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The State of Things
11:31 am
Wed March 27, 2013

How To Know If You Have An Eating Disorder

Cynthia Bulick
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Frank Stasio talks to Cynthia Bulik, director of the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program

  At least 14 million people in the United States have an eating disorder, but they may not look the way you think. Popular culture characterizes young white girls as the main sufferers, but research shows that eating disorders are much more widespread than popularly thought. 

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The Story
10:20 am
Wed March 27, 2013

A Family Unmade And Made Again

Victor Checuga (seated) and Mike Checuga (standing)
Credit Family photo

Mike Checuga was a 25- year old white guy and Victor was a 10 year old black kid. Mike adopted Victor and his family did not approve. As Victor became a young man, he drifted away from his adoptive father, and struggled on his own.

Producers Alex Kotlowitz and Amy Drozdowska capture the unfolding connection between a man and his adopted son. 

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Business & Economy
8:23 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Still A Little Cold And Wet For NC Crops

Acres of corn in Greene County during the 2012 season.
Credit Greene County Extension

The cold, damp weather so far this spring is causing problems for North Carolina farmers trying to get crops into the ground.  Farmers say they can deal with the rain because of the most recent drought, but the cold is a problem.

Roy Thagard is a Field Crop Agent at the Greene County Cooperative Extension Office.  He says farmers haven’t been able to get the soil weeded and prepared for planting corn and tobacco.  Thagard says the soil needs to be 55 to 60 degrees for plants to germinate or sprout.

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Politics & Government
5:17 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Bill Nixing Dix Park Deal Passes Senate

Dorothea Dix Hospital site in Raleigh.
Credit Dave DeWitt

Lawmakers have passed a bill that would scrap a lease deal signed by the state and the city of Raleigh to create a destination park on the old Dix hospital campus.

Senators passed the measure 29-to-21, with several Wake County Republican senators voting against it.

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Education
1:25 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

UNC Suspends Honor Court Case Against Gambill

Landen Gambill speaks out at a rally at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Credit Dave DeWitt

UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp has asked the student honor court to suspend its case against a female student. Landen Gambill claimed the proceeding was in retaliation for her speaking out against the university's handling of sexual assault cases.

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The Story
1:09 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

The Death Of A Temp Worker

Carlos Centeno, a Chicago-area temporary worker who died after a workplace accident, and his partner, Velia Carbot.
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A man is burned by boiling water and citric acid at work. No one rinses him off or calls 911. Instead, his boss sends him to a small clinic and they finally send him to the hospital. He arrives 98 minutes later. WBEZ's Chip Mitchell and Jim Morris of the Center for Public Integrity investigate this case, which exposes weak U.S. safety protections for temporary workers.

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The State of Things
10:54 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Jill McCorkle's First Novel In 17 Years Examines Love And Mortality

Jill McCorkle
Credit Tom Rankin

Jill McCorkle talks about her latest novel 'Life After Life'

Jill McCorkle's first novel in 17 years, “Life After Life” (Algonquin/ 2013), is set in a retirement community. There, the dying grapple with life and death in humorous, dark turns. One character moved to the area to be close to the grave of her former lover. Another fakes dementia to avoid having to deal with his adult son. Jill McCorkle joins host Frank Stasio to talk about her newest work.

The State of Things
10:46 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Son’s Death Spurs Mother To Fight Violence

Khaaliq Johnson
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Host Frank Stasio talks to Dorothy Johnson-Speight about her organization Mothers In Charge

When Dorothy Johnson-Speight’s son Khaaliq was killed in 2001, she thought her life was over. He wasn’t the first child she lost – her 3-year-old daughter had died almost 15 years to the day before
Khaaliq’s murder -- but he was the first child lost to violence, and his death shook her.

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The State of Things
7:08 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Wake County Residents Protest Scrapping Dix Deal

WUNC reporters Jessica Jones and Dave DeWitt join host Frank Stasio for a legislative update

Dozens of Wake County residents filled a legislative committee room yesterday to weigh in on several controversial bills affecting the county.

One of the measures would scrap the lease between the state and the city of Raleigh to create a destination park on the site of the old Dorothea Dix hospital.

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Sports
7:05 am
Tue March 26, 2013

App State Latest Domino In Conference Realignment

The Mountaineers have competed in the Southern Conference since 1972.
Credit GoASU.com

Appalachian State University is expected to announce a major change this week for its athletic department. After more than 40 years competing in the Southern Conference, the school in Boone, NC, will announce a transition to the Sun Belt Conference. App State has considered moving its 20 athletic teams for several years and is likely to start competing in the new conference next year.

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