This week, a parcel of land on South Elm Street in Greensboro was identified as the site of the future downtown university campus, which will provide a collaborative space for the city's seven colleges and universities. The broader development goals for the 7.5-acre location are the topic of this weekly discussion on Triad business issues with Business Journal contributing writer - and Wake Forest University journalism program director - Justin Catanoso and WFDD's Audrey Fannin.
Wake Forest University is working to create a culture of diversity and inclusion. For the last month, the school has been using a 'Tip of the Day' to prompt discussions and activities among students, faculty and staff to promote respect for differences. Members of the campus community are also encouraged to take a pledge to treat everyone with dignity and respect. Wednesday afternoon, renowned author Maya Angelou will be among those celebrating the campaign.
Craft breweries are a $10 billion industry in North Carolina, and employ more than a thousand people in the Triad alone. Justin Catanoso, a contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program, discusses the growth of this industry in the Triad with WFDD's Audrey Fannin.
Each Friday WFDD takes a look at business in the Triad. This week instead of focusing on one topic, we'll review three developments in area business with Justin Catanoso, contributing writer for the Business Journal and director of Wake Forest University's journalism program.
A key part of the federal Affordable Care Act went into effect today, as people can begin to sign up for insurance on the health care exchanges.
Mark Hall is a professor of law and public health at Wake Forest University. He's studied health insurance markets and policy for 20 years and in 2010 was tapped to help develop part of what's become known as Obamacare. In this discussion with WFDD's Audrey Fannin, Hall describes his role in in the policy development and what people should expect when they begin looking into the online marketplace for health insurance.