Thursday, November 17th, 2016

Black Wall Street creates conversations around diversity, technology, & entrepreneurship. The Duke Marine Lab is the first facility approved by the FAA to use drones in marine research. Fishermen & foodies alike are focusing on the potential market for "cape shark." Amy Murphy takes community service to the streets, literally, serving breakfast weekly for her "friends who live outside."

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Black Wall Street Homecoming

Black Wall Street (BWS) celebrates innovation and entrepreneurship within diverse, multicultural communities. Created in honor and as an extension of what was built during the heyday of Durham, NC’s Parrish Street, BWS creates conversations and promotes thought leadership around diversity, technology and entrepreneurship. BWS is the remix. Same vision. New day.

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Cape Shark

“Spiny Dogfish” – also known as “Cape Shark” - are abundant in North Carolina’s fall & winter coastal waters. They’re now shipped to Massachusetts for processing, then exported…mostly for fish & chips. But could they be filleted, flash frozen & exported directly from here - & is there an appetite and a market for local consumption, as well?

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

A pair of Carteret County oystermen have invented a special foundation material that speeds the collection & growth of wild oysters. 300 years of weather records are aiding researchers to predict future weather trends. Twin brothers Will & Zach Jackson manage their health while performing at a high level on the football team. A special program provides solace to disabled veterans.

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The Oyster Catchers

A pair of Carteret county oystermen have invented a special foundation material that speeds the collection and growth of wild oysters in sounds and rivers. Their method is not only an alternate method of producing so-called “seed” oysters for aquaculture but also has implications for restoring wild oyster reefs and marine habitat to form “living shorelines.”

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Disabled Veterans Fishing

For several years, Operation North State has held fishing festivals across NC. The events provide an opportunity for disabled veterans to enjoy the great outdoors with other veterans. The fresh air & fellowship act as a form of therapy, the fishing is fun, but secondary.

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Researchers are studying spider silk with the goal of developing a more durable material to use in making protective gear for soldiers. Coastal residents work to make a living harvesting oysters. A Wilson man uses reclaimed wood to make beautiful snare drums. And a Reidsville man turns his hand to carving traditional wooden bowls.

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Restoring the Oyster

NC’s once plentiful stock of wild oysters has been depleted by as much as 95% during the last century. Wild oysters are making a comeback, but demand for NC oysters far outstrips supply. Oyster farming is growing rapidly & some experts say it could provide a new means of livelihood for coastal families struggling with finding ways to continue making a living on the water.

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016

The NC Library for the Blind & Visually Impaired makes reading accessible to all. The Made In Durham project brought healing through a new friendship between a photographer & a grieving mother. Scientists study plants to devise make farming more sustainable for the future. And the Goat Lady Dairy honors the memory of its founder by carrying on the family cheese-making tradition.

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Make A Difference Food Pantry Hurricane Relief

Hurricane Matthew dumped 14-to-18 inches of rain on Wayne County. In Goldsboro, 12-year-old Kenzie Hinson and her "Make a Difference Food Pantry" went to work in Wayne, Johnston and Sampson Counties.

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Greenville After Hurricane Matthew

As Eastern North Carolina continues to clean-up from Hurricane Matthew, we visit Greenville to see the impact the storm had on Pitt County & learn how the recovery efforts are going.

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Bladen & Robeson After Hurricane Matthew

Flooding has caused major problems in Robeson & Bladen Counties. Jeff Smith gets an update on the situation & learns how the recovery efforts are progressing in the area.

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Vets Helping Victims

Operation North State services veterans across NC. In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, they have been gathering & distributing emergency supplies to those impacted by the storm. Jeff Smith caught up with the group in action in Salisbury.

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Grifton Flooding

As recovery efforts continue across Eastern NC, we take a look at some of the impacts Hurricane Matthew had on the region & get an update on the clean-up process in towns like Grifton.

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Hurricane Matthew Special #2

The National Guard takes Heather Burgiss on a tour of Princeville. Jeff Smith catches up with Operation North State & gets an update on the clean-up efforts in Bladen & Robeson Counties. Erica Starke-Knight returns to the Make A Difference Food Pantry in Goldsboro as they aid the community. Frank Graff learns about the science behind cleaning up from a storm.

