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4:00 am
Wed February 15, 2012

The New Young Coach at UNC-Greensboro

UNCG Interim men's basketball coach Wes Miller during a time-out
Jeff Tiberii

Many veteran college basketball coaches have thinning hair, wrinkles and a scowl to protest questionable calls. This isn't the case at UNC Greensboro, where Wes Miller has a full head of hair, the smile of a college student and just two months of experience. He’s the youngest coach in men’s Division 1 and is trying to get his team to think about a championship, all while removing the ‘interim’ next to his name. Jeff Tiberii reports on the former Tar Heel turned Spartan.

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State of Things
11:11 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Competing with Charter Schools

North Carolina had a cap on the number of charter schools allowed in the state until last year when state lawmakers lifted the ban. Now, local education leaders are concerned that more charter schools will mean fewer resources for traditional public schools.

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State of Things
11:00 am
Tue February 14, 2012

A Mystery of a People

Who are the Melungeons? DNA testing, numerous books, websites and a documentary film have cropped up recently to explore the cultural heritage of this loosely connected group of people.
Credit www.melungeonvoices.com

Questions of racial identity and cultural heritage have long surrounded a group of Appalachians called the Melungeons. In recent years, curiosities have been piqued about this loosely connected group of people, spawning DNA testing, numerous books, Web sites and a documentary film. Guest host Isaac-Davy Aronson talks with K. Paul Johnson, corresponding secretary for the Melungeon Heritage Association; and Julie Williams Dixon, a Raleigh-based writer and director of the film "Melungeon Voices."

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State of Things
10:41 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Remembering Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston
Credit http://popbytes.com/tag/whitney-houston

The sudden death of singer Whitney Houston stunned family, friends and fans the world over. The Grammy Award-winning siren had one of the most celebrated voices in music history and became a pop culture icon for both her incomparable talent as an entertainer and her personal troubles.

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Business & Economy
6:00 am
Tue February 14, 2012

New Report Looks at "Tipped" Workers

The non-profit North Carolina Justice Center is trying to bring attention to sub-minimum wage workers this Valentine’s Day. Most of these workers are in food service relying on tips.

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Politics & Government
4:00 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Basnight Has Lou Gehrig's Disease

Former Senate leader Marc Basnight has been diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease.

Jessica Jones: 64-year-old Marc Basnight stepped down after 26 years of service as a state senator last January, citing health reasons. At the time he said doctors hadn't figured out why he was having speech and balance problems. Basnight acknowledged the diagnosis in an interview with the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Manteo mayor Jamie Daniels says it's heartbreaking to know the former Democratic Senate leader has the neuromuscular disease.

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State of Things
11:15 am
Mon February 13, 2012

Meet Jason Bivins

Jason Bivins grew up during the punk movement of the 1980s, rejecting the mainstream and staring in confusion at Reagan's America. He went off to college and decided he wanted to become a professional musician, but when that failed, he returned to academia and started looking at how religion affects the way we think and talk about politics.

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Business & Economy
7:05 am
Mon February 13, 2012

NC Banking Official to Oversee Mortgage Settlement

Economists and politicians say the North Carolina Commissioner of Banks is perfect for the job of overseeing the new national mortgage settlement, but they say it won’t be easy.

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Education
3:15 pm
Fri February 10, 2012

UNC Board Approves Tuition Increases

Dave DeWitt

The UNC Board of Governors voted today to allow member schools to raise in-state student tuition by an average of 8.8 percent next year. They did so as around 100 protestors disrupted the meeting, banged on walls, and shouted their disapproval. One protestor was arrested.

Today's scene was the culmination of the stress caused by dwindling resources for public higher education. And as Dave DeWitt reports, the vote to increase tuition was a compromise no one is happy about.

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State of Things
8:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean is a dedicated opponent of the death penalty. Her experience serving as a spiritual advisor to men on death row was captured in the 1995 film "Dead Man Walking," starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn and based on Prejean’s bestselling book of the same name. Through the years, Prejean has stood by six death row inmates as the government executed them for their crimes. Host Frank Stasio talks with Sister Helen Prejean about her experience fighting against the death penalty and ministering to condemned prisoners.

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