9:05 am
Sat September 13, 2014

Governor Won't Call Special Legislative Session

NC Gov Pat McCrory
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 Gov. Pat McCrory says he won't ask North Carolina legislators to return to Raleigh to consider legislation left behind by this year's General Assembly session.


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4:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

College Program Helps Adults Cross the Digital Divide

Cari DelMarinani (l) with the Kramden Institute helps 70-year-old Bobby Wilson (r) set up his new laptop. Wilson was in the first graduating class of a technical skills program for adults at Forsyth Technical Community College.
Kathryn Mobley 88.5 WFDD

Forsyth Technical Community College offers training on computer skills like writing emails and using the internet. 

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2:00 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Greensboro City Council Split On Downtown Surveillance Cameras

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The city of Greensboro is delaying a proposal to put 21 high-tech surveillance cameras throughout the downtown area.

A City Council work session Thursday left staff members divided on the idea.

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1:39 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

NC Brass Band, Into the Woods, Early Broadcasting, and Steve Haines on Triad Arts Weekend

Little Red Riding Hood from Twin City Stage's Into the Woods.
Danny Alvarez

Today on the show once again the Piedmont is alive with the sound of music, not with songs they have sung for a thousand years, necessarily, but we will dip into the past beginning with the centuries old brass band tradition. It’s alive and well right here in the Triad these days with the newly formed North Carolina Brass Band. They’ve got a new CD out, they’re pumped and anything but Brassed Off! How about world class jazz? We’ve got you covered with the best in the business: Ellis and Jason Marsalis are comin’ to town and bassist Steve Haines is walkin’ it like he’s talkin’ it. We’ll venture Into the Woods with Twin City Stage as they kick off their 80th—that’s right 80th—season. And then we’re back with more great traditional music and the history of one of the earliest radio stations to bring it to us: WPAQ 740 AM, Mt. Airy, North Carolina, and a man by the name of Ralph Epperson. Filmmaker Jordan Nance chronicles the story of a young man’s dreams to leave the tobacco fields behind and start his own radio station, and Mt. Airy Museum of Regional History’s Matt Edwards is here to share.

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SciWorks Radio
12:46 pm
Fri September 12, 2014

Comfort or Perception?

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner's new interior will create a new sensation for passengers inside the cabin. Innovations such as those shown here are sweeping arches, wide aisles, larger lavatories, and dynamic lighting. All these innovations are being considered with the goal to connect the passenger with the flying experience.
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SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.  

Were you comfortable the last time you flew on an airplane? I bet you can answer that question easily. Now, have you ever climbed Pilot Mountain and sat on a rock to rest or have a picnic lunch? Do you remember how comfortable that rock was? 

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