Marshall Terry

Morning Edition Host

Marshall came to WFAE after graduating from Appalachian State University, where he worked at the campus radio station and earned a degree in communication. He divides his time between delivering newscasts during the day at the top of every hour and reporting on everything from hot peppers to a museum dedicated to the theory that Abraham Lincoln was born in North Carolina. Outside of radio, he loves listening to music and going to see bands - preferably in small, dingy clubs.

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Bank of America is reporting higher fourth quarter profits than the same period a year ago. The bank says its  profit was $3.01 billion, or 28 cents per share, for the three month period ending in December. That’s nearly 10 percent higher than the same period a year earlier. The results beat analysts’ expectations of 27 cents a share on average. Bank of America says the increased earnings were spurred by lower expenses and continued improvement in its consumer banking division. The bank’s revenue in the quarter was $19.53 billion compared with $18.73 billion the year before.

Normally when we interview filmmakers, we would play sound of their movies to give you a taste of their work. But we can’t do that for Petter Hutton. He’s still making silent films, which he admits is a tough job the older he gets, especially with younger audiences.

“In this day and age, you kidding me?” Hutton says.  “You know I’ve had so many different interesting reactions from young people with iPods, listening to music during the films.”

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Most of you probably have a hobby – maybe it’s woodworking or crochet. For Jurgen Henn, it’s collecting video of trucks whose tops scrape the bottom of a notoriously low-hanging railroad overpass in Durham.  Henn posts these videos on his web site, 11foot8.com – that’s the bridge’s clearance. He has good view from his office window, and he just keeps cameras rolling for when the crashes inevitably come.

The granting of political favors is nothing new in government, but it can take a lot of work to connect the dots in uncovering it. An investigation by the News and Observer of Raleigh and the Charlotte Observer found that a Charlotte businessman got a contract extended to continue private maintenance services for some state prisons over the objections of the head of the department that oversees prisons.

Immediately following the fatal shooting of Jonathan Ferrell by then-CMPD officer Randall Kerrick in September of 2013, there were differing opinions among law enforcement about whether or not Kerrick should have been charged with voluntary manslaughter.

That’s according to a review of newly released court documents and interviews by the Charlotte Observer.

Fred Clasen-Kelly is the reporter who wrote the story. He spoke to WFAE’s Marshall Terry for Thursday's Morning Edition.

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In North Carolina, the state Labor Department steps in when an employer does not pay money that’s owed to an employee.  At least, the department is supposed to. The Raleigh News & Observer this week has a series looking at instances where the department and its commissioner, Cherie Berry, are not fulfilling their duties to workers who’ve been cheated.  Mandy Locke is the reporter in the series that’s called “The Reluctant Regulator.” Locke joined Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for a conversation.

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If you’re a music fan, chances are you’ve seen the work of Charlotte photographer Daniel Coston.  His
photos have been published in Rolling Stone, Time – you name it.

Comedian Steven Wright’s style of delivering one-liners in a serious, deadpan demeanor is a genre unto itself. Wright’s career has spanned more than 30 years. He brings his standup act to Charlotte’s McGlohon Theater on Friday. Morning Edition host Marshall Terry caught up with him over the phone from his home in Rhode Island. Wright says his reputation for quick one-liners has grown in the last decade, thanks to the Internet. But not all of it’s deserved.

North Carolina's budget deal is heading to Governor Pat McCrory's desk, and McCrory says he'll sign it. WFAE's Michael Tomsic joined Marshall Terry to go over some of the details.

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David Jones has been the director of the North Carolina Zoo since 1994, more than half of the zoo’s existence. Since that time, it’s gone from being a relatively unknown regional zoo to having international recognition, especially in conservation.  Jones, who is 71, is retiring this fall. We caught up with him in front of the polar bear exhibit, which he says illustrates how the zoo has kept current in the thinking on properly displaying animals.

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