Hurricane Florence will bring "catastrophic flash flooding" to the Carolinas, the National Hurricane Center says. Sustained hurricane-force winds are hitting North Carolina.

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News Local/State - September 14, 2018

Florence Nears Landfall On Carolina Coast, Bringing Storm Surge, Heavy Rain

Hurricane Florence was nearing landfall on the North Carolina coast, bringing with it life-threatening storm surge, heavy rain and sustained winds of 90 miles per hour. Although downgraded to a Category 1 storm, the hurricane has grown larger and slowed its march inland — factors likely to contribute to potentially catastrophic flooding.

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The 21st Show - September 13, 2018

How Technology Affects Our Attention; Reflecting On The Great Recession; Pixar Exhibit In Chicago

On The 21st: This week marks ten years since the beginning of the Great Recession. What’s changed and what hasn’t here in Illinois? Plus, there’s an exhibit at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago that celebrates the science, math and technology skills behind Pixar. It’s designed especially for kids. But first, how is your phone affecting your mental health? We’re speaking with two Illinois researchers about how technology is grabbing your attention, and refusing to let go.

Kiran Shelat received a kidney infected with hepatitis C as part of a trial conducted by the University of Pennsylvania.

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News Local/State - September 13, 2018

How A Deadly Virus Saved Organ Transplant Patients’ Lives

Nearly 100,000 people are waiting for a kidney transplant in the U.S., but many will never get one. Instead they’ll stay on dialysis for the rest of their lives. A team of doctors in Philadelphia have found a possible solution to this problem, by infecting patients with a potentially fatal virus.

Telemedicine abortion technology has evolved since it started 10 years ago, moving to a secure online system.

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News Local/State - September 13, 2018

Technology Changing Access And Outcomes In Abortion Debate

President Donald Trump has stood strongly behind the anti-abortion movement, and his Supreme Court picks have some questioning the future of abortion access. However, technology could be key to access, too -- for both sides of the abortion debate.  

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