State of Things
8:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Peter Lamb & the Wolves

Saxophonist Peter Lamb had little choice but to like jazz. He grew up in a household where jazz records substituted for TV as entertainment. Over the years, he’s played and recorded with musicians like Ben Folds and with bands like The Fleshtones and now Lamb is the bandleader on his own project for the first time. He brings his swinging, jazz influenced sound to the studio to play live for host Frank Stasio and talk about assembling his quintet called Peter Lamb and the Wolves.

State of Things
8:00 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Sister Helen Prejean

Sister Helen Prejean is a dedicated opponent of the death penalty. Her experience serving as a spiritual advisor to men on death row was captured in the 1995 film "Dead Man Walking," starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn and based on Prejean’s bestselling book of the same name. Through the years, Prejean has stood by six death row inmates as the government executed them for their crimes. Host Frank Stasio talks with Sister Helen Prejean about her experience fighting against the death penalty and ministering to condemned prisoners.

Education
3:40 am
Fri February 10, 2012

Tuition Increases Likely

The UNC Board of Governors will decide today on raising tuition at the 17 member schools.

State of Things
8:00 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Fringe-ology

Credit www.stevevolk.comWhen journalist Steve Volk was a kid, something strange happened to him and his family.Edit | Remove

When journalist Steve Volk was a kid, something strange happened to him and his family. It seemed like a scene from the movie "Poltergeist," and to this day he isn't quite sure how to explain it. But questions about that experience led Volk to explore all kinds of strange phenomena, including lucid dreaming, remote viewing and UFOs. He collects his findings in his new book, "Fringe-ology: How I Tried to Explain Away the Unexplainable – And Couldn't" (HarperOne/2011).

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State of Things
8:00 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Season 1, Ep 7: Jade City Pharaoh - Ibrahim & the Real Americans

''Why go where people don't want you?''

The construction of an Islamic cultural center in one of Jade City’s least tolerant neighborhoods fuels hostility against the city’s Muslim community. Can superhero Herald MF Jones prevent anger from escalating into violence?

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Politics & Government
7:10 am
Thu February 9, 2012

Study Shows Decline in "Homegrown" Terrorism

It was feared there would be a dramatic rise in home-grown terrorism in the United States post 9-11.   But a North Carolina-based report shows that didn’t happen. 

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State of Things
9:55 am
Wed February 8, 2012

The Festival of the Black Christ

Every October, tens of thousands of people make a pilgrimage to Portobelo, a quiet fishing town in Panama’s Colon Province, to visit El Cristo Negro – the Black Christ.

Every October, tens of thousands of people make a pilgrimage to Portobelo, a quiet fishing town in Panama’s Colon Province, to visit El Cristo Negro – the Black Christ. It’s a life-sized figure of Jesus carved from dark mahogany. That powerful symbol, which has been in Portobelo since the 17th century, represents both the proud spirit and spiritual identity of this unique Central American community. Host Frank Stasio talks about the people of Portobelo, the Black Christ figure and the annual festival that celebrates it with Renee Alexander Craft, a writer and assistant professor of communication studies and global studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This show originally aired on October 20, 2011. For a link to the audio, click here.

Education
6:20 am
Wed February 8, 2012

"Gen Z" in the Workplace

Generation "Z" college students Enioluwafe Ojo, Andriy Shymonyak, Allyson Brake and Xavier Primus attend the 2012 Emerging Issues Forum at Raleigh Convention Center.
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North Carolina’s workforce continues to evolve as the economy evolves and digs its way out of the last recession.  The Institute for Emerging Issues at N-C State says in order to continue this positive trend, it is imperative for the state to begin strategically investing in Generation “Z.”  Most of the young people making up Generation “Z” were born in the 1990s and are approaching college age. Even though this group is the nation’s most diverse and most technologically savvy, how will they fit into the workplace of the future?

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Arts & Culture
6:00 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Economic Development Through Art

A task force of civic, arts, and business leaders says the arts can be an economic engine for North Carolina. The panel has released recommendations as part of the SmART Initiative. It's mapping out ways for communities to use the arts to increase jobs and quality of life.

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Environment
5:15 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Thomas Built Buses Recognized for Environmental Stewardship

The North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources is designating High Point-based Thomas Built Buses as an "Environmental Steward." Julie Woosley is the manager of the state's Environmental Assistance Center. She says Thomas Built recycles 100% of the waste it creates.

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