Brian Jurado 0:00
The views and opinions expressed on Eye on the Triangle do not represent WKNC or NC State student media. You are currently tuned in to Eye on the Triangle here on WKNC 88.1 FM HD one Raleigh. Hello everyone this is Brian Jurado, the Public Affairs Director here at WKNC and host of Eye on the Triangle. We've got a fun episode for y'all today. We're gonna start off with the weekly news with Abigail, Molly, Emily and Heidi as they run through their tidbits, which is always a fun time. Following the weekly news Maha has an interview with local EDM coalition SpaceCamp. And to conclude today's episode, Ray has an interview with Dr. David Tarpey, a professor and extension specialist in apiculture here at NC State University, as they talk about honeybee conservation, so stay tuned.
Abigail Ali 1:06
Hello, guys, welcome back to Eye on the Triangle. I am Abigail Ali, the news editor for Technician and today I'm here with
Heidi Reid 1:15
Hey guys, I'm Heidi Reid. I'm one of the assistant news editors.
Molly Mitchell 1:19
Hey, I'm Molly Mitchell, and I am the photo editor.
Emily Vespa 1:22
And I'm Emily Vespa. I'm the other assistant news editor at Technician.
Abigail Ali 1:26
And today we have brought you some exciting tidbits. So yeah, we'll get into it.
Emily Vespa 1:32
Okay, so this is my first tidbit, I want you guys to guess which popular public television host and best selling guidebook author Wake County Libraries will host soon.
Molly Mitchell 1:42
Abigail Ali 1:42
Heidi Reid 1:42
Emily Vespa 1:45
You're all wrong. And you're not even close, to be quite honest with you. And it's a little bit disappointing. So.
Abigail Ali 1:52
Yeah, that's embarrassing.
Emily Vespa 1:54
It's actually Rick Steves. Do you know who that is?
Abigail Ali 1:56
Molly Mitchell 1:57
Emily Vespa 1:58
Okay, well, I thought that name sounded familiar. And I think he sells like a lot of travel books and stuff. Um, and he also I think, has like a travel company where he like takes people on tours of Europe. And it's like really popular. So he's going to be virtually joining with wake county libraries. And according to the website, this event is expected to be very popular. So they said get there right at 6:30 when it starts. It's on Wednesday, February 22, from 6:30 to 7:30. And it's going to be a brief interview, and then a q&a. And you can submit questions. So if you have a question for him, you should think about that.
Abigail Ali 2:35
That actually sounds really cool, though. I went, or like I did one of those before. And it actually was kind of nice. I mean, it's virtual, which is kind of weird. But that means you don't have to leave your house, which is fun.
Emily Vespa 2:46
Abigail Ali 2:47
And unless they're like, doing it virtually via the library. I don't know. I don't know.
Emily Vespa 2:51
No, it's like a Zoom. And also, by the way, his TV show's called Rick Steves Europe. It's public television's most watched longest running travel series
Heidi Reid 3:02
Is it on National Geographic?
Abigail Ali 3:03
I've definitely seen this, did you say it's PBS? Maybe it is PBS.
Heidi Reid 3:07
That sounds like something that would be on. Not National Geographic, not national geographic. Sorry. That sounds kind of fun. Because even if it's not virtual, you have to go to a library, like you get some good library stuff. Yeah.
Emily Vespa 3:19
yeah, I think it'd be cool. Yeah, I'm excited.
Abigail Ali 3:23
Okay, guys. So this one is kind of newsy but kind of not newsy. And just kind of really interesting for people living in the triangle area. But the News and Observer recently published an article with an interactive map showing the median prices of houses by zip code in the Raleigh area. And this also includes parts of Fuquay, Wake Forest, Durham, and Clayton. And the article itself lists the top three most expensive zip codes and Raleigh which are 27608, with a median price of $978,576, which is the five points area of Raleigh, and 27605, with a median price of $745,438, which is like the Oberlin village district area, and 27607 with a median price of $679,106, which is like the Wade Avenue area of West Raleigh. And the map also includes a percentage of how much each like zip code has changed over like year over year. So you get to kind of see like, it's like color coded so you can see the changes and where it's like most drastic and yeah, it's really exciting because if you've been in the triangle area the past like few years, you know the housing market has been absolutely insane. And by using the map you can easily see areas where the prices of houses have gone up the most which appeared to be areas like in Durham, Fuquay, Clayton, and Wake Forest, so more of the outskirts of Raleigh. And I was also able to see the median price of houses where I live, which was really fun to see, especially because my zip code is right outside one of the most expensive areas, which was kind of cool to see like the comparison. So I recommend going and playing with that map because it's kind of cool.
