The State of Things http://wunc.org en Political Junkie Ken Rudin http://wunc.org/post/political-junkie-ken-rudin-4 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333015441895px; line-height: normal;">The race for North Carolina’s Senate seat takes new twists and turns. Incumbent Kay Hagan seeks to balance the interests of the state Democratic Party members while challenger Thom Tillis tries to broker a budget deal in the North Carolina legislature. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:12:12 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 39611 at http://wunc.org Political Junkie Ken Rudin Child Poverty Rate Rising In North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/child-poverty-rate-rising-north-carolina <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">When children are living in poverty, it can have long-term consequences for their health, education and their own economic status.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">But in many cases, their families don’t have access to social services, or know where to get help.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:50:36 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 39609 at http://wunc.org Child Poverty Rate Rising In North Carolina NC Songwriters Play In The Round http://wunc.org/post/nc-songwriters-play-round <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">After years of national success, Katharine Whalen of the Squirrel Nut Zippers and Justin Robinson, formerly of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, are taking a step back and looking for new ways to explore the folk music both have loved for years.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">The two North Carolina musicians are sharing the spotlight as solo artists in Songwriters in the Round at the Carrboro Arts Center next Thursday at 8 p.m. </span></p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:45:29 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 39610 at http://wunc.org NC Songwriters Play In The Round UNC Scientists Help Identify Genetic Markers For Schizophrenia http://wunc.org/post/unc-scientists-help-identify-genetic-markers-schizophrenia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px;">Scientists have been working for decades to understand the underlying causes of schizophrenia, one of the most common and most debilitating mental disorders.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px;">This week, more than 300 researchers from around the world, including those at UNC-Chapel Hill, published a study that identifies more than 100 genetic markers tied to a risk for schizophrenia.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:17:16 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 39551 at http://wunc.org UNC Scientists Help Identify Genetic Markers For Schizophrenia Dinner Party During Lunch Hour http://wunc.org/post/dinner-party-during-lunch-hour <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">Public radio gives you news, politics and entertainment. But what about advice that will make you the star of your next social gathering? </span></p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:15:28 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 39552 at http://wunc.org Dinner Party During Lunch Hour Choosing To Stay 20 Feet From Stardom http://wunc.org/post/choosing-stay-20-feet-stardom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://lisafischermusic.com/">Lisa Fischer</a> is one of the most in-demand vocalists in the music industry, but she rarely takes center stage.</p><p> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:59:41 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39546 at http://wunc.org Choosing To Stay 20 Feet From Stardom 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 Interpreting The Affordable Care Act http://wunc.org/post/interpreting-affordable-care-act <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Two different interpretations of the Affordable Care Act have raised questions about whether some states can give out subsidies to help people pay for health insurance.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">The D.C. Circuit Court ruled yesterday that subsidies are illegal in states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. North Carolina is one of those states.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:21:11 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 39473 at http://wunc.org Interpreting The Affordable Care Act A Portrait Photographer Defies Social Norms http://wunc.org/post/portrait-photographer-defies-social-norms <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The late 19th&nbsp;century American South was marked by inequality; Jim Crow was the law of the land and racial segregation was both a social norm and a legal requirement.</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:49:32 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39472 at http://wunc.org A Portrait Photographer Defies Social Norms A Bed And Breakfast Murder Mystery http://wunc.org/post/bed-and-breakfast-murder-mystery <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>When Beth McKenzie's grandmother passed away, she left behind a hefty nursing home bill and a dilapidated mansion, and it was up to Beth to figure out what to do. But luckily, she had a plan.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:36:31 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39471 at http://wunc.org A Bed And Breakfast Murder Mystery