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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NC News
9:22 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Early Voting And Other Election Matters With Analyst Michael Bitzer

Today is the first day of early voting in North Carolina for next month’s election.   Because of a law passed last year by Republicans in the General Assembly, the number of early voting days has been reduced.  The law also does away with same-day registration.  So, if you haven’t yet registered to vote, you won’t be able to cast a ballot this election.   Joining Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for our Thursday political chat is Catawba Science political professor Michael Bitzer.


NC News
9:56 am
Mon October 20, 2014

NC Businessman Turns Profit From Public Education Dollars

There’s a profit to be made off charter schools: charter school boards can hire for-profit companies to manage schools. Many charters in North Carolina are run this way. But should the owner of a for-profit company also have a seat on the charter school board that selects the company? That was long the case with Baker Mitchell. He owns a management company that runs four charter schools in the eastern part of the state. ProPublica’s Marian Wang took a look at Mitchell and his company Roger Bacon Academy. She joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to discuss.


Local News
7:14 am
Thu October 16, 2014

Elon Poll: Ballot Order Could Help Hagan In Race Against Tillis

Senator Kay Hagan and state House Speaker Thom Tillis
Credit Courtesy of the North Carolina Association of Broadcasters

  Come Election Day, the candidate who’s listed first on the ballot has an advantage. At least that’s the conventional wisdom. But a new survey from Elon University casts doubt on that logic, and that could be good news this November for Democratic U.S. Senator Kay Hagan in her race against Republican state House Speaker Thom Tillis.

WFAE’s Duncan McFadyen joins Morning Edition Host Marshall Terry with more about the poll.

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NC News
8:36 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Why Many NC Eugenics Victims Not Getting Compensation

North Carolina will begin compensating victims of the state’s decades long eugenics program at the end of the month.  It’s part of the law passed last year to divide $10 million evenly among victims. It doesn’t look like payments will be going to that many people.  Only about a third of  claims for the compensation have been approved.  Mark Dorosin joins  Morning Edition host Marshall Terry from the UNC Center for Civil Rights.  The center represents about 40 people making the claims.  


NC News
8:56 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Analysis Of Appeals Court Putting Some NC Voting Changes On Hold

A panel of federal appeals court judges has ordered parts of North Carolina’s voting law changes passed by Republican lawmakers last year, be put on hold for this November’s elections.  The judges, in a 2 to 1 ruling, said implementing the changes this November would cause irreparable harm to African-American voters.  

Joining Morning Edition host Marshall Terry for his perspective on this decision is Catawba College political science professor, Michael Bitzer.


Local News
9:31 am
Thu September 25, 2014

What Indiana Toll Road Bankruptcy Means – And Doesn’t Mean – For I-77

Contracts for the construction of toll lanes along I-77 between Exit 11 in Charlotte and Exit 36 in Mooresville have been signed, but strong opposition remains and there’s talk of a lawsuit being filed to stop the project.

The group raising money to file a lawsuit, Widen I-77, points to problems with another toll road in Indiana. The company that runs that road filed for bankruptcy this week.  That company is also part of the same corporation that’s building the toll lanes on I-77.  David Boraks of CorneliusNews.net looked at what went wrong with the Indiana road and joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to discuss.


Local News
9:40 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Bonner Bridge Replacement Debate Stirs Strong Opinions On NC's Coast

Bonner Bridge
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If you drive to Hatteras Island on the Outer Banks, there’s only one way to go: over the Bonner Bridge. The near-three-mile bridge, which first opened in 1963, is the only access to the island other than ferries.  It also needs to be replaced. Building that replacement is on hold for now while a lawsuit over its construction plays out in court. Environmental groups have sued the state over its planned replacement, saying it would damage the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge. They want the state to instead build a 17-mile replacement bridge that would swing out over the Pamlico Sound and bypass the refuge.

We wanted to know what residents of Hatteras Island say about the replacement project. Allen Burrus is a Dare County Commissioner representing the island.  He's also a lifelong resident.


Public Conversations
7:00 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Education Focus Of Tonight's Public Conversation

Join us tonight for The State of Public Education.
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From class size and teacher pay to charter schools, changing test standards and the common core, public education has been big news of late.

Tuesday night, WFAE will hold a public conversation on the State of Public Education. The event begins at 7 at the UNC Charlotte Center City Auditorium. WFAE’s Tom Bullock will moderate the conversation. He spoke with WFAE Morning Edition host Marshall Terry.


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Local News
10:12 am
Thu September 11, 2014

UNC Charlotte Professor Discusses Book On Holocaust Violins

The stories of violins recovered from the Holocaust and the people who played them are the focus of an event this evening at UNC Charlotte. Music professor James Grymes will read from his book, “Violins of Hope.” He was inspired to write the book two years ago when the violins were part of an exhibit on campus.  That exhibit marked the first time the violins were on display in the U.S. His research included a visit to the Israeli violinmaker who restored the violins.


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Local News
8:17 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Doomsday Prepper Store Comes To Charlotte

Carolina Preppers & Survivors on South Blvd
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There’s been a rise in prepper culture over the last decade. Preppers are people who stockpile food, water, weapons and other items for survival in the event of a major crisis.  It’s turned into a boom industry.  Just look to your TV for proof.  There’s several prepper reality shows, such as Doomsday Preppers on the National Geographic Channel.

Ralph Broome has joined the industry. He’s the owner of what’s being described as Charlotte’s first store for preppers, Carolina Preppers and Survivors on South Boulevard. Inside, you’ll find all you need for doomsday: a variety of military clothing, bullet proof vests, guides on how to survive in the wilderness and how to make booby traps, even large drums for storing water. Broome is a Vietnam veteran, and in his camouflage pants he appears ready for the end of the world.


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