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SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. Follow Shawn on Twitter @SCIFitz.

Julie Knight, Triad Business Journal

As the High Point market wraps up this week, we take a look at where it’s been the last several years. The market struggled during the recession, as did the Las Vegas furniture market. But then a businessman with a long history in North Carolina made a high-stakes deal that rescued them both. The company International Market Centers was born.  

UNC Board Elects Spellings As Next President

Oct 23, 2015
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After a lengthy search, the University of North Carolina system has a new president: Margaret Spellings is set to take the top post.

Spellings is best known for her work as a former U.S. Secretary of Education under President George W. Bush.

But her election is not a surprise. Her name has been floating around the process for some time, and she was the only candidate brought forward for full consideration.

Voice of the Demon Deacons: Jeffrey Griffin

Oct 23, 2015
Quique Rodriguez-Pastor

Radio Camper, Cooper Sullivan, talks to Jeffrey Griffin. Griffin is the voice of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the PA Announcer for the Winston-Salem Dash. During the day, he teaches Radio Broadcasting at the Career Center.    

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Triad Arts Live: Cashavelly Morrison

A Senator's Eyes and Ears: Mike Fenley

Oct 23, 2015
Quique Rodriguez-Pastor

Radio Camper, Audrey Corriere, talks to Field Representative, Mike Fenley. Fenley is a Field Representative for US Senator Richard Burr. He maintains relationships with constituents and organizations in northwest North Carolina. Before that, Fenley hosted The Mike Fenley Show and was Program Director at WSJS.    

If you're looking for a throwback to the time of flippers, drop targets, and extra balls, head over to Lost Ark Video Games in Greensboro. While Lost Ark's arcade carries regular video games, too, they have an excellent selection of classic and newer pinball machines. And you won't have to bring a pocketful of quarters to play either. Instead, you pay a flat fee, and play as much as you want so you can spend enough time winning that high score.

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Oct 23, 2015
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Chief Operating Officer For Developing Medicaid Agency Named

A new state agency dedicated to operating North Carolina's Medicaid system under a new spending and treatment model has its first key leader.

Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Rick Brajer told employees Thursday that Dee Jones is chief operating officer for the new Division of Health Benefits.

Jones has worked in the private sector and in state government, most recently as the Division of Medical Assistance operations director.

Head For New NC Medicaid Agency Named

Oct 23, 2015
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Medicaid in North Carolina has its first key leader.  The new Medicaid agency will implement a new spending and treatment model for the health benefit.

Rick Brayjer, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services told employees Thursday that Dee Jones is the chief operating officer for the new Division of Health Benefits.

Jones has worked in the private sector and in state government, most recently as the Division of Medical Assistance operations director.

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In 1999, Patrick Ireland was a 17-year-old junior at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Ireland was in the school library when a shooting rampage began. 

With gunshot wounds that left him partially paralyzed, it was hours before he was rescued. With the world watching, he dropped into the arms of a waiting SWAT team, and became known as The Boy In The Window.

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Two-thousand refugees from Syria made it to the U.S. this year. In 2016, there will be thousands more. Places like Winston-Salem are preparing for the influx. Already, a small handful of Syrian refugees call this place home. WFDD chronicles the story of one family’s transition to their new life here.

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Secretary of State John Kerry announced this week that the U.S. will take in more refugees worldwide in the coming years, and some of them are already relocating to the Triad. 

North Carolina’s largest resettlement agency is in High Point, with a new office set to open in Winston-Salem this fall. World Relief is a faith-based group that works with churches, businesses and other community members to transition refugees to life in the U.S.

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Alex Klein

Triad Arts Live: Cashavelly Morrison

If you're looking for a throwback to the time of flippers, drop targets, and extra balls, head over to Lost Ark Video Games in Greensboro. While Lost Ark's arcade carries regular video games, too, they have an excellent selection of classic and newer pinball machines. And you won't have to bring a pocketful of quarters to play either. Instead, you pay a flat fee, and play as much as you want so you can spend enough time winning that high score.

"With But Beyond The Eye" is a selection of visionary drawings by Swiss artist Esther Gruber.

