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. Outside of radio, he loves listening to music and going to see bands - preferably in small, dingy clubs.

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Sometimes one new possum law just isn't enough.

This week we've been examining some of the ways North Carolina laws are changing. The changes are the result of the legislative session that ended last week – the first in more than a century in which Republicans controlled both the General Assembly and the governor's mansion. We've addressed gun rights, abortion, education, and voting rights. This morning, we're going a different direction. We finish our series with some of the quirky legislation that passed.

NC Explainer: Education Changes

Jul 31, 2013
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North Carolina laws are changing, from what you need to vote, to which clinics can provide abortions, to how teachers keep their jobs. The General Assembly passed many of the new laws last week at the very end of the legislative session. So every day this week, WFAE is examining some of the major changes. We've covered gun legislation and abortion regulations so far. This morning we focus on education.

There were a lot of new education changes that passed either in bills or through the budget. That includes getting rid of teacher tenure and including money for vouchers for kids to attend private schools. But some of those changes shouldn't be a surprise.

NC Explainer: Abortion Regulations

Jul 30, 2013
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This week, WFAE is taking a closer look at laws the North Carolina General Assembly passed during the session that ended last week. Yesterday, we examined gun legislation. Today, we're explaining the new abortion regulations.

This was controversial legislation, as abortion bills usually are. There were people upset about how it was attached to an unrelated bill. And then there's the content of the bill itself, which Governor McCrory signed Monday.

NC Explainer: Gun Legislation

Jul 29, 2013
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A wide variety of North Carolina laws are poised to change, including where you can carry guns, what you need to vote and which clinics can provide abortions.

The changes are the result of the legislative session that ended last week. It was the first in more than a century in which Republicans controlled both the General Assembly and the governor's mansion. And they shook things up.

There And Back: Lexington, NC, Barbecue

Jul 27, 2013
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This summer, we're visiting places within a couple hours’ drive of Charlotte. In this installment, a trip to the self-proclaimed barbecue capital of the world, Lexington, North Carolina.


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In a field near Morganton, archeologists have found the remains of what they believe to be the first inland fort built by Europeans in the New World:  Fort San Juan.  It was built by the Spanish at a Native American site called Joara in the mid-1500s, a few decades before the English set up at Roanoke Island and Jamestown.  Researchers began excavating the site almost 30 years ago, but didn’t find conclusive evidence of the fort’s existence until recently.  The official announcement came this week.   Warren Wilson College Archeologist David Moore is one of the co-directors of the project and invited WFAE up to have a look.


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  Surely, you’ve heard the saying “Tilting at Windmills” – the idea that you keep heading into a battle you’re bound to lose. Well, you can’t blame Republican Charlotte City Councilmen Andy Dulin and Warren Cooksey if they feel that way. Democrats outnumber them on council 9-2. Needless to say, they don’t win many battles. Both have decided not to seek re-election, so we’ve asked them to share some advice on how to make the most of a situation that can seem pretty pointless at times.

There’s a big addition to the cable television news landscape next month with the debut of Al-Jazeera America.  It’s expected to be quite different from what we’ve become used to seeing on FOX News, MSNBC and CNN. The Qatar-based network is branding itself as a refuge of sorts for people interested in serious news. Morgan Fogarty of WCCB in Charlotte will be a key part of the new network.  She will be one of its lead anchors.  She spoke with us about Al Jazeera America.


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Many of us need our caffeine fix to get going in the morning.  You may have noticed more and more products advertised as having caffeine.  Gum, waffles, and even hot sauce to name just a few.  That got us thinking:  can you overdose on caffeine? And, is this abundance of caffeine causing any problems? We called toxicologist Anna Dulaney at the Carolinas Poison Center in Charlotte to find out.

We frequently hear about the rising cost of going to college.  The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says the average amount of student debt is about $20,000 for Americans under 25.  That may not surprise you.

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