The Story
11:55 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Andy Marx, Grandson Of Groucho, On Rescuing The Archives Of ‘You Bet Your Life’

Credit You Bet Your Life

Guest host Sean Cole speaks to Andy Marx about his grandfather Groucho Marx, and the day they had lunch with Jack Nicholson, Marcel Marceau and Elliot Gould. As they ate, the phone rang, offering Groucho the full archives of “You Bet Your Life.”  Andy Marx had to convince his grandfather that the episodes were worth keeping, especially as the episodes arrived by the truckload. Andy Marx is co-founder of the satirical site Hollywood & Swine.

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Politics & Government
11:45 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Behind The Dix Deal: Republicans At Odds

Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.
Credit Dave DeWitt

With the General Assembly on the verge of voiding the Dix lease deal it made with the city of Raleigh, it's instructive to look at some of the people who were behind the deal in the first place.

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The State of Things
11:42 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Musician Sings For Social Justice

Tokyo Rosenthal
Credit tokyorosenthal.com

Tokyo Rosenthal plays live on The State of Things

Tokyo Rosenthal is an Americana musician. And while Americana might be a traditional sort of music, Tokyo Rosenthal isn’t your traditional artist.

His sound combines rock, country and blues, and his songs revolve around issues of social justice. Host Frank Stasio talks to him about his newest album, and Tokyo Rosenthal plays live in the studio.

Business & Economy
7:58 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Gov.'s Budget Shifts Funding For Economy Projects

Pat McCrory
Credit NC Governor's Office

This week's budget proposal from Gov. Pat McCrory includes tweaks to funding for economic development programs. 

The governor unveiled his spending plan Wednesday.  It would add money to a new economic branding strategy as well as a program that supports main streets in small communities.  But it cuts funds for two non-profits and a foundation that provide grants meant to support job growth.

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Law
6:41 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Eugenics Compensation Part Of Gov. McCrory's Budget Proposal

Credit NC Dept. of Administration

Victims of North Carolina's discontinued eugenics program could get the compensation they've sought if Gov. Pat McCrory's budget proposal is accepted.  He's allocated $10 million in his spending plan to compensate past victims of forced sterilization.  The program ran from 1929 to 1974.  State researchers said during hearings in 2011 that there could be anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 victims still alive. 

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Business & Economy
6:39 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Dress For Success Helps Put Women Back To Work

Betty Harris graduates from a special jobs program that partners 'Dress for Success' Triangle with Lenovo.
Credit Leoneda Inge

A group of women looking for work participated in a special graduation ceremony this week in the Triangle.  They are clients in ‘Dress for Success.’ The non-profit provides women with interview suits and career-building tools to get them back into the world of work.  Businesses like Chinese computer maker Lenovo is a ‘Dress for Success’ partner.  They hosted this year’s ceremony.

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Politics & Government
10:15 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

NCDOT Does A U-Turn, No 'Pink' Licenses

The newly-redesigned driver's license the DMV plans to issue to immigrants in the federal DACA program.
Credit NCDOT

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has made an about face and is abandoning its controversial decision to add a bold pink stripe across the top of new driver licenses for young immigrants.  A news release issued Thursday afternoon by the state DOT confirms that the Division of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing driver licenses on Monday, March 25, 2013 for immigrants qualifying under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  But the attached ‘final’ image of the driver license no longer has the pink stripe or the words ‘No Lawful Status’ printed in large type.

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The State of Things
5:31 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

One Step Closer To Scrapping Dix Park Deal

Grounds of the Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh
Credit Dave DeWitt

Frank Stasio talks with a panel of experts about Dorothea Dix and other events in the days news

A Senate committee has passed a measure  that would void a deal signed three months ago to turn Raleigh's Dix hospital site into a destination park.

The Senate Appropriations Committee would void a 99-year lease signed amid great fanfare by the mayor of Raleigh and former Governor Bev Perdue. Under the deal, the city would pay $500,000 a year plus yearly adjustments to lease the land.

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The Story
12:22 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Kidnapped During Argentina's Dirty War, Writer Tells The Untellable

Credit The Little School

Alicia Partnoy tells guest host Sean Cole about the Little School, the secret prison in Argentina where she was held in 1977.

The choice of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires to become pope has brought waves of memories from the period in Argentina called the Dirty War. Citizens protesting the military coup and junta were kidnapped and disappeared. Tens of thousands died and it was only in the past few years that military members were tried.

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Arts & Culture
12:21 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Remembering The Indian Tribe Driven From NC 300 Years Ago

The Colonel James Moore map of Fort Nooherooka.
South Carolina Historical Society

Three hundred years ago this week, European colonialists in what is now eastern North Carolina fought a battle that devastated an American Indian tribe. A symposium at East Carolina University marks the anniversary of the 1713 battle, in which European settlers attacked a stronghold of the Tuscarora tribe called Fort Nooherooka.  Nearly a thousand Tuscarora Indians were captured or killed, forcing the remaining tribe members to migrate to New York. 

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