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  1. Swedish Journalist Kim Wall's Severed Head Found In Copenhagen Bay

    10.07 / 17:58 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Danish divers looking for the remains of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose torso washed ashore in Copenhagen this summer, made a gruesome discovery Friday nearby in Køge Bay. "We found a leg and then another leg, and shortly thereafter, we found a head, which was also in a bag weighed down by several pieces of metal," Chief Police Investigator Jens Møller Jensen said at a press briefing Saturday, according to a translation by The Guardian . Møller Jensen said they also found a weighted ba…
  2. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 14:55 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    As Hurricane Nate churns over the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico toward American shores, it is growing in strength and speed after leaving a trail of devastation in Central America. In its 7 a.m., advisory , the National Hurricane Center said the Category 1 storm was located about 245 miles south southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River and headed north northwest with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph. "We are expecting Nate to continue to strengthen today (Saturday)," said Mike…
  3. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    10.07 / 14:29 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Chris Hernstrom was brewing in the craft beer mecca of Bend, Ore., when an ad caught his eye: Want to live somewhere gorgeous and make beer for a small community? "It just seemed like an interesting challenge to come out to basically the exact opposite of Bend, some place where the brewing industry is still in its fledgling stages," Hernstrom says. That place, Hernstrom's new home, is the cattle ranching hub of Valentine, Neb., population 2,700, tucked into the Niobrara River valley in the…
  4. Steep Premiums Challenge People Who Buy Health Insurance Without Subsidies

    10.07 / 12:23 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Paul Melquist of St. Paul, Minn., has a message for the people who wrote the Affordable Care Act: "Quit wrecking my health care." Teri Goodrich, of Raleigh, N.C., agrees. "We're getting slammed. We didn't budget for this," she says. Millions of people have gained health insurance because of the federal health law. Millions more have seen their existing coverage improved. But one slice of the population — including Melquist and Goodrich — is unquestionably worse off. They are healthy people …
  5. Off To College? Don't Forget To Pack A Plan For Your Health

    10.07 / 12:23 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    For college freshmen who left home for the first time this year, learning to live with a roommate may be one of the easy challenges. For many, this is also the first time they will schedule medical appointments, fill prescriptions, and make decisions about their own health care. Unfortunately, many students aren't prepared to meet these basic life challenges. But with a little planning and parental guidance, college can be an opportunity for young adults to learn how to stay healthy and…
  6. A Wayward Weed Killer Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

    10.07 / 11:25 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    There's one small field on Michael Sullivan's farm, near the town of Burdette, Ark., that he wishes he could hide from public view. The field is a disaster. There are soybeans in there, but you could easily overlook them. The field's been overrun by monsters: Ferocious-looking plants called pigweeds, as tall as people and bursting with seeds that will come back to haunt any crops that Sullivan tries to grow here for years to come. "I'm embarrassed to say that we farm that field," Sullivan…
  7. We Remember The Wrong Names After Tragedies. Who's To Blame?

    10.07 / 11:25 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Most of us would have to look up the name of J.D. Tippit. He was the Dallas police officer shot and killed in 1963, when he tried to apprehend the man who assassinated President Kennedy. Or Tim McCarthy, the Secret Service agent who took a bullet fired at President Reagan in 1981. But Norman Mailer, one of America's great authors, wrote a massive biography of the man who shot J.D. Tippit and John F. Kennedy. Every aspect of the life of the man who shot Tim McCarthy has been followed for…
  8. A rescue dog named Frida has become a national hero in Mexico

    10.07 / 03:02 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    The Sept. 19 earthquake in central Mexico killed more than 300 people and destroyed many buildings in the nation’s capital, Mexico City. In the days that followed, rescue crews went out to search for survivors trapped under collapsed buildings. And one rescuer, in particular, got a lot of attention. Her name is Frida. She’s 8 years old, and she's a labrador sniffer dog with the Mexican Navy. According to the Navy, she has a "sixth sense" for finding humans, that's unlike any other dog they'…
  9. A fly-along with relief workers in Puerto Rico

    10.07 / 02:43 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    It's day 16 without electricity for most of Puerto Rico. Two weeks ago, Hurricane Maria hit the island as a Category 4 storm, wiping out the whole power grid. As of Friday, only half of Puerto Rico had safe drinking water. Related:   The federal emergency response in Puerto Rico has been slow, and there's a long way to go The federal relief effort for the island has been criticized as slow and insufficient. “Since the storm, we haven’t had much assistance,” says Heidi Orndoff, who lives in …
  10. Creators of a new podcast are unpacking black identity

    10.07 / 02:43 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Leilah Day and Hana Baba are the co-hosts of the new podcast The Stoop . Both Day and Baba are journalists at KALW based in San Francisco. They say they wanted to "start conversations and provide sound-rich stories about what it means to be black, and how we talk about blackness" — and so, The Stoop was born.  The World's Marco Werman sat down with Baba and Day to chat about some of the topics discussed in their recent podcast episodes.    Episode 5 droppin this week! Subscribe!! A post sha…
  11. Egypt is raiding its LGBTQ community after rainbow flags flew at a concert. And the West is silent.

    10.07 / 02:43 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    A Mashrou' Leila concert in Cairo last month sparked a public outcry against Egypt's LGBTQ community and led to the country's widest anti-gay crackdown. Fans waving rainbows flags at the concert became targets. Egyptian authorities have arrested at least 57 people in the escalated persecution of LGBTQ communities in Egypt. The targets have had a range of identies: Members of the LGBTQ communites, allies to the LGBTQ community and others. Since the concert, at least five men have been sub…
  12. What happens if President Trump doesn't renew the Iran nuclear deal?

    10.07 / 02:43 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    At a meeting of military leaders this week, President Donald Trump said that people around him were witnessing the “calm before the storm.” When reporters asked him to clarify, Trump cryptically said “you’ll find out.” And we may, as early as next week — when Trump is expected to announce that he will not certify the Iran nuclear deal again. Jacqueline Shire is a former member of United Nations Panel of Experts on Iran. She says it’s important to understand that Trump failing to certify the…
  13. The grandson of a man who bombed Hiroshima celebrates an anti-nuclear Nobel Peace Prize

    10.07 / 02:43 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    This morning in Oslo, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. The Geneva-based organization, which has drawn support from Nigeria to Australia, made headlines this year when it spearheaded a United Nations effort to ban nuclear weapons. Among those who celebrated the news was Ari Beser, an anti-nuclear activist with a personal connection to the story. His grandfather, Jacob Beser, was the only man in the world to fly on both planes…
  14. My Teacher: How Your Class Moved Us

    10.06 / 17:10 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    WUNC's My Teacher Series explores student-teacher relationships across North Carolina and tries to find out what it takes to make a connection in the…
  15. Political Junkie: SCOTUS Looks At Political Gerrymandering And Gun Control After Las Vegas

    10.06 / 17:10 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    This week the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments about a case from Wisconsin regarding the constitutionality of political…
  16. How Unaffiliated Voters Are Shaping NC Politics

    10.06 / 17:10 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    In North Carolina more people are registered as unaffiliated than Republican, according to recent data from the North Carolina State Board of…
  17. How Monopoly Man Won The Internet

    10.06 / 17:10 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Monopoly Man became the Internet crush of the day on Wednesday, after upstaging former Equifax CEO Richard Smith at a Senate hearing on the company's massive data breach. The board game character, whose name is Rich Uncle Pennybags, was brought to life by Amanda Werner, an arbitration campaign manager for Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform, groups that advocate for consumer rights and protections. Almost immediately, the monocle, mustache, top hat, pillowcase-sized bag of…