State of Things
10:43 am
Wed November 16, 2011

The Abraham Jam

The Abraham Jam
Credit www.abrahamjam.wordpress.com

When local musician David LaMotte found himself frustrated by rising levels of bigotry in the national conversation, he decided he had to do something. So, he put on a show. LaMotte invited Dawud Wharnsby, an Islamic musician, and Dan Nichols, a Jewish musician, to meet him on stage at Duke University. The three will perform together in support of cultural and religious harmony tonight at Page Auditorium. They join host Frank Stasio to talk about the concert, which they're calling The Abraham Jam.

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Law
11:05 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Chapel Hill Police Defend Armed Response to Demonstrators

Police say their response to demonstrators who occupied a vacant building in Chapel Hill was appropriate. Officers moved into the building with assault rifles Sunday evening and charged seven people with breaking and entering. Police say some demonstrators were what they called known anarchists trying to align themselves with the Occupy Chapel Hill movement. Police chief Chris Blue says officers found literature detailing how to conduct a riot and flip a police car at the scene. Chapel Hill mayor Mark Kleinschmidt defended the decision.

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State of Things
10:24 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Fishing for Families in Need

www.f4fn.com
Credit www.f4fn.com

Duke University freshman Lucas Metropulos likes to help his community. He's volunteered in soup kitchens, grown food in community gardens and now he's leading his own volunteer organization. Metropulos started Fishing for Families in Need to teach people how to fish, and he teamed up with fishermen to donate fresh fish to soup kitchens. The program started in his hometown of Boca Raton, Florida, but the program has spread to Louisiana, Massachusetts and now North Carolina. Host Frank Stasio talks to Lucas Metropulos about Fishing for Families in Need.

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State of Things
10:16 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Race and Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread across the country and captured the attention of millions of Americans. The movement deals with national issues, but it doesn't necessarily represent all factions of society. Are minorities being well represented in the revolution of the 99 percent?

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Science & Technology
7:00 am
Tue November 15, 2011

Internet Summit 2011 Hits Raleigh

Some of the top bloggers and tech-savvy professionals will be in Raleigh for the next two days for the annual Internet Summit.

Internet Summit 2011 will feature more than 120 speakers and 80 presentations and panels.  This year’s keynote presenter is popular blogger, author and wine aficionado Gary Vaynerchuck of Wine Library T-V and Daily Grape.

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Education
4:10 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

UNC-CH Tuition Hike Clears First Hurdle

A task force at UNC-Chapel Hill has approved sizable tuition hikes.

The Tuition and Fee Advisory Task Force voted to raise in-state tuition 16-and-a-half percent and out-of-state tuition 6-and-a-half percent.

Student leaders offered proposals for much smaller increases. UNC-Chapel Hill officials say state budget cuts necessitate large tuition increases to maintain quality.

It's the first step in a months-long process toward possibly increasing tuition at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Health
2:45 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Classes Teach Child Sex Abuse Prevention

Community groups across North Carolina are holding classes this week designed to teach adults how to recognize when someone is sexually abusing a child. The issue has gotten more attention since a former football coach at Penn State was accused of sexually abusing boys over several years. More than 80 YMCA and health care facilities in North Carolina have sought the help of a program called “Darkness to Light.” Program CEO Jolie Logan says the classes teach adults warning signs to look for when they suspect child sex abuse.

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State of Things
8:46 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Meet Grant Llewellyn

Grant Llewellyn
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Welsh conductor Grant Llewellyn has been the music director of the North Carolina Symphony since 2004, but his music history can be traced all the way back to his childhood. His cockney grandmother used to sit at the decrepit piano in the family’s living room in Wales. There she would play badly from her limited repertoire of waltzes. Grant’s musical abilities were more auspicious. He trained from an early age in the piano and the cello, but in his late teenage years, he became fascinated with another aspect of music: conducting. Since embarking on that path, his work has spanned the globe.

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Education
5:00 am
Mon November 14, 2011

Helping Wake Parents Choose

Wake County School officials are holding information sessions for parents starting today.
Credit Dave DeWitt

Wake County School officials are holding information sessions for parents starting today. The five events are designed to help families navigate a school choice plan that will take effect next year.

The five information sessions will take place in churches, preschools, and town halls in an attempt to reach out to populations that may not be easily reached otherwise. One of the sessions will be held in Spanish.

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Environment
5:45 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Sustainable Agriculture Conference in Durham

Fans of sustainable farming are meeting in Durham this weekend. The 26th Annual Sustainable Agriculture Conference seeks to address the growing demand for local and organic food. Fred Broadwell is with the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association. He says one hot trend is permaculture. It uses observations of nature to design self-sufficient ecosystems.

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