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Triad News Roundup: High Hopes For High Point Furniture Makers And Adult Literacy In Guilford County

Naomi Prioleau
Elizabeth Baier
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Burgeoning interest from foreign architects is sparking hope among High Point furniture manufacturers that they could find a new market overseas. A group of architects from India recently made their first visit to the area. And in Guilford County, one in 20 adults struggles with basic literacy tasks like reading a story or a map.

The Triad-based nonprofit Reading Connections supports this community, which includes two older women who never mastered reading growing up and have found renewed momentum through the organization.

Host Frank Stasio talks with WUNC reporter Naomi Prioleau about the furniture industry, adult literacy and other regional news.

Jennifer Brookland is the American Homefront Project Veterans Reporting Fellow. She covers stories about the military and veterans as well as issues affecting the people and places of North Carolina.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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