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10:44 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Meet Psychopathy Specialist Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong
Credit duke.edu

In the wake of recent mass shootings, mental health has been a focus of our national dialogue. Walter Sinnott-Armstrong is a professor of philosophy with an interest in mental illness, in particular psychopathy. He studies the brains of prison inmates to try to gain some insight into the condition. Host Frank Stasio talks with Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, the Chauncey Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the philosophy department at Duke University about his life and career, starting with the ethics of psychopathy.

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Education
10:30 am
Mon January 14, 2013

For-Profit University Opens Triad Campus

Students are beginning classes today at the new High Point campus of a for-profit university.

South University has more than 22,000 students across the country. It has 15 campuses, but the majority of students take classes on-line. South has a graduation rate of just more than 30-percent, which is better than most for-profit schools. Michael Trembley is Campus President in High Point. He expects about 85 students on this inaugural day:

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Sports
5:11 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Carolina Hurricanes Gearing Up For Short NHL Season

Carolina Hurricanes fans are about a week away from welcoming their team back to the ice. Hockey owners and the N-H-L Players Association recently reached an agreement on collective bargaining which lifted a nearly four-month-long lockout. Players are now getting ready for a condensed season. Hurricanes' general manager Jim Rutherford says it's great to see the players skating again, but he hasn't lost sight of the others affected by the long lockout.

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Health
4:59 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

New Research At Duke Could Point To HIV/AIDS Vaccine

New research from Duke University may help make an effective vaccine for HIV-AIDS. Four years ago a potential vaccine showed some protection for about a third of recipients, but was not an overall success. Barton Haynes is a senior author on the latest study and the director of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. He says the research looks at how that original vaccine achieved limited success.

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Politics & Government
4:51 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Virginia Governor To Attend McCrory's Inauguration

North Carolina's new Republican governor will have a fellow G-O-P chief executive at his public swearing in ceremony tomorrow.

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State of Things
10:48 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Ironing Board Sam Performs Rhythm & Blues

Ironing Board Sam
Credit downtownclayton.blogspot.com

Ironing Board Sam has been playing rhythm and blues professionally since he was 16 years old in Rock Hill, SC. He's now 73, living in Chapel Hill and his passion for music-making is as strong as ever. Sam is part of Hillsborough's Music Maker Relief Foundation, and he's just released a new album, “Going Up.” He's performing this Sunday, January 13th at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh.

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State of Things
10:48 am
Fri January 11, 2013

News Roundup

A new governor and a new legislature are in place and ready to make big changes. The UNC system may let in more out-of-state students. And what does the latest Bank of America settlement mean for homeowners?

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Business & Economy
9:00 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Hatteras Venture Partners raises $125M

Hatteras Venture Partners of Durham is having one of its biggest years yet.

Hatteras Venture Partners has raised 125-million dollars, thanks to the Small Business Administration’s Early Stage Innovation Fund Initiative.  It’s the first venture capital firm in the country to be licensed through the program, becoming eligible for up to 50-million dollars in S-B-A-guaranteed loans.  Sean Greene is the Associate Administrator for Investment at the S-B-A.

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Arts & Culture
5:15 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Junior League Hosts Inaugural Ball

North Carolina's 2013 Inaugural Ball to celebrate newly-elected governor Pat Mccrory and Council of State members kicks off tonight. The event has been hosted by the Junior League of Raleigh since 1933. The group uses the ball as a fundraiser for projects aimed at improving the lives of children. Inaugural ball co-chair Virginia Yopp says the festivities feature North Carolina food, local bands, and surprise guest speakers. She says tonight's Rock the Ball concert was created so everyone - young and old - would have a chance to participate in the festivities.

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Law
3:29 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

SEC Investigating Herbalife

A company planning to bring nearly 500 jobs to Winston-Salem is being investigated by the federal government.

Just last month Herbalife announced plans to develop an east coast distribution center and create more than 490 new full-time jobs. Now the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into the nutrition and skin care company, after claims by some investors that Herbalife is a well organized pyramid scheme. Mayor Allen Joines said the State Attorney General already looked into these allegations and found nothing illegal.

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