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.
War has forced hundreds of thousands of ethnic Karen from Burma, first to refugee camps, and then on to resettle elsewhere. In the US, it turns out that North Carolina is home to a growing Karen community.
According to the latest census numbers, the number of interracial marriages is up 20 percent since the year 2000, to about 4.5 million. That means that eight percent of all marriages in the U.S. are now between people of different races.
Lowe's has a new benefit for its employees with heart problems ? free surgery at one of the country's top hospitals. The company has reached a three-year agreement with the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, which can save employees several thousands of dollars.
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).
'Closing: The Life and Death of an American Factory,' photographer Bill Bamberger and author Cathy N. Davidson capture the faces and stories behind workers in North Carolina, who lost their jobs when White Furniture Company closed its doors in 1993.
Despite being downgraded to a Category 3 storm with winds clocked at 125 mph, Earl is expected to majorly disrupt travel plans this Labor Day weekend. We check in with people who are living in areas expected to be hit by the storm.
In fact, much of the U.S. and Western Europe have already suffered through a spate of snowstorms this winter. Michael Allaby, author of the book series "Dangerous Weather," joins us to discuss the impact of blizzards across the country and the world.
The new play Southern Rapture takes place in 1996, when a local production of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" became a political hot potato and put artistic freedom and arts funding on the line. Mary C. Curtis looks back at the ruckus.