Heidi Reid 5:23
I'm so excited for that because I like walking in like the neighborhoods around Wade Avenue, and I'm really nosy and not all the houses are on Zillow. I'm excited to see like, how much each thing costs and all that.
Abigail Ali 5:33
Molly Mitchell 5:34
I actually looked up the house I live at right now on Zillow. It's it was built over 100 years ago, and it's worth is 900,000.
Emily Vespa 5:42
Oh, my god.
Molly Mitchell 5:43
Oh, wait, they didn't actually build it on the plot of land they like brought it to the plot of land and just put it on the land, so must only because of the location.
Heidi Reid 5:52
I'm really scared of your house.
Emily Vespa 5:55
That's actually really surprising. And I feel like that'll be good like to know if you're actually looking to buy a house, which I'm not. But if you are, then you will know like if your house is going to appreciate in value and how, what rate it will or like whatever like that.
Heidi Reid 6:08
That's also interesting, because that's like, three zip codes, right all around NC State. Like I'm curious, like, what does it, just like get more or less expensive as you go further out, or?
Abigail Ali 6:17
It looked like, like downtown Raleigh area, the more historical areas that have been, like, traditionally expensive, have stayed similar prices. But the areas that are growing, like Durham, Fuquay, and Clayton and stuff that are getting more businesses and stuff and are actively growing, those prices are going up. So like, that was really interesting to see. Because like you said, like if you get a house in downtown, yeah, the price is going to be high, but it didn't appreciate as much as like if you were to get a house in Durham right now. Which is really crazy, but it was really satisfying to like look at it.
Heidi Reid 6:51
Yeah, that's interesting, except I'm not planning on buying a house anytime soon.
Abigail Ali 6:54
Heidi Reid 6:57
Okay, so for our next tidbit, North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood has admitted to hitting a parked car and driving away on December 8 2022, 22, 2022. Wood said she was shaken by the incident after, wait, Wood said she was shaken by the incident. And after she couldn't move her car, she fled the scene. But she regrets her actions and will cooperate with law enforcement. Her court appearance is this Thursday and she won't be jail time, but she'll likely face a fine and when asked, why would you flee a scene like that? She responded with, that is a question for my lawyer.
Abigail Ali 7:33
Oh, no. Oh, no. I was wondering if somebody was going to cover this. eyes.
Heidi Reid 7:38
I just think it's so funny.
Abigail Ali 7:39
It's a little funny. I'm not gonna lie.
Heidi Reid 7:42
Like, that's such an easy thing to avoid it was a parked car. Like just leave a note. Leave a note with your phone number, you know.
Molly Mitchell 7:47
My friend got sideswiped downtown. And they didn't leave a note. Granted,
Heidi Reid 7:51
Was it Beth Wood?
Molly Mitchell 7:53
Maybe. She like, there was no damage except like some scrapes. But it was outside of El rodeo.
Heidi Reid 8:01
It's like, just leave a note. Chances are your insurance is gonna cover most of it. So that's not good for Beth Wood. And also I read something today. I read this yesterday. So this is not updated. But I read something today that she, her spokesperson is now resigning. So I don't know why her spokesperson is resigning and she's not, but I thought that was interesting as well.
Abigail Ali 8:16
Yeah, it's interesting.
Emily Vespa 8:17
I also think it's so funny that it was, well not funny. It's probably not good. But it was like a state issued car. Like it was like in North Carolina. So like, that's interesting. And then also like, the fact that like all these people were calling for her to resign and she's not is very interesting. But honestly, she got elected. And I don't know. I mean, like, I kinda, I see why she wouldn't want to resign because, yeah, why would you want to quit your job, but everyone like is gonna hate her.
Heidi Reid 8:42
Yeah, everyone hates her now, the car owner called it shallow according to the article.
Abigail Ali 8:48
Yeah, not a good look for a politician to publicly hit a car and leave in a state issued car.
Emily Vespa 8:56
I just saw the, she's appearing in Wake County Court on January 22. Which is like Friday, and we're recording this before that. So should we go?
Heidi Reid 9:05
Let's go see her in court.
Emily Vespa 9:07
Yeah, let's go.
Heidi Reid 9:09
Ask her, why would you flee a scene like this, ourselves, and see if she has the same answer.
Emily Vespa 9:13
We'll report back.
Heidi Reid 9:15
Updates to come.
Molly Mitchell 9:16
Are you looking for a new pet hog?
Abigail Ali 9:18
Yes, I am.
