Eric Hodge

Host, "Morning Edition"

Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.

In August 2004, he took over the Morning Edition slot where he enjoys the challenge of bringing North Carolina news to listeners each weekday. Eric moved to Carrboro from New York City in 2000. He worked for the BBC and XFM radio while living in London, England. He has also run his own music marketing company, worked for major record labels in both New York and London, and worked on the Grammy Award nominated Harry Belafonte project, "The Anthology of Black Music."

Eric grew up in Michigan, trained at the Broadcast Center in St. Louis with CBS's KMOX radio and worked at a variety of stations in the Midwest and upstate New York.

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Military
5:00 am
Fri January 7, 2011

Eternal Flame At Fort Bragg

Family and friends of America's fallen soldiers and civilians lost since 9/11 will be among the attendees at a ceremony on Fort Bragg today. Base officials are unveiling a monument honoring the dead this afternoon. Sergeant Major LaMonte Caldwell is participating in the event. He says its very personal for him:

 "I've lost a total of 11 soldiers that worked for me in my command and then also the fact that 36 was injured or maimed during the last operation that was in Afghanistan."

Business & Economy
5:10 am
Thu January 6, 2011

App State Wants To Open The Tap

Officials at Appalachian State University are planning to sell beer brewed in the chemistry department. Faculty and students began a class on fermentation last spring. But current rules prohibit selling the fruits of their labor.

Brett Taubman is an assistant professor of chemistry at ASU and a home brewer:

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Arts & Culture
9:12 am
Fri December 31, 2010

3, 2, 1... Happy New Year!!!

Credit firstnightraleigh.com

New Year's Eve festivities are scheduled to take place all across North Carolina beginning this afternoon and extending into the early morning hours. There's everything from a pickle drop in Mount Olive to a bluegrass concert at Garner's Historic Auditorium. In the state capitol, First Night Raleigh activities begin at 2pm with a series of events for kids including a parade.

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Arts & Culture
5:00 am
Thu December 30, 2010

The Year In Music: Back Porch Style

Back Porch Music airs Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at 8 pm on WUNC

Inspired by NPR's Year in Music series on Morning Edition, Eric Hodge quizzes WUNC's Back Porch Music hosts about some choice music selections and stories from this past year.

WUNC Morning Edition host Eric Hodge talks with Back Porch Music hosts Freddy Jenkins and Keith Weston about some memorable music events of 2010.  Inspired by NPR's year-end music series.

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Arts & Culture
9:13 am
Wed December 15, 2010

Music Spotlight: Justin Townes Earle

Justin Townes Earle
Credit myspace.com/justintownesearle

Hear the interview with Justin Townes Earle.

Singer-songwriter Justin Townes Earle has forged a sound that harkens back to another era. His albums are crisp and his live performances inspired. The latest album, "Harlem River Blues" is something of a love letter to New York City. WUNC's Eric Hodge sat down with Justin Townes Earle before he played Cat's Cradle Monday, December 13th, 2010.

Environment
9:05 am
Mon December 13, 2010

Water Needs In Roanoke River Basin

State officials are encouraging people in the Roanoke River Basin to attend public hearings on water usage. The state is holding a series of meetings focusing on the quantity of water needed to support population growth over the next few decades. Steve Reid works for the State Division of Water Resources. He says the river and its tributaries are used for everything from drinking water to recreational boating:

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Military
9:00 am
Wed December 8, 2010

Bragg Soldiers Return Home

Members of the Fort Bragg based 82nd Sustainable Brigade arrive home later today. About 100 soldiers are making the trip after serving for a year in Afghanistan. Military officials say the group handled getting supplies to soldiers throughout the embattled country.

Sergeant First Class Jason Allgood says today's reunion comes just in time for the holidays:

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Military
12:00 pm
Fri December 3, 2010

Alamance Battleground Unveils New Artifacts

Credit nchistoricsites.org

State and local officials are unveiling new artifacts today at the Alamance Battleground near Burlington. The items were found over the past year by archeologists, historians and volunteers. Bryan Dalton is the manager of the Alamance Battleground State Historic Site. He says discoveries include musket and cannon shot and other items.

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Environment
4:00 pm
Fri April 30, 2010

NC Voices: Tomorrow's Energy Special

Eric Hodge hosts a one-hour digest of the Energy Series stories that aired April 12-23, 2010 .

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Business & Economy
7:58 am
Wed February 27, 2008

NC Voices: Growth & Transportation

Eric Hodge speaks with Mitchell Silver, the Director of Planning for the City of Raleigh.

Raleigh is growing. That statement is not news to anyone who's tried to get across town at rush hour. More people often does mean more traffic and longer commutes. As a part of our on-going coverage of growth and sustainability -- today we begin a North Carolina Voices series that looks at how the Triangle area will meet the transportation needs of a rapidly growing population. We begin with Eric Hodge's conversation with Mitchell Silver, the Director of Planning for the City of Raleigh.

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