Brent Wolfe http://wunc.org en State Officials Warn Of Dangerous Rip Currents http://wunc.org/post/state-officials-warn-dangerous-rip-currents <p>Safety officials on the coast are trying to make beachgoers more aware of rip currents. Those are the narrow channels of waves that can pull swimmers dangerously far offshore. Signs along North Carolina’s coastline advise visitors to ‘Break the Grip of the Rip.’</p><p>Spencer Rogers is with the governmental research organization <a href="http://www.ncseagrant.org/" target="_blank">North Carolina Sea Grant</a>. He estimates that rip currents account for 80 percent of drowning and says the currents happen almost every day on North Carolina beaches, but are not always dangerous.</p> Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:16:27 +0000 Brent Wolfe & Avery Kleinman 16920 at http://wunc.org State Officials Warn Of Dangerous Rip Currents WUNC Newscast Entry For 2013 NC AP Contest http://wunc.org/post/wunc-newscast-entry-2013-nc-ap-contest <p></p> Fri, 31 May 2013 15:23:49 +0000 Brent Wolfe, Eric Hodge & Isaac-Davy Aronson 16345 at http://wunc.org Coastal Plain Counties Praised For Conservation Efforts http://wunc.org/post/coastal-plain-counties-praised-conservation-efforts-0 <p>Officials with the state Division of Water Resources say a <a href="http://www.ncwater.org/Reports_and_Publications/GWMS_Reports/CCP_draft_Assessment_20130213.pdf">new report</a> shows great improvement in groundwater levels over <a href="http://www.ncwater.org/Permits_and_Registration/Capacity_Use/Central_Coastal_Plain/">a 15-county area in eastern North Carolina</a>. According to state officials, deep-well, freshwater aquifers in the coastal plain have to stay above full capacity to keep from mixing with saltwater.&nbsp; If they were to mix, cities would have to spend money to filter out saltwater to make their water is safe to drink. Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott & Brent Wolfe 13717 at http://wunc.org Coastal Plain Counties Praised For Conservation Efforts WUNC Newscast Entry For 2013 PRNDI Awards http://wunc.org/post/wunc-newscast-entry-2013-prndi-awards <p></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 16:59:50 +0000 Brent Wolfe 10834 at http://wunc.org WUNC Overall Excellence Entry 2013 Murrow Awards http://wunc.org/post/wunc-overall-excellence-entry-2013-murrow-awards <p></p><p>Rundown for WUNC-FM’s Overall Excellence Entry</p><p>This entry contains examples of the best work of WUNC-FM. Some of the stories are excerpted in order to meet the category’s time limit.</p><p>0:00-4:46&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Coverage of the DNC in Charlotte</p> Sat, 02 Feb 2013 21:18:59 +0000 Brent Wolfe 9494 at http://wunc.org Poverty Having Impact On Child Health http://wunc.org/post/poverty-having-impact-child-health <p style="line-height: 15px; margin: 0px 0px 0.75em; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(162, 191, 228);">Children's advocates say poverty continues to be a problem when it comes to kids' health. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 15:03:00 +0000 Brent Wolfe 5422 at http://wunc.org American Graduate & The Monti: Patty Chase http://wunc.org/post/american-graduate-monti-patty-chase-0 <p>School can be hard -- and often it's not the academics that makes it so challenging. As a part of our weeklong American Graduate series of stories about education -- we hear from Patty Chase of Durham. In this story told live at The Monti, she remembers one life changing moment from elementary school.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Brent Wolfe 1797 at http://wunc.org American Graduate & The Monti: Patty Chase American Graduate & The Monti: Bill Kenyon http://wunc.org/post/american-graduate-monti-bill-kenyon <p>This week public radio stations across the country are taking part in American Graduate Week. It's a Public Media initiative that looks at the drop out crisis and other issues in the public schools. As a part of our coverage, WUNC partnered with the performance story-telling group The Monti for a series of stories about school. Our first one comes from Bill Kenyon -- he's a teacher from Hillsborough -- he told his story, without notes, in front of a live audience at The Monti.</p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:45:00 +0000 Brent Wolfe 1803 at http://wunc.org American Graduate & The Monti: Bill Kenyon UNC Seeks to Improve Physical and Mental Health http://wunc.org/post/unc-seeks-improve-physical-and-mental-health <p>Doctors at UNC Chapel Hill want to improve the physical health of patients with severe mental illness. U-N-C's Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health has received a grant from the Duke Endowment to create a "health home" for patients with mental illness. Director John Gilmore says people with serious mental health issues like schizophrenia sometimes have trouble tending to their physical health. Gilmore says psychiatrists treating patients at the center will look out for other problems as well.<br> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 18:10:00 +0000 Brent Wolfe 7072 at http://wunc.org Irene to Test Flood Prediction System http://wunc.org/post/irene-test-flood-prediction-system <p>An experimental flood forecasting system will get a test with Hurricane Irene. Scientists have been experimenting with computer models since Hurricane Floyd produced heavier than expected flooding in 1999. The models are designed to predict how fresh water stream flow, ocean tides, and storm surge will interact. Suzanne VanCooten is a research hydro-meteorologist with the National Severe Storms Laboratory. She says one thing that's different this year from the lead-up to Hurricane Floyd is that many eastern North Carolina counties have been in a drought.<br> Fri, 26 Aug 2011 09:40:00 +0000 Brent Wolfe 7546 at http://wunc.org