Business & Economy
4:09 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

500 New Health Insurance Jobs Heading To Greensboro

From L to R: Congressman Howard Coble, United Healthcare CEO Garland Scott, U.S. Senator Richard Burr and Greensboro Mayor Robbie Perkins celebrated the announcement of 500 new jobs coming to the city.
Credit Jeff Tiberii

United Healthcare announced Tuesday that it will add 500 new full-time jobs by the end of 2013.

United Healthcare has steadily grown its Greensboro workforce during the past five years and on Wednesday announced plans for 500 new positions. The growth marks about the same number of additions United Healthcare made locally in 2012.

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Arts & Culture
2:56 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Video: Doc Watson & David Holt Share Stories And Songs

For the first time since 2005, our friends over at UNC-TV will air a concert with Doc Watson and David Holt sharing stories and songs. The 1998 concert  features extended on-stage interviews with Doc Watson, relating the music to North Carolina and providing context and history.

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The State of Things
12:45 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Empathy's Failings And Surprises

What is this ability to step into someone else’s shoes? To imagine how they feel, to hurt for them or to be happy for them? 

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The Story
11:02 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Gun Stories: A Gun Is Freedom

Yang Li at a rally in Boston
Credit Alex Jones

Dick speaks with Yang Li, who was born and raised in China. As soon as he got his citizenship in the U.S., he bought a gun. He considers it a tool that defends against tyranny, and he has joined gun rights groups and spoken at rallies.

The Keystone XL Pipeline From Start To Finish

Dick checks back in with Ken Ilgunas, who finished his walk from Alberta, Canada, to Port Arthur, Tx. - the proposed 1,700 mile pipeline. He talked with people along the way who welcome the pipeline and others who oppose it. Hear a conversation with him early in his journey.

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Business & Economy
7:03 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Quintiles Wants To Go Public Again

Credit Quintiles

The rumors have circulated for at least a year.  But now it's official, North Carolina-based Quintiles has filed a registration with the U-S Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. This isn’t the first time Quintiles has moved forward with plans to file an initial public offering, but times are different today for the 30 year-old company founded by former UNC biostatistics professor Dennis Gillings.

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Politics & Government
6:39 am
Tue February 19, 2013

State Of The State: McCrory Calls For Tax And Education Changes

Gov. Pat McCrory focused on the economy, education and tax reform in Monday night's State of the State address.
Credit Governor's Office

Jessica Jones reviews Gov. Pat McCrory's State of the State address

Republican Governor Pat McCrory delivered his first State of the State speech to North Carolinians Monday night. He promised to make state government more efficient through a series of cost-cutting measures.  He also pledged to improve North Carolina's economy and its educational system.

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Politics & Government
4:38 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Raleigh Planners Working For A 'Walkable' Capital City

Hillsborough Street, Raleigh
Credit City of Raleigh

Raleigh city leaders are planning a more pedestrian-friendly city for the future.  Planners have been drafting a new unified development ordinance.  They say the guidelines in it will transform parts of the city with development that will encourage less travel by car to get around.  

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Gregory Warner is NPR's East Africa Correspondent. His reports cover the diverse issues and voices of a region that is experiencing unparalleled economic growth as well as a rising threat of global terrorism. His coverage can be heard across NPR and NPR.org.

Lisa Miller traded the Midwest for Charlotte in 2006 to take a job at WFAE.  She worked with public TV in Detroit and taught English in Austria before making her way to radio.  Lisa graduated from University of Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English.  She covers several different areas with a focus on education. 

Robin Hilton is the producer and co-host for the popular NPR Music show All Songs Considered.

In addition to his work on All Songs, Hilton produces NPR Music live concerts and festival coverage across the country, including live broadcasts and webcasts from the Bonnaroo and Sasquatch festivals, South by Southwest and the Newport Folk Festival.

Prior to joining NPR in 2000, Hilton co-founded Small Good Thing Productions, a non-profit production company for independent film, radio and music in Athens, GA.

Hilton lived and worked in Japan as a translator for the government, and taught English as a second language to junior high school students.

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