Real People, Real Stories

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Each week on Real People, Real Stories, 88.5 WFDD brings you the thoughts and perspectives of North Carolinians who are staying connected with the community and the world.

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12:51 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Seize the Moment to Do Nothing

The act of wasting time does have a few benefits.

Sometimes, a lot can be accomplished by doing absolutely nothing.

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Radio 101
12:33 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Forged by Fire

Amanda Whalen is a Firefighter Explorer in Winston-Salem. She plans to become a firefighter after graduating college.
Credit Amanda Whalen

Some Triad high schoolers are getting on-the-job training for their future career.

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Radio 101
9:49 am
Mon March 24, 2014

A Different View on Family Planning

Caroline Li ponders the family and social pressures on women to have children.
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Having children is not a given for some women.

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Radio 101
3:33 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

The Long Reach of Dr. Who into the Triad

The popular BBC series, Dr. Who, first aired in November 1963 until 1989. It was then relaunched in 2005. It has an international fan base and is noted as being a significant part of British Pop Culture.
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A vital piece of the internationally acclaimed show, Dr. Who, lives in the Triad. A Radio 101 youth explains where. 

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Radio 101
2:46 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

Looking Behind the Moral Monday Protests

Young protestors find their voice during North Carolina's 2013 Moral Monday Rallies.

One Triad high school junior fears North Carolina politicians are reducing her rights through legislation.

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