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  1. Kim Jong Un Issues Statement on Trump: 'A Frightened Dog Barks Louder'

    09.22 / 03:11 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has weighed in on the heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, with a personal analysis of President Trump's Wednesday speech at the United Nation General Assembly . Trump's speech, which was notable for its apocalyptic rhetoric — it vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea and its 25 million people if the United States had to defend itself and its allies — aroused greater fears of military miscalculation that could lead to catastrophe. Kim, in a lengthy …
  2. A Look From The Ground In Puerto Rico Following Hurricane Maria

    09.22 / 03:11 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit AILSA CHANG, HOST: Puerto Rico is in full-on disaster-response mode after powerful Hurricane Maria hit yesterday. There is no power on the entire island and almost no running water. There have been landslides, flooding and widespread structural damage. KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Patricia Mazzei of the Miami Herald has been in Puerto Rico's capital, San Juan, reporting on the storm and its aftermath. And she told us while she was hunkered down during the…
  3. Aaron Hernandez's Brain Reveals Signs Of CTE, Says Lawyer

    09.22 / 01:20 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    The brain of former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez showed severe signs of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, referred to as CTE, according to doctors who conducted tests after he committed suicide in April while imprisoned for murder. "We're told it was the most severe case they had ever seen of someone of Aaron's age," said Hernandez's attorney, Jose Baez, in a news conference announcing the filing of a lawsuit against the National Football League…
  4. In Devastated Dominica, 'Hams' Become Vital Communications Link

    09.22 / 01:20 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxioWrrT9vk When Hurricane Maria smashed into the tiny island of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean earlier this week, phone service went down, virtually cutting off the island. But within hours, amateur radio operators got on the air and have been providing a vital link to the outside world ever since. Speaking to ABS Television/Radio in his first interview since Maria made landfall, Dominican Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, on a visit to Antigua, said at…
  5. How States Are Banding Together To Take On Trump

    09.22 / 01:20 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    When President Trump announced a ban on travel for citizens from several predominantly Muslim countries in January, a coalition of officials from various blue states quickly rallied to fight it. "We just started talking to each other Friday afternoon," recalls New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. "By Sunday morning, we had 17 states signed on to say, 'This is unconstitutional. We're going into court to stop it.' And we went into courts all over the country and eventually got it…
  6. At 83, the embassy worker at the center of the 'M. Butterfly' story is still an enigma

    09.22 / 00:23 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    When Vincent Lancisi and his wife were traveling in the south of France earlier this year, they began chatting with their driver. And he told them a story about his former employer. “He said, ‘I was a driver for a famous man,’” Lancisi said. “‘You probably don’t know his name but there’s a movie about him made with Jeremy Irons called 'M. Butterfly.'" “My wife looked at me, her jaw dropped.” Lancisi was already slated to direct "M. Butterfly," by David Henry Hwang this fall at Everyman Thea…
  7. Why one Saudi journalist may not be going home anytime soon

    09.22 / 00:23 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi will not be going home anytime soon. His opinion piece in The Washington Post has drawn fire in the Saudi press, all because he dared write about a crackdown on free speech in the kingdom. The title of his op-ed is " Saudi Arabia wasn't always this repressive. Now it's unbearable ." It is unusual for a Saudi writer to criticize the kingdom's authoritarian rule, and publishing in The Washington Post made Khashoggi critique hard to ignore. Here's some of what …
  8. This Week In NC Politics: Cooper Veto, Duke Energy Maps, and A Judicial Nominee

    09.21 / 22:19 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    This week in North Carolina politics, Gov. Roy Cooper vetoes a river cleanup bill, saying it was insufficient; environmental groups demand Duke Energy show coal ash disaster maps; and Thomas Farr sits through a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be a District Judge on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Becki Gray , of the John Locke Foundation, and Rob Schofield , of NC Policy Watch, join WUNC's Jeff Tiberii to discuss the…
  9. 'When you write a song about racism, it's a big deal'

    09.21 / 22:19 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Aliou Touré told me not too long ago, "When you write a song about racism, it's a big deal." Touré is lead singer of Songhoy Blues, a band from Mali. He said this in the context of the band's new song "One Colour," off their new album, "Résistance." The song was recorded with a school children's choir in London. Touré says recording with kids made him optimistic about the future, especially if adults take the moment to learn from them. "The children are not racist. When we went to a school …
  10. Ex-Gov. McCrory On The Air, Isn't Closing Door To 2020 run

    09.21 / 21:25 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Almost nine months after leaving office following a narrow defeat, former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he's keeping himself busy with work, buying a new home and recently weighing in on the news of the day as a pundit on a Charlotte radio…
  11. These female marine scientists have a message for girls: Sharks aren't just for boys

