American Tobacco Historic District en Google Glass Chooses Durham For First Stop <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Durham is the first stop on the national Google Glass tour.</p><p>No, these titanium framed wearable computers are not for sale yet.&nbsp; The Google X Team says it will be sometime next year. These science fiction-like frames come in several colors &ndash; including Sky, which looks a lot like Carolina Blue.</p><p>&ldquo;To talk to your Google Glass, you have to say Okay Glass,&quot; Reporter Leoneda Inge said while trying on a pair.</p><p>She&#39;ll need several more lessons.&nbsp; Wilson White is Public Policy Counsel for Google Glass. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:27:12 +0000 Leoneda Inge 23642 at Google Glass Chooses Durham For First Stop Four Concerts Scheduled In Expanded, Larger Back Porch Music Series In Durham <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Celtic powerhouse band </span>Solas<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will kick off the 2013 Back Porch Music concert series in Durham. &nbsp;Bluegrass, local blues, and much more will be a part of the four Back Porch concerts scheduled between May and October.</span></p> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:41:38 +0000 Keith Weston, David Brower & Freddy Jenkins 13956 at Four Concerts Scheduled In Expanded, Larger Back Porch Music Series In Durham Durham's Creative Class <p>The American Tobacco Factory shut down manufacturing in Durham in 1987. For years this space sat idle and deteriorating.</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:22:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4077 at Durham's Creative Class Economic Development Through Art <p>A task force of civic, arts, and business leaders says the arts can be an economic engine for North Carolina. The panel has <a href="" target="_blank">released recommendations</a> as part of the <a href="" target="_blank">SmART Initiative</a>. It's mapping out ways for communities to use the arts to increase jobs and quality of life. Wed, 08 Feb 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3282 at The State of Migrant Tobacco Workers <p>A new report released yesterday takes a close-up look at the state of workers in North Carolina’s tobacco fields.</p><p>The report – “A State of Fear – Human Rights Abuses in North Carolina’s Tobacco Industry” was produced by the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and Oxfam America.&nbsp; It includes interviews with migrant farm workers, mostly undocumented and representatives of the tobacco industry.</p><p><br>Baldemar Velasquez is president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee AFL-CIO. He says the only way to better the lives of the tobacco workers is for industry to step in.</p> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7440 at