Michael Burke

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Michael Burke hosted his first radio show at the age of nine – granted, it was in his basement, with a 45-rpm record changer, a tin can with holes for a mic and only ‘broadcast’ as far as the stairs, but the die was cast.  Raised in Delaware, Michael worked at a local radio station in high school, then became a journalist and broadcaster in the US Navy.  Over a career spanning more than two decades, Michael worked in radio and television in Greece, Italy, Midway Island, and numerous ships, including the battleship Wisconsin during Desert Storm.  He also served as a shipboard broadcasting instructor for the Department of Defense’s Information School.

Michael received his Associate in Fine Arts degree from Forsyth Tech and is currently pursuing studies for a communications degree. He is active in local theater, both as an actor and director.  He and his wife live in Winston-Salem with their four children.

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Politics & Government
8:21 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Legislature May Repeal Map Act

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Homeowners in North Carolina have been complaining about the Map Act, where the state can lock up land for decades for new roads. The Legislature is looking to repeal these laws.

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Minorities
6:10 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Bill Could Allow Driving For Illegal Immigrants

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A controversial bill came through a judiciary panel Wednesday. It would give illegal immigrants a path to a driver's permit.

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Education
8:05 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Bill In Committee To Reduce Paperwork For Teachers

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The North Carolina House Education Committee is backing legislation that may lessen some paperwork for teachers. Legislators are looking to remove a requirement for personal education plans.

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Politics & Government
8:07 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Energy Company Largest Supporter Of Republican Governors

An aerial view of the Dan River, during the 2014 Coal Ash spill.
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Duke Energy bumped up its contributions to the Republican Governors Association last year. A campaign watchdog group says this happened just as the utility became mired in coal ash problems.

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Economy
6:12 am
Mon April 13, 2015

NC Taxpayers Seeing Less Money Back

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The North Carolina income tax filing deadline is Wednesday. The recent tax law changes have reduced refunds for many taxpayers.

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