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11:51 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Help Me to Find My People

http://uncpress.unc.edu

African-American kinship often starts with slavery, an institution built on human trafficking – the buying and selling of people as if they were commodities.  The tearing apart of family was part of the violence of slavery and the constant threat of separation from your family was another kind of violence all its own. Historian Heather Williams studies the effects and after effects of slavery.

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State of Things
11:46 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Durham by Dinosaur

What’s it like to take a tour of Durham, NC by dinosaur? In the short film “The Strong One,” filmmakers Josh Bielick, Nicholas Sailor and Tim Reavis imagine taking that ride and understanding how life changes through the eyes of a young boy. Bielick and Reavis are alumni of North Carolina State University where Sailer is a senior. They join host Frank Stasio to talk about Durham, and turning a spoken word poem into a five-minute film.

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Law
5:00 am
Wed August 1, 2012

Conviction Overturned, LaMonte Armstrong Adjusting After 17 Years

LaMonte Armstrong and Professor Theresa Newman reflecting recently at the Duke Law School. The Wrongful Convictions Clinic at Duke helped to free Armstrong after serving 17 years of a life sentence.
Jeff Tiberii

Issac-Davy Aronson: LaMonte Armstrong walked out of a Greensboro Courthouse a few weeks ago. The 62-year-old grandfather, graduate of North Carolina A&T and longtime basketball coach was free. Convicted of murder in 1995 and sentenced to life, Armstrong has always maintained his innocence. A local law clinic intervened, evidence raising significant doubts was revealed, and ultimately a judge overturned the conviction.

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Politics & Government
4:20 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Durham Smoking Ordinance Takes Effect Tomorrow

Beginning tomorrow, a Durham city ordinance will officially prohibit smoking on city and county grounds both inside and outside. County commissioners passed the ordinance in February. Eric Nickens is a spokesman for the Durham County Health Department.

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Politics & Government
4:16 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Fallen Soldier Will Be Remembered in Raleigh

A funeral service will be held in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium tomorrow morning for a soldier who died in Afghanistan.

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Education
11:50 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Nelms Retirement Leaves Some With Questions

N.C. Central is getting ready to search for a new permanent replacement for Chancellor Charlie Nelms, who abruptly announced his retirement late last week.

Dave DeWitt: When James Moeser announced he was stepping down as UNC-Chapel Hill's chancellor in 2007, he did so eight full months before he officially left the job. Chancellors at other UNC system schools typically give at least several months' notice, even if they are leaving for other positions.

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State of Things
11:22 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Chasing Sleep

www.harpercollins.com

Some people brag about how little sleep they need to function, but sleep disorders and the problems they cause are getting a lot more attention these days.  Are we actually suffering from an epidemic of sleep deprivation or do we just know more about this mysterious process of absent consciousness?

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Business & Economy
9:00 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Two Duke Energy Board Members Resign

Duke Energy is looking for new board members since the resignation of two former Progress Energy directors. 

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Education
7:52 am
Tue July 31, 2012

Rate Of College Grads In NC Declines

A lower percentage of North Carolina's young adults are getting college degrees. That's according to census data released earlier this month.

Dave DeWitt: At the end of 2009, 37.9 percent of the state's 25-to-34 year old residents had some sort of college degree. A year later, that number fell by three-tenths of a percentage point. That comes as the national trend is going the other way.

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Sports
5:00 am
Tue July 31, 2012

N.C. State Gets First Penn State Football Transfer

North Carolina State University is the destination for the first football player to transfer from Penn State.

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