Monday, August 31, 2009

Bruce Lawernce - Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center

The fifth and final installment of our series on Islam focuses on Muslims in North Carolina today.

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Bruce Lawernce - Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center

Part three of our series on Islam. We focus now on how Islam has changed since its inception.

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Cathy Truitt - County School Board Candidate Dist. 2

Discussing her platform in the school board race.

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Lanier Cansler - Dept. of Health & Human Services Secretary

Discussing Dorothea Dix and the recent change of mind to keeping patients and doctors there instead of moving them to the new Garner facility.

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Bill Ruddiman - Professor Emeritus of UVA

Discussing his research that suggests global warming was begun by ancient farmers because of their deforestation practices.

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Robin Dodsworth - Assistant Professor of Linguistics

Discussing sociolinguistics and how people use language to exclude other people or show that they’re part of a certain group.

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Eric Blau-Wake Schools Community Alliance Steering Committee

Discussing the WSCA side of the debate over what needs to be done in the Wake County school district and what they hope their endorsed candidates will achieve.


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Sue Bailey & Carmen Flowers - "Grave Expectations"

Discussing planning your own funeral in a very lighthearted way.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Leo Hindery - New America Foundation

Discussing the New Media Foundation’s suggestions for fixing the struggling economy and avoiding a $9 trillion deficit.


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Nancy Olson - Quail Ridge Books and Music

Discussing President Obama’s reading list for his time in Martha’s Vineyard.

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Tommy Griffin - Chair of the UNC-CH Employer Forum

Discussing the controversy beginning to bubble up around UNC-Chapel Hill’s decision to send workers home early on Oct. 22.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Jay Ratliff - Aviation Expert

Discussing proposed legislation to determine one small size for carry-on bags for all airlines.

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Dr. Erwin Chemerinsky - University of California, Irvine

Discussing the new probe into the CIA and the constitutionality of nationalized health care.

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Dr. Keith Campbell - Department of Psychology at UGA

Discussing the study he did with Dr. Twenge about people who use social networking sites considering themselves narcissistic.

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Saroja Mohanasundaram

Discussing medical tourism and how some private insurers are teaming up with organizations like Healthbase to send patients overseas for cheaper health care.

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Jerry Bodlander - AP Capitol Hill Correspondent

Discussing the reaction at the Capitol to the death of Senator Edward Kennedy.

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Dr. William Parker - Duke University Medical Center

Discussing his research on the appendix and how it is not as expendable as many people think.

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Donnie Harrison - Wake County Sheriff

Discussing new recipe for making crystal meth that is making smaller batches which would be easier to hide and carry around.

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Conen Morgan - Young Democrats of North Carolina

Discussing the role of young democrats in President Obama’s campaign and why support seems to have dropped off with health care reform.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Senator Kay Hagan

Discussing her tour through the state this week, to talk about what she’s been doing for N.C. families in Washington.

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Paul Harris - N.C. Board of Funeral Service

Discussing the increasing demand for publicly-funded funerals in the down economy.

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Jeff Pierce - Turning Point Youth & Family Counselling

Discussing the growing number of teens and young adults abusing ADHD drugs like Adderall to get high or to help them get through long nights of studying.

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Chris Hayes - The Civitas Institute

Discussing the latest Civitas survey of Wake county residents likely to vote in the school board race.


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George Cloutier - American Management Services

Discussing the mindset that small business owners must have to succeed.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Anne McAdams - WWAY Reporter and Anchor

Discussing the shooting that took place at State Sentaor R.C. Soles's home.

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Susan Massengale - NC Dept of Environment & Nat Resources

Explaining mercury contamination in fish and why it’s been found in every fish taken out of U.S. streams in a recent study.

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Brian Douglas - Pajamas Media Auto Editor

Discussing the end of Cash for Clunkers

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Patsy Wilson - Program Director of Solace for the Children

Discussing how her program provides medical and dental care to children from Afghanistan who stay with American host families during the summer for six weeks while they receive treatment.

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Dalton Sawyer - Director of Emergency Preparedness

Telling you why it may or may not be safe to dial 9-1-1 on a cell phone.

