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Friday Fellow Dr. Sharon Elliott-Bynum is providing health care to Durham through her free clinic CAARE, Inc. Friday Fellow Alyson Grine & Wildacres Leadership Initiative Program Director Minda Brooks talk about the Fellowship's work & mission, as the program marks its 20th anniversary. Plus noted journalist Tom Brokaw sits down with High Point University president Dr. Nido Qubein.
Composting helps farmers revitalize their soil & boost our eco-system. Many NC veterans are returning to their rural roots upon completing their service. And the UNC Core program helps our military members earn their degrees while serving our country.
Light rail is connecting people & places in Charlotte. Organic Transit's ELF vehicles are offering a transportation alternative in Durham. Teams supporting Special Olympics NC participated in a recent fundraiser in Raleigh. And the small town of Rhodhiss has a connection to one of the biggest "travel" moments in history.
Port City Java's coffee business is expanding across the southeast. Brewers of a different sort are crafting big businesses in distilling. Bob Garner is highlighting all sorts of traditional foods in his new book. Plus Whitney Montgomery & Josh Lyle talk about the work of Outward Bound.
The NC Arboretum offers programs educating youth about the natural world. The NC Cooperative Extension's 4-H program draws on its agricultural roots while adapting to include STEM education for youth as well. Plus the UNCSA Cirkus Theatre Project takes its participants out into the work-a-day world to see how theatre professionals bring shows to the stage.
Learning is a lifelong adventure at The North Carolina Arboretum. Producer Scott Campbell looks at how The Arboretum connects people and plants through its series of formal and informal education opportunities.
We conclude our series on the state foster care system with a look options for young adults who are aging out. Scientists are studying rip currents along our coast as well as tracking weather and erosion patterns. Plus NOVA looks at cyber security in the digital age.
Sow Much Good aims to provide healthy food & nutrition education to urban areas. Farm to Fork advocates for sustainable food practices in the community. The NC foster care system includes therapeutic care for children with special needs. And Randy Benson talks about a new project at the Center for Documentary Studies.
Access to fresh food is an issue for many communities & studies show people's health can suffer because of it. A former UNC Friday Fellow & CNN Hero has created a non-profit that works to cultivate fresh produce for people living in low income neighborhoods in Charlotte. The organization, Sow Much Good, so far has made a remarkable impact on the health & happiness of those it serves.
We conclude our series on Mental Health: Crisis in NC with a look at some possible solutions to some of the common obstacles people with mental illnesses face on their road to recovery. Plus we talk with the executive director of NAMI NC, Jack Register. And May is also National Foster Care Month, we begin a series taking an in-depth look at the foster care system in our state.
We celebrate National Barbecue Month with a visit to Lexington & a look back at the history of our state's Signature Food. We get ready for some horse racing with a look at another equine sport gaining popularity in our state - polo. Plus we learn how another well-loved sport - basketball - has a minor league contingent. And the Greensboro Science Center is helping preserve the maned wolf.
The Career & College Promise program helps high school students get a head start on their college degrees. The Vernon Malone College & Career Academy prepares students for their future. And The UNCSA Cirkus Theatre Project helps students hone their crafts in preparation for the stage debut of their original projects.
Scientists are creating new fabrics for everything from carpeting to protective gear. NCSU's College of Textiles is working on clothing that can monitor your health. Plus Dr. Eric Toone & Geoff Durham talk about the new partnership between Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship & the Durham Innovation District.
Merlefest is an economic engine for the state. The Kirby Cultural Arts Complex is helping revitalize Roxboro. The NC Symphony's Education Concert Series brings love & appreciation of classical music to young students. And author Scott Syfert talks about his new book.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, we'll look at how CIT training can help law enforcement manage crisis situations. May is also Stroke Awareness Month, we'll talk about the signs to look for & steps to take to prevent strokes. And this week is Women's Health Week, we'll learn how the Eat Smart Move More NC program is working to help all of us lead more healthy lives.