    09.21 / 21:25 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    When Alison Kock was a little girl, her father would take her out fishing for lobster. That was when she started to foster her passion for the ocean — and sharks. While fishing, shysharks would sometimes get caught in the crawfish nets. Kock watched as the sharks would wrap their tails around their heads and cover their eyes. “I was really concerned," Kock says. "My dad said to me, ‘Listen, they'll be fine. Just pick them up, kiss them on the nose and release them back into the water.’” Cyn…
  12. WUNCPolitics Podcast: A Conversation About Women In Politics

    09.21 / 21:25 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    In North Carolina, women make up more than 51 percent of the population, yet they hold less than a quarter of the seats at the state…
  13. In Arizona’s Organ Pipe, Trump’s wall spotlights long-standing border controversies

    09.21 / 21:25 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Driving up to a trailhead just a few miles from the US-Mexico border in Arizona’s Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, biologist Rosemary Schiano’s first advice is to cover our spare water gallons. “People will break into your car if they see water, especially in this heat,” she says. It’s just past 8 a.m. and the temperature in this part of the Sonoran Desert is already climbing above 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Arroyos slice into a mountainous expanse laden with Organ Pipe’s namesake cactus. S…
  14. The unsung Soviet officer who averted nuclear war

    09.21 / 20:28 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
      Stanislav Petrov, a Russian hero of the Cold War, died in May at his home outside of Moscow. However, his death went unmarked until this month.  Petrov, 77, was largely unheralded in his own country, despite an act of bravery that likely prevented nuclear armaggedon and kept the world in course. To understand his choice, first dial the clock back to the summer of 1983. Even for the Cold War (not to mention now), it was a low point in US-Russian relations. President Ronald Reagan had just …
  15. Is Fondant Free Speech? Chefs Show Support For Gay Marriage As Court Case Looms

    09.21 / 20:28 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Bedecked in fondant and flowers, modern wedding cakes are the centerpiece of the marriage feast — an edible form of art. But are they also an expression of free speech? That is the question the Supreme Court will consider this fall when it hears the case of a Colorado baker who refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple because he said it would violate his religious beliefs. "You'd think cake would be apolitical, and yet here we are," muses baker Catherine George of Catherine G…
  16. Graham-Cassidy Health Bill Would Shift Funds From States That Expanded Medicaid

    09.21 / 20:28 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Senate Republicans' latest plan to overhaul the U.S. health care system ends with a massive shift of federal money from states that expanded Medicaid — and are largely dominated by Democrats — to those that refused to expand. Several analyses of the bill show the pattern. A report by the health care consulting firm Avalere Health shows California and New York losing a combined $123 billion in federal health care funding by 2026, while Texas would see its flow of money from Washington rise b…
  17. 'World's Wealthiest Woman,' Liliane Bettencourt, Dies At 94

    09.21 / 20:28 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'Oréal cosmetics dynasty, has died at the age of 94. In March, Forbes ranked Bettencourt the world's richest woman, putting her net worth at $39.5 billion. Bettencourt's daughter, Francoise Bettencourt-Meyers, confirmed the death in a statement to French media, saying her mother died "peacefully" at her home in France overnight Wednesday. Bettencourt's father, Eugene Schueller, founded L'Oréal in 1909. The chemist created and patented a hair dye that h…
  18. In Catalonia, Thousands Protest Spanish Attempts To Stop Referendum Vote

    09.21 / 20:28 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Barcelona, protesting the Spanish government and expressing support for a planned Oct. 1 vote on Catalan independence. Spain considers the referendum to be illegal. On Wednesday, Spanish police with court-ordered search warrants seized millions of ballots and detained more than a dozen Catalan politicians. A top treasury official is being held on sedition charges, the BBC reports. Demonstrations against the police action have been…
  19. The Soviet officer who averted a nuclear war died, but few people noticed

    09.21 / 19:29 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    That a Russian hero of the Cold War could die in May, but his death go unmarked until this month, perhaps tells us everything we need to know about how Stanislav Petrov's home country remembered his internationally famous actions. Petrov, 77, was largely unheralded in his own country, despite an act of bravery that likely prevented nuclear armaggedon and kept the world in course. To understand his choice, first dial the clock back to the summer of 1983. Even for the Cold War (not to men…
  20. Overhaul Coming Soon To NC's 911 Centers

    09.21 / 17:35 wunc.org Wunc.org - North Carolina (NC)
    North Carolina is overhauling the technology in its 911 centers to connect better with one another and with cell phones…