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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.
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
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.
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.
Hillsborough, NC artist, Sally Barker, re-creates world famous paints as small quilts. Where touching a masterpiece painting is forbidden, Ms. Barker demand her patron feel their way around her quilt. It gives the visually impaired the opportunity to enjoy a painting they'd, otherwise, have no way of sensing. Kelly McCullen reports.
Since their relocation, Texas Jeans has sewn up big business in NC. Triangle-based Moon & Lola jewelry is crafting a big following across the country. D.E. Turner Hardware has been committed to doing business the old-fashioned way for over 100 years. And author Larry Earley talks about his new book.
A special program provides healthy foodstuffs to areas considered food deserts. Erwin Elementary School creates a community garden. The Uwharrie Wine Trail showcases NC wineries as it draws visitors to the area. And NASCAR legend Junior Johnson is still making moonshine at Piedmont Distillers.
A legislative report earlier this year says that food deserts are a significant problem in our state. A food desert is where people don’t have access to fresh, healthy, and affordable food. In this segment produced in partnership with NC Public Radio, Carol Jackson has the story of a group that’s that is trying to help – they’re tackling this new problem with an old family business.
Branford Marsalis participates in the KidzNotes program. "Cotton" Ketchie creates art each & every day. Master weaver Susan Leveille is an NC Heritage Award recipient. And The Butterfly Project uses art to teach children about a difficult period in history.
Recently, a unique music program got a Grammy-nominated helping hand from renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis during the summer camp for Kidz Notes, a year-long program that seeks out underserved children and teaches them classical instruments and choral music. Heather Burgiss shows us the impact Kidz Notes is making in the lives of students, families, and their communities.
NC Cooperative Extension works to promote & support local farmers. The Flavor NC team visits Smith's Blueberries. And author Alena Graedon talks about her debut novel.
North Carolina has the tenth highest rate of food insecurity in the nation. Researchers hope to create a warning system for the vibrio bacteria in oysters. Technicians at Duke are working on a device to help ALS patients communicate. And doctors at Wake Forest Baptist use a device to heal a pregnant woman's heart.
NC lawmakers consider a local sales tax bill. NCSU is applying sustainable techniques to their dining halls. And UNC team has made a documentary on the state's pork industry - we'll take a look & talk to the film's editor-in-chief.
During this Got To Be NC Agriculture month, we visit four unique businesses with ties to our state's #1 industry. An Alamance County man turns a career set-back into a new business. A Harnett County family is brewing up new business on their family farm. A Buncombe County business is preserving & promoting traditional seeds. And a Gibsonville B&B is drawing tourists to its historic facility.
Education exhibits at the NC Arboretum showcase our state's native plants. Two sisters in Chapel Hill teach neighbors about nature in their popular home garden. Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler joins us during this Got To Be NC Agriculture month. And a preview of this week's episode of Black Issues Forum featuring some inspiring local artists.
The NC Arboretum presents the natural world in an educational context through traveling educational & interactive exhibits - landscape gardens that showcase plants important to the state's cultural heritage & that feature sustainable methods, & gallery exhibition of the works of regional artists & artisans.
Farmers learn how to engage in small, sustainable agriculture in our state. The Almanac Gardener team looks into roadside garadening. We take a tour of the NC Aviation Museum in Asheboro. And as we prepare to mark the 45th anniversary of the Moon Landing, we look at how NC played a role in the historic moment.
Researchers are learning how oyster reefs could protect our coast from rising seas. A Raleigh-based company is brewing up big business with its unique product. And July is Cord Blood Awareness Month - we'll talk with a nurse about the life-saving uses of cord blood.
We continue our look at entrepreneurship in NC with a visit to a water conservation organization. The Innovation Quarter in Winston-Salem is bringing new businesses to the Triad. The Alamance Battlefield historic site preserves our state's history. And author Tom Earnhardt talks about his new book.
Business accelerators are helping entrepreneurs start companies in our state. The Victory Junction Gang Camp provides a traditional summer camp experience for children of all abilities. Miss North Carolina 2014 Beth Stovall stops by our studios. And the Tar Heel Traveler meets a former beauty queen from NC.
Guilford College takes a unique approach to sustainable agriculture. The Dellinger Grist Mill is on the National Register of Historic Places. Author Phillip Gerard talks about his new book "Down the Wild Cape Fear." And Carolina Outdoor Journal goes fishing along a coastal river - by kayak.
NC Modernist Houses works to preserve historic structures in our state. The Henderson County Heritage Museum preserves its area history. And musician William Myers is a 2014 NC Heritage Award recipient.
Researchers use computer models to study medicines impacts on our bodies. Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Cancer Center offers comprehensive care for patients. And we learn about pool safety tips and tools for individuals and families.
The NC New Teacher Program provides support for teachers new to the classroom. Another program offers continuing education classes for teachers. Dr. Curtis Charles talks about the work and mission of FSU's Center for Defense & Homeland Security & its Cyber Security Academy. And we visit the House of Flags in Polk County.
A UNC-Charlotte program offers students a unique STEM education experience.
The ECU Summer Guitar Festival brings classical guitarists from across the US.
Scientists are looking into why the bee population is declining.
An Orange County program works to provide bees to area farmers.
A Hillsborough, NC artist re-creates paintings as quilts for the visual impaired to enjoy
Texas Jeans moved to NC just to keep its products Made in the USA.
Grocers on Wheels delivers healthy foods to areas in desperate need.
Grocers on Wheels delivers healthy foods to areas in desperate need.
A music legend shares his talents with a special children's program.
A North Carolina music legend participates in a special musical program for kids.
The Know Your Farms tour brings consumers together with local farmers.
A new documentary looks at food insecurity in our state.
State lawmakers consider a local sales tax bill.
Dogwood Hill Farms is sprouting big business from its unique products.
The NC Arboretum teaches visitors about the role plants play in our cultural heritage.
Education exhibits by the NC Arboretum showcase our state's native plants.
The PLANT @ Breeze Farm program helps new & experienced farmers.
Oyster reefs grow fast enough to protect communities from rising seas.
A Chapel Hill-based business is helping companies use water more efficiently.
Entrepreneurship is booming in North Carolina, especially in the Triangle.
Sustainable agriculture plays a role at Guilford College.
Preserving Modernist homes in our state.
Scientists create a computerized liver model to predict a drug's side effects.
UNC General Administration develops a mentoring program for new teachers.
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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