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  1. Hurricane Nate Strengthens As Its Eye Focuses On U.S. Gulf Coast

    10.07 / 14:55 wcqs.org Wcqs.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…
  2. Tapping Rural America: Craft Breweries Pour New Life Into Small Towns

    10.07 / 14:55 wcqs.org Wcqs.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…
  3. 80 Years On, Dominicans And Haitians Revisit Painful Memories Of 'Parsley Massacre'

    10.07 / 14:55 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Even before Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo carved it in blood, the 224-mile border dividing the island of Hispaniola between Haiti and the Dominican Republic was complicated. Tensions between the two countries stemmed back to a 19th century war. But in many ways, the border, which existed mostly on paper, was a notably seamless site: Children crossed back and forth freely to go to school on one side and home on the other. Sprawling cattle ranches spanned the divide, and Dominicans and…
  4. Late Night Yields Big Changes From General Assembly's Special Session

    10.07 / 11:07 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Morning Edition host Marshall Terry and WFAE reporter Tom Bullock discuss just what happened Thursday night in Raleigh. There were a lot of surprises in a marathon special session by the General Assembly last night. Closed-door meetings led to significant changes in election law, the budget and more. Some things lawmakers said they would fix were not. Another thing surfaced which could make you wonder if clam is the new pork. Morning Edition host Marshall Terry and WFAE reporter Tom…
  5. WUNCPolitics Podcast: Judicial Redistricting, Ballot Access And AG Stein

    10.07 / 11:07 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation with WUNC Political Reporter Rusty…
  6. Princeville Works To Save Homes And History One Year After Hurricane Matthew

    10.07 / 11:07 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    It's been one year since Hurricane Matthew devastated the tiny town of Princeville. The mighty storm forced millions of gallons of water to swell past a levee along the Tar River, flooding most of the historic African-American…
  7. A Wayward Weed Killer Divides Farm Communities, Harms Wildlife

    10.07 / 11:07 wcqs.org Wcqs.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…
  8. We Remember The Wrong Names After Tragedies. Who's To Blame?

    10.07 / 11:07 wcqs.org Wcqs.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…
  9. Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Harvey Weinstein Go Back 3 Decades

    10.07 / 05:42 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: The New York Times has published a blockbuster story detailing allegations of sexual harassment against someone considered a king and queen maker in Hollywood. (SOUNDBITE OF MONTAGE) UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: Thank you, Harvey Weinstein. UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: Harvey and Bob Weinstein. UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #3: And Harvey, blessed Harvey, Weinstein. KELLY: Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who was behind big hits like "Pulp Fiction,"…
  10. A Look At What Would Happen If Trump Doesn't Certify The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 05:42 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: President Trump is expected to make a major announcement next week that could unravel the nuclear deal with Iran. He faces a congressional deadline to certify that Iran is abiding by the deal and also to certify that the deal is in America's national security interests. All indications are that he's going to say it is not. NPR's Michele Kelemen reports. MICHELE KELEMEN, BYLINE: Back when the Iran deal was negotiated by the…
  11. Sen. Dan Sullivan Outlines The Current State Of The Iran Nuclear Deal

    10.07 / 05:42 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: Senator Dan Sullivan sits on the Armed Services Committee. He's an Alaska Republican. Sullivan was an assistant secretary of state during the George W. Bush administration, during which time he worked on sanctions. And he's been a critic of the Iran nuclear deal. Senator, welcome to the program. DAN SULLIVAN: Good to be here, Robert. Thanks. SIEGEL: Earlier this year, you said that President Trump should let the Iran deal fail on…
  12. Investigators Still Looking For Motive Of Las Vegas Shooter

    10.07 / 05:42 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Copyright 2017 NPR. To see more, visit ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: The deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas happened on Sunday. And now on Friday, investigators are revealing little if any of the clues they're pursuing into the mystery of why the shooter did this. NPR correspondent Leila Fadel joins us now from Las Vegas. And, Leila, what's the latest in the investigation? LEILA FADEL, BYLINE: Well, law enforcement had their first briefing for the media in over a day, and there is still no answer to…
  13. Secret Service Says 'No System For Keeping Track' Of Mar-A-Lago Visitors

    10.07 / 00:34 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's private club and winter White House in Palm Beach, Fla., is a casual place. And so, it seems, are any official records of those who visits him there. There "is no system for keeping track of presidential visitors at Mar-a-Lago, as there is at the White House complex," Special Agent Kim Campbell said in a legal filing . She said the Secret Service conducted a lengthy search, only to find "there is no grouping, listing, or set of records that would reflect…
  14. Once Its AIM Was True, But Soon AOL's Instant Messenger Will Be No More

    10.06 / 20:21 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    In a few months, AOL Instant Messenger will go the way of such tech touchstones as AltaVista and Netscape. It was 20 years ago that "AIM" went online. It quickly exploded in popularity, peaked and then slowly succumbed to competitors. For many of us, AIM conjures up memories of dial-up modems, the sound of a "handshake" and the phrase "You've Got Mail." "AIM tapped into new digital technologies and ignited a cultural shift, but the way in which we communicate with each other has profoundly…
  15. Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans Remain In The Dark

    10.06 / 20:21 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, the vast majority of the island remains without electricity. Authorities say it will take months to fully restore power. Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson discusses the challenge with José Román Morales, president of Puerto Rico’s Energy Commission, and with …
  16. Militia Defendant Wants Cliven Bundy Trial Postponed After Las Vegas Massacre

    10.06 / 12:13 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    A federal judge in Las Vegas on Friday will consider a motion to delay the start of next week's high profile trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and his militia associates. In two motions filed by one of the defendants in the 2014 Bunkerville armed standoff this week, the court-appointed attorneys for militia sympathizer Ryan Payne argue that the trial should be delayed in light of Sunday's shooting rampage in Las Vegas at a country music concert that left 59 dead and almost 500 injured.…
  17. Gun Violence: How The U.S. Compares To Other Countries

    10.06 / 12:13 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Last weekend's massacre in Las Vegas is only the latest reminder of the persistent gun violence in the United States. And a new set of statistics on the rates of gun violence not related to conflict underscores just how outsize U.S. rates of gun deaths are compared to those in much of the rest of the world. Take countries with the top indicators of socioeconomic success — income per person and average education level, for instance. The United States ranks ninth in the world among them, b…
  18. President Johnson's Crime Commission Report, 50 Years Later

    10.06 / 12:13 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    If you've ever called 911 to report an emergency, thank the Johnson Crime Commission. Establishing a national emergency number was just one of more than 200 recommendations the Commission offered up in a landmark 1967 report "for a safer and more just society." Two years earlier, President Lyndon Johnson had appointed lawyers, educators, law enforcement officers, social workers and others – 19 members in all — to the group officially called the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and …
  19. Tillis Touts GOP 'Dreamers' Bill At National Immigration Forum

    10.06 / 12:13 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    Republican Sen. Thom Tillisspoke candidly before the National Immigration Forum on Thursday, touting his proposal to offer a potential 15-year path to citizenship to so-called "Dreamers," all while shrugging off criticism of the bill from conservative hard-liners. "This will probably drive my press guy crazy," Tillis said, "But ... when I die, I'm going to be cremated. On my cremation urn or a little plaque next to it, I want to have two or three things -- husband, father, grandfather,…
  20. Moore, Spellings Talk $500 Tuition, Targeted Financial Aid

    10.06 / 12:13 wcqs.org Wcqs.org - North Carolina (NC)
    UNC System President Margaret Spellings and her community college counterpart shared a stage in Charlotte last night with House Speaker Tim Moore. They fielded questions about how to make higher education more affordable and…