Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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I heard a story this morning about a new dye that NC State has developed to make capturing solar energy more efficient, or something along those lines. So I came here to the WUNC website in pursuit of learning more. There is zero on the home page and a search of "solar" reveals nothing. Either WUNC "news" people are asleep at the switch or WUNC listeners are just profoundly not curious for more.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Thousands Sterilized, North Carolina Weighs Restitution - NYTimes.com

I searched on the WUNC site for the word "eugenics". Here is what I got. How about linking them together with the NYT story - and perhaps others - as I have done in this post?

5 items matching your criteria.
Eugenics in America [100%]
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A look at new information about the state-sponsored sterilization program that operated in North Carolina through the 1970s.
Task Force: Eugenics Victims Should Get Paid [99%]
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A preliminary state report recommends financial compensation for victims of North Carolina's eugenics program.
Task Force Discusses Eugenics Compensation [99%]
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A state task force is considering compensation for survivors of North Carolina's eugenics program, which ended in 1977.
Labeled [90%]
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A short film by photographer Dan Currier, “Labeled” examines the legacy of North Carolina’s Eugenics program and the story of Elaine Riddick.
Eugenics Victims Speak [70%]
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Victims of the state's eugenics program testified at a hearing in Raleigh yesterday. Rose Hoban reports.

Friday, December 09, 2011

Lowe's announces new Albuquerque support center - Yahoo! News

I wonder if WUNC realized, in reporting this yesterday, that it is in New Mexico? It seemed odd, other than the NC base of Lowes, to be repeating it so often. Lots of NC-based businesses do things in other states and that seldome gets mentioned.

Monday, December 05, 2011

"At Radio and TV Outlets, a Little-Known Trove of Kudos and Complaints" - NYTimes.com

What a great opportunity for WUNC - to post online the contents of the station's public files!