The 8th Annual BackPack Campaign

Once again this holiday season, for every financial gift 88.5 WFDD receives, our partner Ralph Lauren will donate one backpack of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina's BackPack Program. Together, we can fill 800 backpacks, which will provide 50 children with food for the weekend for 16 weeks.  
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A camera trap from North Carolina shows an eastern coyote who seems to have some German shepherd genes.
Roland Kays
12:00pm Dec 02, 2016
Science Science

Closely Lurks The Hybrid Beast

 

Lurking in the Eastern forests, from Mississippi to Maine, is a living hybrid. With the combined genetics of three distinct animals, it’s a survivor, and a better predator. How is this animal a lot like you and me? 

10:19am Dec 02, 2016
Economy Economy

Triad's Jobless Rate Outperforms State

The statewide jobless rate went up slightly in North Carolina in October but remained below the 5 percent benchmark. That’s the rate that many economists consider full employment.

Local
A camera trap from North Carolina shows an eastern coyote who seems to have some German shepherd genes.
Roland Kays
12:00pm Dec 02, 2016
Science Science

Closely Lurks The Hybrid Beast

 

Lurking in the Eastern forests, from Mississippi to Maine, is a living hybrid. With the combined genetics of three distinct animals, it’s a survivor, and a better predator. How is this animal a lot like you and me? 

10:19am Dec 02, 2016
Economy Economy

Triad's Jobless Rate Outperforms State

The statewide jobless rate went up slightly in North Carolina in October but remained below the 5 percent benchmark. That’s the rate that many economists consider full employment.

National
8:23pm Dec 04, 2016
National National Politics & Government

What Election Recounts Mean For Black Voters

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has spurred election recounts in multiple states. Charles Ellison of The Root discusses his post titled "4 Ways the Jill Stein Recount Screws Black Voters."
World
5:18pm Dec 04, 2016
World News World News

Fidel Castro Laid To Rest In Private Ceremony

Special correspondent for PBS NewsHour Nick Schifrin was on hand as Cuba's longtime ruler Fidel Castro was buried today in Santiago, where he launched his revolution more than half a century ago.
Arts
5:18pm Dec 04, 2016
Books Books Arts

The Surreal Cookbook Of Salvador Dalí

In the early 1970s surrealist icon Salvador Dalí published a lavish cookbook called Les Dîners de Gala. Decades later, the book is being republished for a new and much wider audience.
The Glass Universe
5:47am Dec 04, 2016
Books Books Arts

Women Astronomers Shine In 'The Glass Universe'

Dava Sobel's new book is a history of the unheralded women — called computers, rather than astronomers — who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, studying, cataloging and classifying stars.