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Healthcare Reform
11:52 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Healthcare Exchanges Set to Begin in October

Healthcare exchanges are intended to an affordable source for health insurance.

The Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare, is expected to be in full effect in 2014, but parts of it have already been implemented.  Justin Catanoso, contributing writer for the Business Journal and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, discusses one major part of health care overhaul that goes into effect this year with WFDD’s Audrey Fannin.

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Education
7:56 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Guilford County Students Connect With International Space Station

The amateur radio connection with the International Space Station lasted around ten minutes. Sixteen out of 20 Guilford County students were able to get their questions in, before the signal faded.
Credit Keri Brown

Students in Guilford County had an out-of-this world conversation Thursday with an astronaut orbiting above Greensboro in the International Space Station.

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Arts
10:26 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Cuban String Orchestra Camerata Romeu Comes to Winston-Salem

Conductor Zenaida Romeu.
Credit Zenaida Romeu

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm

The award-winning, internationally acclaimed Cuban string orchestra Camerata Romeu live in concert brings an amazing collection of Cuban and Latin American chamber music performed from memory by a group of dynamic women musicians.

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News
7:18 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Pepper Building

Pepper Building, 1930s
Digital Forsyth Forsyth County Public Library

When the Davis McCollum Department Store first opened its doors in late October 1928, more than three thousand people crowded the streets at Fourth and Liberty.

"Everybody had heard about this fabulous new place and they just wanted to see it," said Fam Brownlee, a local historian. "Everything upstairs was really upscale, it was aimed at the high end, but they put a lot of emphasis on the basement, the bargain basement. And it had terrific prospects. Who wouldn't have wanted to invest in it, with everything booming? But it didn't last very long."

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Environment
5:30 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Forsyth County Gets an "F" for Ozone Levels

The metropolitan are in Winston-Salem/Greensboro received a failing grade for some air quality levels.
Credit by Environment Blog via flickr

According to the American Lung Association, more than 131.8 million people in the United States, or four in ten people live in counties that have unhealthy levels of either ozone or particle pollution. The organization gave several counties in N.C. high marks for air quality in a new report. But some Triad counties received a failing grade.

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