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Education
6:10 am
Thu August 23, 2012

Tata To Deliver State Of Wake Schools

It’s a busy time for parents and students as many prepare to go back to school. It’s also an important time for decision-makers in the state’s largest school district.

Dave DeWitt: Wake County Schools have gotten plenty of attention the past few years, most of it unwanted. As the School Board has bickered over school assignment, calendar issues, and other topics, students have continued to perform above the state average. That has occurred despite the fact that Wake spends less per-pupil than the state average.

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Politics & Government
4:35 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

GOP VP Candidate Paul Ryan Visits Raleigh

Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan spoke at a campaign rally in Raleigh today. The Wisconsin congressman's appearance marks his second visit to North Carolina since being named Mitt Romney's running mate. He met supporters at a sheet metal design company that he toured shortly before taking the stage. Ryan continued delivering the message of what the G-O-P says is the president's failed plans to create jobs. He used North Carolina as the example.

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Arts & Culture
4:30 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Proposed Greensboro Arts Center Gets More Planning Money

The city of Greensboro is spending more money to study the feasibility of building a downtown performing arts center.

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State of Things
11:28 am
Wed August 22, 2012

NC’s Strange Sentencing Problem

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina says there are potentially thousands of inmates who have been wrongfully convicted because of a problem with structured sentencing unique to North Carolina. Chris Brook, Legal Director of the ACLU of North Carolina, joins host Frank Stasio to discuss how firearms possession and a change in sentencing laws have countless men and women serving undeserved stints in prison.

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State of Things
11:20 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Cases of Collateral Consequences

Attorney Daryl Atkinson (Photo credit: www.southerncoalition.org)

No matter how small the crime, having a conviction on your record can have a lingering impact on your life long after you’ve paid your debt to society.

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Business & Economy
9:05 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Cary's Dex One In Merger - Layoffs Likely

A North Carolina Yellow Pages publisher is continuing its transition into digital marketing through a merger with a Texas rival. Cary-based Dex One and Dallas-based SuperMedia have both emerged from bankruptcy in recent years, as the market has moved from print phone books to the Internet.

SuperMedia chief Peter McDonald says the marketing needs of small businesses today go far beyond an ad in the Yellow Pages.

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Politics & Government
7:10 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Voter Challenges Dismissed

The Wake County Board of Elections has dismissed a citizen's group's challenge of registered voters it says are non-citizens.

Gurnal Scott: Wake County elections officials took about an hour to turn aside the 18 challenges put up by the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina. Chairwoman Cherie Poucher says the reason for the dismissals was simple.

Cherie Poucher: The burden of proof was on the challenger. He did not bring anything forward to prove otherwise.

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State of Things
5:50 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Freeing LaMonte Armstrong

Armstrong and his legal team (Photo credit: law.duke.edu)

LaMonte Armstrong was a graduate of North Carolina A&T University and a basketball coach before he became known as a murderer.  In 1995, he was convicted of killing his former college professor and family friend Ernestine Compton. Armstrong has maintained his innocence ever since, and he was finally released this year after two defense attorneys successfully presented evidence of wrongful conviction. Host Frank Stasio talks about the case with LaMonte Armstrong and his attorney Theresa Newman, co-director of Duke's Wrongful Convictions Clinic.

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State of Things
5:30 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

The Curious Case of Janet Danahey

About ten years ago, Janet Danahey set fire to the porch of her boyfriend's apartment complex. She claimed it was a prank. Four people died in the resulting fire, and Danahey agreed to a deal for life in prison in order avoid the death penalty. Now she wants to take her plea deal back and receive clemency from the governor. WUNC Greensboro Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii joins host Frank Stasio to explore the controversial case.

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Health
6:35 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Child Dies From Whooping Cough In Forsyth County

State health officials say a child has died of whooping cough in Forsyth County.

Gurnal Scott: The child was only two months old. It's not clear how the child contracted the disease also known a pertussis, but it does shine a light on the fact that it can happen.

Dr. Laura Gerald: If you're even around a child who is under 12 months of age, you should be vaccinated.

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