Stories From Jan 2013

Jan 23, 2013

New state obesity prevention plan announced this week

Dr. Carolyn Dunn, N.C. Cooperative Extension nutrition specialist, is lead author of new obesity prevention plan released by Eat Smart, Move More North Carolina.

Jan 22, 2013

Our energy transformation

Most forecasters see energy as one area where we will see dramatic change. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden outlines the kind of alterations they think we are likely to see.

Jan 21, 2013

The value of a good boss

Most people who have worked have had bosses, and moreover they have had both good bosses and bad bosses. What do bosses really do, and is there a quantifiable value for a good boss? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Jan 21, 2013

Bledsoe will join National FFA as chief operating officer

When Joshua Bledsoe entered high school as a freshman in 1987, he was surprised to find agricultural education listed as his elective at Surry Central High School in Dobson. Soon this N.C. FFA leader will join the national organization as chief operating officer.

Jan 18, 2013

YOU DECIDE: What state policies can boost economic growth?

Mike Walden discusses actions North Carolina public leaders can take to spark economic and job growth in the state.

Jan 18, 2013

Payoff of bail-outs

The federal government’s financial assistance to several large financial firms in 2008 and 2009 was very controversial. Supporters said the investments would be paid back. Have they been? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden answers.

Jan 17, 2013

The debate over right-to-work

Michigan is the latest state to have a very vigorous debate over a right-to-work law. What does this debate involve, and why is it important? N.C. State University economist Mike Walden responds.

Jan 16, 2013

Racing to stop the cankerworm

Controlling cankerworms is tricky, but on a foggy Friday, entomologist Steve Frank and his colleagues head out on their weekly mission: preventing the cankerworm, an annoying pest, from defoliating North Carolina’s urban deciduous trees. Read more in N.C. State University's Bulletin.

Jan 16, 2013

Public invited to attend college listening sessions

As N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) charts its future, it is looking for insight from the people it serves – the people of North Carolina. Over the coming weeks, the college’s dean, Dr. Richard Linton, will lead listening sessions in locations across the state.

Jan 16, 2013

The Fed’s targets

The Federal Reserve made history recently: For the first time, it linked its monetary policy to specific economic goals for the country. N.C. State University economist Mike Walden explains what they did and why it’s important.