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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Radio 101
10:31 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Catch The Korean Wave

Channell Jordan-Grier is a fan of Korean pop-culture, especially the music.
Credit Lopa Shah / WFDD

Channell Jordan-Grier is fascinated with South Korean culture. She delved more into it while participating in WFDD's Radio 101 education program. Radio 101 teaches high school students journalism skills that they use to explore issues important to them.

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11:28 pm
Sat March 16, 2013

Leaving Their Birthplace to Go Home

Dr. Bansi Shah (left), Lopa Shah (daughter, center), Dr. Sumati Shah (right)
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Launching a new medical practice is difficult. But imagine being from another country, not having much money and trying to open an office.

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Radio 101
2:59 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

All Things Digital Are Not Equal

Na'Qwon McGirt doesn't take his 24/7 internet access for granted anymore. Find out why.
Credit Lopa Shah / WFDD

Na'Qwon McGirt is a proud member of the digital generation. He says electronic tentacles keep him connected to things happening in his home city of Greensboro, North Carolina, as well as to the latest global trends.

The National Retail Federation reports more than half of 2012 holiday shoppers purchased gifts online.
According to this group, this was an all time high. But imagine life for consumers who don’t have access to the internet.

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11:50 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Pickens Buddies

Carol Ann Harris (left) & Loree Armstrong (right)
Credit Storyline

Pickens, South Carolina is about the size of Lewisville here in the Triad. Almost everyone knows each other and some people can still walk from their homes into downtown. It's a long-time cotton mill town. It is home to late 60's folk-pop star Browning Bryant. And it’s the thread connecting Carol Ann Harris and Loree Armstrong together.


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Radio 101
6:47 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Finding Her Voice

Natasha McMasters
Credit Lopa Shah / WFDD

Natasha McMasters discovers how journalism skills can help her overcome one family trait.

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