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Environment
8:17 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Trouble In Paradise–Too Much Plastic In Our Oceans

This photo was taken this month on the beach of Long Caye, an island 47 miles off the coast of Belize. Each day, those who live there find new plastic bottles and other items that pollute their beaches.
Credit Justin Catanoso

A remote tropical island in the Caribbean and the Yadkin River may seem like worlds apart. But in his column this week in the Triad Business Journal, WFDD contributor Justin Catanoso writes that those watery entities are connected in ways we hardly realize.

“If you think about the pollution in our oceans, the problem actually starts in places like Winston-Salem,” says Catanoso. “So look at it this way–the Yadkin River is a huge pump and whatever gets pumped into it gets pumped down river and eventually flows into the oceans and gets circulated around the world.”

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Daily News
11:04 am
Thu March 26, 2015

High Point Street To Be Renamed For Martin Luther KIng, Jr.

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High Point's Planning and Zoning Commission has approved renaming Kivett Drive for Martin Luther King, Jr. This marks the end of a long and contentious chapter in the city's history.

The High Point Enterprise reports the commission voted 7-1 to rename the 5-mile road for the late civil rights leader.

For 25 years, various groups and individuals tried unsuccessfully to rename a High Point street for King.

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Arts
8:46 am
Thu March 26, 2015

2015 Riverrun International Film Festival Preview

 

For film lovers in North Carolina the 17th annual RiverRun International Film Festival is hard, if not impossible to beat.

The eleven-day festival kicks off on Thursday April 16th in Winston-Salem with screenings of the French Surrealist film Reality, and a documentary on urban fashion called Fresh Dressed.

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Human Interest
7:53 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Ethnosh Brings People Together Through Food

A unique program in Greensboro connects food-lovers with the wide variety of immigrant-owned ethnic food businesses. Ethnosh is devoted to promoting cross-cultural engagement through culinary events.

For this week's WFDD Dining Room, our occasional series focusing on tastes and trends in the Triad, Neal Charnoff speaks with Ethnosh co-director Donovan McKnight. 

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Politics & Government
5:13 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Medical Marijuana Bill Killed By House

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Efforts to allow medical marijuana in the state have come to a halt. North Carolina legislators are stopping efforts to legalize marijuana to treat medical conditions.

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