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Gregg Stebben - Author of "Internet Privacy For Dummies"

Discussing the imminent death of the GPS and possibly other stand-alone devices as the iPhone literally has an app for everything.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Mike Hughes - Progress Energy

Discussing their appeal to state regulators for an extension on their 2012 due-date for generating a minimum amount of energy from pig or chicken waste.


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John Hood - President of the John Locke Foundation

Discussing Robert Novak, who played an important part in the Valerie Plame case.


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Sharon Robinson - Site Manager for Reed Gold Mine

Discussing how attendance has grown at Reed Gold Mine and how amateurs looking for gold all over the country have increased in numbers with this down economy.

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Bruce Lawernce - Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center

Part three of our series on Islam. We focus now on how Islam has changed since its inception.

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Ron Pollack - Families USA Health Care Consumer Organization

Discussing the latest Families USA report that shows health insurance cost rising three times higher than earnings in North Carolina.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Barry Porter - Regional Director of the American Red Cross

Discussing why they need blood donations more than ever, and what you can do about it.

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Al Ripley - Consumer Action Network - N.C. Justice Center

Discussing the recent uptick in mortgage schemes seen in the state and what people can do to avoid falling prey to fraudulent companies.

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Bruce Lawernce - Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center

Part two of our series on Islam. Our second installment focuses on the role of Abraham in Islam, Christianity and Judaism.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Dr. Mike Walden - NC State Economist

Discussing an update on the economic situation in the state and nation.

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Bob Crowley and John Demers - Peak City Film Festival

Discussing a family friendly film festival that will be taking place in Apex.

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Bruce Lawernce - Director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center

Part one of five of our series on Islam. Our first installment focuses on the basic background of how Islam came to be.

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Amy Garcia - National Association of School Nurses

Discussing the responsibility of the school nurse in combating H1N1 as kids go back to school.

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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Yoshi Kohno - Designer of Vanish

Discussing Vanish, a product he helped design to make electronic messages disappear after a certain period of time.

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Representative Sue Myrick

Discussing her stance on health care.

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David Wessel - Author of "In Fed We Trust"

Discussing his book and his explanation of how we got into the current economic crisis.

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Alex Yufik - Forensic Assessment Consultant

Discussing the pathology of someone like Alvaro Castillo.

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Dr. David Marshall - State Veterinarian

Discussing why those who will be attending the state fair this year will be urged to wash their hands to protect the pigs.

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Kieran Shanahan - Former Federal Prosecutor

Giving an update on the terrorism indictments.

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Jim Motavalli - Former Editor - E-The Environmental Magazine

Discussing the lack of environmental impact the Cash for Clunkers program will have according to environmentalists.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Paul Harris - N.C. Board of Funeral Service

Discussing the growing trend of home funerals.

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Jean Lee - AP's Bureau Chief in Seoul

Discussing President Clinton's arrival in North Korea.

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Kieran Shanahan - Former Federal Prosecutor

Discussing the detention hearing to take place for the seven people arrested in Willow Spring on terrorism-related charges.

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Corey Mathes - State Employees Credit Union

Discussing the “skimmers” found at Cashpoint ATMs around Raleigh lately and what consumers can do to protect themselves from fraud.

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Representative Nelson Dollar - N.C. House District 36

Discussing the state budget bill released Monday and if and when he thinks the governor will sign it.

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Chris Kaminski - Operator of CouponClock.com

Discussing a proposed sales tax on online purchases linked through N.C. web sites, that he says will kill jobs.

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Monday, August 3, 2009

Kevin Kinsella - National Institute on Aging

Discussing the rapidly growing population of people age 80 and older and what socioeconomic effects this may have in the near future.


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Brigitte Berman - "Dorie Witt’s Guide to Surviving Bullies"

The 15 year old discusses her book and how it can educate her readers on how to deal with bullies at school.

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Chris Hayes - The Civitas Institute

Discussing the decreasing approval ratings for President Barack Obama and Governor Beverly Perdue.

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Sagar Meghani - AP National Security Correspondent

Discussing changes on the horizon for our involvement with Afghanistan.

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