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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Local News
9:33 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Poison Center Sees Spike In Caffeine Overdoses

A cup of coffee.
Credit Teo / Flickr

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.

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Local News
10:11 am
Mon July 1, 2013

College Tuition Often Subsidizes Sports More Than You Realize, Researcher Says

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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Local News
11:20 am
Wed June 19, 2013

Charlotte Taps Craft Beer

The board at NoDa Brewing Company
Credit Marshall Terry / 90.7 WFAE

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.

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Local News
10:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Elephant's Contact Lenses Work, Then Get Lost

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.


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Local News
10:04 am
Tue June 11, 2013

NC Chamber Pushes Whistleblower Bill

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.


Local News
10:46 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Meet 'The Most Heard Voice' In Public Radio

Frank Tavares
Credit NPR.org

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. 


Local News
9:46 am
Thu May 23, 2013

In CMS, A 'Zero' May Become History (As Long As Kids Try)

As long as you try hard, grades of zero are not given at Mallard Creek High School. The worst grade a students can get is a 50, even if they turn in homework late or get less than half the questions right on a test. The policy went into effect last fall, and now CMS officials are reviewing it to see if it should be implemented system wide.

Mark Bosco is a big supporter of the policy. He’s the Executive Director of the Northeast Zone of CMS. Bosco says the grading policy doesn’t mean a 50 is the new 0.

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Local News
10:01 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Davidson Teen Competes In International Science Competition

A high school student from Davidson is among the students from around the world in Arizona this week competing for scholarships and cash prizes in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.    Eighteen-year-old Christopher Panuski's entry in the fair looks at cheaper and more efficient ways to shield electronics from cosmic radiation.  He joined us to talk about the project and the competition.


Local News
11:49 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Charlotte Teen Challenges Seventeen Magazine's Message

Alice Wilder's selfie.

Fashion magazines are under a lot of scrutiny for the distorted view of beauty they portray.  Photo editors often significantly airbrush the imperfections of models and celebrities.  There’s growing concern this contributes to body image and other self-esteem problems in impressionable young girls.

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Local News
12:31 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

UNC Charlotte Aims For Zero Waste At Football Stadium

Take a second to remember the last time you left a stadium after a football game.  You probably noticed a lot trash - cups, plastic bottles, and other garbage scattered about the stands and walkways.

But a group at UNC Charlotte is hoping to avoid that for the school's brand new football stadium with a “Zero Waste” initiative.  The school had a beta run a couple of weeks ago during the team’s spring practice game, which was attended by more than 13,000 people.

Kate Popejoy is an education professor at UNC Charlotte and the faculty advisor for the student group behind the initiative. She stopped by ours studios to discuss the initiative with WFAE’s Marshall Terry.


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