Carol Jackson http://wunc.org en An 85-Year Family Tradition, Mobile Grocery Serves Raleigh’s 'Food Deserts' http://wunc.org/post/85-year-family-tradition-mobile-grocery-serves-raleigh-s-food-deserts <p>Willie Latimore has a really hard time getting fresh food. He lost much of his right leg to diabetes a few years ago, and he uses a wheelchair to get around. He lives at Carriage House Apartments in Raleigh, where the rent is based on income.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:48:22 +0000 Carol Jackson 39740 at http://wunc.org An 85-Year Family Tradition, Mobile Grocery Serves Raleigh’s 'Food Deserts' Durham County Library Has An $87,000 Book Sorter http://wunc.org/post/durham-county-library-has-87000-book-sorter <p>A friend of mine sent me this note recently: "Apparently the Southwest branch of the Durham public library has an insane automatic book sorter worth 180K."</p><p>I checked into it and I can report that it did not cost $180,000, nor is it insane. It's actually pretty cool.</p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:40:44 +0000 Carol Jackson 39620 at http://wunc.org Durham County Library Has An $87,000 Book Sorter LISTEN: Grammy Winner Lisa Fischer Sings "Breath of Heaven" Live http://wunc.org/post/listen-grammy-winner-lisa-fischer-sings-breath-heaven-live <p>Lisa Fischer has made a career singing backup vocals for artists from Mick Jagger and Luther Vandross to Dolly Parton and the Nine Inch Nails. She sang this solo rendition of "Breath of Heaven" live on The State of Things:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/160244394&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><p></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:28:00 +0000 Carol Jackson, Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39607 at http://wunc.org LISTEN: Grammy Winner Lisa Fischer Sings "Breath of Heaven" Live 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