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Business & Economy
6:25 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

N.C. Biotech Sector Is Fastest Growing In The Nation

Source: Batelle Technology Partnership

Biotechnology leaders in North Carolina are encouraged by a new survey's results.  Officials with the Batelle Technology Partnership say North Carolina's biotech -- or life sciences sector is the third largest in the nation -- behind only California and Massachusetts.  Numbers show that while the state's economy has struggled, biotech has continued to prosper.  The state's biotech industry has grown 23-and-a-half percent from 2001 to 2010..faster than any other state.  Norris Tolson is C-E-O of  the

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The Story
11:47 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Writers Justin Torres And Dorothy Allison Share Inspiration

Justin Torres and Dorothy Allison
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Writers Justin Torres and Dorothy Allison Share Inspiration

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The State of Things
10:49 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Vote Zach Galifianakis

Credit The Campaign

To prepare for his new role in “The Campaign” as a small-town conservative in a no-holds-barred congressional race, comedian Zach Galifianakis looked to the past.

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The State of Things
10:28 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Artist Turns Good Fortune Into Exhibit

From the exhibit: 'A Journey In Russia Thanks To WUNC' by Nerys Levy.
Credit Nerys Levy

Where would you go if someone called you and offered you a free trip to anywhere in the world?

For artist Nerys Levy, the choice was easy. “My deceased husband was Russian-Jewish,” says Levy. “I had grown up on the edge of Russian culture in our married life. So there was an emotional quality. I also knew this would be a wonderful artistic experience.” 

As a landscape artist, Levy saw the trip down the Volga River as a creative opportunity.  “The country has such a rich cultural history that has been submerged and is now re-emerging.”  

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The State of Things
10:19 am
Fri February 15, 2013

The Old Ceremony

Credit www.oldceremony.com

The Old Ceremony is well-known to music lovers in the Triangle.

The band has been playing together for eight years and now their new album “Fairytales and Other Forms of Suicide” will receive an international release. Host Frank Stasio will be joined by the Old Ceremony as they talk about the evolution of their music over the years.

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Environment
6:35 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Kitty Hawk Wants Wind Farms Further From Coast

Credit Board of Ocean Energy Management

The Kitty Hawk town council has adopted a resolution to keep any proposed offshore wind energy turbines out of sight.  Council members forwarded the resolution to federal regulators as a plea to protect the natural beauty of the Outer Banks. 

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Business & Economy
5:00 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Triangle Housing Market: Advantage Sellers

Sales of homes in the Triangle jumped 33-percent last month, when compared to January, 2012. The average length of time a house is sitting on the market is down to 115 days, from 130 a year ago. Stacey Anfindsen is a local residential real estate appraiser, and market analyst. He’s says improved sales are tied to a growing workforce in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill region.

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Environment
4:58 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

NC Zoo Expecting Third Baby Gorilla

Acacia is expecting a baby in early summer
Credit Tom Gillespie, N.C. Zoo

    

On Valentine’s Day, the North Carolina Zoo announced that one of its three female gorillas is expecting a baby. If the pregnancy is successful, this will be the third baby gorilla born at the State Zoo in less than a year.  The two other female gorillas both gave birth last August.

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Politics & Government
4:56 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

House Lawmakers Pass Bill To Block Medicaid Expansion

Credit Dave DeWitt

State lawmakers in the House have passed a bill that would block an expansion of North Carolina's Medicaid program. It passed on third reading Thursday. Republican lawmakers are opposed to enlarging Medicaid to help cover about 500,000 uninsured residents under the Affordable Care Act. Representative John Blust says the state would end up covering too many costs.

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The Story
12:30 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

How to Travel the World, Have a Successful Career, And Be Happily Married

'The Violin' painting by Juan Grix
Credit Juan Gris

To the Soundtrack of a Violin

Dick speaks with Toby and Itzhak Perlman about their marriage of 46 years, and how they met at music camp and became friends listening to classical music on records.

Being married, they say, is constant work and one way they managed it was to always be a family. Their five children went on tour with them and so days were filled with grocery shopping and playgrounds, which grounded them. And then the music was always there to help them take flight.

Illegal Mail and Love Notes

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