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Doctors re-examine the role of statins in preventing heart attacks & strokes. A look back at baseball history & a major milestone in the sport. And author Lee Craig talks about his new book.
Scientists look into using the ocean as a source of power. Nutritionists revise the role sugar plays in a healthy diet. And Joyner Elementary's annual healthy living program & its upcoming 5K run/walk help kids & families learn to lead healthier lives.
Researchers look into the role diet plays in heart health. We tour Elizabeth City State University. And Dr. Akram Khater talks about the Cedars in the Pines exhibit profiling NC's Lebanese population.
The smallest and most affordable university in the UNC system is under new leadership this year, and it has some lofty ideas for the future. In fact, producer Rick Sullivan found out first hand that Elizabeth City State University has its eyes on the sky. Literally.
A Winston-Salem woman has a special reason to celebrate Heart Health Month. Charlie Rose is the 2014 North Carolinian of the Year. Scott Mason travels the state on the "road less traveled." And author William Chafe talks about his new book.
Scientists launch the first effort to capture and track Great Egrets. And Leslie Boney & Patrick Kirsch give us a preview of the UNC Social Entrepreneurship Conference.
NC legislators look to other states for virtual public school models. We continue our series of UNC campus profiles with UNC-Chapel Hill. And Megan Williams talks about the nursing programs at UNC.
The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill was founded in 1789, & 225-years later it's still one of the best schools. Kiplinger's has just ranked UNC number one in value among America's public colleges… again! Rick Sullivan visits with the school's new chancellor, & shines a light on the impressive research that is leading students to new discoveries & even creating new jobs in NC.
An in-depth look at the UNC & NC Community Colleges articulation agreement. Marilyn Foote-Hudson & Dr. April Edwards talk about GlaxoSmithKline's annual Project HOPE program.
We tour the Biltmore Estate to see the similarities between it & Downton Abbey. We take a look at truffle farming in NC & sample some savory truffle treats. And author Heather Williams talks about her new book.
The Masterpiece series Downton Abbey has become the most popular television series in public broadcasting history. This popularity has led to an interest in the time period & now visitors to the Biltmore home can't help but compare the fictional Downton to the history of the Vanderbilt family. Heather Burgiss takes us to Asheville for a look at the uncanny similarities between fiction & realty.
Scientists are using soybeans to improve medicines & therapies. The Dept. Of Commerce updates lawmakers on the new economic development corporation being established. Joan Siefert Rose gives us a preview of the annual CED Life Science Conference. And David Hains goes behind the scenes of the Tosco Music Party.
We continue our series profiling the UNC campuses with NCSU. Doctors at Duke Medical Center use new technology to treat stroke patients. And professor Walt Wolfram talks about NC's rich language & dialect heritage.
North Carolina State University is the largest 4-year university in the Carolinas. More than 34-thousand students are enrolled here at the flagship engineering and technology school in the UNC system. Rick Sullivan visited campus this past week and found NC State to be practical in many ways…. and boldly audacious in others..
NC legislators review the impact of the coal ash spill in the Dan River & the sewer spill in the Haw River. We visit the mid-Atlantic's largest chestnut orchard at High Rock Farm. And Stephen Lair tells us about the Salute to Senior Service award program.
State lawmakers hear different perspectives on school funding. Kelly McCullen discusses the issue further with Sen. Josh Stein. We continue our series of UNC campus profiles with North Carolina Central University. Beth Dehghan of Women NC & two of the group's scholarship fellows discuss this year's projects with the UN's Commission on the Status of Women.
In 1925 North Carolina Central University became the first state-supported liberal arts university for African Americans. In 2014, NCCU is one of the top-ranked Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America. But its role as a liberal arts university has been liberally expanded. Rick Sullivan explains that science is now a big part of what makes this school soar.
State lawmakers look into the implementation of the Read to Achieve Law. Kelly McCullen discusses the issue further with Sen. Phil Berger. Heather Burgiss learns how Chris Dutcher uses his disease to teach children about people with different disabilities. And Catherine Chao gives us a preview of the 35th annual Minority Health Conference.
We take a look at two contributors to the Charlotte arts scene - drummer Shannon Williams, and the NC Dance Theatre. And author Wilton Barnhardt talks about his new book.
NC legislators look into ways to provide people with better access to healthy foods. The Future Farmers of America reinvents itself for the 21st century & beyond. And education leader Tom Vander Ark talks about digital learning.
NC researchers are pioneering genetic engineering of crops. Wildlife officials are working to bring water back to the Great Dismal Swamp. And Pam Wall talks about the upcoming move of the Kidzu Childrens' Museum in Chapel Hill.
Pilot Mountain State Park continues to recover a year after a controlled burn got out of control. Rick Sullivan goes behind the scenes at the UNC School of the Arts. And UNCSA School of Filmmaking Dean Susan Ruskin talks about the art of movie-making at the school.
There is no other school in the UNC system anything like the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. It's the smallest of the 17 schools in the system, and in its own unique way it is the most selective. Rick Sullivan visits North Carolina's premiere arts school in Winston-Salem, the first public arts conservatory in the United States.
NC lawmakers consider state recognition for the Chowanoke Tribe. Chimney Rock State Park works to balance tourism needs with environmental protection efforts. And Dr. Valerie Johnson previews some of the many events coming up to celebrate Black History Month.
Researchers re-examine the role of statins.
Researchers look into ways to harness the power of the ocean.
How our diets may impact our hearts.
A profile of Elizabeth City State University.
A special treatment helped heal a Winston-Salem woman's heart.
NC scientists are tracking the Great Egret.
Lawmakers review models for virtual public schools.
A profile of UNC-Chapel Hill.
The UNC system & the NC Community College system work on an articulation agreement.
A look at the similarities between the Biltmore Estate & Downton Abbey.
America's most famous house bears some striking similarities to another popular home.
Researchers study the use of soybeans in medicines.
A profile of North Carolina State University.
A profile of North Carolina State University.
Lawmakers consider the impact of recent spills in NC rivers.
NC legislators consider school funding options.
Take a tour of top-ranked historically black college - North Carolina Central University.
NC legislators review the Read to Achieve Law.
A Charlotte-area drummer plays his career by ear.
Lawmakers consider how to help people living in "food deserts."
A look at the science of genetically-modifying crops.
A look at how Pilot Mountain is recovering after a fire in 2012.
A profile of the UNC School of the Arts.
A Native American group seeks state tribal recognition.
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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