Archive for October, 2005

Religion in School Complaint

Monday, October 24th, 2005

A Christian activist group in Raleigh is accusing a public elementary school of promoting new age religion. Partnership elementary school sponsored a presentation on stress reduction at the beginning of the school year. It included leading children through yoga-like breathing exercises. The Christian group claims the presentation was religious in nature and therefore violates the first amendment. But the presenter says she didn’t break any laws. Jessica Jones reports.

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

Farmers\’ Markets

Friday, October 21st, 2005

At more than 90 sites across North Carolina, farmers’ markets connect communities large and small to home-grown food and hand-made products. For centuries, farmers have been offering their produce for sale at road side stands and markets. But these gathering places are evolving. Folklorist Barbara Lau and producer Tennessee Watson take us to visit one of these markets.

Hurricane Pet Plans

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Emergency officials from around the country held a summit this week to talk about disaster planning for animals. As a model, they’re looking to a first-of-its-kind program here in North Carolina. Laura Leslie reports from Raleigh.

Morrisville Soldier Remembered

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

This week, family and friends of marine Sergeant Mark Adams are mourning his death in Iraq. Adams came from a tight knit community in Morrisville. Rose Hoban has a remembrance:

Pastors Helping Soldiers

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

While U-S troops have been waging war in Afghanistan and Iraq for the past four years, military communities back at home have been fighting battles of their own. The army’s divorce rate has gone up in recent years. A rash of domestic murder-suicides at Fort Bragg a few years ago raised concerns about how the military prepares soldiers and their families for deployments and homecomings. Now some army chaplains want to make sure that civilian clergy have the right tools to help military families cope with war’s horrors.

Rusty Jacobs reports.