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NC Library for the Blind

One of our states hidden treasures serves thousands of North Carolinians on a DAILY basis. The NC Library for the Blind offers audio books, braille books, descriptive video services, & much more in their aim to make reading accessible to all, regardless of ability.

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Hurricane Matthew Special pt. 3

We talk with state officials & other organizations aiding in relief efforts across the state in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

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Hurricane Matthew Special pt. 4

We take an indepth look at relief efforts underway in Sampson County in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

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Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

For the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, the ramifications of Hurricane Matthew will still be present in the coming weeks and months. But with the help of donations and volunteers, one dollar can go a long way

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Hurricane Matthew OBX

Hurricane Mathew was supposed to make a hard right turn out to sea before it hit the Outer Banks. It didn't, and while the area was spared a direct hit, the storm still left its mark. Frank Graff shows us.

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Hurricane Matthew Special pt. 1

Gov. McCrory addresses the state after touring Kinston & Goldsboro. We get updates from the NC DOT, the Department of Public Instruction, the NC Community Foundation, & UNC President Margaret Spellings.

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Hurricane Matthew Special pt. 2

Frank Graff reports from the Outer Banks. Heather Burgiss goes to Greevnville. We check in with the Food Bank. And a UNC scientist has a computer model that helps predict storm surge.

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Bouncing Bulldogs

Internationally recognized Health and P.E. teacher Ray N. Fredrick, Jr. has coached the award-winning Bouncing Bulldogs for 27 years. Their innovative jump rope techniques are showcased at camps world-wide and have been featured in the Wall Street Journal and on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. They were also the central focus of the Discovery Films documentary DOUBLETIME .

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Elkin Big Band

Amid the myriad entertainment options available nowadays, often the most fun can be found right in our own backyard. Nowhere is that more true than small towns throughout the foothills of North Carolina. In the town of Elkin, pharmacist Larry Irwin formed & leads a big band in which local musicians play for the enjoyment of all.

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Thursday, November 17th, 2016

An iconic homecoming, drones aid researchers, fishermen & foodies focus on "cape shark."

Black Wall Street Homecoming

Black Wall Street creates conversations around diversity, technology & entrepreneurship.

Cape Shark

Can NC build facilities to process & export “Cape Shark" & will people eat it?

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Oysters, weather forecasts, high school football players, & a special veterans program.

The Oyster Catchers

A pair of oystermen have invented a special material that speeds growth of wild oysters.

Disabled Veterans Fishing

Operation North State holds fishing festivals for veterans across the state.

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Developing new textiles, harvesting oysters, handcrafting fine instruments & bowls.

Restoring the Oyster

Oyster farming could provide new livelihood for North Carolina coastal families.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Making reading accessible to all; studying options for more sustainable farming, & more.

Make A Difference Food Pantry Hurricane Relief

The Make A Difference Food Pantry helps its community after Hurricane Matthew.

Greenville After Hurricane Matthew

A tour of Greenville in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Bladen & Robeson After Hurricane Matthew

Jeff Smith tours Bladen & Robeson Counties in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Vets Helping Victims

A statewide veterans organization lends a hand in relief efforts in Salisbury.

Grifton Flooding

Jeff Smith tours Grifton for a look at the effects Hurricane Matthew had on the town.

Hurricane Matthew Special #2

The relief & recovery efforts continue in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

NC Library for the Blind

The NC Library for the Blind makes reading accessible to all.

Hurricane Matthew Special pt. 3

A look back at relief efforts across NC in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew Special pt. 4

A look at Hurricane Matthew relief efforts underway across NC.

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC

The Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC responds to Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew OBX

Frank Graff tours hurricane damage along the Outer Banks.

Hurricane Matthew Special pt. 1

Comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts.

Hurricane Matthew Special pt. 2

Coverage of the relief & recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew.

Bouncing Bulldogs

Coach Ray Frederick leads award-winning Bouncing Bulldogs while teaching life lessons.

Elkin Big Band

Small town pharmacist Larry Irwin leads a big band for community enjoyment.

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