The Story
7:56 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Piecing Together The Delage Coupe

A 1937 Delage D8-120 Aérosport Coupe outside the October 1937 Paris Salon
Credit Les Amis de Delage

Host Dick Gordon of The Story speaks with David Cooper, the part-sleuth, part-mechanic who restored a rare 1937 Delage Aerosport Coupe.

There were only 12 ever built in the 1930’s in France.They were made by hand, and the interior was handpicked by the few customers.

Cooper says that finding the oversize chrome fenders and original chassis meant researching the story of Millicent Rogers, the American heiress who owned the car and outlined her specifications with her lipstick.

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Kyle Norris got her start in radio as a Michigan Radio intern. Her features have appeared on The Environment Report, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Marketplace, The Splendid Table, World Vision Report, Justice Talking, and The Health Show.

In 2008, she won a Division A (News Staff of 5 or more) first place award from Public Radio News Directors Incorporated for best investigative journalism.

Norris is endlessly fascinated with people and their struggles. She's also fascinated with the figurative beating of the human heart. She loves public radio because it gives her the chance to explore all of those things.

In her downtime she enjoys soccer, yoga, and coffee. Her website is at kylenorris.wordpress.com.

The State of Things
11:53 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Lawmakers Meet Drop-Dead Legislative Deadline

North Carolina State Legislature
Credit Dave Crosby http://www.flickr.com/photos/wikidave / flickr

WRAL Reporter Mark Binker; Democratic Sen. Mike Woodard; and Republican Representative Paul Stam, Speaker Pro Tempore of the House discuss Crossover and give us a legislative update

The deadline for Crossover hit the North Carolina General Assembly yesterday, striking some bills dead for the session. The self-imposed deadline requires that legislation pass at least one chamber to stay under consideration.

A variety of legislation was pushed through this week, including measures that would reform the grievance process for fired state workers, allow health insurers in health exchanges to refuse coverage for abortion and a law that would ban the Muslim Sharia law in North Carolina.

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The State of Things
11:35 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Local Musician Puts Out New Album With The Dead Tongues

Image from the album
Credit Alex Klaes & http://thedeadtongues.bandcamp.com/

Singer songwriter Ryan Gustafson plays a few songs live in our studio

After spending some time on instrumental projects, Triangle music scene fixture Ryan Gustafson decided it was time to write lyrics again.  His latest project is The Dead Tongues, which released an album earlier this year. 

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Music
8:12 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Kenny Roby Uses Country And R&B Influences In New Album

Raleigh musician Kenny Roby
Credit Raymond Goodman / Contributed by the artist

Kenny Roby was raised in South Carolina, but he moved to Raleigh as a young adult and began playing music. 

He started with a punk band.  From there, he formed the influential Six String Drag, which put out two well received country rock records in the late 90s at the same time Whiskey Town was getting rolling.

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Environment
6:31 am
Fri May 17, 2013

As Debate Lingers, Alcoa Looks Ahead

Credit Nancy Pierce Photo / DO NOT USE

The controversy over Alcoa and its dams on the Yadkin River was back in the news this week. There were two public forums; one about the environment, the other about the company’s request for a water quality permit.  At the heart of this conflict is pollution, questions about control over hydro-electric dams, and the condition of one of the state’s most powerful natural resources, water.

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Politics & Government
5:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

State Lawmakers Gear Up For Budget Process, Tax Reform

Credit Jessica Jones

Lawmakers have wrapped up crossover week, where bills that don't require tax changes or spending must make it through one chamber or expire. Now they're set to focus on their biggest task- negotiating the state budget. Senate leaders plan to release their budget plan Sunday night.

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Politics & Government
4:37 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Anti-Tax Advocate Visits Legislature

The anti-tax advocate, Grover Norquist, visited state legislators today to praise their efforts to lower personal and corporate income taxes.

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Politics & Government
4:35 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

NC Rep. Jones Calls For US To Stop Funding Afghanistan

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC)
Credit US House of Representatives

North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is among those calling for an end to U.S. spending in Afghanistan. 

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The Story
3:59 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Melinda Gates On What Mothers Everywhere Want

A child in Nigeria receives an oral polio vaccine.
Credit Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

When philanthropist Melinda Gates travels the world, she looks for opportunities to have personal conversations with women. And she listens: about children’s health, about parenting, and about infectious diseases.

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