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King Kenny

11/9/2018
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King Kenny, 94, fought with 30th Infantry Division’s role in World War II and is fighting for it's recongnition.

Duration:00:32:26

Redacted 911 call from Hania Noelia Aguilar kidnapping

11/7/2018
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This 911 call to report Hania Noelia Aguilar’s abduction was made by a neighbor after a relative ran over to get help, authorities said. The call came in to the Robeson County Communications Center at 6:54 a.m. Monday. The caller was speaking Spanish on the line, and the Robeson County dispatcher requested a Spanish translator to join the call. Initial reports during the 911 call described the abductor as a black male, but investigators determined during follow-up interviews that the witness...

Duration:00:06:16

Trending: Nike taps Colin Kaepernick for brand spokesman

9/6/2018
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Colin Kaepernick is back in the news after Nike made him brand spokesman with the tagline "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

Duration:00:10:30

Trending: What did Silent Sam mean to us when we were students at UNC?

9/6/2018
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Myron Pitts, UNC class of1993, and Hrisanthi Kroi, class of 2015, talk about what Silent Sam meant to them during their time at UNC.

Duration:00:08:00

LISTEN: Mohn and Arp debate athletic field

8/6/2018
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Council members Ted Mohn and Jim Arp talk about the two proposed locations for a major athletic field complex, Fields Road or the military business park in a meeting in early May.

Duration:00:11:21

#Trending: Why everyone is #PrayingForDemi?

7/27/2018
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Watercooler got a little makeover this week. Plus, we discuss why everyone is praying for Demi Lovato.

Duration:00:05:51

Police radio traffic after crash

7/25/2018
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The Fayetteville Police Department released this recording of radio traffic after a police officer was involved in a fatal pedestrian crash at Raeford Road and Sandalwood Drive late Tuesday night.

Duration:00:03:38

911 call of woman stabbed

7/3/2018
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Fayetteville police responded to a 911 call of a woman stabbed at Treetop apartments. When police arrived, they found the suspect standing over a pregnant woman. The suspect refuse to put his weapon down. Police then shot the suspect.

Duration:00:22:18

Water Cooler: Morgan Freeman's #Himtoo moment

5/26/2018
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Water Cooler crew Kris Kroi, Myron Pitts and Beth Hutson talk living with your parents at 30 and the recently reported allegations against Morgan Freeman.

Duration:00:13:10

Water cooler: Everything you need to know about the royal wedding

5/18/2018
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We may not be British but Meghan Markle is our princess. Here's everything you need to know about the Markle clan, the royal wedding and all the gossip inbetween.

Duration:00:23:36

Water cooler: What does Kanye really know about slavery?

5/4/2018
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We talk about Kanye's slavery comments and "black Twitter's" reaction. We also think J.Cole made the right choice in hosting his Dreamville festival in Raleigh, not Fayetteville.

Duration:00:12:50

Water cooler: Harry Potter World is for the adults

4/20/2018
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Digital content producer, Kris Kroi goes on a rant about her love for J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and why Harry Potter world at Universal Studio's is for adults, not for kids.

Duration:00:08:13

Fort Bragg Stories: Josh Groll

4/13/2018
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The start of the Iraq War in 2003 divided the country and mobilized a new anti-war movement. Josh Groll was in Middle School at the time.His parents were firmly opposed to the war, but unlike many other anti-war protestors, Josh's dad was on active duty, and his family was stationed at Fort Bragg. "Our family was, for all intents and purposes, an anti-war family," Groll recalled. "I remember my mother sitting down with me and having some really honest conversations saying, 'We live in...

Duration:00:03:59

Secret recording of Dec. 21 meeting with Fayetteville Councilman Tyrone Williams

4/6/2018
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Jordan Jones, project manager with Prince Charles Holdings LLC, secretly recorded a private meeting with Fayetteville City Councilman Tyrone Williams and marketing businessman T.J. Jenkins on Dec. 21, 2017, at Jenkins' office. Jones was suspicious of the reason for the meeting, having been told there was a "cloud on the title" of the Prince Charles building, which his investor group owns and is redeveloping. Jones' lawyer said he went along with the conversation, then gave the audio to law...

Duration:00:46:03

Fort Bragg Stories: Bill Wadford

4/6/2018
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Rapid deployments are a fact of life for soldiers at Fort Bragg. Once notice is given, paratroopers have just 18 hours to prepare to go anywhere in the world. Bill Wadford was working as an operating room nurse with the 5th MASH unit on the evening December 17th, 1989, when he got the call to deploy as part of the Panama Invasion. "We were in the process of doing an emergency C-section," Wadford recalled. "The baby was out, the mom was stable, and we were closing. I answered the phone...

Duration:00:03:59

Fort Bragg Stories: Joseph Henderson

3/30/2018
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Joseph Henderson was inspired to use his training as an actor and children's educator to help military children and their families. He and a team of instructors launched Shakespeare on Base, a free, two-week summer program teaching dancing, art, singing, and, of course, Shakespeare. In 2011, the program served roughly 50 children at Fort Bragg between the ages five to 17. Those with deployed parents gotfirst priority. At first, Henderson recalled, it was a challenge to get the children...

Duration:00:03:59

David Altman

3/23/2018
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Environmental Lawyer David Altman shares his experience with C8 in Ohio.

Duration:00:04:37

Melinda McDowell

3/23/2018
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Melinda McDowell shares her experiences with contaminated drinking water in Ohio.

Duration:00:03:13

Fort Bragg Stories: Richard Clapp

3/22/2018
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"I was only in the military six months when the disaster happened," recalled Richard Clapp. He was 19 years old on March 23, 1994, fresh out of basic training and jump school. He'd been at Fort Bragg just three weeks. That afternoon he stood on Green Ramp waiting to make his first official jump with the 82nd Airborne. He never got the chance. Instead, he lived through the Green Ramp disaster, one of the U.S. military's worst peacetime accidents. A transport plane collided in mid-air...

Duration:00:03:59

Fort Bragg Stories: Lenore Yarger and Steve Woolford

3/17/2018
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For 16 years, Lenore Yarger and Steve Woolford have answered the phone at the G.I. Rights hotline, a number military service members can call for free and confidential counseling on benefits, regulations, discharges, grievances, and what it means to be a conscientious objector. The hotline is sponsored in part by Fayetteville's Quaker House, which has been advocating for peace since 1969. Yarger said she and her husband came to the hotline as peace activists, initially knowing little about...

Duration:00:03:59