The State of Things http://wunc.org en What's On The State Of Things Today? (Friday) http://wunc.org/post/whats-state-things-today-friday <p></p><p>Why do teachers stay and why do they go? <a href="http://wunc.org/people/dave-dewitt">Dave DeWitt </a>has been reporting on this subject around the state in recent weeks. He's been meeting teachers and students and today he'll preview his series with Frank.</p><p>Plus the latest in the court battle over the state’s controversial new voting laws.</p><p>And, "rockin' country" with Raleigh's <a href="http://www.erinnenniband.com/">Erin Nenni Band</a>.</p><p>http://youtu.be/VGcq-1XtCJ4</p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:00:53 +0000 Carol Jackson 27337 at http://wunc.org What's On The State Of Things Today? (Friday) 'The Voice' Finalist Comes Home To Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/voice-finalist-comes-home-raleigh <p>Kat Robichaud was a musician long before she got her big break on this season of<a href="http://www.nbc.com/the-voice/"> NBC’s&nbsp; “The Voice.”</a>&nbsp;She was in a cover band for years before landing a spot on the hit television series. She was eliminated from the show a few weeks ago, but said on the State of Things today that her time there was a highlight of her career.</p><p><span style="font-family: 'Arial', 'sans-serif'; color: black; font-size: 11pt">"It was a dream come true," she said.&nbsp;"It was amazing." <o:p></o:p></span></p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 15:44:48 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 26942 at http://wunc.org 'The Voice' Finalist Comes Home To Raleigh The World Tilts In New Collaboration http://wunc.org/post/world-tilts-new-collaboration <p>Tom Franklin and Beth Ann Fennelly are both accomplished writers, but their latest work, &quot;The Tilted World,&quot; is their first collaboration as husband and wife (Macmillan, 2013). A thriller set against the backdrop of the 1927 Great Flood of Mississippi, &quot;The Tilted World&quot; draws upon extensive research by Fennelly and a short story by Franklin. The original story was set in a zombie apocalypse, but the pair found that devastating floods can provide just as much grist for the apocalyptic plot mill. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:55:52 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 23931 at http://wunc.org The World Tilts In New Collaboration IBMA Winners Balsam Range Rock Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/ibma-winners-balsam-range-rock-raleigh <p>In the winter of 2007, five Haywood county bluegrass musicians got together for an informal jam session. Out of that collaboration, the band <a href="http://balsamnation.com/">Balsam Range</a> was born. They are nominated in six different categories for the <a href="https://ibma.org/">International Bluegrass Music Awards</a> including Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year. They will play at Merlefest showcase as part of the <a href="http://www.wideopenbluegrass.com/">Wide Open Bluegrass Festival</a> in Raleigh this afternoon and the Awards show this evening. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:24:27 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 23120 at http://wunc.org IBMA Winners Balsam Range Rock Raleigh Hidden Voices: School to Prison Pipeline http://wunc.org/post/hidden-voices-school-prison-pipeline <p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 15:08:38 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 22847 at http://wunc.org Hidden Voices: School to Prison Pipeline North Carolina Charter School Expansion http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-charter-school-expansion <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Next year, 26 new charter schools will open their doors to students in North Carolina. An additional 170 groups filed initial applications to open charter schools in 2015. The growth comes on the heels of legislature eliminating the 100 charter school cap and voting to form a new advisory board to consider charter school applications. Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:23:44 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 22385 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Charter School Expansion The Mysterious Relationship Between Brain And Body http://wunc.org/post/mysterious-relationship-between-brain-and-body <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Scientists generally understand that healthy bodies and healthy minds are related,&nbsp;but the interaction between the two isn’t as clear.</span></p><p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:36:55 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 20617 at http://wunc.org The Mysterious Relationship Between Brain And Body Gay Parents Struggle To Adopt http://wunc.org/post/gay-parents-struggle-adopt <p></p><p>When Julie Edmunds and Sara Terry became the first North Carolina family to get a second parent adoption back in 2004, they had no idea it might all be taken away from them. A second parent adoption is when someone adopts the child of a partner who he or she is not married to. In North Carolina, a state where same sex couples can’t be married, it’s an important tool.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Edmunds and Terry had their second-parent adoption back in 2004, back when it was still possible to do so.</span></p><p>“I still remember to this day the judge standing there and saying… ‘I deal so much with people who are trying to avoid taking responsibility for their children that it’s just wonderful to see somebody wanting to take responsibility…’” Edmunds said. &nbsp;</p><p>But a court ruling in 2010 said that unmarried couples had no right to second parent adoptions in the state, possibly throwing the legal rights of people like Edmunds and Terry into question.</p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 14:49:02 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 20000 at http://wunc.org Gay Parents Struggle To Adopt Greensboro's Downtown Curfew For Youth Is Underway http://wunc.org/post/greensboros-downtown-curfew-youth-underway <p>The Triad has a few changes in store for their region’s youth this summer, including a new summer curfew.</p><p>The <a href="/post/greensboro-establishes-summer-curfew-youth">Greensboro City Council voted on the curfew</a> in a special meeting, and it went into effect on July 3. The new restriction stipulates that teenagers are not to be in downtown without an adult between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.&nbsp;</p><p>Jeff Tiberii is WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and joins State of Things Host Frank Stasio live at the Triad Stage to discuss the curfew and other new developments in the Triad.</p><p></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:03:55 +0000 Frank Stasio, Nicole Campbell & Jeff Tiberii 19045 at http://wunc.org Greensboro's Downtown Curfew For Youth Is Underway Lawmakers Push Slew Of Controversial Bills http://wunc.org/post/lawmakers-push-slew-controversial-bills <p><span lang="EN">Lawmakers were on a tear in the <a href="http://www.ncleg.net/">North Carolina General Assembly </a>this past week, pushing forward a slew of controversial bills.</span></p><p><span lang="EN">The Senate tentatively passed <a href="/post/senate-committee-approves-abortion-teaching-bill">a bill requiring seventh-graders to be taught that abortion can lead to premature delivery in future pregnancies</a>. The controversy there&nbsp;came about because the medical conclusion is based on disputed science. </span></p><p><span lang="EN">"I feel emotional about this one," said singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.laurelyndossett.com/">Laurelyn Dossett</a> during a State of Things news roundtable. "I have three daughters...I find it so offensive when science is used in that way."</span></p><p><span lang="EN">Legislation requiring parental consent for teenagers who want STD treatment or birth control is making its way through the House. Some think that it could be counterproductive if passed. Fri, 10 May 2013 16:35:32 +0000 Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 15143 at http://wunc.org Lawmakers Push Slew Of Controversial Bills