Archive for January, 2005

Raleigh\’s Perfect Little Storm

Monday, January 31st, 2005

City officials in Raleigh are still trying to figure out why an inch of snow paralyzed the city on January 19th. The Raleigh City Manager has promised to submit a snow emergency plan this week – perhaps in time for tomorrow’s city council meeting. WUNC’s Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

NC Democratic Leadership

Friday, January 28th, 2005

The North Carolina Democratic Party will elect a new chairman on Saturday (1/29/05). The current chair, Barbara Allen is stepping down after six years. As WUNC’s Nancy Marshall Genzer reports, the race for state chair offers a glimpse into the state party’s internal division.

Goldfish Surgery in Raleigh

Thursday, January 27th, 2005

It used to be that if you had a sick goldfish, your only option was to flush it down the toilet. But today there are hundreds of vets across the country that can treat a sick fish. It may sound silly to take a pet fish to the doctor, but lots of people do it. It’s a growing practice in the world of veterinary science. WUNC’s Jessica Jones reports.

NC General Assembly 2005 Session

Wednesday, January 26th, 2005

State Lawmakers begin their 2005 session today (1-26-05). With a budget deficit already looming, and some difficult choices to make, they may be in for a rough ride. WUNC’s Laura Leslie reports.

John Hope Franklin at 90

Monday, January 24th, 2005

Many people consider Historian John Hope Franklin to be the pre-eminent authority on African American History. His book “From Slavery to Freedom” is one of the definitive works on the black experience. Over the decades, Franklin has made the journey from historian to history-maker in his own right. Franklin turned 90-years-old this month. Even though he preferred to celebrate in private with his family – scholars and friends from across the country insisted on a more public display of their adoration. WUNC’s Leoneda Inge reports from Durham.