A group of non-profit organizations and some 200 individuals are urging the city of Winston-Salem to become a compassionate city ... by signing onto the international Charter for Compassion. Jerry McLeese, Chairperson of Interfaith Winston-Salem, along with special events coordinator and board member, Drea Parker, are spearheading the effort to have Winston-Salem designated a compassionate city.
Completing an internship is a time-honored way for college students to gain both work experience and course credit. But the Business Journal is reporting this week on the growth of so-called "returnships" in the manufacturing sector. Contributing writer Justin Catanoso discusses these new kinds of internships in WFDD's weekly business report. He's also director of Wake Forest University's Journalism program.
North Carolina is among the states affected directly by the Supreme Court's decision to strike down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The provision struck down Tuesday was based on African American voter registration and discriminatory voting practices such as literacy tests. John Dinan, professor of politics at Wake Forest University, says 40 of the state's 100 counties are currently covered under the voting rights act.
Winston-Salem based band Estrangers has just recorded a new album, and they did it old-school, to analog tape with Ryan Pritz at El Guapo Recorders on the Southside of Winston. Season of 1000 Colors was released Friday, June 14th. Triad Arts Weekend's own Technical Producer and guitarist, vocalist, songwriter Eddie Garcia caught up with Estrangers' vocalist and guitarist Philip Pledger and drummer Drew Braeden.