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We continue our series on the NC Cooperative Extension with a profile of the 4-H program. We tour the new Sea Life Aquarium in Concord. And we mark National Poetry Month with NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti.
Climatologists review data to understand & predict weather patterns & trends. A look at how NC companies go about protecting the electric grid. And Professor Arthur Bogin talks about the evolution of mussels & snails.
NC legislators weigh the pros & cons of the Honest Lottery Act. And Seun Summers talks about the documentary "American Promise" & its focus on the challenges African-American boys face in school.
A legislative task force shares recommendations for teacher pay. James Ford is the 2014 NC Teacher of the Year. And drummer Shannon Williams teaches his art to students he can't even see. And we prepare for Earth Day with a kayak tour.
Lawmakers hear a report on energy exploration in our state. How the Biltmore Estate compares to its "contemporary" - Downton Abbey. And author Robert Inman talks about his new book.
A special program introduces children to the natural sciences. Dr. Jay Narayan is the 2014 O. Max Gardner Award recipient. And we preview the NC Museum of Art's annual teen ArtScene program.
The University of North Carolina Board of Governors awards the O. Max Gardner award to a faculty member who has made great contributions to the human race. This is one of the highest honors the system awards, and this year's recipient is Jay Narayan of North Carolina State University.
A profile of 2014 University Award recipient Thomas Kenan III. A tour of the newly-expanded Wake Forest Baptist Health Comprehensive Cancer Center. And a conversation with "The Moon & More" author Sarah Dessen.
The Kenan family's generosity & great support for higher education to the University of North Carolina spans over two centuries & that legacy continues today. The UNC Board of Governors recently awarded their highest distinction of honor, the University Award to Thomas S. Kenan III for his illustrious support & passion for higher education in our state.
A profile of 2014 University Award recipient Leo Jenkins. UNC Charlotte engineers designed a sonar system to help sewer crews. Author & professor Dr. Tom Eamon talks about his new book on NC politics.
Former East Carolina President Emeritus Leo Jenkins is posthumously conferred with the University of North Carolina Board of Governors University Award, which is bestowed for outstanding contributions to higher education. Dr. Jenkins served 31 collective years at East Carolina University.
A Durham-based company is making eco-friendly commuter transit vehicles. The Tosco Music Party is celebrating its 25th anniversary year. And author William Ferris talks about his new book.
Mushrooms 'n More & Dogwood Hill Pickles & Salsa are growing big business for an Alamance County man. Keep Your Fork Farm is helping bring truffles to NC. The Overmountain Victory Trail is part of the National Trails System. And Marco Zarate talks about the work & mission of the NC Society of Hispanic Professionals.
Researchers work to develop implants that can be absorbed by the body. NCCU's BRITE Center offers innovative biotech & biomanufacturing programs. And ESPN's John Brenkus talks with us about the science of sports.
A Winston-Salem woman's heart condition is healed with a special pump. The sport of Pickleball is gaining popularity & will be part of the NC Senior Games. Plus a preview of the upcoming Gateway to Science Expo in Greensboro.
NC legislators review 2013 budget cuts & their impact on this fiscal year. We mark North Carolina Beer Month with a look at the science of beer. And Bud Lavery talks about the ongoing work & mission of Prevent Child Abuse NC.
The photographer John G. Zimmerman travelled the Jim Crow south for both LIFE magazine and EBONY in the fifties-- he was one of a handful of white photographers who did so at that time. Now, some of his photos have been re-discovered, and they shine a new light on Wilson, North Carolina. Carol Jackson has the story.
We profile an 80 year-old Wilson County shoeshine man. Lawmakers hear a report on potential voter fraud. Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson addresses the NC Science Festival. And author Marisha Pessl talks about her new book.
A Durham school is changing how students learn. State lawmakers review the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And Andrew Rodgers previews Winston-Salem's annual RiverRun International Film Festival.
Researchers study WWII shipwrecks off the NC coast. Kari Wouk & Debra Bailey talk about a special event at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Plus author & Exploring NC host Tom Earnhardt talks about his new book.
Over 500 events are going on across the state during the next two weeks in conjunction with the North Carolina Science Festival. As a part of the celebration, the 4th annual Triangle Sci-Tech Expo will be taking place THIS weekend at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Here's a sneak peak of some of the experiments they have planned for attendees.
A new documentary looks at the issues facing the Bonner Bridge. Our series of UNC campus profiles visits UNC-Chapel Hill. And Jonathan Frederick previews some of the many fun events & activities at the NC Science Festival.
Lawmakers review the state pension plan for firefighters & EMT's. We go stargazing at the Staunton River Star Party. And retired NASA astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison talks about the importance of STEM education in preparing students for future careers.
NCSU's food processing program is creating jobs & garnering recognition. A former Marine sniper has set his sights on a new career. And author Michael Parker talks about his new book.
A look at NC's 4-H program.
Using weather data to interpret our recent winter weather.
State lawmakers discuss the Honest Lottery Act.
Lawmakers hear a report on teacher pay options.
Legislators consider the economic impact of energy exploration in NC.
Introducing youth to the Earth Sciences.
NCSU's Dr. Jay Narayan is the 2014 O. Max Gardner Award recipient.
Thomas Kenan III is recognized with a 2014 University Award.
Thomas Kenan III is honored with a 2014 University Award.
ECU's Leo Jenkins is remembered with a 2014 University Award.
A profile of Leo Jenkins, recipient of the UNC Board of Governors University Award.
Organic Transit makes efficient, eco-friendly vehicles.
An Alamance County man's mushroom business is gaining renown.
NC A&T researchers are developing absorbable implants.
How a heart pump saved the life of a pregnant woman.
Lawmakers learn NC won't save as much money on Medicaid changes from 2013.
Unpublished photos shine a light on a unique personal story.
Unpublished photos of a 1952 competition lead to a unique personal story.
City of Medicine Academy is changing how - & what - students learn.
Archaeologists study hundreds of WWII shipwrecks off our state's coast.
Ms. Wouk & Ms. Bailey give us a preview of the annual Triangle Sci-Tech Expo.
A look at the challenges facing the 50 year-old Bonner Bridge.
Legislative analysts report on the state's pension plan for fire fighters & EMT's.
NCSU is a national leader & job-creator in the food processing industry.
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