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North Carolina NOW Broadcast Schedule
(Subject to Change)
Monday, September 29th
- Entrepreneurship in North Carolina Pt. 3--Kelley McHenry completes her series on entrepreneurship in the Tar Heel State by showing how North Carolina is gaining a nationwide reputation as a great place to start a business and the unique ways entrepreneurs are generating capital. One example involves an engineer and a North Carolina State research engineer who developed a mug that keeps coffee at the right temperature. Instead of going through the usual channels to get start up money they took their idea online and asked people to support it. (Wake Co.)
- 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.)
- Newsmaker: Wesley Casteen/Libertarian Candidate, North Carolina Seventh Congressional District--Attorney Wesley Casteen from Wilmington, North Carolina is a Libertarian candidate running to represent North Carolina's Seventh Congressional District seat. The district is represented by Democratic Incumbent Congressman Mike McIntyre who decided not to run for re-election. Mr. Casteen faces former State Republican Senator David Rouzer from Benson and New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr., a Democrat from Wilmington in the November election. The Seventh Congressional District covers Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Cumberland, Duplin, New Hanover, Pender, Robeson, and Sampson Counties.
Tuesday, September 30th
- North Carolina Edisons--David Hains introduces us to Louis Foreman, an inventor who organized a group of small companies called Edison Nation. The Charlotte-based group works with inventors to shepherd their ideas to products--especially helping them navigate through the challenges of bringing a new product to market. (Mecklenburg Co.)
- GTCC "Get on Track" Program--Katherine Johnson visits Guilford Technical Community College to learn how the college is helping those students who have been out of the classroom for a while get back into the swing of campus life through the "Get on Track" pilot program. (Guilford Co.)
- Newsmaker: Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest--Kelly McCullen has a conversation with North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest about a law passed in the 2014 budget that creates an endowment fund where money raised will eventually lead to supplemental pay checks for excellent public school teachers. North Carolina drivers can contribute to the fund by either registering for a special license, checking a box to give some of their state income tax refund or making a private, tax-deductible contribution.
Wednesday, October 1st
- North Carolina Science NOW: The Peanut Solution--Frank Graff begins a second season of his North Carolina Science NOW series by examining research that has cracked the nutty challenges of peanut allergies. A start-up company has licensed technology from North Carolina A&T State University that removes 98% of the allergens in peanuts, moving the idea of hypoallergenic peanuts, peanut butter, and other products containing peanuts one step closer to store shelves. (Guilford Co.)
- Uwharrie Wine Trail--Heather Burgiss tours the Uwharrie Mountains Wine Trail consisting of four wineries along a 45 mile trek from Salisbury to Albemarle. The stops include The Old Stone Winery, a 130-acre estate with 20 acres of muscadine grapes that go into making their many wines--including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Seyval Blanc. Uwharrie Vineyards sits on about 70 acres planted in grapes and lists six wines and offers food pairings and a picnic area. Dennis Vineyards Winery also presents a variety of Muscadine wines with a tasting room and a gift shop. Stony Mountain Vineyards features many varietal wines, including a blend of Syrah and Sangiovese, as well as a half-dozen fruit wines. The trail provides stunning views across the Uwharrie Mountains and the Yadkin Valley as well as an economic boom for the area.
- Newsmaker: Vince Coakley/Republican Candidate, 12th Congressional District---Republican Candidate Vince Coakley is a former broadcast television journalist, anchor, and radio host in Charlotte, and is seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina. Located in the west-central portion of the state, the 12th District includes Mecklenburg, Cabbarus, Rowan, Davidson, Forsyth and Guilford Counties. Mr. Coakely is running against Democratic State Representative Alma Adams in the November general election.
Thursday, October 2nd
- Atlantic Caviar and Sturgeon--Katherine Johnson introduces us to one of the newest and unique delicacies being produced in North Carolina--caviar. Atlantic Caviar and Sturgeon in Happy Valley ships its product to wholesalers, restaurants and retailers around the state and country--and has an eye on international distribution. Among the varieties of caviar produced at the farm is the highly valued Ossetra caviar that is comparable to Beluga caviar. (Caldwell Co.)
- Chef Scott Crawford/Standard Food--Carol Jackson follows Chef Scott Crawford, formerly as he prepares to open Standard Food, a restaurant and grocery store where people can dine farm side. On October 5th, he will host an all-vegetable harvest dinner with the people at the Raleigh City Farm, which is run on vacant lots mainly by volunteers. (Wake Co.)
- Newsmaker: U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx Ed.D./Republican Incumbent, North Carolina's Fifth Congressional District--Republican Congressional Incumbent Virginia Foxx is currently serving her fifth consecutive term in Congress and is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education. Prior to her election to the U.S. House, she served as a member of the North Carolina State Senate as well as Deputy Secretary for Management for North Carolina under Governor Jim Martin. Dr. Foxx faces Democrat Joshua Brannon, a software developer from Vilas in Watauga County. The Fifth Congressional District is located in the northwestern portion of the state and includes Watauga, Ashe, Wilkes, Alexander, Iredell, Davie, Yadkin, Surry, Alleghany, Forsyth, Stokes and Rockingham Counties.
Friday, October 3rd
- Da Brothaz--Carol Jackson shares the story of Joshua Weaver and True Settles, two young and gifted hip-hop dancers who have taken their skills from practicing in the basement to raising it to a much higher level--literally. The duo are using their talents to perform praise dancing at church services. (Orange and Durham Counties)
- ShanksFX--David Huppert visits Chapel Hill filmmaker Joey Shanks who has turned his his shed in rural Orange County into a special effects facility to prove that one doesn't need a big Hollywood studio to create realistic special effects. Joey's hobby of creating Do-It-Yourself special effects into a career now includes a PBS Digital web series called, ShanksFX that shows viewers how to create organic, in-camera special effects like holograms, stop-motion animation, scenes from outer space, and his latest, recreating the proton stream from Ghostbusters. (Orange 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 will begin airing on September 4th 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.