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What's My Story: Meteorologist

David Glenn is a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Morehead City. He grew up in Wilmington, living through 5 massive hurricanes in 4 years. He is awed by ferocious wind and rain and works hard to be sure that people stay safe during hazardous weather.

When did you discover you wanted to be a weatherman?

Surging Water Warnings

Storm surge is not a giant wave like a tsunami, but it is the gradual piling up of water along the coast. It is often the most damaging effect of a hurricane, but is not often clearly understood and it is not easy to predict. New research, and a new computer program developed by the UNC Institute of Marine Science, is helping solve the problem.

Telling Turtles Apart

Male or female? Boy or girl?

Depending on the situation, some variation of the question is pretty common. If you are talking with excited parents who are telling everyone they are expecting, it’s common to ask, “Do you know if you are having a boy or a girl?” If you meet someone in your neighborhood with a new dog, unless the dog’s name is Spike, it’s not unusual to ask, “Is your dog a boy or a girl?”

NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Smithsonian Team Discover Rare Mammal Species

On August 15, 2013, the world heard a story of mistaken identities set right. A small team of scientists on a routine research task discovered something amiss in rarely seen, decades-old museum artifacts. They had a hunch that something wild lay hidden behind established ideas and old bones.

They followed their hunch to the Andean cloud forest: a mountainous region of dense canopy-rainforest cloaked in fog. After flying, driving and hiking old mule trails into this mysterious region, they found what they spent years searching for waiting amongst the misty leaves.

Soil Science

Soil ScienceAt first glance, it would be easy to say compost is compost. Whether the compost is being shoveled from a bag and raked into a garden or dumped by truck and tilled into a farm, the dark, rich soil looks like dark, rich soil. After all, when you walk through the composting company Brooks Contractor, there are mounds of what looks like black dirt everywhere.

The Battle for North Carolina's Coast

One thing that most North Carolinians share is a love for our coast. We know our coast is fragile, but do we love it enough to protect it and how can we know what is best to do? Retired East Carolina University professor Stanley Riggs talks to us about “The Battle for North Carolina’s Coast: Evolutionary History, Present Crisis, and Vision for the Future." Original Broadcast Date: 04/14/2013.

The Citizen Patient

D.G. Martin has a conversation with UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology Nortin Hadler M.D. about his new book, "The Citizen Patient," on NC Bookwatch. In this book, Dr. Hadler shares his insights on how current issues within the U.S. healthcare system such as medical treatment, healthcare finance, and attitudes about health and medicine can be addressed. Original Broadcast Date: 05/02/2013.

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