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

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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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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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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State of Things
11:21 am
Thu January 10, 2013

The Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers
Credit Reverbnation.com

Tomorrow night, Concord-based folk-rock band The Avett Brothers will play in Raleigh at the Governor’s Inaugural Ball Gala. But before they do, bassist Bob Crawford will join host Frank Stasio to talk about the evolution of the band from three guys in a van playing 200 shows a year to a Grammy-nominated, chart-topping phenomenon.

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State of Things
11:12 am
Thu January 10, 2013

And God Created Great Whales

And God Created Whales
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It took Obie-award winning playwright Rinde Eckert three tries before he embraced the brilliance of Moby Dick. Good thing he persevered, because it’s the subject of his play “And God Created Whales,” which follows a composer trying to adapt Melville’s classic into an opera as he slowly loses his memory. Host Frank Stasio talks to Rinde Eckert, composer, writer and actor in “And God Created Whales,” being put on by Playmakers Repertory Company at Kenan Theatre on the Campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through Sunday.

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State of Things
10:47 am
Thu January 10, 2013

To the People, Food is Heaven

Audra Ang
Credit Greg Baker

Audra Ang worked as a foreign correspondent for the AP in Beijing, China for seven years. And in her time there, she covered the devastating Sichuan earthquake, SARS, floods and political dissidents. But even in the most dire of moments, she always managed eat her way through. Audra Ang now lives in North Carolina. She joins host Frank Stasio to discuss her book about her experiences eating and reporting in China, “To the People, Food is Heaven: Stories of Food and Life in a Changing China” (Lyons Press/ 2012).

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