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SciWorks Radio
12:33 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Coal Ash Spill Impact

In the foreground is the Duke Energy Dan River Steam Station. In the background are the two ash ponds. The ash/water mix from the forward “primary” pond drained into the Dan River on February 2, 2014.
Credit Waterkeeper Alliance and Southwings

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

Dr. Dennis Lemly, research fish biologist for the US Forest service looks at how coal ash is stored and the potential danger those storage processes have on the environment around the storage sites.

Recently, we looked at the cause of the Dan River coal ash spill, and discussed some ways to read the river for damage. Today we’ll speak with Dr. Dennis Lemly, research fish biologist for the US Forest Service, about this recent spill and the impact of ash waste in general.

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Education
12:02 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Judge Strikes Down Law Cutting Teacher Tenure

Credit my_new_wintercoat via flickr creative commons

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A judge has ruled that a law cutting teacher job protections in North Carolina is unconstitutional.

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Economy
11:50 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Triad Gaining Maola Production Jobs

Maola is moving the production of its fluid milk to High Point, N.C. and Newport News, VA in order to stay competitive.
Credit Maola Milk

An eastern North Carolina company is shifting some production to the Triad and to Virginia.

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Politics
11:36 am
Fri May 16, 2014

John Edwards Returns to the Courtroom

Former Senator John Edwards
Credit Steve Garfield via Flickr Creative Commons

(AP) -- Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards' return to the courtroom as a lawyer ended with a settlement and a mistrial.

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Triad Arts
9:08 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Piedmont Blues Preservation Society Presents the 28th Annual Carolina Blues Festival

Doug Mokaren

The 28thAnnual Carolina Blues Festival heads to downtown Greensboro this weekend in beautiful Festival Park.

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