Friday, June 04, 2010

The Story

One might hope that there is a NC story to tell along the same line, no?

"Lisa McCarthy and her three sons Cole, Jude and Bennett started a recycling program at Mark Twain Elementary School in Long Beach, CA. Sounds much easier than it actually was. When Lisa first realized how much was being thrown out at lunch time, she approached school officials. They approved the creation of the recycling program - if Lisa did everything herself. She pulled together a group of volunteer parents and eventually kids. Lisa and her sons talk to Dick about the obstacles they overcame while helping their school go green."

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

"Calculating aid for Haiti" - PRI's The World

I really do not understand why WUNC would not want to creat a link to this story that the station broadcast today from PRI's The World. It concerns a NC company and work it is doing in Haiti. Why does WUNC not collect whatever they have done relating to Haiti and put it all in one place on the site? One would think that a station that calls itself "North Carolina Public Radio" would want to be drawing on resources all over the state on issues of importance. Why they don't is a mystery to me.

"Malaria: A Student’s Firsthand Account" - Nicholas D. Kristof Blog -

I don't understand why WUNC does not grab something like this piece and link it from its website. Well, I suppose they need to have a decent website first and a real relationship with listeners and other customers. For the money they spend on soliciting contributions you would think that they would learn a lot of this, but it does not seem to happen.