WUNC http://wunc.org en How The World Cup Moves Stock Prices http://wunc.org/post/how-world-cup-moves-stock-prices <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the 2014 World Cup draws to a close, all eyes are on Brazil. <a href="http://faculty.london.edu/aedmans/SteelJF.pdf">Historical data</a> shows the effects of this tournament may go far beyond the walls of the stadium.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:33:48 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 38711 at http://wunc.org How The World Cup Moves Stock Prices Behind The World Cup http://wunc.org/post/behind-world-cup <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:30:49 +0000 Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 38619 at http://wunc.org Behind The World Cup A Fresh Tune For West Africa http://wunc.org/post/fresh-tune-west-africa <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color:black">Grounded in West African tradition and propelled by the funk and jazz of today, <a href="http://africaunplugged.wordpress.com/about/">Africa Unplugged</a> blends its own genre of music . </span></p><p><span style="color:black">The Greensboro group explores new ways to formulate West African music on their new self-titled album. </span></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio & Charlie Shelton 38623 at http://wunc.org A Fresh Tune For West Africa Loamlands Takes On Heavy Themes, Heavy Guitar In 'Some Kind Of Light' http://wunc.org/post/loamlands-takes-heavy-themes-heavy-guitar-some-kind-light <p></p><p></p><p>Kym Register and Will Hackney are back in the Triangle after a long stint on the road. The pair makes up the band, Loamlands, and they’re playing a homecoming show in Carrboro this weekend.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:08:05 +0000 Rebecca Martinez & Eric Hodge 38812 at http://wunc.org Loamlands Takes On Heavy Themes, Heavy Guitar In 'Some Kind Of Light' Durham Police Department Investigates Fabrication of 911 Calls To Enter Residences http://wunc.org/post/durham-police-department-investigates-fabrication-911-calls-enter-residences <p></p><p>The Durham Police Department is investigating an incident in which an officer lied about receiving a 911 call from a residence to gain access to the home and serve a warrant.</p><p></p><p>The officer told a District Court judge in May that it was a common practice within Durham's police department.</p><p></p><p>Police Chief Jose Lopez issued a memo to the department stating that fabricating 911 calls is not a policy.</p><p></p><p>City Manager Tom Bonfield says he assumes this is an isolated incident, but that it's unacceptable and bears investigation.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:51:14 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38804 at http://wunc.org Durham Police Department Investigates Fabrication of 911 Calls To Enter Residences Listen: Man Describes Impact Of Mass Shooting On Surviving Family Members http://wunc.org/post/listen-man-describes-impact-mass-shooting-surviving-family-members <p></p><p>On April 13, 2014, former KKK member Frazier Glenn Cross pulled into a Jewish Community Center and ambushed a grandfather and grandson, killing both. He then killed another woman a short distance away.</p><p>What does the family left behind do when they are thrust into a national spotlight? How do they figure out what to disclose and what should be private?</p><p>Will Corporon knows - he lost his father and nephew to the violence that day. Listen to his story:</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:43:27 +0000 Carol Jackson 38795 at http://wunc.org Listen: Man Describes Impact Of Mass Shooting On Surviving Family Members North Carolina Senate Approves Bill Repealing Common Core http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-senate-approves-bill-repealing-common-core <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Senate voted 33-12 on Thursday for a bill that would likely get rid of most – if not all – of the Common Core academic standards.</span></p><p>“It will put these standards in North Carolina’s hands,” said Republican Senator Jerry Tillman.</p><p>The House and Senate chambers approved separate bills earlier this session that would create commissions to rework the math and language arts standards. The most recent vote was on a compromise bill that closely resembles the Senate version.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:58:58 +0000 Reema Khrais 38766 at http://wunc.org North Carolina Senate Approves Bill Repealing Common Core State Lawmakers Still At Impasse http://wunc.org/post/state-lawmakers-still-impasse <p></p><p>State lawmakers are still at odds over putting together a budget for the fiscal year that has already begun.</p><p>On Thursday House budget negotiators raised their proposal for teacher pay increases from five to six percent. But Senate leaders say they won't accept that offer. They'd like to give educators an 11 percent raise, a number that was laid out in their budget proposal released weeks ago. Phil Berger is the President Pro Tem of the Senate.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:19:22 +0000 Jessica Jones 38759 at http://wunc.org State Lawmakers Still At Impasse Dirty Business http://wunc.org/post/dirty-business <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">Former stockbroker Bernie Madoff and former&nbsp;</span><i style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">New York Times</i><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;journalist Jayson Blair share infamy for their unethical business decisions.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: 'Times New Roman', serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">A new <a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24865577">report</a> considers the psychology behind these transgressions and shows that misdeeds tend to escalate into larger scandals over time.</span></p><p></p><blockquote><p>Life's difficult choices rarely present themselves in one dramatic question or one big decision. Instead, our most important choices in life, including ethical ones, present themselves in small baby steps.</p><p>-Jayson Blair&nbsp;&nbsp;</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 38742 at http://wunc.org Dirty Business Michael Jordan: The Origins Of A North Carolina Legend http://wunc.org/post/michael-jordan-origins-north-carolina-legend <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">North Carolina has produced countless sports stars over the years but none with the global recognition of native son Michael Jordan.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">He dazzled sportscasters and sports fans first in Chapel Hill, and then around the world as the NBA’s greatest player.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 Will Michaels & Frank Stasio 38620 at http://wunc.org Michael Jordan: The Origins Of A North Carolina Legend