Molly Mitchell 9:20
Well, you might just be in luck because an entire section of I-95 was closed on January 23. After a truck carrying over 180 hogs flipped.
Emily Vespa 9:30
Wow. Oh my god.
Molly Mitchell 9:31
At least 100, at least 180 of those fell out and some of them actually died.
Emily Vespa 9:36
Molly Mitchell 9:37
RIP. Um, the driver was actually taken to the hospital with minor injuries. The road was reopened later in the day but, go and catch a hog with your bare hands.
Emily Vespa 9:48
Wow. I'm just thinking like, how are they fitting all those hogs in there? Like were they stacked, like that's a little bit?
Heidi Reid 9:55
Emily Vespa 9:55
How do you fit them all?
Heidi Reid 9:56
There's like the layers. Have you seen a hog truck?
Molly Mitchell 9:58
Have you seen like a chicken truck?
Emily Vespa 9:59
Is it weird that I've never seen a hog truck before?
Abigail Ali 10:02
Probably not. Because y'all are from the Western part of the state.
Molly Mitchell 10:05
Well, I used to get behind chicken trucks on my way to school just because, in the middle of nowhere. I felt really bad. It was like the Tyson trucks.
Abigail Ali 10:13
It looks so sad. They're all like squished in the trucks
Heidi Reid 10:16
Maybe someone flipped it on purpose. Maybe they were trying to free them.
Emily Vespa 10:19
Yes. Exactly. They were freeing them.
Heidi Reid 10:20
And a couple died. I'm glad the drivers Okay, that's good.
Emily Vespa 10:24
Yeah. Drivers okay. And if some of the hogs had to die for the rest of the hogs to be free, then I don't know. Like, maybe they'll get freedom.
Heidi Reid 10:33
I'm sure it was a good sacrifice. Like I'm sure they're in heaven right now and they feel good about it.
Molly Mitchell 10:38
So watch your backyard, you might have a hog.
Emily Vespa 10:40
Alrighty. So if you are a big fan of women, or you're a big fan of rock and roll, I have some great news for you. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks is coming to Raleigh's PNC Arena on May 12.
Abigail Ali 10:52
Emily Vespa 10:53
Yeah. Yeah, I know. I know. I was shocked to find that out too, because I'm literally like in the process of go, like planning a trip to go to Nashville to see Stevie Nicks. So if I would have known she was coming to Raleigh, I wouldn't have done that. But it's too late because I already planned it. But if you don't know who she is, she's a renowned solo artist, and also was a member of Fleetwood Mac. And she's only going to 13 cities across the US, which is like kind of cool that she chose Raleigh and tickets on sale. They go on sale at Ticketmaster on January 27 at 10am. So yeah, hooray!
Heidi Reid 11:25
I know I'm gonna be out of town and it makes me want to throw up because I love women. I love rock and roll.
Emily Vespa 11:30
Yeah, I know, like that's the thing. There's definitely going to be lots of fans of women and rock and roll there, too. So.
Heidi Reid 11:35
That's the thing about Stevie Nicks.
Emily Vespa 11:37
Abigail Ali 11:38
It's also really cool. Like you said, that she picked Raleigh, because usually when, like artists do smaller tours, they always skip Raleigh. So it's really cool that she's coming here.
Emily Vespa 11:49
Yeah, it is. Yeah. So get your tickets.
Abigail Ali 11:53
Whoo. So another thing that's kind of exciting going on is Durham public schools are doing a major redistricting in the fall of 2024. This redistricting will end up changing where around 2000 elementary kids will be attending school. This plan has been in the works for several years, and intends to balance the number of kids per school and to more evenly distribute some of their resources. And I thought this was really interesting, because that's a lot of kids to be moving around. And it's also kind of satisfying to hear because I know over time, things do become kind of unbalanced and unequal in school districts as they change and evolve. So I thought that was kind of cool, because it's apparently that's not all their plans. That's just the one that just got approved, like they're going to be moving more school, or more, like grades eventually. But I still thought it was really interesting.
Heidi Reid 12:49
I like the idea for the aspect of equality and balancing out the school systems, but also curious, like, how many childhood best friends are going to get separated, and not be able to see each other very much anymore. And that makes me sad.
Abigail Ali 12:59
Yeah, redistricting is definitely tough. But hopefully, they won't get moved too far. Or maybe they'll get moved together, type beat, I don't know.
Emily Vespa 13:09
I don't have much to say about this, although it's really interesting to see what's going to happen. And I wonder if there's anybody who's like, I know, like, in where I used to go to public school, like there were people who were like, actively like fighting for different certain redistricting ways. So I wonder if there's anyone who's really passionate about or if everyone's just kind of like chillin.
