Business & Economy
10:00 am
Thu June 9, 2011

CFO Optimism Not As Strong

Chief Financial Officers are beginning to get nervous again about the economy.  That’s the latest from a quarterly report by Duke University and C-F-O Magazine. 

  Six months ago – C-F-Os were talking about increasing full-time employment by 2-percent over the next year.  Now it’s more like point-seven percent. Kate O’Sullivan is the deputy editor of C-F-O Magazine.  Despite falling optimism, O’Sullivan says things are looking up for people who already have jobs.

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Politics & Government
6:34 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Bill Creating Abortion Waiting Period Passes House

Lawmakers in the state House have approved a bill that would impose specialized counseling and a 24-hour waiting period on women who seek abortions. The measure would require that they receive state sponsored information about the procedure and alternatives to it. It would also mandate that the same health providers performing the abortion offer the woman an ultrasound beforehand. Republican Representative Ruth Samuelson of Charlotte is a sponsor of the measure. 

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Education
3:10 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

Pitt County Schools to Observe Mandatory Silence

The Pitt County School Board has voted to require a daily moment of silence for all county schools. Board members passed the proposal earlier this week. It directs teachers to observe up to a minute of silence every morning before instruction begins. Board member Worth Forbes proposed the idea in January. He says the policy creates a consistent way for students to start the school day.

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Wed June 8, 2011

"It Happened on the Way to War"

Rye Barcott
Credit ithappenedonthewaytowar.com

Host Frank Stasio talks to Rye Barcott about his work in Kibera and his new memoir.

When most college students were probably enjoying summer vacation, Rye Barcott was hanging out in a Kenyan slum. In the summer of 2000, while still a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rye went to Kibera. The slum is small, about the size of Central Park in New York City. But within it more than a million people live in squalid, desperate conditions.

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The State of Things
11:50 am
Wed June 8, 2011

The Role Of Women Activists

Nonviolent political action had a long and successful history in the 20th Century. When people look back on the great activist leaders, names like Martin Luther King Jr. or Gandhi may come to mind, but the women who were essential to the civil rights, peace and other movements are often overlooked.

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Politics & Government
10:00 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Royal Oak Community Wants Justice

A group of African American residents in Brunswick County have taken their claims of environmental injustice to court. 

The Royal Oak community has a history going back to slavery.  Today, there are about 300 African American residents living in this unincorporated section of Brunswick County.  But their community also houses a waste transfer station, a sewage treatment plant, the animal shelter and the county’s only landfill.  Lewis Dozier is president of the Royal Oak Concerned Citizens Association.

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Politics & Government
6:00 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Perdue Touts Grad Rates

Gov. Bev Perdue
Credit Office of the Gov.

  Governor Bev Perdue and state education officials are touting the state’s improved high school graduation rate  - and criticizing Republicans for making cuts. 

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Sports
5:30 am
Wed June 8, 2011

Hurricanes Add New Coaches

The Carolina Hurricanes are welcoming two new coaches to their staff. Former team captain Rod Brind’Amour and NHL head coach Dave Lewis will be assistant coaches for the team. Brind’Amour was appointed the team’s director of development last year after 20 years as an NHL player. Head Coach Paul Maurice says that year of experience will make Brind’Amour well suited for the job. 

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The State of Things
12:47 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Found Footage Festival

Nick Prueher was bored working at McDonald's the day he discovered one of his life-long passions. He found a hilarious training video for McDonald's janitors, watched it and was hooked. He would spend years collecting all the weird videos he could find, until in 2004, he and his friend Joe Pickett decided to have a festival. The Found Footage Festival has been going strong ever since. It's coming to the Rialto Theatre in Raleigh June 8 at 8 p.m.

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Restorative Justice Conference

Therese Bartholomew, director of documentary film ''The Final Gift''

Host Frank Stasio talks about restorative justice with Therese Bartholomew Howard Zehr, and Amy Elliott,

Restorative justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes healing rather than punishing. The idea is to repair the harm for everyone involved: the victims, the offenders, and the community. The Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh plays host to the third annual National Conference on Restorative Justice June 8-10 at the Sheraton Hotel in Raleigh. Host Frank Stasio talks about restorative justice with Therese Bartholomew, producer and director of “The Final Gift,” a film about her brother’s murder and her attempt to reconcile with his killer; Howard Zehr, professor of restorative justice at Eastern Mennonite University, and Amy Elliott, co-founder of the Restorative Justice Project in Durham.

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