#Workforce: “Not your Father’s STEM job” Women with #STEM degrees are revolutionizing STEM careers

Much has been written about the need to encourage women to embark on careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—and fill the demand for future STEM employment. 


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#JOBS: According to Intuit, over 40% of American workforce is going to be comprised of freelancers by 2020

On Forbes, Six Ways to Combat the Death of Long-Term Unemployment

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#RenewableEnergy: The Solutions Project: 50 states | 50 plans. Benefits of 100% clean energy.

Click on a state to launch an interactive experience showcasing the benefits of a transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.

In June of 2011, a scientist, an actor, a banker and a filmmaker were sitting around a table talking about their opposition to extreme energy extraction. Their conversation sparked an important realization – it wasn’t enough for them to be against something. They needed to be part of the solution. That day, Mark Jacobson, Mark Ruffalo, Marco Krapels and Josh Fox created The Solutions Project.

Mission: Use the powerful combination of science + business + culture to accelerate the transition to 100% clean, renewable energy.


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Plain Talk, 2013


Plain Talk about the people, the process and the facts so you can  make an informed decision.


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A new bathroom. Furloughs.Contingencies: What if ?

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What if Governor Pat McCrory and Secretary Aldona Wos (Dept. of Health and Human Services) really don’t understand the complex formulas and regulations that intertwine federal and state dollars at the state’s largest department, DHHS?

What if Wos and McCrory used federal contingency funds for those big contracts and those big pay raises?

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McCrory, Media and Mayhem: Behind Closed Doors


Last week the Governor invited select radio and television news directors to a closed door (no camera) session where he sought to enlist their support in “positive news” about state government. Two cabinet secretaries, whose departments have provided a non stop investigatory newsfeed for weeks now, appeared – Aldona Wos, DHHS (Dept. of Health and Human Services), and John Skvarla, DENR (Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources). Continue reading

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Where are we now NC?

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A few weeks ago I wrote in the New York Times that North Carolinians were so distracted by legislation they had no time to focus on what may be coming in a state budget. Our state struggles with the fifth-highest unemployment rate in the U.S., high unemployment in rural areas, contrasted with growth in and around cities. Republicans, elected in 2010 and 2012 after promising to create jobs, spent little time on the topic.

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