Abigail Ali 13:27
Yeah, that's a good question
Heidi Reid 13:28
It happened where when, like, in where I went to school too, people would like fight over what elementary school they got to go to. So that's probably the reasoning, because one elementary school was like seen as the better one.
Abigail Ali 13:38
Definitely. I'm glad they are like, doing it for equality purposes, though, because I know some other cities, it's not those reasons.
Heidi Reid 13:45
So a Raleigh activism group, the North Carolina peace action is displaying a replica of a nuclear bomb in downtown Raleigh, to call for all countries to destroy their nuclear stockpiles. The bomb represents two bombs accidentally dropped, but not detonated, over Goldsboro. And so I thought the term Broken Arrow was just referring to this incident in Goldsboro, but it turns out, it refers to anytime the nuclear weapon is lost or accidentally detonated or damaged, which happens a lot, has happened 32 times since 1950.
Emily Vespa 14:17
Heidi Reid 14:18
That's that's a lot of times. And the most insane case actually happened in North Carolina when two bombs fell over Wayne County after the plane carrying them broke apart. I don't know how or why they didn't detonate I tried to figure that out. And I can't, I don't understand the science at all behind it. But that's fine. The NCP, NCPA hopes to prevent further tragedy by discouraging the use of nuclear warfare. And I have one thought on this and I don't quite understand the replica, because if someone just told me like, hey, nuclear bombs are bad, we shouldn't have them. I would believe them. I don't understand why that's necessary. I don't get that part. But I guess it's a cool idea.
Abigail Ali 14:58
Interesting. I'm pretty sure the originals are still in Goldsboro. That's like a big deal. I don't think they're allowed to move them.
Heidi Reid 15:05
I don't, I wonder what would happen if they did? I'm curious, because they also said they want countries to like, get rid of their stockpiles of nuclear weapons. How do you get rid of nuclear weapons? Like what do you do with them?
Emily Vespa 15:18
Yeah, I like, I've done like some I did, like I wrote an essay about like, nuclear safety and stuff. And I mainly focused on like, how to not, how to make sure you keep nuclear materials safe. So people don't make bombs. But I've never thought about like, what do you do once you make them like, do you just have to det- I don't know.
Heidi Reid 15:35
I'm pretty sure you can get it to where you don't have to detonate it. But like even after that, you still have a bunch of really dangerous materials together.
Abigail Ali 15:42
radioactive stuff, can't just throw it in a landfill.
Heidi Reid 15:45
Yeah. So they never specified how they want people to get rid of their nuclear inventories. But you want to go see a nuclear bomb replica head on to downtown Raleigh.
Molly Mitchell 15:58
Are you a fan of Banjos? Well, the Dave Matthews Band will be coming to Wilmington in May to perform for two concert dates. I'm not a Dave Matthews Fan personally. But there has been a massive concert drought recently. So I'm happy to see that Wilmington is getting some more concert. They will perform at the Live Oak band pavilion at Riverfront Park in Wilmington on May 30 and 31st. And the tickets go on sale on February 17. And they can be purchased through Live Nation. Any Dave Matthews fans in the house.
Heidi Reid 16:29
Emily Vespa 16:30
Abigail Ali 16:34
No that sounds really cool, because I know we have a lot of people on eboard who really love concerts. And like Heidi was saying, it sounds like for the next couple of months, it's going to be pretty sparse pickings around here, at least for like some of the bigger, more like popular artists. So it's really good that at least somebody well known is coming around because I know at least Wade listens to Dave Matthews Band. So.
Molly Mitchell 17:02
it'll be in May. So it'll be warm, you know, a little beach.
Abigail Ali 17:07
Good point. Wow. So good. Okay, guys, that is all we have for you this week. Thanks again for joining us and we'll see you next time. Bye.
Brian Jurado 17:20
Have next Maha interviews local EDM coalition Space Camp.
Maha Syed 17:27
Hey, what's up everyone? This is Maha with WKNC 88.1 FM on HD one, catch our show Eye on the Triangle every Sunday from 6 to 7pm. Today I'm here with Space Camp, a local EDM coalition. Hey guys, can you guys introduce yourselves?
Mr Jupiter 17:44
Hey, how you doing? My name is Mr. Jupiter.
And I go by Mischenko.
MBM Tone 17:48
I go by MBM tone.
Maha Syed 17:50
All right, cool. So Space Camp is a pretty cool name. How did you guys come up with that? And what does it mean?
