Will Michaels http://wunc.org en 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 The State Of Iraq http://wunc.org/post/state-iraq <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Islamic militants are slowly gaining more control of Iraq.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group known as the Islamic State is asserting its will in the northern part of the country. It has made </span>Mosul<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> its de facto capital, and has driven thousands of Christians out of the city. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But&nbsp;the battle is not just sectarian, it is political.</span></p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:22:20 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 39401 at http://wunc.org The State Of Iraq Lawmakers Move Toward Compromises For Medicaid And Teacher Pay http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-move-toward-compromises-medicaid-and-teacher-pay <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Despite sluggish negotiations over the past two weeks, state lawmakers are taking small steps toward a budget deal.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">The House and Senate are working on compromises for teacher raises and Medicaid spending. They are also considering ways to reform the Medicaid system, including treatment from managed care organizations.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:55:41 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 39146 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Move Toward Compromises For Medicaid And Teacher Pay Los Jets: A Small Town Soccer Team With Something To Prove http://wunc.org/post/los-jets-small-town-soccer-team-something-prove <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">UNC journalism professor Paul Cuadros came to North Carolina 15 years ago to write about Latino migration. </span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">A few years into his research, he launched Los Jets, the varsity soccer team at Jordan-Matthews High School in Siler City. It was wildly successful, but some of his players face an uncertain future when they leave the pitch. They are all sons of Latino immigrants, some of whom came to this country illegally. </span></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:31:53 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 39088 at http://wunc.org Los Jets: A Small Town Soccer Team With Something To Prove End In Sight For Triad's Contentious GOP Runoff http://wunc.org/post/end-sight-triads-contentious-gop-runoff <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Voters in the Triad will decide today between&nbsp;Republicans Phil Berger Jr. and Mark Walker in a primary runoff election.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:55:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38968 at http://wunc.org End In Sight For Triad's Contentious GOP Runoff A New Kind Of Leader For Guilford College http://wunc.org/post/new-kind-leader-guilford-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Guilford College made history when its administration chose Jane Fernandes as their new president.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 10pt;">Fernandes is the college's first female leader, and one of the first deaf presidents of an American college or university.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38969 at http://wunc.org A New Kind Of Leader For Guilford College Appalachian Music With A Story Of Redemption http://wunc.org/post/appalachian-music-story-redemption <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">Greensboro musician Andrew Eversole has played with the likes of bluegrass performer Laurelyn Dossett on the way to creating his second album.&nbsp;</span></p><p><i style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">The Cumberland Ghost</i><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">&nbsp;&nbsp;is a narrative collection that tells the story of several people connected by their origins in the Appalachian Mountains. </span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38970 at http://wunc.org Appalachian Music With A Story Of Redemption A Fresh Tune For West Africa http://wunc.org/post/fresh-tune-west-africa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color:black">Grounded in West African tradition and propelled by the funk and jazz of today, <a href="http://africaunplugged.wordpress.com/about/">Africa Unplugged</a> blends its own genre of music . </span></p><p><span style="color:black">The Greensboro group explores new ways to formulate West African music on their new self-titled album. </span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 38623 at http://wunc.org A Fresh Tune For West Africa Michael Jordan: The Origins Of A North Carolina Legend http://wunc.org/post/michael-jordan-origins-north-carolina-legend <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">North Carolina has produced countless sports stars over the years but none with the global recognition of native son Michael Jordan.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">He dazzled sportscasters and sports fans first in Chapel Hill, and then around the world as the NBA’s greatest player.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38620 at http://wunc.org Michael Jordan: The Origins Of A North Carolina Legend Arthur Leaves Flooding, Power Outages Along Outer Banks http://wunc.org/post/arthur-leaves-flooding-power-outages-along-outer-banks <p></p><p><strong>Update: Highway 12 Could Reopen Saturday</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says the North Carolina coast took less damage than expected from Hurricane Arthur. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The storm moved north between the Outer Banks and the mainland as a Category 2 hurricane. &nbsp;Emergency management officials are reporting downed trees and widespread power outages in their damage assessments this morning, but no injuries have been reported. &nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 11:31:58 +0000 Will Michaels 38418 at http://wunc.org Arthur Leaves Flooding, Power Outages Along Outer Banks