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OLF: The 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Navy can continue planning and purchasing land in preparation for a proposed outlying landing field in eastern North Carolina. US District Court Judge Terrence Boyle had put a temporary halt to the Navy’s plan. Host Melinda Penkava talks with Jack Betts, columnist for the Charlotte Observer, about what’s likely to happen next. (12:00)

H. Lee Waters: The Library of Congress has chosen “Kannapolis, NC,” a film by Lexington filmmaker H. Lee Waters, as one of 25 new films on the National Film Registry. In six years, from 1936 to 1942, Waters made 117 films about towns in North Carolina and neighboring states. He would arrive in town, film the townspeople, and then charge them to see the films in local theaters. It helped Waters get by during the Depression, and it created a rich archive of documentary material. Melinda Penkava talks with film historian Tim Whiteside about Waters and his contribution to movie making. (15:00)

Across America On A Mule: Back in March, Bernie Harberts left Oriental, North Carolina with the hope of crossing the state on a mule. He reached that goal in four months, but decided to keep going. Host Melinda Penkava catches up with Bernie in Arizona. (11:00)

Graham Cinema: Melinda Penkava talks with Tim “Tim Bob” Matthews, owner of the vintage, one-screen movie theather in Graham. Over the past 15 years, Tim Bob has developed a fan base, including the Tonight Show’s Jay Leno, for the telephone messages he records each week to let people know what movies are playing. (8:00)

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