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North Carolina NOW Broadcast Schedule
(Subject to Change)
Monday, May 20, 2013
- Senate Budget--Jeff Smith follows the North Carolina Senate as lawmakers begin debating their version of the state budget. Senate leaders say the two-year plan would spend about $20.4 billion. (Wake Co.)
- Texas Jeans--Stephanie Bourland takes us to Asheboro, home of Texas Jeans, where the clothing is 100% made in America. The facility was originally headquartered in Texas but moved its operations to North Carolina to avoid going overseas. (Randolph Co.)
- Samaritan's Feet--David Hains introduces us to Emmanuel Ohonme, founder of Samaritan's Feet. The Charlotte-based organization has given away over three million pairs of shoes to adults and children around the world. Before handing out shoes, the charity performs an act of humility by washing the feet of the recipient. (Mecklenburg Co.)
- Newsmakers: Mary Linda Andrews/Director of Community Partnerships, GlaxoSmithKline and Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS/Vice President of Programs, The Healing Place of Wake County--Ms. Andrews and Mr. Budnick will discuss how more non profit organizations are eligible to apply for the 2013 GlaxoSmithKline compared to past years.IMPACT Awards. The annual awards program will honor up to ten local nonprofits in Research Triangle Park, NC and the surrounding region with $40,000 each in recognition of their achievements and innovations in improving community health. The IMPACT name represents Innovation, Management, Partnership, Achievement Community focus and Targeting needs of diverse and underserved populations.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- Microsoft IT Academy--Kelley McHenry shows how the Tar Heel State is taking the lead in getting high school students ahead of the curve in I-T careers. North Carolina is the first state to offer Microsoft Software Certification in every public and charter high school--giving students real-world business skills and credentials. (Wake Co.)
- Triangle Area Polo Club--Frank Graff goes to Hurdle Mills to visit the Triangle Area Polo Club, the only club of its kind in North Carolina sanctioned by the United States Polo Association (USPA). The club gives potential polo participants at all experience levels the options of bringing their own horse or using one of theirs. They also provide the equine gear and other equipment needed to gallop towards a goal. (Person and Orange Counties)
- Newsmaker: Sam Houston, Ed.D./President and CEO, North Carolina Science, Mathematics and Technology Education Center--Dr. Houston will discuss the recently released, first ever, comprehensive STEM Scorecard, which reports highlights on the state's STEM resources, capabilities and necessary improvements to ensure statewide preparedness in this area.
Wednesday, May 22, 2012
- Oak Island Oyster Reef Reconstruction--Kelley McHenry visits Oak Island, about 30 miles south of Wilmington, as volunteers joined forces to place 5,000 bags of reclaimed oyster shells in the water to form two new reefs. The efforts are to bring awareness of the importance of oysters as nature's water treatment plant and how oyster reefs serve as an importance ecosystem on the coast. (Brunswick Co.)
- WCU Simlab--Frank Graff heads to Western Carolina University to introduce us to "Sim-Man," a rather human-like mannequin who teaches students how to respond to real life medical situations. "Sim-Man" is part of the university's new $46 million state of the art teaching labs located in the Health and Human Science Building. (Jackson Co.)
- Newsmaker: Gladys Lundy/President, Minority Women's Health Project and Director, Triangle Stroke Outreach Initiative--Ms. Lundy is a stroke survivor. In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, Ms. Lundy along with two guests, will talk about their upcoming community outreach education efforts that include sessions with stroke neurological experts, a health fair and the launching of local stroke support groups.
Thursday, May 23, 2013
- North Carolina Community College Series: Stanly Community College--Rick Sullivan takes us to Albemarle, the home campus of Stanly Community College. SCC offers more than 30 fields of study in areas such as health, business, engineering and computer training. The college also has Continuing Education programs including basic skills, business and industry certification and protective services. There is also a satellite campus in Locust, NC--the Crutchfield Education Center. The North Carolina Community College System is celebrating its 50th anniversary. (Stanly Co.)
- Blumey Awards--David Hains brings a taste of the Tony Awards Carolina-style by presenting performances from the 2013 Blumey Awards. The program features talent and achievement in musical theater among high school students in the greater Charlotte area. Created by the Blumenthal Performing Arts, the Blumey Awards highlight the importance of musical theater and arts education. (Mecklenburg Co.)
- North Carolina Bookwatch Excerpt: William Chafe, Ph.D./American Historian and Author, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal"--North Carolina Bookwatch Host D.G. Martin has a conversation with historian and author Dr. William Chafe on his latest book, "Bill and Hillary: The Politics of the Personal." Dr. Chafe shows how the difficult childhoods of Bill and Hillary Clinton played a major role in their relationship as a couple as well as impacting American politics. Dr. Chafe's complete interview can be seen on Sunday, May 26th at noon and Thursday, May 30th at 5 p.m. on UNC-TV.
Friday, May 24, 2013
- Soldier Portrait--Heather Burgiss visits gallery owner and artist Mary Benjmin in downtown Wake Forest who creates and donates portraits of military members who died in service for the grieving families, particularly mothers. (Wake Co.)
- Wounded Warriors Fishing--Frank Graff shows a special therapy that is helping North Carolina soldiers heal from injuries sustained from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The medical prescription doesn't necessarily involve pills…but a fishing pole. (Cumberland Co.)
- Newsmaker: Janet Moore/FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway--Ms. Moore will discuss efforts by the FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a not-for-profit group that works to protect and preserve the Blue Ridge Parkway. In 2013, the group is celebrating its 25th anniversary in North Carolina; in 2014, it will celebrate its anniversary in Virginia. The organization is searching for volunteers to work with park maintenance staff to "adopt" the 469 miles of parkway trails to help maintenance staff to restore view sheds, repair fences, build bridges, clear trails and paint mileposts. Currently, 66% of the Parkways trails and overlooks have been "adopted" by community volunteers.