Watch Monday Meetings of Wake County Commissioners on Channel 18
Channel 18 is now broadcasting the live meetings of the Wake County Commissioners on the first and third Monday of every month starting at 2 p.m. You can also watch them online: Check the Wake Gov website for details:
What’s Going on at William Peace U?
Watch a variety of short videos about life at William Peace University in downtown Raleigh. Topics cover the way Peace brings the arts to both its students and the community, how to watch what you tweet and men’s basketball.
Watch the videos at these times:
Monday Wednesday Friday – 10:08 a.m. & 2:36 & 6:53 p.m.; Tuesday Thursday – 9:33 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday – 7:23 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Wake Gov TV: our county in action
You only have to watch a few of these 30-minute shows to be amazed about how many ways county government serves this community. The shows change every month and cover topics as diverse as interviews with county leaders, how to recycle, library renovations, septic tanks and helping the homeless find shelter. These shows are on Channel 18, also on RTN Channel 11, and you can view them online at this site:
Monday Wednesday Friday – 10:30 a.m. & 11:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday – 11 a.m.
What do people and dogs have in common?
Scientist and New York Times bestselling author Brian Hare spoke on Meredith’s campus on “Survival of the Friendliest” about the relationship between dogs and humans and their intelligence. Hare, who is an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke University and the founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, lectured on two primary questions: “What is it that makes us human?” and “How did we get that way?”
Unlike a traditional view of intelligence that assumes some species are “more” or “less” intelligent, a cognitive-evolutionary approach examines the profiles of various species, and considers why they were designed that way and for what purpose.
“People always ask me which species is smarter – I tell them that’s like asking which is a better tool, a screwdriver or a hammer?” said Hare, pointing out that it depends on the job at hand. Hare traced his own research path, which began at the age of 19 when he posed a groundbreaking hypothesis to a professor about his childhood dog’s ability to communicate.
View at these times:
Monday Wednesday Friday – 7 p.m. Tuesday Thursday – 8 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday – 1:30 & 9 a.m.