Julie Rose http://krwg.org en N.C. Tries To Make Amends For Forced Sterilizations http://krwg.org/post/nc-tries-make-amends-forced-sterilizations Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>You're listening to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News.<p>In the early 1900s, more than half of the states in the U.S. passed laws allowing people to be sterilized against their will. North Carolina's eugenics program was particularly aggressive. Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:12:00 +0000 Julie Rose 46230 at http://krwg.org Insurance Industry Lab Creates Indoor Hailstorm http://krwg.org/post/insurance-industry-lab-creates-indoor-hailstorm Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Bad weather can mean big losses for homeowners and insurance companies. So recently, the insurance industry built a laboratory in rural Richburg, South Carolina in hopes of developing more weather-resistant buildings. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 10:38:00 +0000 Julie Rose 35783 at http://krwg.org Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats http://krwg.org/post/cold-war-bunker-network-repurposed-21st-century-threats There's an underground bunker at a radio station in Charlotte, N.C., where time has stopped. Built decades ago to provide safety and vital communications in the event of a nuclear attack, it's now a perfectly preserved relic of Cold War fear that's gained new relevance.<p>The secret bunker is part of the office lore that old-timers at WBT Radio whisper to the newbies. That's how radio host Mike Collins learned of it back in the 1980s.<p>"I remember being amazed that it would really exist," Collins says, laughing. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:09:00 +0000 Julie Rose 35440 at http://krwg.org Cold War Bunker Network Repurposed For 21st Century Threats One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure http://krwg.org/post/one-airports-trash-2-million-worms-treasure Food waste is not just a problem for <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/11/27/165907972/for-restaurants-food-waste-is-seen-as-low-priority">restaurants</a> — airports also have to deal with piles of this kind of garbage.<p>At one of the nation's busiest airports, <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/Airport/Pages/default.aspx">Charlotte Douglas International</a> in North Carolina, each passenger generates half a pound of garbage on average per visit. But instead of just sending all that trash to the landfill, Charlotte has taken a different approach. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 19:36:00 +0000 Julie Rose 31723 at http://krwg.org One Airport's Trash Is 2 Million Worms' Treasure Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face http://krwg.org/post/mug-shot-time-wipe-smile-your-face In one North Carolina county, mugging too much for a mug shot can get you locked in a cell indefinitely.<p>First off, though, why would you smile for a mug shot? Thumb through those publications like <em>The</em> <em>Slammer</em> magazine filled with nothing but mug shots and you can find entire sections of people grinning it up.<p>In<strong> </strong>Scottie Wingfield's case, she meant to get arrested at an Occupy Charlotte protest — a planned civil disobedience. Cracking a huge grin in her mug shot was a way of extending that protest. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:24:00 +0000 Julie Rose 28346 at http://krwg.org Mug Shot Time? Wipe That Smile Off Your Face Bank Of America Improves Foreclosure Image http://krwg.org/post/bank-america-improves-foreclosure-image Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>Bank of America will release quarterly earnings tomorrow and once again, foreclosures will be part of the equation. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:52:00 +0000 Julie Rose 27946 at http://krwg.org Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot http://krwg.org/post/gov-haley-gets-prime-time-convention-speaking-slot Among the speakers with a prime-time slot at the Republican National Convention in Tampa this week is South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. The speech could propel her into national politics.<p>The talk about Haley always mentions her gender, her age — 40 — and her race — Indian-American. She wears the labels proudly, and for $19.95 you can read all about them in her memoir <em>Can't Is Not an Option</em>. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:58:00 +0000 Julie Rose 25069 at http://krwg.org Gov. Haley Gets Prime-Time Convention Speaking Slot For Unions, Democratic Convention Means Business http://krwg.org/post/unions-democratic-convention-means-business Organizers of the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., face a bit of a conundrum as they try to honor their party's deep ties to organized labor in a state with the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.t05.htm">lowest percentage</a> of unionized workers in the nation. Local businesses worry they'll be passed over for unionized competitors, which are few and far between in the right-to-work state.<p>But for the few union shops in Charlotte, times are good — if also a bit awkward. Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:04:00 +0000 Julie Rose 1005 at http://krwg.org For Unions, Democratic Convention Means Business