State of Things
10:30 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Il Trovatore

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It's one of the most popular operas of all time and notoriously difficult to perform, but the North Carolina Opera is bringing it to the Triangle this weekend. Il Trovatore, Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, pits two enemies against each other in a dramatic love tale that ends with a twist.

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Politics & Government
6:40 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Former Aide Cross Examined in Edwards Trial

John Edwards and daughter Cate leaving the court house last Thursday.
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Cross-examination of a former John Edwards aide will likely continue all day at a federal courthouse in Greensboro.

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Education
4:10 am
Thu April 26, 2012

Wake Launching Tech High School

Students in Wake County Schools who seek technical skills that could lead to jobs may soon have a new school to consider. The Wake School Board has approved the creation of a new career technical high school.

Dave DeWitt: The Career Technical High School would be a partnership with Wake Technical Community College. It would offer classes and certificates in areas like automobile repair, biopharmaceuticals and cosmetology.

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State of Things
5:23 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Remembering Doris Betts

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North Carolina lost one of its most beloved writers and teachers this week. Doris Betts died of lung cancer at the age of 79.

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Politics & Government
4:35 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

Amendment's Impact On Hospital Visits, Medical Decisions Debated

With the May 8th vote less than two weeks away, the battle over a proposed constitutional amendment banning gay marriage and civil unions is heating up. For our series examining the arguments over the amendment, Isaac-Davy Aronson looks at one of the claims made by its opponents.

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State of Things
11:37 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Brewing in North Carolina

Erik Lars Myers was disguised as your average IT guy, but he was also diligently spending his nights and weekends brewing beer in his backyard for 13 years. He found the world of beer so interesting that he wrote a popular blog about it called topfermented.com.

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State of Things
11:29 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Rock Star of the Stars

by Patrick Queen for Columbia Magazine

Neil deGrasse Tyson is a rock star of the stars. The astrophysicist is one of the most famous faces in science. Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History and the host of the PBS show, “NOVA scienceNOW.”

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State of Things
11:17 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Goliath

Outsourcing has sent many of North Carolina's manufacturing jobs overseas, siphoning the lifeblood out of some small communities.Author Susan Woodring witnessed this when she moved to North Carolina in the late '90s, and she decided she wanted to write about it.

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Science & Technology
10:47 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Science Experiment Sheds Light On Planet Orbits

That's the sound of a penny rolling round and round in a device called a gravity funnel. This was recorded at the Natural Science Center in Greensboro using WUNC's Make Radio iPhone app. It's part of a collaboration with the North Carolina Science Festival. You've likely seen this game, the coin launches from the top of a big round funnel and then spins, on edge, down to the collection jar underneath the hole at the bottom of the cone.

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Politics & Government
6:10 am
Wed April 25, 2012

Diverse Views On Amendment From Faith Leaders

A proposed amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage and civil unions has divided religious communities. For our series examining the arguments over the amendment, Isaac-Davy Aronson spoke to two North Carolina faith leaders.

Isaac-Davy Aronson: Michael Curry is the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina. He opposes the amendment.

Michael Curry: This is coming out of my faith, as a Christian, as an Episcopal bishop, as an African American man, you don't do harm to people.

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