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Gas prices could jump today in response to the Saudi oil attack; energy efficiency jobs are booming in the U.S.; and a national call to promote election security.

2020Talks - September 17, 2019. (3 min.)  


Former Rep. John Delaney on the opioids crisis; a field organizer for Sen. Kamala Harris on campaigning in Iowa; and a President Donald Trump supporter who cares more about numbers than personalities.

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The United States averages 68 primary-care physicians for every 100,000 residents in rural areas, compared with 84 per 100,000 urban residents, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians. (Adobe Stock)<br />

RALEIGH, N.C. – A hospital in Rockingham County is recruiting nurse practitioners to fill in health-care gaps created by a rural doctor shortage. When a hospital in Eden, a region with a population of around 15,000, had trouble finding a replacement for a recently retired orthopedic surgeon,

About 44 million Americans collectively owe more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Student loan debt among North Carolina residents has ballooned in the past decade, according to the latest report from the Center for Responsible Lending. Between 2008 and 2018, North Carolinians' outstanding federal and private student loan debts increased by 286%, from $15.

The Think Babies North Carolina Initiative aims to boost health and developmental outcomes for the state's babies and toddlers. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina is making strides to support families with young children, according to two new policy assessments by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation that say there's plenty of room for improvement, especially when it comes to such basic needs as health care and a

Chemical production is the top manufacturing industry in North Carolina. (littlewolf1989/Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Manufacturing looks different in North Carolina today than it did in the past, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. In the second half of the 20th century, manufacturing expanded into the Southeast from the Midwest. A

Neighborhoods in 99 of North Carolina's 100 counties are considered

RALEIGH, N.C. – Working parents in North Carolina are growing increasingly frustrated with the lack of child care options for infants and toddlers. Of the state's 100 counties, 99 have areas where child care options are so scarce that parents are wait listed, have to rely on relatives and ne

Each year, more than 20,000 people are released from North Carolina prisons. Finding employment is often one of their biggest challenges. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina legislators are pushing for reforms to make it easier for people to expunge nonviolent criminal offenses from their records. Introduced by Sens. Warren Daniel of Avery and Danny Britt of Columbus, both Republicans, along with Sen. Floyd McKissick, a Democrat fr

A survey by AARP North Carolina found more than 90% of respondents rated their visit with an advanced-practice registered nurse as

RALEIGH, N.C. - More than 80% of family caregivers in North Carolina support legislation that would allow advanced-practice registered nurses to offer primary care without physician oversight, according to a new survey by AARP North Carolina. A bill known as the SAVE Act would lift state restrictio

A 2016 national study by The Pew Research Center found the majority of Americans support paid family leave. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Lawmakers have introduced a bill that would guarantee paid family and medical leave for all North Carolina workers. Only a small percentage of North Carolina's workers have paid family leave, and most people eligible for unpaid leave under the federal Family and Medical Leave

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