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Children learn to play in an orchestra with the Instrument Zoo. Ben Owen III & Lee Abbot talk about an annual exhibition at the Mint Museum. "Cotton" Ketchie is an artist in many mediums. And we visit the NC Music Hall of Fame.
We look at school bus safety programs & practices. We tour East Carolina University. And we sit in on a session of the ECU Summer Guitar Festival.
North Carolina is part of the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN). Dr. Joe Zublena talks about other projects underway at NC Cooperative Extension. RDU is part of the TSA's new Pre-Check Program. And the Exploring NC team visits Fort Bragg.
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.
The Wicked Chicken Auction, in Clayton, NC, brings breeders, hobby farmers and serious farmers under one roof to bid, buy and sell poultry. It's all about birds and the occasional barnyard animal and fans drive from miles around to spend Sunday afternoons at the Wicked Chicken. Kelly McCullen reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The NC Symphony's Instrument Zoo program teaches children to play musical instruments.
Back to School bus safety tips.
NC Cooperative Extension helps citizens recover from disasters.
Many landfills in North Carolina capture biogas and turn it into electricity.
Clayton, NC's "Wicked Chicken Auction" sells hundreds of chickens to hobby farmers
A UNC professor is a leader in concussion research.
A tour of UNC Asheville.
The NC Arboretum cultivates both plants & partnerships.
Community partnerships help the NC Arboretum advance its mission.
A tour of the Chatham County 911 First Responder Memorial.
Researchers are finding new use for coal ash - as a building material.
A profile of some unique Alleghany County potters.
Charlotte's Moore Place is providing apartments for the homeless.
The newly-restored Roanoke River Lighthouse prepares to reopen.
Researchers work with nature's "super fruit" - the blueberry.
Researchers are working to reduce deadly diseases with GMO mosquitoes.
A special summer camp at the NC Zoo teachers campers how to be wildlife biologists.
Researchers look for ways to combat mosquito-borne illnesses.
A conversation with UNC Board of Governors Chairman John Fennebresque.
NC wine makers look to UNCG MBA students for help with vineyard business plans.
A look at organizations providing solutions to the mental health crisis in NC.
Crisis Intervention Training can help law enforcement work with those with mental illness.
A look at the challenges families & patients face in receiving mental health care.
A Durham radio drama boasts the first African-American superhero in a lead role.
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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