Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

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.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

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.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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.

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2014 O. Max Gardner Award: Dr. Jay Narayan

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.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

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.

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2014 University Award: Thomas Kenan III

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.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

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.

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2014 University Award: Leo Jenkins

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.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

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.

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

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.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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.

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Monday, April 7, 2014

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.

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Shoeshine Competition

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.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

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.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

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.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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.

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Kari Wouk & Debra Bailey

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.

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Tuesday, April 1st

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.

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Monday, March 31, 2014

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.

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Friday, March 28, 2014

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.

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Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits

There's a new watering hole in Durham. It's called Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits. The man who runs it is a former Marine sniper who served in the war in Iraq. It was hard to open a shop with no training, no business background, and no money. But somehow it's working…and the owner, Matt Victoriano, is helping other veterans as well. Producer Carol Jackson has more.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014

We look back on 100 years of the NC Cooperative Extension. We visit the Harmony Hill B&B in Alleghany County. And Sadie Tillery gives us a preview of the annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

State lawmakers discuss the Honest Lottery Act.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lawmakers hear a report on teacher pay options.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Legislators consider the economic impact of energy exploration in NC.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Introducing youth to the Earth Sciences.

2014 O. Max Gardner Award: Dr. Jay Narayan

NCSU's Dr. Jay Narayan is the 2014 O. Max Gardner Award recipient.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Thomas Kenan III is recognized with a 2014 University Award.

2014 University Award: Thomas Kenan III

Thomas Kenan III is honored with a 2014 University Award.

Monday, April 14, 2014

ECU's Leo Jenkins is remembered with a 2014 University Award.

2014 University Award: Leo Jenkins

A profile of Leo Jenkins, recipient of the UNC Board of Governors University Award.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Organic Transit makes efficient, eco-friendly vehicles.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

An Alamance County man's mushroom business is gaining renown.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

NC A&T researchers are developing absorbable implants.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How a heart pump saved the life of a pregnant woman.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Lawmakers learn NC won't save as much money on Medicaid changes from 2013.

Shoeshine Competition

Unpublished photos shine a light on a unique personal story.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Unpublished photos of a 1952 competition lead to a unique personal story.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

City of Medicine Academy is changing how - & what - students learn.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Archaeologists study hundreds of WWII shipwrecks off our state's coast.

Kari Wouk & Debra Bailey

Ms. Wouk & Ms. Bailey give us a preview of the annual Triangle Sci-Tech Expo.

Tuesday, April 1st

A look at the challenges facing the 50 year-old Bonner Bridge.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Legislative analysts report on the state's pension plan for fire fighters & EMT's.

Friday, March 28, 2014

NCSU is a national leader & job-creator in the food processing industry.

Intrepid Life Coffee & Spirits

Veteran Marine sniper is helping other veterans while serving a hot cup of joe.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A look at the history of the NC Cooperative Extension.

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