Real People, Real Stories

Monday at 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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.

If you have a story to share on Real People, Real Stories, or if you'd like to give us feedback about the series, please e-mail us at wfddnews@wfu.edu.

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Commentary
12:00 am
Thu July 12, 2012

The Andy Taylor Style of Conflict Resolution

As long as there are people in this world, there will be conflicts. So one Triad man recommends people take a page out of Andy Taylor's book of conflict resolution.

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Commentary
12:00 am
Mon June 4, 2012

Escape the Emotional Quicksand of Resentment

The idea of being slighted or 'done wrong' makes most people bristle. And one very natural and human response is to resent the perceived offender. But guest commentator, Winston-Salem lawyer Michael Wells, cautions not to fall into this toxic trap. He explains why in this segment of WFDD's Real People Real Stories.

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Radio 101
12:00 am
Mon May 21, 2012

The Poison of Colorism

18-year-old Sierra Lee says being dark-skinned means your own culture may reject you.
Credit Kathryn Mobley / WFDD

Every day Sierra Lee wakes up, she says she goes to war. Sierra describes her life as a dark-skinned African American as a continuous fight. Now she's 18 and a senior at James Benson Dudley High School in Greensboro. She's participated in WFDD's education program, Radio 101.  It inspires confidence, creativity, critical thinking and community engagement while teaching radio journalism skills. In her essay, Sierra sheds light on a type of modern-day prejudice she struggles to overcome. 

     

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Commentary
12:00 am
Mon March 26, 2012

Learn From the Bumps in the Road

Most professionals reach a point in their career when they believe they've "made it". But too often that's when the unexpected happens and everything changes.

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Commentary
12:00 am
Mon January 9, 2012

Double Vision

Just when you think you've got a clear vision of something, you find out you didn't know the full story. Guest commentator Michael Wells calls this double vision.

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