Alex Granados http://wunc.org en Jordan High Grows Up During Civil Rights Movement http://wunc.org/post/jordan-high-grows-during-civil-rights-movement-1 <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;"><p><span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">Brian McDonald taught at Jordan High School for 13 years before he became interested in the history of the school. And when he looked, he found a school that grew up along with the Civil Rights Movement. His new book; “Not the End, but the Beginning: The Impact of Race and Class on the History of Jordan High School” (</span>NCCU<span style="font-size: 12pt; line-height: 1.5;">/2011), explores the history of the high school.&nbsp;</span></p></div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:39:19 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 32461 at http://wunc.org Jordan High Grows Up During Civil Rights Movement How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The NSA? http://wunc.org/post/how-i-learned-stop-worrying-and-love-nsa <p>When ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden revealed how the <a href="http://www.nsa.gov/">National Security Agency</a> collected data on Americans, the uproar was deafening.</p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:27:21 +0000 Alex Granados 29363 at http://wunc.org How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The NSA? North Carolina's Innovation Economy Has A Long Way To Go http://wunc.org/post/north-carolinas-innovation-economy-has-long-way-go <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A new Report by the <a href="http://www.nccommerce.com/scitech">North Carolina Department of Commerce's Office of Science &amp; Technology</a>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nccommerce.com/scitech"> </a>shows the state is a leader in innovation, but it also points out the many ways in which we need to improve.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:47:33 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 29316 at http://wunc.org North Carolina's Innovation Economy Has A Long Way To Go Program Highlights The Need For Early Childhood Literacy http://wunc.org/post/program-highlights-need-early-childhood-literacy <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 1.5;">Most people know it's a good idea to read to their children.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">But a program called <a href="http://www.reachoutandread.org">Reach Out and Read</a> highlights just how early parents should start the practice. Reach Out and Read gets doctors to write reading prescriptions for families in the hopes of helping them jump start their children's chances for literacy. </span></p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:38:44 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 29314 at http://wunc.org Program Highlights The Need For Early Childhood Literacy William Greider Blasts Money In Politics http://wunc.org/post/william-greider-blasts-money-politics <p><a href="http://www.williamgreider.com/">William Greider</a> is used to standing up to power.</p><p>In the early 1980s, he got Ronald Reagan’s budget director to admit that trickle-down economics was a sham meant to bring the nation’s top tax rate down. He’s in town giving a talk at <a href="http://duke.edu/">Duke University</a> about the influence of politics in money. Host Frank Stasio talks to William Greider, correspondent for <a href="http://www.thenation.com/">The Nation</a>.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:12:07 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 29101 at http://wunc.org William Greider Blasts Money In Politics Barack Obama Promises Jobs During Speech In Raleigh: http://wunc.org/post/barack-obama-promises-jobs-during-speech-raleigh <p>President Barack Obama gave a speech at <a href="http://www.ncsu.edu/">North Carolina State University</a> earlier this week.</p><p>He talked about the need to take action this year, and he promised speedier job production in 2014. Host Frank Stasio talks about this and other news items of the past week with <a href="http://www.wral.com/rs/bio/8970525/">Laura Leslie,</a> WRAL’s Capitol Bureau Chief; <a href="http://Jessica Jones,">Jessica </a>Jones, WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief; and Associate Press Reporter Michael Biesecker.</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:09:21 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 29099 at http://wunc.org Barack Obama Promises Jobs During Speech In Raleigh: The Danger Of Toxic Algae To North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/danger-toxic-algae-north-carolina <p>Algae may seem harmless, but toxic algae blooms can be a real problem in water supplies used by people.</p><p>They can kill wildlife in the water and be dangerous to humans. Host Frank Stasio talks with <a href="http://marine.unc.edu/people/faculty-2/hans-paerl/">Hans Paerl,</a> professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences at the <a href="http://unc.edu">University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill</a> <a href="https://ims.unc.edu/">Institute of Marine Sciences</a>, Morehead City.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:36:09 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28924 at http://wunc.org The Danger Of Toxic Algae To North Carolina Are Genetically Modified Foods Bad For You? http://wunc.org/post/are-genetically-modified-foods-bad-you <p>Some scientists tout genetically modified food as a groundbreaking technology that can feed the hungry.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:30:34 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28923 at http://wunc.org Are Genetically Modified Foods Bad For You? Film Series Shines Light On 'The Real Israel' http://wunc.org/post/film-series-shines-light-real-israel <p>Israel is often seen through the lens of the Israeli-Palestinean conflict, or through the stories of the Holocaust.</p><p>Shai Ginsburg wants to change that, to show what life is really like for people in Israel. So he created a film series to showcase true stories from the region.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:17:40 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28922 at http://wunc.org Film Series Shines Light On 'The Real Israel' It's True: Our Emotions Can Make Us Rich (Or Poor) http://wunc.org/post/its-true-our-emotions-can-make-us-rich-or-poor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Many of us get a little emotional high when we're out spending money.</p><p>Now take that idea, and apply it to broader financial decisions. If you are a worrier are you more or less likely to invest money?</p><p>Neuroeconomist Camelia Kuhnen knows the answer to that. She studies what goes on inside our heads when we make such decisions.</p><p><a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/are-some-people-hard-wired-take-more-risks-others-108913">Here's what she told WBEZ earlier this year:</a></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:25:57 +0000 Carol Jackson, Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28856 at http://wunc.org It's True: Our Emotions Can Make Us Rich (Or Poor)