Broadcast Schedule

Home - About NC Now - Schedule - Featured Weblinks - Specials - NC Science Now - Watch NOW


North Carolina NOW Broadcast Schedule
(Subject to Change)


Monday, September 22nd

  • Entrepreneurship in North Carolina Pt. 2--Kelley McHenry continues her series on entrepreneurship in North Carolina, where nearly half of all jobs are in small businesses.  The entrepreneurial community in the state is believed to be the job creator of the future.   Kelley takes a look at entrepreneurship with a company capitalizing on one of our most basic necessities--water.  The company's creators decided to launch their business in Chapel Hill to have a connection with the UNC Water Institute. (Orange Co.)
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Neonatal Monitors--Jeff Smith takes a look at a state of the art feature in the Special Infant Care Clinic of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center's Brenner Children's Hospital.  The hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) offers parents a secure webcam site where they can monitor their baby via computer while taking care of other responsibilities outside of the hospital.  (Forsyth Co.)
  • North Carolina Science NOW:  Micro Organs in Miniature--Frank Graff examines pioneering research at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital that studies the effects of medicines and dangerous chemicals on the body.  Scientists are not using lab rats or human trials--instead they have created miniature organs on glass slides and linked them together with synthetic blood.  (Forsyth Co.)
  • North Carolina Bookwatch Interview: Katy Simpson Smith Ph.D./Author, "The Story of Land and Sea:  A Novel"--North Carolina Bookwatch Host D.G. Martin has a conversation with historian and author Katy Simpson Smith about her first novel, "The Story of Land and Sea."   Set in Beaufort, North Carolina during the waning years of the American Revolution, the story follows three generations of family—fathers and daughters, mother and son, master and slave, characters yearning for redemption amidst war, kidnapping, slavery, and love.  It also describes the economic prowess of Beaufort during the 18th century beginning as an early center in the Tar Heel State for politics and a robust economy and ending the century on the downside as the cities of New Bern and Hillsborough developed into economic and political hubs.

Tuesday, September 23rd

  • Pine Knott Farms--Kelly McCullen stops by "Pine Knot Farms" of Hurdle Mills, North Carolina.  The century-old farm has had continued success through old-time, traditional farming techniques that are being continued by third generation farmer Stanley Hughes.  The techniques some may have determined as outdated are now considered today as "organic."  (Person Co.)
  • Ocracoke Fig Cake--Bob Garner travels to Ocracoke, North Carolina, known for its delicious seafood.  But his focus this time is not on the main course--it's the dessert.  Bob samples a local island treat, the Ocracoke Fig Cake. (Hyde Co.)
  • Washington History Tour--Clay Johnson takes us to the first town in North Carolina--and the nation--to be named after George Washington, the first President of the United States.  Washington, North Carolina holds a unique place in American history involving the Civil War and African-Americans.  Clay introduces us to tour guide Leesa Jones, who has made it her mission to tell the story of the waterfront town through several unique walking tours. (Beaufort Co.)
  • Newsmaker:  Laura Fjeld/Democratic Candidate, North Carolina Sixth Congressional District--Laura Fjeld of Orange County is the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Representative of North Carolina's 6th Congressional District. Ms. Fjeld served for the last five years as Vice President and General Counsel for the seventeen campus University of North Carolina System. Ms. Fjeld will join us as part of a series of interviews that will begin airing on September 4th as part of UNC-TV's 2014 Election Coverage.  Republican Pastor Mark Walker from Greensboro.  The seat has been held since 1985 by Republican Congressman Howard Coble, who is retiring. Sections of Guilford, Alamance, Durham, Granville, and Orange counties, and all of Caswell, Person, Rockingham, Surry, and Stokes Counties represent the Sixth Congressional District.

Wednesday, September 24th

  • North Carolina Science NOW:  Riding with the Wind--Frank Graff continues his North Carolina Science NOW series by visiting the A-2 Wind Tunnel in Mooresville.  It is the only tunnel in the world that uses motion capture technology along with aerodynamic sensors and high speed cameras. (Iredell Co.)
  • Robotic Suit--Kelley McHenry introduces us to a unique new suit that just doesn't change one's attitude while walking but it is literally designed to help the wearer walk. Duke University Neuroscientist Miguel Nicolelis is the inventor of the robotic suit, which is bringing the dream of paralyzed people to walk again a large leap closer to reality.   (Durham Co.)
  • Newsmaker:  Rupa Redding-Lallinger M.D. /Department of Pediatrics, UNC School of Medicine--Dr. Lalllinger will join us to talk about advances in the treatment of this Sickle Cell Anemia. She has nearly 30 years of experience, practices in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and is the Co-Director of the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Program.  September is recognized as National Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness Month,

Thursday, September 25th

  • North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service Series:  Local Foods--Donna Campbell continues her series on the 100th anniversary of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service by taking a look at the role of the organization within the local food movement.  North Carolina is one of the top twelve states in the country for local farmers markets, and consumer interest has increased in obtaining fresh products directly from the farm. Donna goes on a special tour that focuses on local foods called "Know Your Farm."  (Rowan Co.)
  • First Generation Farmer--Heather Burgiss travels to the southeast part of the state to Whiteville, North Carolina where she profiles first generation berry farmer Brick Rooks and his wife Jennifer.  The couple are the creators of the 60-acre Southern Belle Organics farm. Southern Belle Organics currently offers certified organic blueberries but plans are in the making to expand to blackberries, strawberries, and other fruits in the future. (Columbus Co.)
  • State Representative Alma Adams/Democratic Candidate, 12th Congressional District--Representative Alma Adams is an educator and former chair of the North Carolina Women’s Legislative Caucus. She is currently a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives representing District 58 since 1994. Representative Adams is now seeking election to the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 12th Congressional District.  In April 2013, Mel Watt, the only congressman to have served the 12th District since its creation in 1993, was appointed as director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  Ms. Adams faces Republican Vince Coakley, a former broadcast television journalist, anchor, and radio host in Charlotte, in the November general election.   Mecklenburg, Cabbarus, Rowan, Davidson, Forsyth and Guilford Counties make up the 12th Congressional District.

Friday, September 26th

  • North Carolina Arboretum Series:  Cultivating Crafts-Scott Campbell and Chris Cassels continue their series on the North Carolina Arboretum by showing how The Arboretum nurtures sustainability in the craft and artisanal industry by developing best practices in growing and harvesting craft materials and creating end markets for finished craft products.  (Buncombe Co.) 
  • Woodcarving--David Hains shows us as more and more baby boomers retire, one of the hobbies that is growing in popularity is woodcarving.  The Charlotte Wood Carvers have seen a jump in their numbers as they evangelize for this in regular meeting and seminars to introduce people to the hobby. Some carvers have extended the hobby into a business while others are diving into highly artistic expressions with wood.  (Mecklenburg Co.)
  • Newsmaker:  Marshall Adame/Democratic Candidate, North Carolina Third Congressional District--Retired US Marine and Vietnam Veteran Marshall Adame from Jacksonville, North Carolina is the Democratic candidate running for U.S. Congressional District 3. Mr. Adame will join us as part of a series of interviews that are airing as part of UNC-TV's 2014 Election Coverage.  Mr. Adame faces Republican Incumbent Congressman Walter Jones, who has held the position since 1994.  The counties making up the Third Congressional District are located in the eastern portion of the state and includes Currituck, Canderr, Tyrell, Dare, Hyde, Beaufort, Pitt, Pamlico, Craven, Jones, Lenoir, Carteret, Onslow, Wayne and Duplin Counties.