Archive for August, 2004

Turkey Sexing

Monday, August 30th, 2004

NORTH CAROLINA IS ONE OF THE COUNTRY\’S LARGEST PRODUCERS OF TURKEY. IT\’S BIG BUSINESS IN THIS COUNTRY, WITH PROFITS OF UP TO 8 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. HOW SUCCESSFUL THE INDUSTRY IS DEPENDS LARGELY ON HOW EFFICIENT TURKEY HATCHERIES ARE. THE MALE AND FEMALE CHICKS ARE SEPARATED RIGHT AFTER THEY HATCH BECAUSE THEY GROW AT DIFFERENT RATES AND NEED TO BE FED DIFFERENTLY. IN MANY HATCHERIES, WORKERS FROM ASIA SEPARATE THE CHICKS – THE PROCESS IS CALLED \’SEXING TURKEYS. \’ WUNC\’S JESSICA JONES REPORTS THAT IT\’S NOT AS EASY AS YOU MIGHT THINK.

Middle Eastern Business Women at Duke

Friday, August 27th, 2004

THE U-S STATE DEPARTMENT IS SPONSORING A NEW PROGRAM IT SAYS WILL HELP IMPROVE ECONOMIC, POLITICAL AND EDUCATIONAL REFORM EFFORTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST. OFFICIALS SAY ONE WAY OF ACCOMPLISHING THIS GOAL IS BY EXPANDING BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN AND YOUTH. FORTY-TWO WOMEN FROM COUNTRIES INCLUDING IRAQ, SAUDI ARABIA AND YEMEN ARRIVED IN THE UNITED STATES EARLIER THIS MONTH TO LEARN MORE ABOUT WESTERN BUSINESS CULTURE. WUNC’S LEONEDA INGE REPORTS:

NOTE: This report won a Gracie Allen Award in 2004 from the group American Women in Radio and Television. It also was a finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Regional Green Eyeshade Awards.

Lionfish off the North Carolina Coast

Friday, August 27th, 2004

Scientists have confirmed that lionfish are now thriving in the Atlantic. A research team from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say this is the first example they know of a Pacific species invading the Atlantic in North America – and it could be trouble.

Kinston Plant Re-Opens

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

THE KINSTON COMMUNITY IS CELEBRATING THE RE-OPENING OF WEST PHARMACEUTICAL SERVICES. MANY THOUGHT THE DEADLY EXPLOSION AND FIRE AT THE OLD PLANT WOULD FOREVER CLOSE THE FACILITY, LEAVING NEARLY 250 PEOPLE OUT OF WORK. BUT TODAY – COMPANY EXECUTIVES AND WORKERS CELEBRATED THE OPENING OF A NEW PLANT. IT SITS PROMINENTLY ON U-S 70 IN LENOIR COUNTY AND MOST OF THE EMPLOYEES ARE BACK ON THE JOB. WUNC’S LEONEDA INGE REPORTS FROM KINSTON.

End of an era in Women\’s Soccer

Thursday, August 26th, 2004

The U-S Women’s Soccer team play Brazil today in the gold medal game at the Athens Olympics. They got to the finals by beating Germany earlier this week. The gold medal game will be the last one for players Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Brandi Chastain, Kristine Lilly and Joy Faucett. They’ve all decided to retire from soccer after today’s match. WUNC\’s Eric Hodge spoke with their former coach Anson Dorrance on the balcony outside his office overlooking Carolina’s soccer field.