88.5 WFDD presents Carolina Curious, a series where our reporters find answers to your questions. We want to know what you've always wondered about the place where you live. For example: "Why are there so many hot dog joints in Winston-Salem and so many burger places in Greensboro?" Or, "How did High Point get its name?"
5:18pm Jan 30, 2018Health & Safety Health & Safety Transportation
You’ve been asking about a LOT of transportation issues in our series, Carolina Curious.
7:00am Jan 19, 2018Transportation Transportation
In 2016, the number of registered plug-in and battery-powered vehicles around the globe jumped 60 percent from the previous year, and there’s no slowdown in sight.
5:37am Dec 13, 2017Crime Crime
For this edition of Carolina Curious, Greensboro listener Lisa Ross has parking on her mind:
5:00am Nov 29, 2017Health & Safety Health & Safety Human Interest
Rural hospitals across the country are closing at an alarming rate - over 80 since 2010. And a majority of these are located in the South.
10:15am Oct 27, 2017Human Interest Human Interest News
Have you ever driven to a favorite store or restaurant only to discover that the open sign is not lit up? Have you driven away, frustrated, wondering why?
10:27am Sep 25, 2017Health & Safety Health & Safety
There are hundreds of millions of people worldwide with mental health conditions. And according to the World Health Organization, most of them will never get care.
4:39pm Aug 29, 2017Politics & Government Politics & Government
For the latest in our Carolina Curious series, we’re taking a closer look at a major power the governor of North Carolina has.
5:19am Jul 17, 2017Human Interest Human Interest
Mount Airy may best be known as the inspiration for Mayberry, the town featured in The Andy Griffith Show.
7:06am May 15, 2017Education Education
It’s been nearly forty years since WFDD listener Amanda Sattler was in elementary school in Winston-Salem. A field trip that would be taboo today was a highlight of their year.
11:48am Apr 28, 2017Human Interest Human Interest
The nicknames of the cities of the Triad generally don’t take much thought to understand. But the source of Greensboro's moniker, "The Gate City," may be a little less clear.
9:22am Mar 27, 2017Economy Economy Transportation
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.]
9:30am Feb 28, 2017Environment Environment
You’ve seen it on the side of the road, creeping up light posts and climbing the tallest trees - a sprawling green vine blanketing the landscape. It’s kudzu.
3:30pm Jan 19, 2017Health & Safety Health & Safety Transportation
Morning Edition host and self-appointed blinker crusader Neal Charnoff explores the question in our latest edition of Carolina Curious.