Mr Jupiter 17:58
Space Camp, the name came from just basically more about this astrology and stuff like that, just a lot of space themes, stem for, firstly, me personally, have a lot of space tattoos and whatnot. And that's the vast emptiness of space in coping, bringing everything together, especially with the EDM culture, all genres of music, different styles and whatnot. So Space Camp was pretty much a generic name came up with.
Maha Syed 18:25
Did you say that you got inspiration from zodiac and astrology as well?
Mr Jupiter 18:30
Not Zodiac astrology though.
Maha Syed 18:33
but on the note of that, um, Zodiac is all I know about astrology. So with that said, what are each of your zodiacs.
Mr Jupiter 18:41
I'm a Capricorn.
I'm a Gemini,
MBM Tone 18:43
and I'm an Aquarius.
Maha Syed 18:45
That sounds really fun. I'm a Pisces. How long have each of you been doing music? And how long have you guys been doing music as a group?
Yeah, so I actually started DJing wise and like producing probably about eight years ago, back when I was still living in Baltimore. And then when I moved to North Carolina in 2019, met Luis and Antonio, and really just met on the love of music. We met going to a concert
Maha Syed 19:18
That's so sweet
y Yeah, from there, we we kind of started DJing together, and then the DJing turned into more than what we I guess expected. And then we kind of turned into what we are now which is, is pretty awesome to see in a short period of time. But.
Maha Syed 19:34
yeah, yeah. Did anyone want to add?
Mr Jupiter 19:37
Antonio and I started at the same time, I'll say like, 2019 I think that's, I think that's around the time you started. So right after we met Cory, and whatnot, cuz Cory used to come to our apartment, my first starter board.
Maha Syed 19:53
Mr Jupiter 19:56
So yeah, 2019 was kind of like when everything started to come together. And then here we are now.
Maha Syed 20:03
And that's really cool. Um, so was it because of the pandemic that you guys decided to make music together? Or was that just something that kind of ruined the plans later?
Mr Jupiter 20:14
Think that's when we started taking it serious. rWe had to but, I don't know, we had a lot of time on our hands. So,
right, yeah, really opened up some opportunities. Kind of outside of your typical scene of doing like, bars or gigs, it kind of opened up the opportunity to have parties or, or like outdoor events or things that you couldn't necessarily do during the pandemic, but it was still able to bring people together. So.
Maha Syed 20:44
yeah, absolutely. So I'm getting the message that you guys really like, cultivate EDM culture by the whole idea of like Unity and stuff like that. That's really prevalent in the rave scene. Is that right?
Mr Jupiter 20:57
Yeah. Yeah. So basically, long story short, I mean, we kinda want to do bring our part to the EDM community, and especially in the triangle area, things you know, we also want to help uplift from bring people on. Especially if they're not getting bookings, when we do our shows. Plus, we do also do local events with local artists as well. And give them a shot to play in front of people as well.
Maha Syed 21:21
That is super cool. That is super cool. So, um, what are some of the best collaborations that each of you have been the most excited to do? Anything upcoming or anything in the past?
MBM Tone 21:36
Personally, it's like when we first started outside of our regional we start in, we like, really started to play a lot outside of Raleigh. It was like in Charleston, it was like, kind of like, we were new to this. And we like, we're out of our whole area. And we just was playing and then we come to our area, where like this whole dream and this whole business planning, and this came to life. I think that was like the biggest collab was like in the beginning of New Year's it was that New Year's? Yeah. Last year, it was like everything came to light. And.
Maha Syed 22:13
I loved that party. I just wanted to let you guys know that I actually went there last year before I started. Yeah, I love it was awesome. Um, how have you guys grown as a group? And what lessons have you learned? And because you're so about unity, and uplifting, you know, other artists, DJs. It seems like you are trying to bring the community and the world together through music. What are some lessons that you would give to anyone who wants to start up DJing or doing events? I'm assuming you guys do both?
Mr Jupiter 22:48
Yeah, I would say one thing to give the same energy when you're performing when there's two people in the room compared to like 100 or 1000 people give the same energy. That's the biggest thing. Sucks when there's nobody there to see you perform. We've all been through that. We've all done it. I mean, it happens. But just give it 110 percent the same energy when you do it with a packed room.
Maha Syed 23:11
Yeah. Yeah, that's really good advice. I love that. That's so genuine. It shows me that you really do this because you love music. Did anyone else want to comment?
Mr Jupiter 23:23
You want to go first Cory?
