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We get ready for Thanksgiving with a look at several tasty traditional Tar Heel foods. We begin by learning the health benefits of blueberries (NC is a top blueberry-producing state). Then we sample some down east light rolls, lemon milk pie, & Hatteras clam chowder with Bob Garner. Plus author Bridgette Lacy shares some holiday recipes & memories from her new book, Sunday Dinner.
Research shows that sargassum seaweed is vital to healthy ocean habitats. James Foods aims to provide fresh, handmade taste in their specialty frozen dinners. Green Circle recycles restaurant cooking oil into biodiesel fuel. And Saving Grace Animal Adoption helps stray & abandoned dogs find their "furever" home.
New research is helping to predict lightning strikes. Deborah Hooper talks about Greensboro's participation in the Innovate NC project. Linda Patterson learns how service dogs are helping blind & visually impaired North Carolinians. As we mark Veterans Day, Carol Jackson shows us how Veterans Treatment Courts help veterans & author Sarah Shaber talks about preserving the stories of veterans.
Water is integral to life. In this special episode, we focus on this precious resource, looking at how our state's water supply is gathered, treated, distributed, & preserved, & find out what we can do to protect it.
Filmmaker Ric Burns sits down with Mitchell Lewis on the campus of UNC Wilmington to discuss his film Debt of Honor and The Pilgrims.
Biogen produces biologic drugs - medicines made from living cells. As baseball season comes to an end, we catch up with the man behind our boys of summer - Durham Bulls manager Jared Sandberg. Plus we meet this year's recipients of the UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Public Service.
North Carolina's new branding campaign showcases how North Compares to NC. An annual comic book convention draws tourists to Charlotte. Jim Gardner talks about a campaign to prevent underage drinking. And Dr. Damon Tweedy talks about his new book "Black Man in a White Coat."
Paul Vo's "marvelous music machine" manipulates the sound of a guitar. We talk with new UNC Asheville Chancellor Dr. Mary Grant. UNC Pembroke works to serve the diversity & heritage of its community. Pembroke participates in the Innovate NC Project to build upon its heritage & create an innovation district for the region. Dr. Damon Tweedy talks about his new book Black Man In A White Coat.
Earlier today, the UNC Board of Governors convened to select the new UNC System president. Magaret Spellings, former U.S Education Secretary under President George W. Bush, will take over the 17 campus University of North Carolina on March 1, 2016. Current UNC President Tom Ross will step down January 2016--after serving five years at the post.
We look at the food, music, & agricultural competitions of NC State Fair. We'll tour MESDA as it marks a milestone anniversary, & talk to the museum director. And a new documentary looks at the state of NC's fisheries.
A Franklin County plant uses its own wastewater to power the facility. A important part of the Great Dismal Swamp's history is told in a new format - opera. Bland & Ann Simpson talk about the importance of waterways in our state's ecosystem. And through participation in the inaugural Innovate NC Project, Wilmington aims to strengthen the region's emerging innovations in marine and life sciences.
Jeff Smith talks with retiring NC Zoo Director Dr. David Jones about the work & mission of the Asheboro facility. Erica Starke-Knight meets the man behind the music of the NC Symphony, Maestro Grant Llewellyn. And the NC Department of Agriculture tells us why Nothing Could Be Finer than to be at this year's NC State Fair.
We'll visit an elementary school in Highpoint to find out how an iPad Project is fostering a more engaging and creative learning environment for students. Plus, we'll take a look at an exemplary high school program that is is using technology and innovation to develop the next generation of computer coding professionals. How electric currents help researchers talk to our brains.
The Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center provides a healing experience for peolpe dealing with disabilities & other health issues. The Green Chair Project offers low-cost/high-quality furniture to disadvantaged families while also growing food for local food banks. And James T. Griffin of NC A&T State University is the recipient of the 2015 Erskine Bowles Staff Service Award.
Tonight on North Carolina Now, we're going high tech with a look at several programs working across the state to bring 21st century technology into practical daily use.
