Archive for December, 2005

Prayers for Haiti

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

The presidential elections in Haiti are supposed to take place in January. Political figures from around the globe are asking residents and candidates in this small, poor island nation to show tolerance during the electoral process. In central North Carolina – a growing number of people are especially concerned about the increase in violence and the rash of kidnappings occurring in Haiti. Leoneda Inge reports on a “Prayer Service for Haiti” that was held in Durham recently:

Santa at the Hospital

Monday, December 26th, 2005

Health care professionals and volunteers who worked over the weekend hauled out Santa suits and sacks full of presents to try and bring Christmas to kids who spent the holiday in the hospital. Rose Hoban reports.

Help for Women Inmates

Tuesday, December 20th, 2005

There are a lot more men in North Carolina’s prisons than women. But women are going in at a faster rate. And research shows when these ex-felons are released – women are having a tougher time re-entering society. Leoneda Inge reports on a program in Raleigh that’s working to ease the transition for women.

Infant Troubles Rising

Monday, December 19th, 2005

The infant mortality rate in the United States is going up for the first time in more than 30 years. The national center for health statistics also says more babies are being born prematurely. The numbers for North Carolina are higher than the national average. And rates for African Americans in the state are twice those for whites. Researchers are trying to figure out why. Rose Hoban reports.

Governor Mike Easley

Wednesday, December 14th, 2005

It’s been a good year for Governor Mike Easley. He finally got the lottery he’s wanted since his first term. He won a handful of key battles with State Lawmakers, and he’s also heard his name mentioned as a possible presidential contender. Laura Leslie sat down with the Governor to talk about what’s next.