Yeah, I was just gonna say more in terms of the event side of things. It's, it's been a big learning curve. We kind of just jumped right in and said, Hey, let's let's get it done and started with throwing our own events with really just us involved. And then our goal was to start booking bigger DJs and it's really been a growing process. So I would say if anybody else is getting involved, I love the people you do it with and trust them because it's, it's a lot of work but the outcome is always super awesome. Especially when you know that you put in as much effort as you did to make that event happen.
MBM Tone 24:04
My there's like more so do not always look at it as this for the money or the fame. Do it like from your heart and do it do it do it. Do it like because you love to do it. And this is your passion. This is your dream. This is not just a job it's not a job. You know a job is something that you go clock in and you may leave one day, do this for your passion, do it, what's it called, because you love to do it and you can change so many lives and just do it for the passion of music. It's not about the money all the time. Because just like Cory said, you may, like, we like throw events and it may not be the best and you know, you just got to do it. You got to do it from the heart.
Maha Syed 24:49
Absolutely. I love that we kind of got a little bit of everything from everyone. I felt like I was reading the inside of a yearbook or something. It was really wholesome and helpful and cute. I love that that's just really good advice you guys, thank you so much. Um so how do you speak to your audience through your music? And how do you work together to do that ebb and flow, because it's it's the three of you right?
Mr Jupiter 25:15
Technically it's nine of us.
Maha Syed 25:17
Oh my god.
Mr Jupiter 25:18
Um, so I'll say. So basically, I mean we're a collective and we're a promotional company, when it comes to us as individuals our music is kind of what we want to make and put out so our, everybody's thought process is gonna be completely different. Like me and Cory's thought process would be completely different on the song. So it's not going to be one thing so it's kind of like what we, that question's kinda a little hard to give a short answer but, it's what we, what we feel like we want to put out. Our motion be into that song.
Yeah, I guess really not trying to take, to try to be the same as everybody is probably what Luis was trying to say a little bit as well I think we all try to put our own style into everything we do. And even just from hearing one of our songs compared to each other's you can definitely tell who's is who's just because they all kind of put their own little style into it. But overall, when it comes to having nine people trying to all be involved, are, us three are definitely the, the I guess the the main points when it comes to spacecamp music group in terms of the business side of things. And then we have a lot of people who are very involved as well, that we, we try to keep, try to keep involved with as many events but also kind of help them out when it comes to music or, or always be there to give advice if they need anything. So.
MBM Tone 26:51
And we all have our different styles and that's what makes us unique, especially just like Cory and Lewis said we all have our different tastes or different mindsets on things and like, you can tell who's who because we all have our unique sound and we all like to bring it together and be like, alright, okay this, this, this sounds amazing. How about we all play on one whole lineup? You know, it's just about us being different with each other, basically respecting each other on different creative levels.
Maha Syed 27:22
So my next question what is the funniest thing that has ever happened during any of your live sets?
Mr Jupiter 27:30
I'm gonna get roasted. I was, I was planning an event and like I have a bad bladder, so I just let it go when I was playing and I dipped out the event quick. I had to go. I finished my set, said goodbyes and I was out of there.
Maha Syed 27:51
have you both done that as well?
No I try to like time everything out. Okay okay
Mr Jupiter 28:01
good festivals to start drinking and I just gotta go to (inaudible)
Maha Syed 28:10
it happens no judgment here.
Myasia loading the wrong track on the wrong deck. Yeah, plenty of times on the wrong track on the wrong deck and hitting the play button. When you're not posed to it cuts everything off. Yeah,
Maha Syed 28:32
people do like a double take when that happens or something
Mr Jupiter 28:36
it's fast enough they don't notice.
Maha Syed 28:38
Mr Jupiter 28:40
I press pause multiple times and nobody would notice
Maha Syed 28:45
that's really smooth. What about you Cory any funny things that have happened any during any of your sets
it's just both these guys were here with me when I was playing but I was probably the most nervous I ever was to play this set one day and there was like a bunch of people there was opening for a DJ and I was so nervous and then like two songs in I was like alright, I got this I'm killing it. crowd was loving it and then ended up that the DJ was running a little bit late. So my nerves went from a hour set into playing two hours long trying to keep the try to keep the set going and me just my heart pounding the whole time so it turned out well but it was it was nerve wracking for sure.
Maha Syed 29:31
Scary more than it does funny. Oh wow. That's insane. But oh my God,
Speaker 3 29:36
one and one and one more great advice. Have multiple USB multiple USB
Maha Syed 29:41
Mr Jupiter 29:43
only via USB at home too, carry a fanny pack
Maha Syed 29:49
real that is some wonderful advice. Some crazy stories. I always love asking people that I've heard some wild things from DJs all over the We're all like you would not believe what happens when it's about to go down. Like you guys are really built around unification, community building, and really giving everyone and yourselves a chance to express yourself through music. We love that it's great energy. And for anyone in the audience who is interested in learning more about space camp, you guys, where can we find your handles? Where can we find your events? Where can we find you where you're posting next?
