9:22am Mar 27, 2017
Economy Economy Transportation

Carolina Curious: Why Can't We Use The Railroad?

Listener Matthew Fedel asks: "Winston-Salem has a railroad running through it that’s fallen into neglect. Why couldn’t it be used as a commuter route, and what’s the history of railroads in this area?" As WFDD’s David Ford recently discovered, railroads built the Twin City, and could soon help shape it again.

[Correction: this morning, we misidentified the acronym for PART. It is Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation.]

 

3:52pm Mar 27, 2017
Economy Economy Science

NC Fruit Growers Take Stock Of Losses From Recent Cold Snap

Agriculture officials are calling the cold snap earlier this month the most damaging that fruit farmers in the Southeast have experienced since the 2007 Easter freeze that led to a $1-billion crop

12:22pm Mar 27, 2017
Education Education

Costs For UNC Academic Scandal Climbing

The University of North Carolina has spent more than $5 million since 2015 on costs connected to an academic scandal - money that goes beyond attorney fees.

11:27am Mar 27, 2017
Economy Economy Politics & Government

Associated Press: House Bill 2 To Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a

Local
3:52pm Mar 27, 2017
Economy Economy Science

NC Fruit Growers Take Stock Of Losses From Recent Cold Snap

Agriculture officials are calling the cold snap earlier this month the most damaging that fruit farmers in the Southeast have experienced since the 2007 Easter freeze that led to a $1-billion crop

12:22pm Mar 27, 2017
Education Education

Costs For UNC Academic Scandal Climbing

The University of North Carolina has spent more than $5 million since 2015 on costs connected to an academic scandal - money that goes beyond attorney fees.

11:27am Mar 27, 2017
Economy Economy Politics & Government

Associated Press: House Bill 2 To Cost North Carolina $3.76 Billion

Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a

National
4:29pm Mar 27, 2017
National National Politics & Government

Congress Votes To Expand Drug Testing For Unemployment Recipients

President Trump is expected to sign a bill making it easier for states to require drug testing for recipients of unemployment benefits. Critics say drug testing doesn't save the government money. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Elizabeth Lower-Basch of the Center for Law and Social Policy about drug testing as a condition for federal assistance.
4:29pm Mar 27, 2017
National National Politics & Government

Paul Ryan Looks To Unite GOP After Health Care Failure

Speaker Paul Ryan said on Friday that his party was going through "growing pains" as the Republican health care bill failed. Now Republicans have to figure how to pick up the pieces and figure out how to govern, or risk another leadership crisis in the House.

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World
4:29pm Mar 27, 2017
World News World News

Polling Stations Open In Europe For Turkish Referendum

Voting in the controversial Turkish referendum that led to the nasty spat between President Erdogan and Western European leaders starts in Germany. It's home to the largest ex-pat European community outside Turkey. It goes on for several weeks.
4:29pm Mar 27, 2017
World News World News

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Arrested After Protests

Large anti-corruption protests swept across Russia Sunday. Many of them were organized by opposition leader Alexei Navalny who has now been arrested. These protests were the biggest since 2012 when tens of thousands came out against the Kremlin over allegations of widespread vote fraud. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to independent Russian journalist Vladimir Pozner who is in Moscow.
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