Governor Pat McCrory & Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler survey storm damage in NC. Dr. Rick Luettich of UNC Chapel Hill has developed a computer model to predict storm surge - its use was of tremendous assistance to emergency management & state officials during this past weekend's storms.
A POW from the Vietnam War received a Quilt of Valor as he marked the 50th year since his captivity. Wilson City Manager Grant Goings talks about participating in the Innovate NC project. PBS Learning Matters president John Merrow & A+ Schools Program director Michelle Burrows talk about education initiatives as we approach American Graduate Day.
Art experts use laser technology to study, preserve, & repair priceless works of art. A Duke documentary student's photography of the tiny brings him big recognition. The art of food is celebrated at the 6th annual Terra Vita festival. And the art of music is coming to the state as part of the International Bluegrass Festival.
The National Mens Senior Baseball League helps older men keep playing on their field of dreams. The Tobacco Road Basketball League brings many former professional & collegiate players back to the court. A troop of Chapel Hill Boy Scouts biked across the country to raise money for charity. The Methodist University women's golf team has the record for most consecutive national championships in NC.
Frank Graff explores how gardening can help relieve stress. Getting outdoors is also good for mental & physical health, Jeff Smith takes us to Carvers Creek State Park - & Dodie Stephens talks about a popular tourism option: fall color travel in the mountains. Plus Erica Starke-Knight meets a researcher who specializes in sloths & is featured in the season premiere of NATURE.
Researchers at NCCU's BRITE Center are testing new diabetes medicines. Author Ron Rash talks about his research into the rural meth epidemic. The annual Lafayette Birthday Celebration honors Fayetteville's namesake. And the Eliada Corn Maze offers fall family fun while supporting a good cause.
A national non profit organization is working to help women get into computer careers. A special STEM program helps African-American boys succeed in school. Our State magazine latest issue features profiles of 100 Voices from our 100 Counties. And a preview of this week's episode of A Chef's Life.
As the National Folk Festival prepares to kick-off a 3-year stint in Greensboro, we talk with one of this year's headliners Rhiannon Giddens of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Plus we look back at this year's MerleFest & meet a man who specializes in making traditional banjos. And we get a preview of the annual Potters Market Invitational.
A study at UNCG looks into how daydreaming actually helps your brain function. Scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill take an up close look at the brain to develop new ways to treat disease that impact it. Plus, a preview of a new show looking to heal communities broken by racial struggles. And a preview of this weekend's National Folk Festival in Greensboro.
From soup to fruit to light rolls and more, it's a smorgasbord of Tar Heel favorites.
Sargassum seaweed is vital to the health of the ocean.
Researchers develop a way to predict lightning strikes.
We take an in-depth look at our state's water supply.
Mitchell Lewis talks with filmmaker Ric Burns.
One of the largest biotech facilities in the country is right here in the Triangle.
Our state launches a new branding campaign.
An Asheville musician has invented a tool that changes the sounds a guitar makes.
UNC Board of Governors convened to select the new UNC System President.
The 2015 NC State Fair is underway. We'll show you why Nothing Could Be Finer!
A groundbreaking biogas plant turns industrial wastewater into energy.
We profile three prominent NC attractions - the Zoo, the Symphony, & the State Fair.
Explore how electric currents are helping researchers understand and talk to the brain.
The Horsepower Therapeutic Learning Center offers healing through horseback riding.
3D printing opens a world of design and manufacturing never before possible.
A look at the impact of last weekend's severe weather.
Quilts of Valor represent the warmth & love of a grateful nation to our military members.
Researchers study art with a laser while a documentarian studies it with his camera.
Heather Burgiss heads out to the ballgame with a special baseball league in My Home NC.
Gardening can help heal your mind and relieve stress.
NCCU's BRITE Center is testing new diabetes medicines.
Girl Develop it is a non profit aimed at getting more women into computer coding careers.
We celebrate two of our state's traditional art forms - bluegrass & pottery.
Researchers say daydreaming is actually good for you.
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