Mr Jupiter 30:26
Yeah, so for Space Camp, you can find us on Instagram at space camp Music Group official. And on Facebook, you can find us at Sweet skin Space Camp one on Facebook. Individually you can find me Mr. Jupiter music official.
Speaker 3 30:48
You can find me MBM tone DMV official on on Instagram and of course follow space cam music group we always are popping out with shows.
You can you can find me on Instagram at Mischenko underscore music. I know I'm not going to spell it out. But if you follow space can be an easy one day to spell.
Mr Jupiter 31:15
Awesome. You can keep up with all events on through our Instagram. It's automatically posted on our Facebook.
Maha Syed 31:21
Awesome awesome you guys. Thank you so much. It seriously been an honor to speak with you. I've heard things from you guys, I've that I've never would have thought had been possible. Good luck with everything. And for everyone in the audience who's interested in learning more about space camp, please give them a follow on Instagram and check out all of their upcoming events. They've got a lot.
Mr Jupiter 31:46
Thank you guys.
Brian Jurado 31:52
For the last interview of the evening, Ray will be interviewing Dr. David Darby.
Rae Bandy 31:59
honeybee conservation has become a major effort in the past few years. American foul brood is a bacterial disease that devastates bee colonies year after year, wiping out 10s of 1000s of bees per colony. The USDA has recently approved a vaccine in an effort to curb this deadly disease, a huge stride and conservation efforts. Here to discuss the vaccine and its effects on Wake County is Dr. David Tarpey, a professor and extension specialist of AP culture at North Carolina State University.
David Tarpey 32:30
My name is Dr. David Tarpey. I'm a Professor of Applied Ecology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
Rae Bandy 32:37
What diseases is vaccine treating?
David Tarpey 32:40
It's treating a bacterial pathogen of brood called American foul brood. And it's given that name because it makes when the bees and the larvae die. They are stinky. And so they smell. And it's probably the most noxious and concerning brood pathogen of honeybees. So it's caused by a bacterium pen of bacillus larvae, and it goes into a spore form. So it's actually really hard to eradicate, once it infects a colony.
Rae Bandy 33:10
How prevalent is this disease in Wake County bee populations?
David Tarpey 33:13
Well, in talking with our state regulators, the apiary Inspection Division of the NCDA and consumer sciences, they tell me that it's it's not rare, but it's less than 1%. So it's not very common. But again, because it's so noxious, when there is an outbreak, it can be quite devastating for a given beekeeping.
Rae Bandy 33:37
Have there been any significant cases of this in Wake County as of late,
David Tarpey 33:42
not according to them, which is good. They're doing their jobs as regulatory officials to keep the honeybee population healthy within the state. But you know, a single individual that dies from this disease, they produce about two and a half billion spores. And it can only take about 10 spores to infect a new individual. So it can spread extremely rapidly once it takes a foothold in the colony.
Rae Bandy 34:11
And do you know how soon this vaccine will be available to Wake county?
David Tarpey 34:15
My understanding is that it is available right now. There are some very large scale national trials going on. So there's actually no data. So the NCDA and us are are hopeful, but hesitant to recommend it because we really need to see kind of real world evidence that this is something that's going to prevent widespread outbreaks of AFP.
Rae Bandy 34:42
Do you know what other populations or communities are currently using the vaccine
David Tarpey 34:47
while they're using it in a in a trial basis, so kind of in a beta trial, to see how the kind of laboratory results that resulted in the approval of the vaccine It manifests in kind of a real world situation. So the published evidence suggests that there's kind of a about a 30 to 50% reduction in the spread or the infection of this particular pathogen when exposed. So that's kind of within individual larvae in a petri dish, right? So how that actually translates to a more complex colony. Environment is still yet to be seen.
Rae Bandy 35:31
How does the vaccine target the bacteria?
David Tarpey 35:36
Yeah, so that's a great question of how it works. And so it's been shown for the last decade or so it's been a fairly hot topic of research in insects, where they have a very different immune system than we do. And so the way that this works is when a mother that is the only mother within a honeybee colony, the Queen gets exposed to a particular bacterial pathogen, somehow she's able to transmit some sort of information through the egg to her offspring so that the offspring are less prone to the same disease. Exactly how that information is transmitted is unclear. It's not some sort of permanent genetic change or any genetic engineering by any means. It's just an exposure of the mother so that the offspring, then the daughter workers within the colony, are less prone to that particular disease. So that's how it manifests.
