"My dad was a doctor, and when I was 6 my family moved from the center of the garment industry, New York City, to North Carolina, America's garment manufacturing state," recalls Marco Werman, host of PRI's The World.
Evidence is mounting that Russian trolls working for the Kremlin-linked Internet Research Agency stoked divisions in the US during the last election, going as far as to contact US-based activists to promote and organize rallies and other actions.
When he first arrived in America, Afghan student Ali Shahidy knew his English was ready to tackle the tough language of academia. But he never expected to be tripped up by lunch at a fast food restaurant.
Geography, it turns out, is a key determiner in whether low-income children can improve their socio-economic status by the time they become adults. That's a key finding of a new research report from researchers at Harvard and the University of California, Berkeley.
Like Ohio and Texas, places where Republican majorities are trying to pass anti-abortion legislation, residents of North Carolina are showing up in groups to protest the legislature's actions. The protests, called "Moral Mondays," have been going on for more than ten weeks and have resulted in hundreds of arrests.
North Carolina was another battleground state the Obama campaign targeted aggressively. The Takeaway checks in with Rob Christensen of the Raleigh News and Observer about North Carolina's votes for president and senate.
Federal agents in North Carolina arrested Daniel Boyd, his two grown sons, and four other men on suspicion of terrorist activity. For more, The Takeaway talks to North Carolina Public Radio's Dave Dewitt and the New America Foundation's Peter Bergen.
The Wake County school board in Raleigh, North Carolina, voted in March to end its policy of busing students for socioeconomic diversity: a decision that has led to considerable controversy. We speak with reporter Thomas Goldsmith (News & Observer).
Yesterday, North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue's office released its newest figures on the loss of life and property suffered after 25 tornadoes touched down across the state on Saturday. George Earp and his wife, Vickie, share their story.
Devin Browne of the Fronteras desk at station KJZZ reports on the growing number of Mexican children raised in the US who have gone back to Mexico. They're the children of migrants, and they're struggling with the Spanish language and Mexican culture.