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(Subject to Change)
Monday, March 3, 2013
NORTH CAROLINA NOW SPECIAL--916TH AIR REFUELING WING
- Jeff Smith takes us behind the scenes of the 916th Air Refueling Wing, based at Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro. He introduces us to a group of crew members of the KC-135R Statotanker, a military aircraft that has been performing air-to-air refueling missions since 1957. The Stratotanker was initially tasked to refuel strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam War and later conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm to extend the range and endurance of US tactical fighters and bombers. The unit is also deployable on a global scale to support U.S. military and NATO allies in cargo and passenger hauling and aeromedical evacuation.
Tuesday, March 4, 2013
- Heart Disease Pt. 1--Kelley McHenry begins a three part series on heart disease and how some medical experts are switching their views on the illness and nutrition. The conventional wisdom of eating a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet is now being challenged. Saturated fat, once considered as negative nutrition is now being looked upon as positive. (Durham and Wake Counties)
- UNC Series: Elizabeth City State University--Rick Sullivan heads to the northeast region of North Carolina to visit the campus of Elizabeth City State University. Established in 1891 by the North Carolina General Assembly, ECSU began as a two year school for the teaching and training of African-American teachers. Elizabeth City State became a four year college in 1937 and offers 37 baccalaureate programs and three masters degree programs. U.S. News and World Report's 2014 Edition of Best Colleges ranked ECSU first in the Top Public Schools Regional Colleges (South) category and #18 among the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities. (Pasquotank Co.)
- Newsmaker: Akram Khater, Ph.D./Director, Khayrallah Program for Lebanese-American Studies, North Carolina State University--Dr. Khater talks about his involvement in developing the exhibit Cedars in the Pines exhibit that is now open at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. This is the first museum exhibit to tell the story of Lebanese immigrants to North Carolina. It was developed by a program at North Carolina State University. The Triangle area and Charlotte have the two largest concentrations of Lebanese-American communities in North Carolina.
Wednesday, March 5, 2013
- North Carolina Science NOW Series: Ocean Energy--Frank Graff continues his North Carolina Science NOW series by heading to Roanoke Island where scientists at the UNC Coastal Studies Institute are testing new technologies that would harness the power of the ocean to create new sources of energy. Ongoing studies are looking at the energy potential and feasibility of generating energy from wind, waves, and currents. (Dare Co.)
- Heart Disease Pt. 2-- Kelley McHenry continues her series on heart disease by focusing on cholesterol, considered one of the most critical substances in our bodies. Kelley presents new research that indicates that sugar, instead of cholesterol could be a major factor in developing heart damage. (Durham and Wake Counties)
- Newsmaker: Angela Crawford Easterday/Wellness Committee Chairperson, J. Y. Joyner Elementary School--Ms. Easterday stops by to talk about the third annual 5K Run/Walk taking place on March 9th at J. Y Joyner Elementary School in Raleigh. The goal is to make physical activity fun while maintaining a focus on education and offering choice.” Part of the preparation for the event includes encouraging students to make one mindful healthy food choice each day, read for 20-minutes each day, and get at least 20-minutes of exercise each day.
Thursday, March 6, 2013
- Heart Disease Pt. 3--Kelley McHenry concludes her reports on heart disease by examining the controversial issue of who should take statins to reduce the risks of heart attack or stroke. Recently, the guidelines for taking statins have been rewritten by a panel of heart specialists, which has raised concerns from many top health experts. (Durham and Orange Counties)
- Legislative Committee: Virtual Public Schools--Kelly McCullen presents an update to an earlier story involving legislators examining the idea of creating virtual public school campuses in the state. Virtual school are designed where every class, every day is taught by teachers online. North Carolina public schools are facing new business models but, so far, those models have not included Internet-based campuses. (Wake Co.)
- Babe Ruth 100th/1st Home Run--Jeff Smith takes us back in history as the 100th anniversary of Babe Ruth's first home run as a professional baseball player draws near. On March 7, 1914, George Herman Ruth Jr. hit his first home run In the last inning of the exhibition game at the Cape Fear Fair Ground in Fayetteville while playing with the Baltimore Orioles. During that time in Fayetteville, he also gained the nickname “Babe.” (Cumberland and Wake Counties)
- North Carolina Bookwatch Excerpt: Lee Craig, Ph.D./Author, "Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times"--North Carolina Bookwatch Host D.G. Martin has a conversation with North Carolina State University Professor of Economic History and author Lee Craig about his book "Josephus Daniels: His Life and Times." Dr. Craig takes readers on a journey of Mr. Daniels' professional life beginning with his involvement in the Democratic Party, Secretary of the Navy during the First World War and newspaper magnate--owning several newspapers in North Carolina including the Raleigh News and Observer. Dr. Craig's entire interview can be seen on Friday March 7th at 9 p.m. on UNC-MX and Thursday, March 13th at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV.
Friday, March 7, 2013
NORTH CAROLINA NOW SPECIAL: BARISTAS
- Kelly McCullen explores the expanding world of North Carolina coffee baristas. Although the Tar Heel State doesn't grow coffee, North Carolinians have taken quite a liking to not only brewing different blends but also coffee cuppings, or tastings and coffee creations through latte art competitions.