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10:56 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Notion Music and Performance Software Redefining Music Notation

Composer, educator, and inventor Jack Jarrett.

Triad Arts as Broadcast at 8:35am and 5:44pm
Today on the show, you can listen to Shanendoah performed by London Symphony violinist Nigel Broadbent. 
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10:09 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Universities Seek New Revenue from Research

Microscope in window
Credit ©WFU/Ken Bennett / Wake Forest University

Universities and colleges with a strong focus on research are exploring new revenue opportunities by licensing their discoveries and creating spinoff companies to produce and sell them. Justin Catanoso, 

contributing writer with the Business Journal and director of the journalism program at Wake Forest University, discusses how Triad institutions are participating in this trend with WFDD’s Audrey Fannin.

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4:25 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

"March Against Monsanto" events planned in Triad


Activists in Winston-Salem and Greensboro plan to join the March Against Monsanto, a worldwide day of protest on Saturday drawing attention to the issue of genetically modified crops.  

The effort, fueled by social media, was started earlier this year by a Utah woman after the defeat of a California ballot measure that would have required the labeling of all genetically modified organisms, GMOs.


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Summer Activities
2:33 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Free Summer Program for Greensboro Teens

More than 3,400 teens attended the Midnight Basketball program in Greensboro last year.
Credit Greensboro Sportsplex

Summer is just around the corner and that means finding activities to keep your kids busy during the school break. Greensboro Parks & Recreation is teaming up with the city’s police department, City Arts, public libraries and other organizations to create a program that will give teens in Guilford County plenty of things to do.

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3:56 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Putting Her Best Foot Forward

Ellenor Eubanks Shepherd (left) is an internationally competitive ballroom dancer. She trains at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Mill Street in Greensboro. Her coach/partner is Sasha Tsyhankov.
Kathryn Mobley WFDD

Ellenor Eubanks Shepherd is a competitive ballroom dancer, and at 81 she’s twirled into regional, national and international spotlights. “It stretches all parts of your body while you keep moving," says Ellenor. "You have to keep up with the music, so you have to stay mentally flexible as well as physically flexible.” She lives in Greensboro and trains at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio on Mill Street.

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