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Scott Graf

Scott comes to BSPR from WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., where he served as local host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” for the past eight years. He began his new position as Morning Edition Host/Senior Editor for BSPR in 2012.

Scott is a multi-award winning host and reporter who was named the North Carolina Journalist of the Year in 2007. He has produced several feature stories for NPR news magazines and he contributes to WBUR's “Onlya Game” sports program.

  • At least five times this summer, firefighting pilots have been grounded because of drones nearby. With wildfires blazing, officials are trying to figure out the best way to save space in the sky.
  • The agency's fleet of planes shrank dramatically in the early 2000s, falling from 40 air tankers to nine. Now, the addition of new airplanes is both expanding and modernizing the firefighting fleet.
  • Factories are running at full capacity to try to keep up with the surging demand for ammunition in the U.S. The current shortage has prompted more shooters to take up "reloading," or making one's own ammo. But now, even the components needed to make one's own bullets are harder to come by.
  • In North Carolina, Wal-Mart has unveiled a new ad campaign in the Charlotte area. The ads are unusual because they target the small, regional grocery chain Harris Teeter. Wal-Mart is the largest retailer in the world. Harris Teeter is 207th. In the commercials, Wal-Mart says it sells the same items as the local chain, but for less.
  • The trend is being reflected in the number of guns made just for women. "You see firearms being developed that have smaller grips to fit a woman's hand," one expert says. "Maybe they're pink, or maybe they have pearl grips. And they're a little bit less intimidating."
  • As drivers get their cars ready for summer road trips, Valvoline is marketing a new, greener car oil which is made from 50 percent recycled oil. Recycled oil used to have a bad rap but re-refining technology has improved.