-Check Program. And the Exploring NC team visits Fort Bragg.
Electricity is being generated by biogas drawn from landfills in North Carolina. A Raleigh company is creating a vaccine for mosquito-borne illnesses. Dr. Diane Howell talks about the importance of vaccines in society. And UNC Health Care is recognized for its work both treating patients & as a community partner.
The Wicked Chicken Auction, in Clayton, NC, brings breeders, hobby farmers and serious farmers under one roof to bid, buy and sell poultry. It's all about birds and the occasional barnyard animal and fans drive from miles around to spend Sunday afternoons at the Wicked Chicken. Kelly McCullen reports.
A GTCC program is helping students succeed.
The Forge allows budding entrepreneurs to work together to launch small businesses
A conversation with congressional candidate Wesley Casteen.
The south end of Downtown Greensboro is coming back to economic life.
A conversation with Rep. Alma Adams.
A "robotic suit" can help the disabled walk.
A conversation with candidate Laura Fjeld.
A secure website helps parents monitor babies in the hospital.
A Charlotte program offers continuing education for teachers.
A special program brings classical music into the classroom.
A conversation with US Senator Kay Hagan.
The Triangle is a hot spot for entrepreneurship.
The Durham History Hub showcases the story of the Bull City.
A conversation with Governor Pat McCrory.
How the Outer Banks prepares for hurricanes.
Western Carolina University marks its 125th anniversary.
How Charlotte residents are dealing with coyotes in their neighborhoods.
A conversation with US Congressional candidate Dr. Brenda Cleary.
A look back at last night's US Senate Debate.
The NC Symphony's Instrument Zoo program teaches children to play musical instruments.
Back to School bus safety tips.
NC Cooperative Extension helps citizens recover from disasters.
Many landfills in North Carolina capture biogas and turn it into electricity.
Clayton, NC's "Wicked Chicken Auction" sells hundreds of chickens to hobby farmers
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