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RiverRun's Next Retro Films, January 13 & 14

Jan 12, 2018

Rob Davis, Executive Director of the RiverRun International Film Festival visits Afternoon Jazz with Jim Steele TODAY at 4:30 p.m. with writer Foster Hirsch, author of 16 film and theatre books. Hirsch will serve as moderator for classic motion pictures featured in RiverRun's next Retro Film Programs coming up January 13 and 14.

Breathing Access 501c3 has been in operation since 2013 bringing yoga, wellness and arts programming to underserved schools in Winston Salem, NC.  We currently serve Petree and Cook Elementary – both schools are in low income household areas.  Our newest program is at Cook Elementary which had the highest illiteracy rate in NC for 6 consecutive years.  We want to help change that!"

Suzy McCalley of the Breathing Room yoga studio visits WSNC 90.5 FM Friday, January 12, 7:30 a.m. to talk with Jim Steele about starting the new year with your body on the right plane.

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The Ikea store in Shanghai doesn't mind if you curl up in one of the beds on display and take a nap.

But older people who spend the day in the cafeteria without buying anything are no longer welcome. Unless they're willing to spring for food and drinks.

That's the news from the Swedish retailer's Shanghai outpost. Ikea's decision this month to require a purchase of all cafeteria useres has sparked a spirited debate in China's social media about the plight of older citizens – nowhere to go, nothing to do.

The remains of two gigantic dinosaurs discovered in Australia may shed light on how dinosaurs spread across the globe.

In front of an exuberant crowd Thursday in Delaware, Ohio, Donald Trump again addressed whether he would accept the outcome of the November election.

"Ladies and gentleman I want to make a major announcement today," Trump said, continuing, "I would like to promise and pledge to all of my voters and supporters, and to all of the people of the United States, that I will totally accept the results of this great and historic presidential election ..."

The number of people infected with three major sexually transmitted diseases is at an all-time high, according to a CDC report released Wednesday. And the increase in reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis is hitting teenagers and young adults hardest.

Over half of gonorrhea and chlamydia cases are in people under the age of 25, says Dr. Jonathan Mermin, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention for the CDC.

The Schiaparelli Mars lander got very close to the red planet before something went wrong. It entered the planet's atmosphere, managed not to burn up as it hurtled down and unfurled its parachute. It's unclear what happened in the final minute of descent, but it wasn't what the European and Russian space agencies had planned.

If you live in the San Francisco Bay Area, you may have seen ads urging you to vote "no" on a grocery tax. "Don't Tax Our Groceries" is the tagline of the $9.5 million campaign, which is funded by the American Beverage Association.

In one ad, the camera pans to images of tomatoes and beans, as a local business owner says, "The grocery tax is going to hurt my customers."

But here's the thing. There's no grocery tax on the ballot.

After weeks of anti-U.S. rhetoric that included denunciations of President Obama, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has announced "I have separated from them," using his remarks during a state visit to China to seek closer ties with that country.

The British government announced Wednesday that it intends to posthumously pardon thousands of men convicted for consensual sexual relationships with other men.

A proposed amendment dubbed the "Turing Law" was announced by the U.K.'s Ministry of Justice in a press release that said it would "build on the case of Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing, who committed suicide following his conviction for gross indecency."

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