Rae Bandy 36:29
How will this vaccine impact Wake County bees and beekeepers once it is released here?
David Tarpey 36:36
Well, I think once it's really proven that it works in the real world, on a large scale, I think it would be very beneficial in several ways. One, really the only, there's two main remedies that beekeepers have in order to keep these kinds of bacterial pathogens at bay. One is to use antibiotics, which is like with us, it's not the best thing that should be done prophylactically or frequently, because they can develop an immunity to those antibiotics. And we just want to kind of cut down on antibiotics in general. The second way is to simply kill the hives, kill the colonies and be the bees and burn the hives, which obviously is not good for the bees or the beekeeper. The second way that it's very potentially hopeful is that it might be a general use, so that there can be other pack pathogens, especially viruses, for which there are no chemotherapies or anything that beekeepers can do. But viruses in particular really make colonies sick. So if this translates to just beyond the American foul brood pathogen to other pathogens, I think you could really have a significant impact for Wake County beekeepers and beyond.
Rae Bandy 37:54
How much would you say the Wake County population depends on bees, not just in a natural context and economic context,
David Tarpey 38:03
I can say more generally that there's about 100 different crops that rely on bee pollination and honey bees are the primary insect pollinator that provide that pollination service. And so without pollination by bees, you don't get seed and then fruit set. And so you know, we wouldn't have the local fruits and vegetables that we would be used to. So it's hard to quantify that. But it definitely does have an impact on our local food supply.
Rae Bandy 38:29
What sort of impact will this have, will this vaccine have on the economy going forward?
David Tarpey 38:35
It's hard to say because of the infrequent, but devastating levels of this particular pathogen. But again, going forward, if this can be a more generalist approach to all pathogens, then I think it could have a real significant benefit, about 40% of colonies by beekeepers in North Carolina die every single year. And so the beekeepers have to frantically grow those colonies back in order to provide the pollination services that they do. So there's this kind of constant turnover of the honeybee population. So anything that can be done to reduce that and make it a lot more sustainable, will go a long way to making it more economically viable.
Rae Bandy 39:22
And you mentioned that there are some other pathogens that bees are facing. What are some of those other pathogens?
David Tarpey 39:30
So the ones that I've seen for this particular company who launched this vaccine, what's in their pipeline are a couple other bacterial and fungal pathogens. So there's a similar pathogen called European foul brood, rather than American foul brood. There's also a problematic fungus that can infect brood called chalk brood, but as of yet, I don't see anything in their pipeline for these viral pathogens which affect brood and adults. And so we're gonna have to see how that develops, if it's even applicable to to addressing those viral pathogens.
Rae Bandy 40:07
Okay. And by brood, do you mean the large developing young? Yes. Okay, thank you for clarifying that. So how was this vaccine developed? And
David Tarpey 40:18
I know that in the published literature, this kind of transgenerational immune effect has had been shown first and beetles, and then somebody showed it in some other systems, including bumblebees, and then some more work was done in honeybees. And so I think it's just a natural evolution of that empirical research and taking it to an applied way to to manage beekeeping. So they're providing the same means of inoculating a queen or exposing a queen to this bacterial pathogen and then seeing if the offspring are less susceptible to it.
Rae Bandy 41:02
And what makes this vaccine special that was able to be USDA approved,
David Tarpey 41:08
it was approved rather than through kind of the pesticide division that was approved through the the veterinary track through the USDA, and the EPA. And so those are kind of not as commonly used within the regulatory infrastructure that that we're used to. But it was given an emergency status. Even though American foul brood is not necessarily you know, the outbreaks, I think, at least here in North Carolina are fairly under control because of our excellent apiary inspection team. But, you know, I think it's using the current beekeepers and applying them in a real world context that will give us the best information as to its efficacy.
Rae Bandy 41:57
Okay, thank you so much.
David Tarpey 42:00
Thank you very much.
Rae Bandy 42:01
Reporting for Eye on the Triangle. This is Rae Bandy.
Brian Jurado 42:08
Well, that is all for this evening's episode of Eye on the Triangle. I want to thank technician news editors, Abigail, Molly, Emily and Heidi for sharing their weekly tidbits. I also want to thank Space Camp and Dr. David Tarpey. For sitting down and interviewing with us. I hope everyone has a lovely rest of their week. Music for today's episode was to pelo train by Chris Hogan licensed under the YouTube Audio Library. You can listen to more episodes of Eye on the Triangle weekly on Sundays at 6pm or wherever you listen to your podcast.
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