Wilkes Art Gallery showcases the diversity, creativity, & critical thinking of the visual arts. The Pinehurst Classic Car Show features some of the most historic automobiles staged on the iconic golf resort. Author Allegra Jordan talks about her new book "The End of Innocence." And we wrap up Teacher Appreciation Week with a conversation with the NC Teacher of the Year Keana Triplett.
Jeff Smith takes an in-depth look at the 440th Air Lift Wing at Pope Army Air Field - which has a long history with the 82nd Airborne & Fort Bragg. In 2014, the US Air Force announced plans to deactivate the unit. Jeff takes us behind the scenes & to the front lines of the grass roots effort to save the only full-time Air Force Wing on the base.
Frank Graff learns how drones can be used to help scientists & rescue crews. Kelley McHenry continues her series on water with a visit to a water treatment plant. We mark Teacher Appreciation Week with a conversation with Robyn Fehrman from Teach for America. And a preview of Jeff Smith's new special on the 440th Air Lift Wing.
Kelley McHenry looks at how a water treatment plant cleans & delivers water to our homes. Dr. Tom Linden learns about historic canoes found under the water of Lake Phelps in Pettigrew State Park. And third-generation beekeeper Leigh-Kathryn Bonner joins us to talk about the importance of honey bees in our eco-system.
We begin a series looking at the mental health system in our state. Plus we tour a special exhibit about illusion & magic. And we catch up with the UNCSA Cirkus Theatre Project as it nears completion.
The UNCSA Cirkus Theatre Project student teams continue to work on their original scenes. Cotton Ketchie's career has spanned a multitude of art forms. Shelby Stephenson is NC's new poet laureate. And a Durham man also knows the importance of reading.
NC lawmakers work to finish bills on this Crossover Day. Ultimate Disc leagues & teams are forming in our state. BMX is also gaining popularity in NC. Author Cat Warren talks about her new book on dogs & their sense of smell. Plus Tar Heel Traveler Scott Mason meets a woman who tames wild mustangs.
Scientists & officials study ways to reduce storm-water runoff. A recent conference looked at ways to clean our air. And two upcoming conferences aim to connect older citizens in our state with the resources they need.
GTCC's Quick Careers Program helps students make career transitions. CPCC's partnership program with Groninger USA LLC trains students for manufacturing careers. PEDS expands its manufacturing plant in Burke County. And Jack Cecil talks about innovative support for job growth at the annual Emerging Issues Forum.
The Friday Fellowship Program recognizes individuals making a difference in the community.
How a renewed interest in the ancient practice of composting is restoring our soil.
Light rail is bringing growth & development to Charlotte.
Port City Java is brewing up big business beyond its Wilmington base.
The NC Arboretum's youth education programs cultivate lifelong learning.
The NC Arboretum has a variety of education programs for visitors.
A look at options for young adults aging out of the foster care system.
Sow Much Good is working to bring healthy food to urban food deserts.
Sow Much Good works to bring healthy, local food to urban food deserts.
A look at potential solutions to recovery obstacles for people with mental illnesses.
A recent discovery in Lexington has renewed interest in BBQ.
How students are earning college credit while still in high school.
Science allows NC's textile industry to create new fibers to meet high tech needs.
A look at the economic impact Merlefest has on NC.
How special training may help law enforcement deal with those with mental illnesses.
The Wilkes Art Gallery seeks to make the visual arts more accessible to the public.
A look at the fight over the 440th Air Lift Wing.
How drones are being used to help scientists & rescue crews.
We begin a series on clean water with a visit to a water treatment plant.
An in-depth look at the mental health system in NC.
Student teams develop original scenes in the UNCSA Cirkus Theatre Project.
An update on NC lawmakers' work during this legislative session.
The city of Durham works on a project to reduce storm-water runoff.
The GTCC Quick Careers Program is helping students train for new jobs.
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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