Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

UNC Professor Kevin Guskiewicz is an expert in concussion research. NC A&T researchers are developing soluble medical implants. And the NC Research Campus brings university & industry teams together for multiple research projects.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

We visit the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Chancellor Anne Ponder talks about her work & plans as she prepares to retire from UNCA. And Asheville musician Paul Vo has invented an adaptor that changes the sound of a guitar.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Community partnerships help the NC Arboretum advance its mission. The Read & Feed program helps underserved children. And author Sarah Dessen talks about her new book.

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NC Arboretum Cultivating Community

We continue our series on The North Carolina Arboretum with a look at the relationships The Arboretum nurtures to advance its mission areas of conservation, education, garden development, economic development, and research in Cultivating Community: The North Carolina Arboretum's Partners for Growth.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Chatham Co. 911 First Responder Memorial honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. The Special Operations Forces K-9 Memorial honors military service dogs who have given their lives in the line of duty. Former Sec. of State Gen. Colin Powell addresses a forum at High Point University. The Eight Eighties are a group of veterans who are creating jobs while helping their fellow veterans.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

NC A&T researchers study ways to use coal ash as a building material. The Kenan Fellows Program gives classroom teachers real-world experience in science & technology. And Emil Kang gives us a preview of Carolina Performing Arts' new season.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Alleghany County potters are carrying on our state's rich pottery tradition. The Callahan's of Calabash gift shop is a coastal tradition all its own. D.E. Turner Hardware has been an Iredell County attraction for 115 years. And a preview of the inaugural East Coast Jazz Festival.

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Monday, August 18, 2014

A Charlotte facility is helping to break the cycle of homelessness. GSK's Opportunity Scholarship program helps recipients reinvent their lives by helping fund their education. Black Issues Forum looks back on an historic moment in education. And Sparta-based pipe maker Dr. Grabow Pipes' products are nationally renowned.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Roanoke River Lighthouse restoration project is complete & set to open to the public. Grimesland Plantation preserves the history of one of our state's Civil War communities. Sally Barker recreates works of art in quilts. And author Jill McCorkle talks about her new book.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scientists aim to help NC's blueberry industry by developing a super blueberry bush. The WNC Cheese Trail showcases NC's cheese industry. And Dr. Joel Fuhrman has a new special teaching us how to eat healthy.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

An NCSU program is developing genetically-engineered mosquitoes to reduce transmission of deadly diseases. The Badin Inn Golf Resort & Club has a rich history in historic Badin. And we go behind the scenes with our boys of summer - the Durham Bulls.

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NC Zoo Summer Camp

A dozen lucky kids camped out overnight on the grounds of the North Carolina Zoo recently. They were taking part in a one-of-a-kind summer camp. Producer Carol Jackson of North Carolina Public Radio has the story.

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Monday, August 11, 2014

NCSU researchers are trying to combat mosquito-borne illnesses such as chikungunya. The NC Ferry System undergoes route changes. And a special summer camp at the NC Zoo offers students the chance to be wildlife biologists.

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John Fennebresque

Charlotte attorney John Fennebresque began his term as Chairman of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors on July 1st. Mr. Fennebresque recently stopped by our studios to talk about the work of the policymaking body of the UNC system.

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

The UNCG School of Business & Raffaldini Vinyards receive national recognition for their business plan. Carrboro's Surplus Sids has been a local landmark for nearly 30 years. And a conversation with the new Chairman of the UNC Board of Governors, John Fennebresque.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Several programs are working to provide solutions in mental health training & treatment. Researchers are developing new ways to treat & manage chronic pain. And author Ben Fountain talks about his new book.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Special training helps law enforcement officers deal with persons with mental illness. The US Kids Golf World Championships were recently held in Pinehurst. The Winston-Salem Open tennis tournament takes to the courts later this month. And Cycle NC takes participants on a unique tour of our state's coast.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

Families, lawmakers, & mental health advocates & providers talk about the struggles mentally ill patients & their families face when trying to access quality. And NAMI NC Executive Director Deby Dihoff talks about her organization's work to help alleviate some of those issues.

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Friday, August 1, 2014

The Jade City Pharaoh stars in a Durham-based radio drama. Burlington's Chris Dutcher uses his own disability to teach children. Greensboro's HandyCapable Network provides computers to needy families & job training to its workers. And Robert Kucab talks about the NC Housing Finance Agency's programs to help homeowners.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

A profile of the Summer Ventures in Science & Mathematics program. The NCCU BRITE Center offers students an intensive STEM-focused education. AND Dr. Kevin Cherry talks about an this weekend's ceremony commemorating the Centennial of WWI.

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East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival

East Carolina University hosts a summer guitar festival that brings classical players, of all skill sets, from all across the United States. From middle schoolers to Middle Agers, all players are welcome if they desire to learn. Kelly McCullen reports from Greenville, NC

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Researchers work to protect & preserve the bee population. An Orange County program works to provide bees to area farmers. And Bob Geolas talks about the work of the RTP STEM Coalition.

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Honey Bee Adoption Service

Carol Jackson visits Carrboro & Hillsborough to look at efforts to provide "adoption services" to raise the number of honey bees in the state. The bee shortage is hurting farmers in NC because bees are needed to pollinate crops. Crop loss due to the bee shortage is costing farmers across the country billions of dollars. Leaders of the beekeeping industry want more people to go into apiculture.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Many landfills in North Carolina capture biogas and turn it into electricity.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A UNC professor is a leader in concussion research.

Monday, August 25, 2014

A tour of UNC Asheville.

Friday, August 22, 2014

The NC Arboretum cultivates both plants & partnerships.

NC Arboretum Cultivating Community

Community partnerships help the NC Arboretum advance its mission.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A tour of the Chatham County 911 First Responder Memorial.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Researchers are finding new use for coal ash - as a building material.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A profile of some unique Alleghany County potters.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Charlotte's Moore Place is providing apartments for the homeless.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The newly-restored Roanoke River Lighthouse prepares to reopen.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Researchers work with nature's "super fruit" - the blueberry.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Researchers are working to reduce deadly diseases with GMO mosquitoes.

NC Zoo Summer Camp

A special summer camp at the NC Zoo teachers campers how to be wildlife biologists.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Researchers look for ways to combat mosquito-borne illnesses.

John Fennebresque

A conversation with UNC Board of Governors Chairman John Fennebresque.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

NC wine makers look to UNCG MBA students for help with vineyard business plans.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A look at organizations providing solutions to the mental health crisis in NC.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Crisis Intervention Training can help law enforcement work with those with mental illness.

Monday, August 4, 2014

A look at the challenges families & patients face in receiving mental health care.

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Durham radio drama boasts the first African-American superhero in a lead role.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

A UNC-Charlotte program offers students a unique STEM education experience.

East Carolina University Summer Guitar Festival

The ECU Summer Guitar Festival brings classical guitarists from across the US.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Scientists are looking into why the bee population is declining.

Honey Bee Adoption Service

An Orange County program works to provide bees to area farmers.

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