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NCSU researchers recently traveled to Antarctica to study the glaciers. The Pop-Up Chorus offers a fun evening of music to singers of all experience levels. The NC Arboretum kicks off a new holiday light exhibit. And Dr. Landon Cox offers tips for safe cyber & brick-&-mortar shopping this holiday season.
This holiday season The North Carolina Arboretum hosts "Winter Lights" - its first ever night time light exhibit throughout its gardens. Producer Scott Campbell takes a look behind the scenes at the work that goes into the design and set up of such a large scale display
STEM Academies are helping educate African-American boys. NC Cooperative Extension teaches niche farmers to market their products. Plus a new documentary showcases the last years of writer & anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston.
There's a school program in Durham North Carolina that is targeting low income African American boys - not those who are failing - but those who have measured potential to succeed. Producer Carol Jackson has the story.
A special music therapy program helps disabled students learn to communicate. The WCU band is preparing to march in the Macy's Parade. The Wilmington Candlelight Tour is a holiday tradition. And poet Lenard Moore is a 2014 NC Award recipient.
We meet a woman who is preserving the art & craft of taxidermy in NC. We visit the Durham History Hub. And filmmaker Marco Williams comes to NC to teach.
Researchers at NC State University are creating viable implants with 3D printers. Meanwhile, NCSU's Dr. Jagdish Narayan is a leader in the field of nano-engineering. And photojournalist Janet Jarman is documenting the immigrant experience.
The federal government reports that 1,648 unaccompanied children were placed in North Carolina between January and August of 2014. Now photographs of one girl, Marisol, taken over 2 decades on both sides of the U.S. / Mexico border, are helping area teachers to better understand the undocumented immigrant experience. WUNC Producer Carol Jackson has the story.
Some NC farmers are using Aquaponics to farm in a more environmentally-friendly manner. Duck's Field Research Facility is helping scientists study the ocean. UNC Pembroke's Dr. Ben Bahr is a leading researcher in the study of Alzheimers Disease.
The CCCC Small Business Center helped one Chatham County couple develop their home businesses. The Forge Workshop helps Guilford County entrepreneurs start businesses. GTCC's Get on Track program helps non-traditional students get back in the classroom. UNC-GA's online educational initiatives are winning national recognition.
CCCC's Small Business Center helps NC businesses get started. Two business incubators in Charlotte help inventors bring their products to market. And Robert Ingram talks about receiving a 2014 North Carolina Award.
We meet the 4 baby lion cubs at the NC Zoo. Dr. Betsy Bennett talks about receiving a 2014 NC Award. The NC Museum of Art unveils a new exhibit focusing on small works of art - the exhibit's curator, Dennis Weller, gives us a preview.
Harnett Central H.S. students are taking classes to become firefighters. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission uses controlled burns to maintain game-lands. Thistle & Shamrock host Fiona Ritchie & co-author Doug Orr talk about their new book "Wayfaring Stranger." Plus the NC Museum of History shines a spotlight on our state's film industry.
NC Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin talks about improving the state court system. Researchers are studying acorns to test the health of the forest ecosystem. Muscadine & Scuppernong grapes are boosting the health of both people & our state's economy.
We honor our Veterans with a look back at Fayetteville's Veterans Parade, a conversation about a Fort Bragg education program aiding military members, a discussion with Allegra Jordan about her new book on World War I, and a Carolina-born Veteran shares her personal story.
WCU celebrates its 125th anniversary. Chancellor Harold Martin & Chancellor Randy Woodson talk about the Campus Security Initative's recent report. And Dan Brawley previews the 20th annual Cucalorus Film Festival.
The Eastern Surfing Championships took place recently at Nags Head. Also along the coast,it's prime season for Charcoal Mullet. The UNC School of the Arts is a premiere arts conservatory. And we talk with new UNCSA Chancellor Lindsay Bierman.
Pharr Yarns celebrates its 75th anniversary. Mangum-Cater Pots showcases the heritage of Alleghany County pottery. Ken Atkins talks about the proposed Chatham Park development. And Smedes York talks about his new book of memoirs.
We wrap up Election season with a look back at yesterday's results, a lesson in the science of political polling, & a conversation about how well this year's polling predicted the election results.
North Carolina voters cast ballots in state & national elections. Joe Stewart of the NC Free Enterprise Foundation talks about trends at the polls. Former Raleigh Mayor Smeads York talks about his own political career. And the Kenan Fellows program provides continuing education options for teachers.
NC DHHS updates us on the Ebola epidemic & the state's response plans. arcBARKS makes tasty treats for dogs while also enhancing the lives of its employees. The NC Symphony's Music Workshops program brings classical music into the classroom. FSU's Performing Arts program has shows for all audiences. And Maestro Timothy Myers previews the NC Opera's new season.
We conclude our series of conversations with the candidates running for US Congress with George Holding. A Greensboro company caters to man's best friend. And Bob Garner shares the history of country ham.
We continue our series of conversations with the candidates running for US Congress with Tate McQueen. UNCG students are preparing for hospitality careers with a focus on the environment. And NC Cooperative Extension works to protect our natural resources.
Congressional candidate Mark Walker talks about his platform in Election 2014. The College of Textiles at NCSU is developing "smart" fabrics. And researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine are growing synthetic organs to test new drug therapies.
Scientists study melting glaciers to determine the health of the ocean.
A tour of the NC Arboretum's new holiday display - Winter Lights.
A special program provides STEM education to African-American boys.
Former NC Senator Howard Lee has established STEM academies to teach African-American boys
How music therapy is helping some students learn to communicate.
The age-old art of taxidermy is still practiced in our state.
NCSU researchers are using 3D printing to create medical implants.
Photojournalist Janet Jarman is documenting the immigrant experience.
The science of Aquaponics is transforming farms in our state.
A NC couple has developed two unique small businesses with help from CCCC.
Central Carolina Community College helps nurture small businesses in NC.
The baby lion cubs are now on display at the NC Zoo.
A special program helps high school students become certified as fire fighters.
How the acorn can help gauge the health of our ecosystem.
We celebrate our servicemen & servicewomen on this Veterans Day.
Western Carolina University marks 125 years.
Top amateur surfers recently competed in the Eastern Championships at Nags Head.
A Gaston County business is marking a milestone anniversary.
A look back at Election 2014.
A look at voter turnout in Election 2014.
A Greensboro company is making a positive impact on both its customers and its employees.
A conversation with Congressional candidate George Holding.
A conversation with Congressional candidate Tate McQueen.
A conversation with Congressional candidate Mark Walker.
Every weeknight North Carolina Now examines the most pressing issues of the day, talks with its most important people, visits the most interesting places in the state, and celebrates our artistic and cultural diversity. Covering a wide array of topics ranging from the environment, politics and government, to statewide education on all levels, the farming community and coastal and rural development issues, North Carolina Now is there, bringing you the information you need. From the mountains to the coast, the State Fair to the state line, North Carolina Now covers the local stories and brings them home to you.
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