Josephine Yurcaba


	Molly Laux and Valerie King show their painted hands after contributing their handprints to a banner that says, “Together we are brave.”

Program provides cancer patients student support

Senior Molly Laux was sitting in a UNC hospital room with her most recent CPAL, a young person with cancer who she was partnered with to support and befriend throughout his treatment, when “Wagon Wheel” came on the music TV channel. He danced around while lying in bed and sang along to the song, and she sang with him.

	Courtesy of Catherine Warren

Q&A with Cat Warren on the science of working dogs

Cat Warren, an English professor at N.C. State University, will be reading from her book, “What the Dog Knows: The Science and Wonder of Working Dogs,” today at Flyleaf Books. Warren has been working with her German Shephard, Solo, for 8 years as a cadaver dog, whose job is to find people who have been reported missing and are often dead.

'DamNation' emphasizes dam destruction and watershed importance

Chapel Hill native Ben Knight drove more than 10,000 miles across the country and spent the night next to a river dam in full camouflage waiting for it to be blown up so that he could record footage of the action.The resulting film, DamNation, has now won awards including the Audience Choice Award at South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Tex., and the award for Best Environmental Film at a film festival in Washington D.C.

'RISK!' going for shock and awe at North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival

Kevin Allison, creator of “RISK!,” a live podcast and traveling comedy show, said the show aims to humor and shock — whether that’s through stories about experimenting with prostitution or about psychotic, murderous breaks in sanity. “RISK!,” created by Allison in 2009, is coming to the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Saturday, with a show at the Carrboro ArtsCenter at 7:30 p.m.