Compassionate City
8:55 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Is Winston-Salem a Compassionate City?

Winston-Salem City Council may consider a resolution to become a Compassionate City at its meeting Tues., July 9.
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  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.

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5:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

"Returnships" Are a New Twist on Internships

Older workers are finding success landing manufacturing jobs through internships.
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  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. 

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Voting Rights Act
7:05 pm
Tue June 25, 2013

NC Directly Affected by Supreme Ct. Ruling on Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down part of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 will have a direct effect in North Carolina.
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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.

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9:47 am
Thu June 20, 2013

Estrangers Release New Album

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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.      

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2:31 pm
Wed June 19, 2013

Piedmont Residents Will Speak Out During Public Hearing on Duke Energy Rate Increase

Duke Energy services 1.9 million residential customers in North Carolina.
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Duke Energy customers hope their stories will prevent a rate hike. 

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