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2017

Carolina Connection – Feb. 18, 2017

With the future of the Affordable Care Act in doubt, some students are rushing to get birth control before it gets more expensive. College athletes push for the repeal of HB2. UNC researchers worry about the future of the EPA. We visit a Greensboro pool that’s full of real-life mermaids.

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Carolina Connection – Feb. 11, 2017

Friends and family remember three young Muslims who were killed in their Finley Forest apartment two years ago. Meanwhile, their alleged killer still awaits trial. Signs from January’s protests against President Trump will become part of a permanent collection at the UNC Library. A new study looks at the causes of grade inflation. UNC’s music building reopens after a $15 million renovation.

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2017

Carolina Connection – Feb. 4, 2017

UNC — and most of Chapel Hill and Carrboro — shut down after the local water supply is interrupted. Students from overseas express concern and fear about President Trump’s travel ban, while local law enforcement officials say they have no plans to check people’s immigration status. UNC researchers discover why LSD trips last so long. For some, Super Bowl Sunday is just another day.

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Carolina Connection – Jan. 28, 2017

A lot of UNC students are protesting President Trump’s inauguration, but some are celebrating. Students who are sexually assaulted while studying abroad often get little help. Chancellor Folt defends to hiring of a $280,000/year lobbyist. UNC receives a major gift of Rembrant’s drawings. The N.C. Botanical Garden brings nature to hospitalized children.

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2016

Entire program – Dec. 3, 2016

UNC’s student newspaper sues the university for access to sexual assault records. A new program aims to make North Carolina tuition bills more predictable. A UNC study finds that many Wake County residents are drinking unhealthy tap water. One UNC student has a lucrative income reviewing tech products on YouTube. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but is it happening too soon?

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Entire program – Nov. 19, 2016

As students continue to express fears about Donald Trump’s election, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt assures them that the university’s values won’t change. UNC defends its decision to stop offering a controversial class that dealt with the history of big time college sports. A new exhibit documents UNC’s racial history. Students who can’t go home for Thanksgiving have options on campus for a holiday celebration.

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Entire program – Nov. 12, 2016

Many students react with anger and fear to Donald Trump’s victory; Muslim students are particularly anxious. UNC honors its veterans, and offers to help them transition to academic life. The clean-up from Hurricane Matthew continues, and UNC is helping. Hypnosis is becoming more common, both in modern medicine and in more casual settings.

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Entire program – Nov. 5, 2016

President Obama comes to UNC to rally young voters for Hillary Clinton, while College Republicans in North Carolina do some last-minute campaigning for Donald Trump. For many college students, this election is their first. For student veterans, UNC is trying to ease the transition from the military to the classroom. Local beekeepers protect the balance of nature. Alumni return to Chapel Hill for homecoming.

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Entire program – Oct. 29, 2016

Chapel Hill leaders want to make the annual Halloween celebration smaller, while UNC leaders want to make sure students show up for class the next morning. The NCAA holds a five-hour hearing on UNC’s longrunning athletic/academic scandal. Critics say the campus bookshop has lost its “quirkiness.” You may be wearing a piece of UNC history right now.

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Entire program – Oct. 15, 2016

Jury deliberations begin in the murder trial of former UNC student Chandler Kania. Kania’s DWI trial has focused attention on driving while smoking marijuana – a popular but dangerous trend. Hurricane Matthew devastates some students’ home towns. Margaret Spellings is formally installed as the UNC System’s president. The State Fair is the setting for an unusual fraternity social.