Carol Jackson http://wunc.org en Listen: The Book Acknowledgments No One Expects http://wunc.org/post/listen-book-acknowledgments-no-one-expects <p>What would an author write on the "thank you" page of her novel if she was telling the truth? Pittsboro author Ruth Moose wrote the acknowledgments of her debut novel, <a href="http://ruthmoose.com/Ruth_Moose/DD_Buy.html">Doing It At the Dixie Dew</a>, with a candor atypical of many authors.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/159979862&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:08:29 +0000 Carol Jackson & Anita Rao 39488 at http://wunc.org Listen: The Book Acknowledgments No One Expects Carl Kasell Helps With Surprise Marriage Proposal http://wunc.org/post/carl-kasell-helps-surprise-marriage-proposal <p>Six months before Faith Kline met Howie Sanborn she devised a list with 126 points on it; criteria that her future husband would have to match before she said, "I do."</p><p>And then, the two saw each other across some bike racks on a cold March morning in 2012. Howie was participating in a triathlon. He thought she was cute. She remembers his twinkling eyes.</p><p>The problem was, Faith was there to watch her friend's children during the race and Howie wasn't sure - Were those Faith's kids? Was she with that other guy?</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:28:33 +0000 Carol Jackson 39334 at http://wunc.org Carl Kasell Helps With Surprise Marriage Proposal 'Love Motel For Insects' Opens for Business In RTP http://wunc.org/post/love-motel-insects-opens-business-rtp <p>There's a new establishment opening for one night only in Research Triangle Park. It's a Love Motel for Insects. Imagine several teepees lit up against the night sky - attracting area insects from far and wide.</p><p></p><p>It's a voyeuristic space. Once the ultraviolet light attracts the insects, people can look closely at them. Brandon Ballengée is the scientist/artist behind the project. <a href="http://www.americanscientist.org/issues/pub/invitation-to-an-insect-rendezvous/1">An article in American Scientist Magazine</a> provides some background:</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 14:55:49 +0000 Carol Jackson 39143 at http://wunc.org 'Love Motel For Insects' Opens for Business In RTP [VIDEO] Dinosaur Theft Suspects Turn Themselves In, Authorities Say http://wunc.org/post/video-dinosaur-theft-suspects-turn-themselves-authorities-say <p>Two suspects in the Monday theft of an expensive dinosaur model from the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences voluntarily turned themselves in Thursday morning, officials say. The stolen property has been recovered.&nbsp;</p><p>Logan Todd Ritchey, 21, of&nbsp; Raleigh, and&nbsp; Alyssa Ann Lavacca, 21, of&nbsp;Holly Springs are charged with two counts of theft or destruction of property of public libraries, museums, etc.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:14:49 +0000 Carol Jackson 39099 at http://wunc.org [VIDEO] Dinosaur Theft Suspects Turn Themselves In, Authorities Say Do You Recognize This Man? http://wunc.org/post/do-you-recognize-man-1 <p>This wonderful vintage photo was found tucked away in one of the books at the Chapel Hill Public Library. No one knows how long the picture has been there, but librarians would really like to find its owner - and perhaps find out more about this former Blue Devil. <a href="http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/txp/?s=About%20CHPL&amp;c=01.+Contact+Us">Contact the library</a> if you have any information. (And <a href="mailto:cjackson@wunc.org?subject=VINTAGE%20PHOTO%20-%20DUKE%20BLUE%20DEVIL">contact us</a> too. We want to know the story behind the photo.)</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:29:37 +0000 Carol Jackson 39012 at http://wunc.org Do You Recognize This Man? Raleigh Student Lands Role In TV Series From Tyler Perry http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-student-lands-role-tv-series-tyler-perry <p></p><p>Raleigh's Timmy Richardson (aka Sho'Time Timmy) has got a lot going on. The youngster is a junior drum major in the Shaw University Band, he won a talent competition hosted by the legendary Apollo Theater -- and he's just landed a role in an upcoming TV series by Tyler Perry.</p><p>Richardson will play a character named "Justice" in Perry's "If Loving You is Wrong". The series is set to air on Oprah Winfrey's OWN Network this fall.</p><p>Timmy's mom Tanika says she knew her son was destined for great things.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:23:01 +0000 Carol Jackson 39028 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Student Lands Role In TV Series From Tyler Perry NC Archaeologist Has Find-Of-A-Lifetime, 3 Years In A Row http://wunc.org/post/nc-archaeologist-has-find-lifetime-3-years-row <p>Many archaeologists wait their entire career for one big find. UNC-Chapel Hill's <a href="http://www.JodiMagness.org">Jodi Magness</a>? Well, let's just say that she's having a spectacular time making discovery after discovery.</p><p>In 2011, Magness took a team to Israel to identify a dig location. They hoped to find an ancient synagogue.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:33:05 +0000 Carol Jackson & Phoebe Judge 39019 at http://wunc.org NC Archaeologist Has Find-Of-A-Lifetime, 3 Years In A Row Teens 'Remix' The News: World Cup, Controversial Shooting Range And More http://wunc.org/post/teens-remix-news-world-cup-controversial-shooting-range-and-more <p>Area teens have been listening to radio news stories and remixing them with original hip hop beats. <a href="http://wunc.org/post/beat-making-lab-behind-scenes-blog">Remixing the News</a> is a partnership between WUNC and the <a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/">Beat Making Lab</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>The teens are&nbsp; from area high schools including Chapel Hill High, East Chapel Hill High, and Research Triangle High. They met regularly after school throughout the spring and then completed a week-long summer workshop.</p> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:10:03 +0000 Carol Jackson 38617 at http://wunc.org Teens 'Remix' The News: World Cup, Controversial Shooting Range And More Listen: Man Describes Impact Of Mass Shooting On Surviving Family Members http://wunc.org/post/listen-man-describes-impact-mass-shooting-surviving-family-members <p></p><p>On April 13, 2014, former KKK member Frazier Glenn Cross pulled into a Jewish Community Center and ambushed a grandfather and grandson, killing both. He then killed another woman a short distance away.</p><p>What does the family left behind do when they are thrust into a national spotlight? How do they figure out what to disclose and what should be private?</p><p>Will Corporon knows - he lost his father and nephew to the violence that day. Listen to his story:</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:43:27 +0000 Carol Jackson 38795 at http://wunc.org Listen: Man Describes Impact Of Mass Shooting On Surviving Family Members Beat Making Lab: Behind-The-Scenes Blog http://wunc.org/post/beat-making-lab-behind-scenes-blog <p></p><p><a href="http://www.beatmakinglab.com/learn-more/">Beat Making Lab</a> is a project where where music artists (producers and emcees)&nbsp; travel around the world teaching young people to make hip hop and electronic beats. It's run by <a href="http://piercefreelon.com/">Pierce Freelon</a> and Stephen Levitin aka <a href="http://www.applejuicekid.com/applejuicekid/HOME.html">The Apple Juice Kid</a>.</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 19:08:35 +0000 Carol Jackson & Ryan Levin 38533 at http://wunc.org Beat Making Lab: Behind-The-Scenes Blog