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Law
10:05 am
Sat December 28, 2013

Appeals Court To Review Durham Police Taser Case

The North Carolina Supreme Court ordered the state Court of Appeals to review a 2009 case involving a man who was injured after a police officer used a Taser on him.
Credit City of Durham

The state Court of Appeals will reexamine a lawsuit filed by a man who was severely injured after a Taser was used on him by a Durham Police Officer.

Bryan DeBaun suffered facial injuries and broken bones from the 2009 incident, claiming that officer Daniel J. Kuszaj's "use of excessive force" and "malicious prosecution" violated his rights under the North Carolina constitution. He is suing both the police officer and city of Durham.

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The State of Things
11:39 am
Thu December 12, 2013

A Lifelong Friendship Of Civil Rights Activist And Ku Klux Klan Member

Derrick Ivey (Left) as C.P. Ellis and Lakeisha Coffery (Right) as Ann Atwater
Credit manbitesdogtheater.org / Manbites Dog Theater

    

  In 1971, civil rights activist, Ann Atwater, and ku klux klan grand exalted cyclops, C.P. Ellis chaired a community meeting to handle violence in the recently desegregated Durham school system. And those meetings started a unexpected lifelong friendship between the two. A play by Mark St. Germain retells the story of this unlikely friendship in the play, Best of Enemies

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Crime
4:17 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Teen Dies In Durham Police Custody

A teenager died in a Durham police car in the department’s headquarters parking lot early Tuesday after the officer driving him heard "a loud noise" in the car, authorities said. 

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The State of Things
11:43 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Schooner Juggles Line-Up For New Album

Credit http://schoonermusic.com/ / http://schoonermusic.com/

The band Schooner’s journey to their first national release of an album was not without bumps in the road.

Founder Reid Johnson created a new line-up of members after the band nearly broke up in 2007. The composition of the band changed again for the latest album, Neighborhood Veins. Host Frank Stasio talks to Schooner, and they play live in the studio.

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The State of Things
11:54 am
Fri October 4, 2013

100 Men In Black Male Chorus Cuts First Single

The 100 Men in Black Male Chorus

Seven members of the 100 Men Black Male Chorus inspire us with their voices

    

  

The 100 Men in Black Male Chorus doesn't quite live up to its name -- they haven't broken the 100-man mark yet, but that's not stopping them from recording their voices for posterity.

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The State of Things
11:02 am
Tue August 27, 2013

The Plight Of The Impoverished In The Triangle

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Frank Stasio speaks with a panel about the plight of the impoverished in the Triangle.

Last weekend, Raleigh police stopped a charity organization from distributing food to the needy in downtown Raleigh. The action led to criticism from community groups.

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Politics & Government
4:27 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Durham Sends Deer Hunting Proposal Back To Drawing Board

White-tailed deer
Credit Dcoetzee / wikimedia

Durham's City Council reviewed a proposal that would allow bowhunting within city limits Thursday night. They sent the proposal back to city lawyers for changes.

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The State of Things
11:53 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Superchunk: One Band, Two Decades, Ten Albums

The album cover for Superchunk's latest alum,'I Hate Music.'
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After 24 years together, the Chapel Hill indie-rock group Superchunk is releasing their 10th studio album, I Hate Music.  

Host Frank Stasio talks with band members Mac McCaughan and Jim Wilbur about the quirky album title and the band’s evolution. They will also perform  acoustic versions of their latest songs.

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The State of Things
11:00 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Radio Documentarian Spends A Year Riding Cargo Ships

Crew of the ship the Kashmir.
Mark "Maki" Reynaldo

Allison Swaim spent a year at sea. She rode on eight different cargo ships, documenting life onboard and circumnavigating the world.

She came back a year ago with hours of tape and hundreds of photos from her adventure. When she returned, Allison opened up her collection to artists, who made their own art in response to her work. The show, “Hold Capacity/Trade Route Stories, Reimagined,” features the work of a group of local artists who collaborated with Allison. 

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Politics & Government
4:17 pm
Sat July 20, 2013

Filing Deadlines Finalize Mayoral Candidate Lists Throughout North Carolina

Former Raleigh Mayor Charles Meeker and current Mayor Nancy McFarlane.
Credit raleighnc.gov

Today was the candidate filing deadline for several area mayoral races. Mayors in Durham, Raleigh and Greensboro will faces challenges in their bids for reelection.

In Durham, current mayor Bill Bell will be running for re-election with challenges from East Durham minister Sylvester Williams and Michael Valentine, a current member of the Durham Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

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