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Ben Bradford

WFAE reporter

Ben Bradford appears in the following:

ATM of the Future: Where Your Money is Coming From Next

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Since ATMs first appeared on street corners more than four decades ago, their basic function has barely changed.  But recently, to save on costs and attract a younger, more plugged-in generation of customers, banks are updating not only their ATMs, but the meaning of the word “bank" itself.

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Finding A Sister City Is A Bit Like Dating

Thursday, September 05, 2013

It seems most decent-sized cities in the U.S. have a "sister city" — a companion community in a foreign country. Some even have more than one. But how these cities end up selecting each other is a lot like the dating scene.

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Furloughs Cut Into Classtime At U.S. Military Bases

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Civilian furloughs have begun at U.S. military installations worldwide. The mandatory days off without pay, prompted by the current round of budget cuts known as sequestration, are looming over Defense Department-run schools that serve the children of military families. For teachers at the nation's most populous Army base, Fort Bragg, cuts mean no new textbooks and a loss of school days.

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Arrests Continue at North Carolina's 'Moral Monday' Protests

Monday, July 15, 2013

For the past 10 weeks, protesters from all walks of life have been assembling at the state capitol in Raleigh, NC as part of "Moral Mondays." The issues they are protesting are almost diverse as the population itself, ranging from the environment, taxes and abortion. In the past 10 protests, over 700 people have been arrested. WFAE reporter Ben Bradford joins us to provide an update on North Carolina state politics.

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A Trip Down Broadway Reveals a City in Recovery

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

New York City is slowly coming back to life following Superstorm Sandy. Reporter Ben Bradford saw signs of that as early as Tuesday when he walked from one end of the city to the other along Broadway.

And he got a good sense of what many New Yorkers are likely to see as the city struggles to to figure out “the new normal.”

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New Tech City: The Resume in the Digital Age and Maker Faire Comes to New York

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

When President Obama and Mitt Romney take the stage in Denver for their first presidential debate Wednesday, the talking points will no doubt center on jobs and the economy.

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Job Applicants: How to Game Resume Scanners

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

More and more companies are relying on technology to weed out job applicants at the initial stage of the hiring process – using software that scans and screens resumes in what has become a multi-billion dollar industry.  

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Explainer: How Much Does the NRA Influence Elections?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

How much does the pro-gun group actually matter in individual races? Maybe less than you think.

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What Did the Republican Convention Leave Out?

Friday, August 31, 2012

Tens of thousands of words were uttered onstage at the Republican National Convention this week. Some words cropped up repeatedly: "Jobs." "Economy." "Families." "Obama." Others, such as "Afghanistan," received far less attention.

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The Artful Branding of Mitt Romney

Friday, August 31, 2012

It’s simple, but true. We vote for people we like. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has run on the platform that he’s a businessman, who will run the country like a boss runs a company. But do people like the idea of a boss as president?

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Mitt Romney Takes His Turn on Stage

Friday, August 31, 2012

In all of the speeches, hubbub, and storylines coming out of the Republican National Convention, it sometimes seemed the leading man of the show would be overshadowed by the rising stars of the Republican Party. But presidential candidate Mitt Romney finally had the stage to himself last night.

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How Effective Was Paul Ryan's Convention Address?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan headlined the Republican National Convention last night. Ryan is considered by many to be the face and brains of the party’s political course. His pick as VP was seen as an attempt to energize voters and a way to shore up conservative support for Mitt Romney, who some Republicans find too moderate.

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New Orleans Resident Documents the Storm

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

As Humvees rolled into New Orleans yesterday and officials urged Gulf Coast residents to leave their homes, you couldn’t help an eerie sense of familiarity. The details are similar, and the fears are as well.

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Republican Delegates from DC: The Realities of the 'Seven Percent'

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Over 90 percent of Washington, D.C. voted for President Obama in 2008. Two D.C. delegates at the Republican National Convention explain why their voice still matters to the Republican Party.

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Congressman John Mica on Republican Partisanship and Compromise

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

From the Republican National Convention, Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks with John Mica, the Republican head of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee who has represented Florida’s 7th District on the state's east coast since 1993.

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US Ethanol Requirements Could Cause a Global Food Crisis

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The U.S. will convert up to 40 percent of its corn crop into ethanol this year. But as the country faces its worst drought in more than 50 years, can we afford to turn that food into fuel?

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Controversial AP Report: NYPD Surveillance of Muslims Generated No Leads

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

New York Police Department's controversial surveillance of Muslim and Middle-Eastern communities did not generate any new leads or investigations related to terrorisms, according to the latest in a Pulitzer Prize-winning series by the Associated Press. The NYPD, in turn, contends no leads were developed because that program did not conduct investigations.

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2,000 American Deaths in the War in Afghanistan

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

These are tough times for the U.S. and NATO campaign in Afghanistan. So called "insider killings," in which U.S. and NATO troops and trainers are attacked by the Afghans working with them are on the rise. These killings have contributed to the sad milestone of 2,000 American troops that have lost their lives in the war.

 

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Movie Date: 'The Watch'

Friday, July 27, 2012

This week: Kristen cheats on Robert Pattinson at the Summer Games while the neighborhood watches. No, that can't be right. Rafer is an expert on Olympic events. No, that's certainly not right, either.

We're all so upset over Kristen Stewart's diss of R-Patts, we don't know what's what. All of that will get ...

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Do H1-B Visas Make Outsourcing a Bigger Problem?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

For many American companies, outsourcing has become a standard practice because lower cost countries can provide cheaper labor. But America's own immigration system might also be contributing to outsourcing.

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