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Durham County has experienced a higher turnover rate for teachers than the state over the last 5 years. 19.2 percent of teachers left after the 2015-16 school year versus 14.2 percent of teachers across the state. This turnover rate is the tenth-highest in the state and higher than Durham’s surrounding school districts and counties. While half of teachers leaving the county leave teaching altogether, half are leaving for other reasons. It is argued that one of the biggest reasons is teacher pay. Durham offers lower supplements than its neighbors which may be a significant contributor to this trend.
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The shooting of Keith Lamont Scott on September 20, 2016 by police officers in Charlotte prompted protesting in the city. Protesters marched and blocked Interstate 277 before being cleared from the road by police officers in riot gear using pepper spray. Community members were distressed at the police’s conclusion that the shooting and other incidents across the state and country involving violence toward individuals of color were justified. Community members are concerned with policing practices and believe that the steps being made to improve relations between police and the community are insufficient.
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Over the past 15 years there has been a renewed interest in traditional music. The Coen brothers’ film, O Brother Where Art Thou? (2001), and the film’s soundtrack are credited with this rise in popularity. The band from the film, The Soggy Bottom Boys, headlined the fourth meeting of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s festival in Raleigh, NC. The festival has seen an increase in turnout and a more diverse audience as a result of the film’s lasting impact and modern folk-inspired acts like the Avett Brothers.
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Emil Kang and the Carolina Performing Arts are producing Sacred/Secular: A Sufi Journey. This year-long festival highlights the differences in the Islamic faith and explores the experience of living with a Muslim identity in the modern world. Performances include concerts, staged readings, plays, dance, and other media formats throughout the Triangle Area starting Friday September 29th through April 12th.
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President Trump’s recent executive order suspends all refugee admissions to the United States for 120 days. Most of the prohibited refugees are citizens of majority-Muslim countries, such as Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, Iran and Iraq. The implications are uncertain for the refugees who have already settled in North Carolina.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 3, Feb 2017, p9-11, il, por Periodical Website
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Carolina Performing Arts honors composer Philip Glass through six concerts that encompass all facets of his work. Glass has composed classical music scores for operas, symphonies, and movies. He has also collaborated with various musicians and artists, most notably, David Bowie.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 3, Feb 2017, p18-19, il Periodical Website
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Raleigh’s BJ Barham, founder and frontman of the band American Aquarium, talks about the ups and downs of the band, their fans, and perseverance.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 3, Feb 2017, p15-17, il, por Periodical Website
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Thousands of undocumented immigrants live in North Carolina, and the state’s Latino population is rapidly growing. With the incoming administration, President-elect Donald Trump proposes to deport immigrants. Organizations such as El Pueblo are encouraging community members to fight against the state legislators’ position on immigration.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 1, Jan 2017, p8-9, il Periodical Website
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Pauli Murray, a Durham activist and lawyer, spent her life facing discrimination and relentlessly pursuing justice. She understood the need to connect issues of race with gender, and was an influential leader in the civil rights movement. A mural painting and national historic landmark designation honor Murray’s legacy.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 2, Jan 2017, p29, il Periodical Website
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Thousands of people gathered in Raleigh, North Carolina to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. This issue of Indy Week presents stories about this burgeoning movement, from the inauguration protests to the women’s marches.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 2, Jan 2017, p15-21, il, por Periodical Website
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Center for the Arts and its Sweet Bee Theater is a new theatrical venue in Pittsboro, North Carolina founded by Craig Witter and Tammy Matthews. Witter and Matthews also started Pittsboro Youth Theater, an organization that offers dramatic training for children’s productions.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 3, Feb 2017, p28, il Periodical Website
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David McKnight is an influential musician and former journalist also known as the Franklin Street Fiddler, the Mayor of Ninth Street, or Hillsborough Street’s Handel. McKnight was recently diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor, giving him little time to live. This week musicians gathered in Durham to pay tribute to McKnight.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 1, Jan 2017, p10-13, il, por Periodical Website
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Horse & Buggy Press will have one last exhibit, by Jessina Leonard, at the Bull City Arts Collaborative before moving locations. Dave Wofford founded the letterpress business and art gallery in 1996. Since then, Wofford’s business has expanded to encompass new perspectives on art and design.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 34 Issue 1, Jan 2017, p14-15, il, por Periodical Website
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Autopsy results appear to contradict the Durham Police Department’s account of Frank Clark’s death. Police claim that Clark was shot from behind while fleeing the police, but local residents are skeptical. They believe that the officers mistreat impoverished African Americans, particularly those, like Clark, with criminal records.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 52, Jan 2017, p10-12, il, por Periodical Website
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Roy Cooper officially became Governor-Elect of North Carolina on December 5, 2016. Over the next four years, citizens hope Cooper will take on the General Assembly, stand up for immigrants and refugees, support LGBTQ rights, make North Carolina government transparent, and pursue aggressive environmental policies.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 51, Jan 2017, p10-13, il, por Periodical Website
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