Carol Jackson

Digital News Editor

Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for wunc.org, and helps reporters and hosts make digital versions of their radio stories. She is also responsible for sharing stories on social media. Previously, Carol spent eight years with WUNC's nationally syndicated show The Story with Dick Gordon, serving as Managing Editor and Interim Senior Producer.

During her career in media, she has won a number of awards for producing innovative media projects, including numerous EMMY citations and a WEBBY (commonly called The Oscars of the Internet). Previously, Carol served as Director of Educational Production for Maryland Public Television. She grew up in Epsom, NH and attended Emerson College in Boston.  Carol and her family are happy to be in North Carolina – near to her husband's extended family in Smithfield and Apex.

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Coal Ash
1:43 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

WUNC's Greensboro Bureau Chief Talks Coal Ash With MSNBC's Rachel Maddow

Jeff Tiberii reports on coal ash spill on MSNBC 2/19/14

"Behold the frog that I am more worried than any other frog in any other place in the world."

Last night, Rachel Maddow began a segment on her MSNBC television program focusing on a little frog that can be seen in a pipe. (Officials have fed a camera into a pipe under a coal ash dump in Eden North Carolina to see if it was leaking.)

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Olympics
5:01 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Sochi Olympics: 3 North Carolina Connections

Charleston Forge table featured on Sochi Olympic set
Credit Charleston Forge

Do the Olympics seem far away? N0t many North Carolinians are competing. (Before the games, we told you about speed skater Heather Richardson, but her games were a bust.) And with no hometown heroes to cheer on, well, humph.

But then, with the swell of the Olympic theme...seemingly from nowhere....we find these three local connections to the world-wide games.

1. Handmade in Boone, NC-Made Table Dresses Up Set

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Politics & Government
2:02 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

What's It Like To Have Internet 100 Times Faster Than Broadband?

Yesterday we wrote about the possibility that Google Fiber might come to the Triangle. Google Fiber is new technology that delivers high speed Internet, 100 times faster than basic broadband. (Read our original story below for more about the announcement.)

Google Fiber first deployed in Kansas City. So we decided to call a resident and find out what it's like.

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History
7:39 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Rebuilding A Slave Cabin: 'Proud Of The Work We’ve Done'

WUNC's Leoneda Inge has been working to rebuild a slave cabin on the grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier estate

Updated 2/21/14: 

All this week, WUNC's Leoneda Inge is working with a team to re-construct a slave cabin that dates back to the early 1800s. The cabin is on the grounds at James Madison’s Montpelier in the Piedmont region of Virginia. The remains of the original slave cabin was discovered and excavated in 2010.  Leoneda and the team will be helping to rebuild the slave quarter at the actual site where it stood generations ago. She'll be blogging all week. We will excerpt her blog here and link to each day's entry.

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Re-Mixing The News
7:25 am
Mon February 17, 2014

[VIDEO] Teens Remix The News In Projects In North Carolina And Beyond

Pierce Freelon (left) and Apple Juice Kid with students from the community
Credit Beat Making Lab

In an after-school project called "Re-Mixing the News" a group of middle and high school students from Chapel Hill and Carrboro, NC, take WUNC news reports and add inspiration: beats, sound effects, and music. They create a fresh, new take on traditional journalism in the Beat Making Lab.

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Arts & Culture
1:24 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Jade City Pharaoh - Last Call (Season 2, Ep. 3)

The Jade City Pharaoh
Credit Luis Franco / http://francoproject.com/

In our last episode, you might remember, our hero chased The Beef Cooka and his driver to a fiery crash at a police roadblock. But somehow, the wily Beef Cooka escaped.

This week, the search for the sinister fiend must wait as the green-caped avenger, the Jade City Pharaoh,  embarks on a personal crusade to save his detective friend from destroying herself. It's a quest that threatens a budding romance.

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Business & Economy
5:00 am
Sat February 15, 2014

[PHOTOS] Zoos, State Parks - What's Open & Closed

Patches the Polar Bear
North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro will be closed Saturday and Sunday. Zoo staff must clear more than 5 miles of walkways inside the park. The facility will likely reopen Monday.

In addition, the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources reports:

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Science & Technology
2:29 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

[PHOTOS] Love Is In The Air With Lemurs, Duke Study Finds

Duke's Lemur Center houses many couples and infant lemurs. Here, Jovian jolds his 2 week-old infant daughter born January 5, 2014
David Haring Duke Lemur Center

Lemur couples with infants start to smell alike. Oh sure, they smelled differently before they had offspring. But pretty soon, the lemur lovers start mirroring each other's scents. Even their "scent-marking" odor begins to change. Researchers think the change in scent could be a way to mark territory, or it could be a way to advertise their relationship to all the other would-be mates.

The study findings are in the  February issue of  Animal Behavior.

Arts & Culture
10:18 am
Fri February 14, 2014

VIDEO: 'Snow Day The Musical'

The Holderness family produces and stars in their own videos.
Credit Still from Video

Penn Holderness and Kim Dean Holderness, the brains behind the 2013 viral video 'Xmas Jammies', have a new video out: 'Snow Day: The Musical.'

'Xmas Jammies' is closing in on 14 million Youtube views. Could the dynamic duo do it again? Well, with so many kids and families at home, we bet the odds are likely.

If you didn't catch it the first time, here's 'Xmas Jammies':

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Winter Storm 2014
2:45 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Winter Storm 2014 - Previous Updates

This still shot from the traffic cameras on I-40 show heavy, stalled traffic. (Image taken at 12:59 p.m.)
Credit still shot from WRAL video feed

The most recent updates are now found at this new post.

(This blog was from the first day of the storm, Wednesday 2/12/14)

Update 4:25 p.m.:

“Many businesses work to help their communities when bad weather strikes, but if you spot anyone using this storm to make an unfair profit off consumers, let us know about it." - Attorney General Roy Cooper

Update 4:19 p.m.:

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