CoastLine: Road Trip!

May 11 and 14, 2017: This one is our Road Trip! show. In this hour, we’ll talk about some favorite as well as lesser-known places to see in the Carolinas, either South or North. Our guests are Michael Graff, editor of Charlotte Magazine , and Philip Gerard of UNCW, author of Down the Wild Cape Fear .

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Have you signed up? Pete has, but says the ruling doesn't go far enough.

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Gary remembers when, as a child in the South, segregation suddenly seemed so wrong.

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Hope springs eternal, and charity begins at home. But the third spiritual principle can be a bit more elusive.

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Faith. So many people say faith eludes them. In just this last week, no fewer than three people said they either didn't have faith, didn't understand it at all?or simply that faith was irrelevant to their life.

Perhaps we have faith all wrong. We think it something we have to come up with. We have to "have faith."

Ede has never been much of an auto-enthusiast,but a recent discovery has "sparked" a renewed interest.

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When the Woods are out for a drive, theres no telling what might interupt them.

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Between the Red Elephants and the Blue Donkeys, a puppeteer like Lauren might do well in politics.

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Wally has had trouble buying groceries with the new twenty dollar bill.

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There I stood in the checkout at a local grocery store, ready to kill something.

In this Postcard from the Digital Age we're going to talk about those crisp, colorful new twenty dollar bills.

Richard's favorite new band is a well-kept secret no longer.

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All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. Meet one who is.

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Andy recently enjoyed a reunion with an autumn animal he first met some three decades ago.

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