Archive for the ‘Award Winners’ Category

Special Appropriations or Pork Barrel Spending?

Thursday, August 18th, 2005

The 17.2 billion dollar state budget signed by Governor Mike Easley last week includes tens of millions of dollars in special appropriations. Recipients call it state support. Critics call it pork. As Laura Leslie reports – it’s a pretty fine line.

Note: This story won first place in the political/general category of the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas contest.

Robeson Healing Lodge Part 2 of 2

Tuesday, July 19th, 2005

In 2000, rural Robeson County in southeastern North Carolina reported the highest rate of syphilis in the nation. That rate was especially high in the county’s large Native American community. In the second of a two part series, Rose Hoban reports on one of the ministers’ programs that encourages local women to get off drugs and into rehab. The program also promotes safe sex for women who continue to exchange sex for drugs.

Note: This story won second place in the health/medicine category of the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas contest.

Robeson Healing Lodge Part 1 of 2

Monday, July 18th, 2005

Robeson County has one of the highest syphilis rates in the state. To deal with the problem, community leaders founded a healing lodge. In the first of a two-part series, Rose Hoban reports that it combines public health information with Native American and traditional Christian beliefs.

Note: This story won second place in the health/medicine category of the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas contest.

Truth, Reconciliation and the Klan

Sunday, July 17th, 2005

A leader of the Ku Klux Klan and a former KKK member were among the speakers this weekend at the first public hearing held by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Greensboro. It’s the beginning of a process aimed at healing the wounds left by a deadly clash between Communist Labor Organizers and White Supremacists more than 25 years ago. Rusty Jacobs filed two reports.

All Things Considered Story

Note: WUNC\’s coverage of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission won the Radio – Television News Director\’s Association Edward R. Murrow Southeast Regional Radio Award for continuing coverage.

Prayer Vigils follow the Cross Burnings

Friday, May 27th, 2005

Several hundred people gathered in Durham for prayer vigils at the sites where large crosses were burned on Wednesday night. The seven foot crosses were found burning in three separate locations in the city. At the time of this report by Jessica Jones, police had no suspects and residents said they\’re feeling anxious.

Note: This story won first place in the spot news category of the Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas contest.