Marshall Terry

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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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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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Beer lists are getting longer these days as more people pass up big names like Budweiser, Miller, and Coors for something more distinctive: craft beer.  Smaller breweries are turning out hoppy IPA’s, hefty ales, and dark stouts.  North Carolina has developed a craft beer reputation with the Asheville area being the brewery center in the state.  But Charlotte’s is making a name for itself, too.   Six breweries have opened in the city since 2009.  And the city council has just taken a step to encourage that growth.

Last year, we told you about the North Carolina Zoo fitting its oldest elephant, C'Sar, with contact lenses to correct his failing eyesight.  We checked back in with the zoo's senior veterinarian, Dr. Ryan De Voe, to see how the lenses worked.


A bill in the North Carolina Senate would make it illegal for anyone to lie on a job application for the purpose of getting inside a business just to uncover any possible abuses.   Undercover investigations are often associated with the agriculture industry in North Carolina.  But Gary Salamido of the state Chamber of Commerce says the agriculture industry is not the driving force behind this bill.  He says many industries in the state have complained about people lying on job applications.  Salamido is the Chamber’s chief lobbyist on the bill. We asked him why he thinks it’s necessary.


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If you listen regularly to NPR, you’re probably not familiar with the name Frank Tavares. But you surely know his voice. 

He reads NPR's funding credits, the ones that go like this: "Support for NPR comes from..."  But after this summer, you won’t hear Tavares doing that anymore. 

He's leaving NPR after 31 years in that role.  Needless to say, NPR will sound different.  Before he leaves, we wanted to get to know Mr. Tavares a little bit. Here's our interview with him. 


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