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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7:55 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Triad Mother Reacts to Zimmerman Verdict

How well can parents protect their children? One Greensboro mother wonders.
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How well can parents protect their children? One Greensboro mother wonders.

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5:51 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Value Life's Old Treasures

In his backyard, Richard Groves has a blackberry bush, similar to this one. He says eating the fruit brings back great memories of a slower, simpler time.
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Berry bushes are blooming but the tastiest fruit is on the inside.

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5:10 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

Building Outside the Box

The Perryman House is on Anderson Drive in Winston-Salem. Built in the early 1950's, the modern style made it very unique and unlike other homes in the neighborhood.
Triangle Modernist Archive

In the early 1950’s, Dr. Olin and Ellen Perryman decided to build their dream home in Winston-Salem. After looking through several Better Homes and Gardens plans, Dr. Perryman and his uncle designed a structure unlike any other in the neighborhood.  Firm, clean lines, sharp angles, open spaces welcoming in the outdoor light and a warm wood interior. Over the years, it’s become known as 'The Perryman House'. The couple lived here for more than 30 years and raised two daughters.

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4:44 pm
Sat June 29, 2013

The United States: A Light of Hope

Every year, thousands of illegal immigrants risk danger to escape poverty and military unrest in their home countries.
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For millions of people around the world, the United States is a symbol of hope. Hope for a better future for their children, hope for opportunities and hope for personal safety. For these things, many immigrants sacrifice and endure hardships in order to illegally enter this country. However, that may soon change as the U.S. Congress works on new immigration policies. Last week, members of the U.S. Senate passed an immigration reform bill that creates a pathway to U.S. citizenship in addition to increasing security at the borders. Now many hope members of the U.S. House will do the same.

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2:22 am
Mon June 17, 2013

Bending Over Backwards to Stand Up Straight

A beautiful bush, like this one, posed an unexpected opportunity to one Piedmont doctor.
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Dr. Jennifer Smith knows how to grow herbs but trimming them is another matter.

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