The 9th Annual 88.5 WFDD Backpack Campaign

For every financial gift 88.5 WFDD receives, up to 1,000 donations, Kaplan Early Learning Company and AlphaBEST Education will work together to donate one backpack of food to Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina's BackPack Program.

Together, we can fill all 1,000 backpacks, which will provide 50 children with food for the weekend for 20 weeks.​ Learn more. 

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Coming December 16th: Brunch is Hell: A Dinner Party Primer! Brendan and Rico of The Dinner Party Download are coming to the Triad for a special event about how to throw an amazing dinner party.

Find out more here.

8:29pm Nov 21, 2017
National National

Closing Arguments Heard In Kate Steinle Murder Trial

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with KQED's Alex Emslie about closing arguments in the trial of an undocumented immigrant charged in the death of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. Her death reignited an angry debate over so-called sanctuary city policies.
11:41pm Nov 21, 2017
World News World News

In Zimbabwe, President Robert Mugabe Resigns

The move ends Mugabe's 37-year-reign. It comes a week after the military seized power, heading off his apparent efforts to place his wife in position to succeed him.
8:29pm Nov 21, 2017
World News World News Politics & Government

Have Conditions Improved In Haiti Since 2010 Earthquake?

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with reporter Jacqueline Charles of The Miami Herald about the end of temporary protection for Haitians. The Trump administration decided that Haitians must go back to their home country next year, adding that the conditions after the 2010 earthquake no longer exist.
4:53pm Nov 21, 2017
World News World News

Search For Missing Argentinean Submarine And Crew Continues

An Argentinean submarine carrying 44 crew members reported an electrical problem when it last was heard from a week ago. A massive search for the vessel is underway. But while there's enough food to last 90 days, the oxygen supply is only enough for one week when the vessel is submerged.
4:53pm Nov 21, 2017
Books Books Arts

In 'Spineless,' How Jellyfish Have Survived Throughout Time

Jellyfish may seem like simple sea creatures, but their translucent bodies and stinging abilities have allowed them to survive for millions of years. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks about jellyfish with Juli Berwald, author the new book, Spineless.