Carol Jackson

Digital News Editor

Carol Jackson has been with WUNC since 2006. As Digital News Editor, she writes stories for, 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.


Arts & Culture
3:40 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Duke Chapel Closing For Restoration; Two Stunning Photos

Duke Chapel
Credit Skip Bradley / Flickr/Creative Commons

Duke Chapel is closing to the public May 11, 2015 for a year-long restoration project. The ceiling will be worked on and the original chapel roof will be replaced. Crews will also work to restore the stained-glass windows and woodwork.

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1:34 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Sweating Over Bubbles With A No. 2 Pencil: Three Families Tell Their Stories

Credit mom Billie Lanigan

There's an 8-year-old boy in Fayetteville who gets worried, anxious and even angry when it comes time for testing. A middle schooler in Vass combats headaches and sleeplessness the night before a test. A 10-year-old boy in Mebane worries that he won't move on to the next grade. These are some of the stories that we heard from WUNC listeners when we posed a simple challenge online: "Kids and Testing: Tell us Your Story."

Seamus' Story

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The State Of Things
11:31 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Bull City Sculpture Show: 'Twist Of Fate'

Mike Roig preps his piece, Twist of Fate for the Bull City Sculpture Show
Credit Bull City Sculpture Show


Sculptures are often the trademark of a place:  Chicago has Cloud Gate, Indianapolis has LOVE and Durham has the Bronze Bull. Sculpture can truly embody a city.

This week the Bull City Sculpture Show comes to Durham, displaying 12 national works across the city.

The show is presented by Liberty Arts, a non-profit foundry and 3-D sculpture studio in Durham.

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Mad Men Mondays
5:03 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Mad Men Mondays: 'The Royal Swinger.' You Can Type With It And Dance To It

'The Royal all-electric. It takes the homework load off your pretty hands.'
Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History

All this spring,  during AMC’s final Mad Men season, we're working with the Hartman Center at Duke University to bring you some real archival advertisements based on the storyline of each Mad Men episode.  The Hartman Center specializes in advertising and marketing history and our collaboration is based on their blog called “Mad Men Mondays.”

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11:57 am
Mon April 28, 2014

'My Role Is To Figure Out What The Modern Student-Teacher Relationship Sounds Like'

Will Michaels talks with a class at Riverside High School in Durham
Credit Muhammad Abdur-Rauf

A North Carolina Public Radio producer, Will Michaels, is traveling the state for a project called "My Teacher." He's helping students interview a special teacher. The students come up with the questions and conduct the interview. Will records the interviews and edits them into short audio segments. Many of the interviews are airing on NC Public Radio/WUNC.

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Science & Technology
9:53 am
Mon April 28, 2014

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Reach Elite 8, National Academic Competition

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics team participates in the academic competition of the 2014 National Science Bowl, Sunday, April, 27, 2014, in Washington, DC.
Credit Dennis Brack / U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

A team from Durham's North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics joined 23 other schools over the weekend to compete in the 2014 National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C.  During the competition, students compete in a fast-paced Jeopardy-like forum. They must quickly solve technical problems and answer questions related to science and mathematics.

Team members include Michael An, Anne Feng, Kavi Jain, Sammy Luo, and Daniel Ren.  Their coach is Leslie Brinson.

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Business & Economy
11:07 am
Thu April 24, 2014

The Solar Suitcase: Sharing Big Ideas At SwitchPoint

SwitchPoint 2013
Credit SwitchPoint

There's a fascinating conference happening Thursday and Friday at the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw. It's called SwitchPoint. This is the conference for you if you're interested in things like using technology for good, social entrepreneurship and creativity/design.

The attendees are the kind of people who are doing the most interesting things in our society: printing 3-D organs, crowdsourcing crisis response via text, building medical devices out of broken toys.

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Arts & Culture
1:00 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

This Is Radio: Behind-The-Scenes With The Kitchen Sisters

The Kitchen Sisters. Nikki Silva (left) and Davia Nelson
Credit Andrew Norton / Transom

"It's like prospectors that are mining for gold. Having something that is just shimmering and so hot and dynamic and compelling, you have to just follow it." - Davia Nelson

There's a new installment of the web-only series This is Radio. This time, producer Andrew Norton goes behind-the-scenes with the public radio producing duo The Kitchen Sisters.

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4:00 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

#TeachingIs: What's Your 6 Word Memoir?

What is teaching to you? Can you say it in 6 words?

We breathe each day to grow.
by Ms Moffett in Room1 at Benchmark school

I’m an educator, not content deliverer.
by Sarah Cacicio

Standardized tests do not define us
by 4th Grade Writing at Little Cypress Intermediate

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Arts & Culture
1:41 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

The Best Radio This Year: WUNC Wins Awards For Investigation, Writing, Sound

A story about students at the Durham School of the Arts singing with the Fisk Jubilee Singers wins an award.
Credit Leoneda Inge

WUNC has won four 2014 Edward R. Murrow awards, including the coveted "Overall Excellence" award for large market radio stations in our region (which includes KY, NC, SC, TN, & WV).  It's the fourth year in  a row that the station has taken home top honors. The prizes are awarded by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

Three individual stories received recognition, two reported by Dave DeWitt and one by Leoneda Inge.

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