News http://wunc.org en Become A WUNC Sustainer & Win A Trip to London! http://wunc.org/become-wunc-sustainer-win-trip-london <style type="text/css"> .register1 a:link{ color:#f15c22; } .register1 a:visited{ color:#f15c22; } .register2 a:link{ color:#0073ae; } .register2 a:visited{ color:#0073ae; } .register3 a:link{ color:#52bdec; } .register3 a:visited{ color:#52bdec; } .register4 a:link{ color:#50b948; } .register4 a:visited{ color:#50b948; }</style> <p><strong><span class="register1"><a href="http://wunc.convio.net/pledge-s" target="_blank">Become a WUNC Sustainer &amp; enter trip drawing</a>&nbsp;</span>|<span class="register2"><a href="http://wunc.convio.net/updateamount" target="_blank"> Change your monthly Sustainer amount </a></span><br /><span class="register3"><a href="http://wunc.convio.net/updateinfo" target="_blank">Update the payment information for your current Sustaining membership</a></span> | <span class="register4"><a href="http://wunc.org/drawing-rules-drawing-entry" target="_blank">Enter drawing only</a></span></strong></p><p> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 22:52:13 +0000 40118 at http://wunc.org Judge Rules Private School Voucher Program Unconstitutional http://wunc.org/post/judge-rules-private-school-voucher-program-unconstitutional <p style="margin: 0in 0in 11.25pt; line-height: 16.5pt; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">A Wake County Superior Court judge on Thursday ordered a stop to the use of taxpayer money to pay tuition at private or religious schools. <o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:20:28 +0000 Reema Khrais 41084 at http://wunc.org Judge Rules Private School Voucher Program Unconstitutional Durham Filmmakers Debut Sci-Fi Film at Gay and Lesbian Film Festival http://wunc.org/post/durham-filmmakers-debut-sci-fi-film-gay-and-lesbian-film-festival <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">People rarely associate gay and lesbian films with the science fiction genre. But a Durham-based production company, <a href="http://kvworks.blogspot.com/">KVWorks</a>, created a sci-fi lesbian web series.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:20:22 +0000 Hady Mawajdeh & Frank Stasio 41064 at http://wunc.org Durham Filmmakers Debut Sci-Fi Film at Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Movies On The Radio: Who Is Your Favorite Character? http://wunc.org/post/movies-radio-who-your-favorite-character <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When you were a child, did you imagine being Superman?&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:15:12 +0000 Frank Stasio & Laura Lee 41090 at http://wunc.org Movies On The Radio: Who Is Your Favorite Character? Charles House To Open Second Nonprofit Assisted Living Home http://wunc.org/post/charles-house-open-second-nonprofit-assisted-living-home <p></p><p>A Carrboro nonprofit is opening a second home for senior citizens who can't live on their own anymore.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.charleshouse.org/">Charles House Association</a> opened an eldercare home in Chapel Hill's Heritage Hills neighborhood in 2011. There, six residents share chores. They also pay the cost of the facility and the care giving staff.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:45:46 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 41062 at http://wunc.org Charles House To Open Second Nonprofit Assisted Living Home General Assembly Adjourns With Medicaid and Teacher Assistant Plans Unfinished http://wunc.org/post/general-assembly-adjourns-medicaid-and-teacher-assistant-plans-unfinished <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>After a prolonged legislative session marked by delayed talks and Republican infighting, the General Assembly has finished its work and adjourned for the year.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The short session dragged on as lawmakers struggled to compromise over key issues, including teacher pay and coal ash. Legislators managed to strike a last-minute deal on Wednesday that would work to remove coal ash from 33 ponds across the state.</span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:40:26 +0000 Reema Khrais 41044 at http://wunc.org General Assembly Adjourns With Medicaid and Teacher Assistant Plans Unfinished NC Lawmakers Approve Plan To Manage Duke Energy's Coal Ash Ponds http://wunc.org/post/nc-lawmakers-approve-plan-manage-duke-energys-coal-ash-ponds <p></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:36:49 +0000 Jorge Valencia 41045 at http://wunc.org NC Lawmakers Approve Plan To Manage Duke Energy's Coal Ash Ponds NC Biotechnology Center Will Invest $1 Million In Bio-Defense, Agriculture http://wunc.org/post/nc-biotechnology-center-will-invest-1-million-bio-defense-agriculture <p></p><p>The North Carolina Biotechnology Center is investing $1 million in its budget in bio-defense and agricultural projects.&nbsp;</p><p>The funds come from the legislature's budget adjustments for this fiscal year, which Governor Pat McCrory signed earlier this month.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:42:30 +0000 Will Michaels 41035 at http://wunc.org NC Biotechnology Center Will Invest $1 Million In Bio-Defense, Agriculture The Naked Truth On Nude Art http://wunc.org/post/naked-truth-nude-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The human body is one of the oldest art forms. But its exposure still raises controversy in modern society. A new exhibit by Durham-based photographer Dan Smith looks at issues around nude art from a range of perspectives: dancers, models, photographer and academics. The project, <a href="http://thecarrack.org/exhibit/bare/"><i>Bare: Conversations on Human Art Photographs and oral histories on the Nude</i></a> is on exhibit at the Carrack Art Museum in Durham through August 23. Host Frank Stasio talks with Smith about the project.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:23:14 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 41016 at http://wunc.org The Naked Truth On Nude Art Unearthing the ‘Uncle’ of Yiddish Literature http://wunc.org/post/unearthing-uncle-yiddish-literature-0 <p></p><p>More than 100 years ago, writer Jacob Dinezon was one of the most well-known Yiddish authors. But after his death in 1919, Dinezon was almost forgotten.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:21:25 +0000 Hady Mawajdeh & Frank Stasio 41013 at http://wunc.org Unearthing the ‘Uncle’ of Yiddish Literature Kannapolis: Collapse Of A Mill And Rise of Biotech http://wunc.org/post/kannapolis-collapse-mill-and-rise-biotech <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 16px; line-height: normal;">When the textile mill closed in Kannapolis, NC in 2003, more than 4,000 workers lost their jobs. The effects on the small community outside of Charlotte were devastating.</span></p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:14:09 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 41015 at http://wunc.org Kannapolis: Collapse Of A Mill And Rise of Biotech