Jessica Jones http://publicradioeast.org en More Cities Sweeping Homeless Into Less Prominent Areas http://publicradioeast.org/post/more-cities-sweeping-homeless-less-prominent-areas In North Carolina, a fight is brewing over the homeless in the capital city of Raleigh. Elected leaders have asked charitable and religious groups to stop their long-standing tradition of feeding the homeless in a downtown park on weekends.<p>But advocates for the poor say the city is trying to push the homeless out of a neighborhood that business leaders want to spruce up.<p><strong>'I Will Arrest You'</strong><p>Almost every day, the Rev. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 07:26:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 22602 at http://publicradioeast.org 'Moral Mondays' Protest Agenda Of N.C. Legislature http://publicradioeast.org/post/moral-mondays-protest-agenda-nc-legislature In North Carolina, NAACP leaders are planning a seventh week of protests at the state legislature. The demonstrations have grown in size and number of arrests every week since they started back in April. Protest organizers oppose the social, economic and voting policies of the Republican-led General Assembly, and they want lawmakers to take notice. But it's not clear whether legislators will change their policies as a result of the protests. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:16:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 16203 at http://publicradioeast.org For One Military Family, DOMA Decision Will Hit Close To Home http://publicradioeast.org/post/one-military-family-doma-decision-will-hit-close-home Same-sex couples in the military will be watching closely now that the U.S. Supreme Court is considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act. Anxiously awaiting a decision are Army lieutenant colonel Heather Mack and her wife, Ashley Broadway, who've been together for 15 years and have two children. They say repealing DOMA would help many enlisted same-sex military couples, who don't receive funds to move non-military spouses from one base to the next. Sat, 30 Mar 2013 20:58:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 10625 at http://publicradioeast.org UNC To Open Masters Program To Special Forces Medics http://publicradioeast.org/post/unc-open-masters-program-special-forces-medics Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>The University of North Carolina is starting a new master's degree program that's sparking a lot of interest among veterans. The program at the university's school of medicine is designed specifically for former military medics. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:55:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 5249 at http://publicradioeast.org