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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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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Now that the Randall Kerrick case is in the hands of the jury, all prosecutors and defense attorneys can do is wait to see if jurors decide if he’s guilty of voluntary manslaughter in shooting Jonathan Ferrell 10 times. Scott Broyles knows what waiting for jurors is like. He’s a former federal prosecutor who now teaches criminal law at the Charlotte School of Law. He joined Marshall Terry to discuss the case. 

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The fate of CMPD officer Randall Kerrick is now in the hands of 12 jurors. The prosecution and defense gave their closing arguments Tuesday on whether Kerrick is guilty of voluntary manslaughter. Two years ago, the white police officer fatally shot Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed African-American who had wrecked his car and banged on a stranger’s door in the middle of the night. WFAE's Michael Tomsic was at the courthouse and joins Morning Edition host Marshall Terry to discuss.

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We’re going to go out on a limb and say you probably don’t recognize the name Brian Huskey. But you probably have seen him. He’s been in several movies and TV shows. Huskey's credits include Parks and Recreation, The Goldbergs, and House. He’s also well-known for a series of commercials for Sonic Drive-In.

Charlotte Observer

We reached out to Scott Broyles to provide legal analysis of Randall Kerrick trial. Broyles is a former federal prosecutor in Charlotte who now teaches criminal law at the Charlotte School of Law. He says he wasn't surprised at Kerrick's decision to testify.

"You can say all you want about a 5th Amendment right not to have to testify. The jury still takes it very seriously and looks very suspiciously at someone who decides not to testify and give their own account," Broyles says.

Famed NASCAR driver Buddy Baker has died after a battle with lung cancer. He was 74. Baker competed in 700 races in a career that lasted more than three decades. Among his wins was the 1980 Daytona 500. He still holds the record for fastest average speed in a Daytona 500 win. Baker was known for achieving high speeds and was the first driver to break 200 miles per hour on a closed course. At 6-foot-6, Baker was known as the “Gentle Giant” and was the son of Hall of Fame Driver Buck Baker.

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Duke Energy’s earnings fell 11 percent in the second quarter, driven in part by weakness in international business. For the quarter, the utility reported earnings of $543 million, or 78 cents a share. That’s down from $609 million, or 86 cents a share, in the same quarter a year ago. The company owns hydroelectric dams in Latin America, primarily in Brazil. For the second quarter in a row, chief financial officer Steve Young told investors that drought conditions in Brazil have meant the government is running the dams less and a weak economy hasn’t helped either.

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Like many 18-year-olds, Cheridan Gowan of Cherryville is going off to college this fall.  She’ even got a full-ride scholarship through her sport.  It’s not basketball, softball, or tennis.  It’s rodeo. She’s headed for Howard College, right in the middle of one of the most competitive parts of the country for rodeo, west Texas.

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The debate over the Confederate flag has spurred another debate:  what to do with the Confederate monuments on public property throughout the South. Some are calling for their removal, like Charlotte NAACP President Corine Mack.

“Anywhere where taxpayers are paying for that property, they should be removed," Mack says.  "In fact, I think it would be fine to put it in a museum and have them on display there. So if you choose to go and find out about the history, you have the right to do so.”

Mack has support from Mecklenburg County Commission Chairman Trevor Fuller. But there are also commissioners who say removing them is in effect burying the past. Commissioners will discuss these monuments Tuesday night. Meanwhile we wanted to check out some of these monuments ourselves. Morning Edition host Marshall Terry did so with UNC Charlotte history professor David Goldfield.

Karen Briggs played with composer and keyboardist Yanni for more than a decade, and appeared on his best-selling "Live at the Acropolis" album. Briggs has also added her violin to symphony orchestras, Latin music, and even hip hop. She’s recorded with Wu Tang Clan, for instance. This weekend she’ll be in Charlotte as part of the Queen City Jazz Fest. We reached her by phone at home in North Hollywood.


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