When North Carolina signed on to meet a set of national education standards, it stopped requiring cursive writing in the classroom. Instead, the standards focus on encouraging digital proficiency. But a bill moving through the state house could bring cursive back into public schools.
Veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow is the host of Science Friday, a weekly call-in radio program that connects listeners with scientists for informative discussions about science, technology, health, medicine, space, and the environment.
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Tonight the North Carolina House of Representatives will vote again on Senate Bill 10. The bill has made partisan waves and put House Republicans at odds with Senate Republicans. The bill eliminates several boards and commissions, and significantly cuts into term limits for current members. Board continuity is a major concern of both opponents and supporters.
When UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Cape Fear Community College President Ted Spring get together, they look for mutually beneficial ways to solve what they call their intractable problems. They also explore avenues of economic growth for the region, which includes preparing students for a constantly evolving workplace.
Singer/songwriter/guitarist Brent Stimmel shared his music with us at Soup To Nuts Live! on Feb. 28, 2013. Guest musician Les Britt provided a wonderfully subtle backdrop of electric guitar and vocal harmonies that made this STNL! a night to remember. WHQR thanks Brent & Les for their great performance and being a part of what we do at 91.3fm.