Meaningful Art: Taylor Hayes

Oct 20, 2015
Quique Rodriguez-Pastor

Radio Camper, Rebecca Tolle, talks to visual artist, Taylor Hayes. Hayes creates mixed media compositions and is the Digital Media Coordinator at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art.  

Christina Holcomb Photography

Piedmont Opera, one of the most successful regional opera companies in the country, will produce Rigoletto, starring UNCSA graduate and internally acclaimed tenor Rene Barbera as The Duke of Mantua. He’s joined by Piedmont Opera favorite, renowned baritone throughout the U.S. and Europe, Robert Overman as Rigoletto.

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Baseball and Broadcasting: Lary Sorensen

Sep 8, 2015
Quique Rodriguez-Pastor

Radio Camper, Ryan Robertson, interviews Lary Sorensen. Sorensen was a Major League Baseball pitcher for eleven seasons. He now broadcasts Wake Forest University sports games and is the voice of the Winston-Salem Dash.

Infusing Creativity into Teaching: Amy Fitzgerald

Sep 8, 2015
Quique Rodriguez-Pastor

Radio Camper, Jonathan Alexander, interviews Amy Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald is a creative writing teacher at R.J. Reynolds High School and a member of the band, Aquatic Ceremony.

Eradicating Urban Food Deserts: Natasha Vos

Sep 2, 2015
Quique Rodriguez-Pastor

Radio Camper, Rohan Kapileshwari, interviews Natasha Vos, an AmeriCorps VISTA working with the Wake Forest University Campus Kitchen. Campus Kitchen is a non-profit that specializes in eliminating food waste and redistributing food.

Providing Affordable, Permanent Housing: Tamisha Keith

Aug 25, 2015
Quique Rodriguez-Pastor

Radio Camper, Jackson Prause, interviews Tamisha Keith, the Director of Development and Community Relations at the North Carolina Housing Foundation. The foundation provides affordable housing to adults with disabilities, the elderly, and the chronically homeless, among others.

Excursions beneath the Sea: Alan Miller

Aug 25, 2015
Quique Rodriguez-Pastor

Radio Camper, Celia Levy, interviews underwater photographer, Alan Miller. Miller travels the world scuba diving and taking pictures. He has a studio on Trade Street.

     

    

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Jim Gavenus

A member of one of North Carolina’s first families of traditional music has died. Richard Eddy Watson died Monday.

Looking Back at Phuzz Phest 2015

May 26, 2015
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To see extended version of Phuzz Phest 2015 video, click here.

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Winston-Salem is moving forward with rules governing street musicians, also known as buskers. A city committee endorsed a proposal that bans electric amplification and sets hours in which people can perform.

Under the proposed rules, street musicians would have to pay an annual performance fee of $10. They would also be required to end their performances in most downtown locations by 11 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and by midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

A pioneering Winston-Salem band will be honored at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The “5” Royales were active for 20 years starting in the mid-40s. Now, almost 50 years after breaking up, the band is finding the widespread recognition that eluded them in their heyday.

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Mauricio Anton  https://mauricioanton.wordpress.com/

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. Follow Shawn on Twitter @SCIFitz.

Credit : NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. Follow Shawn on Twitter @SCIFitz.

Four billion years ago, the Earth, at the dawn of life, would have seemed like an alien planet around a violent star. What did this mean for the development of life? Dr. Richard Gray, professor of astronomy at Appalachian State University, is piecing it together with the “Young Solar Analogues” project.

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. Follow Shawn on Twitter @SCIFitz.

Photo used with permission of Fox 8 News, you can read about the fire at Pilot Mountain State Park on Fox 8 News at myfox8.com.

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SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. Follow Shawn on Twitter @SCIFitz.

Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem. Follow Shawn on Twitter @SCIFitz.

Scientists use many tools to put a date on events of the past. A geologist can use relative dating, comparing rock layer ages against one another. Archeologists may use carbon 14 for an absolute date. Climatologists can access over a million years of climate data using ice cores. If you want to know when a historical log cabin in the mountains was built, you use dendrochronology.

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