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WSNC General Manager visits Empowering YOU!

May 15, 2018

Empowering You host Calvin Patterson covers the new General Manager's background, decision to pursue Public Radio, passion for the Jazz genre, his vision for the future of WSNC and other topics.

2018 Commencement Ceremonies Moved Indoors

May 15, 2018

Due to predicted severe weather on Friday, May 18, the university has decided to move the Commencement Ceremony and Thursday’s rehearsals to its indoor location at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum, 2825 University Parkway, Winston-Salem. Tickets will not be required.

Please plan to arrive at the coliseum early and consider carpooling, as heavy traffic is expected. Free guest parking will be available the Pepsi lot. Overflow parking also will be available at BB&T Field adjacent to the coliseum, with shuttle pick up at Bridger Field House.

2018 Spring Radio-a-Thon, May 14-20

May 11, 2018

The month-long celebration of WSNC 90.5 FM's 35th Anniversary continues with the 2018 Spring Radio-a-Thon, May 14-20.

Listen for special guests, Monday, May 14 on day one of the fundraiser.

To make a gift, visit our website, www.wsncradio.org, and click on the red button in the upper right corner that says, "DONATE." The site is secure and you are in charge. You may also call during business hours to speak with someone who will accept your gift at 336-750-2324.

Today's Schedule

Dr. Zoe Maher has never been busier. In addition to being a trauma surgeon and a new mom, she's spent the last year and half talking to hospital patients and community groups across Philadelphia about a study she's confident will save more adult gunshot and stab wound victims.

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Are the news media against Donald Trump? Donald Trump thinks so.

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DONALD TRUMP: The press has created a rigged system and poisoned the mind of so many of our voters.

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OK, one more story out of last night's debate - this one about the afterlife of four words interjected by Donald Trump.

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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.

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