The State of Things
12:04 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Man Versus Science

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A conversation with television host John Brenkus


Can an NFL running back muster the same force as a running bull? Does a nine-foot python squeeze harder than a martial arts star?

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The State of Things
11:41 am
Wed December 18, 2013

UNC Puts Spotlight on Concussions In Football

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Doctors are increasingly concerned by the risk of concussions in football and other sports.  

The National Football League Players Association is partnering with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Brain and Body Health Program and other universities to help better treat and evaluate former players for injury, particularly to the brain.

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The State Of Things
4:27 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Boeing Considers Bringing Jobs To Greensboro

Greensboro City Seal Benjamin Branch Library, Greensboro, NC
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  This segment live from the Triad Stage in Greensboro.

Greensboro City Council member Zach Matheny announced his plans to run for the 6th congressional race to replace Howard Coble. Plus, Wake Forest University is looking for a new football coach.

Host Frank Stasio gets a Triad news update with Jeff Tiberii, Greensboro Bureau Chief.

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The State of Things
12:21 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

A Year In The Life Of The New York Jets

Nicholas Dawidoff's new book Low Collision Crossers is a look inside a year in the life of the New York Jets.
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Host Frank Stasio talks to Nicholas Dawidoff about his new book, “Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football”


To outsiders, football may look like bone-crushing mayhem.  The headlines coming out of the NFL center around concussions and bullying.

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The State of Things
12:04 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Bigger, Faster, Stronger, Fatter?

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Obesity is a significant problem for many in the United States. But for some high school football players, weight gain means success.

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6:26 am
Thu May 2, 2013

NC Sports Hall Of Fame Adds 11 New Faces, Two New Sports

Carolina Hurricanes legend Ron Francis is the first hockey player to enter the NC Sports Hall of Fame.
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Eleven new members are set to join the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame.  Thursday night's induction ceremony and banquet marks the museum's 50th anniversary. 

Hall of Fame executive director Don Fish says the class of 2013 includes hockey legend Ron Francis, who retired a year before the Carolina Hurricanes won their first and only championship.

"It changed the face of sports in North Carolina," Fish says.

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Politics & Government
4:58 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Bill To Finance Charlotte Stadium Passes House

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Lawmakers in the state House have passed a measure that would help finance improvements to the Carolina Panthers' stadium in Charlotte.

The bill would give the city the flexibility to spend money collected from hotel and prepared food taxes for two options the city council has asked for. Charlotte Republican Ruth Samuelson is a sponsor of the measure.

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