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North Carolina Public Radio - WUNC
Tested is a hard look at how North Carolina and its neighbors face the day's challenges. Hosted by journalists Dave DeWitt and Leoneda Inge. Produced at North Carolina Public Radio, WUNC.
2 days ago
"I Thought I Was The Only One In The World": Latina Converts To Islam
Meet the newest podcast in WUNC's on-demand portfolio: Me & My Muslim Friends. The show explores nuances of identity within Muslim communities across the nation and the world. In this episode, host Yasmin Bendaas discusses a population of Muslims that is underrepresented in mainstream portrayals of Islam — Latinx converts to the faith. | Power the future of public radio with a contribution at wunc.org/give.
4 days ago
Behind The Lines, Part Two: The Pen vs. The Gavel
Part two in a four-part series that examines redistricting in North Carolina
6 days ago
Zoned In: Where Does Raleigh Go From Here?
WUNC's Kamaya Truitt talks with Mitchell Silver, former city planner for Raleigh, about the city's growth in the last decade, and how policies like zoning laws influence that community growth.
Oct 8, 2021
Protecting North Carolina's Students From COVID-19
The North Carolina Watchdog Reporting Network examined COVID-19 policies in North Carolina’s school districts as we approach two months into this new year. And they found wide disparities in the way that districts across the state are choosing to protect their students.
Oct 6, 2021
Behind the Lines, Part 1: The Ultimate Exercise In Cultivating Political Power
In this crossover episode, the WUNC Politics Podcast presents part one in a four-part series examining redistricting in North Carolina.
Oct 4, 2021
From A Corner To Crops, Southeast Raleigh Is Bringing Fresh Food To Pantries
The Raleigh city council is considering a change to its zoning laws that would open the doors for more corner stores across the city.
Oct 1, 2021
If you didn't know Pauli Murray already, you will now
Pauli Murray was ahead of her time. The Durham-based activist was a tireless hero for social justice, a battle-ready solider against racism and sexism, and a spiritual mentor for today's justice advocates.
Sep 29, 2021
North Carolina's Iconic Longleaf Pine And The Fight Against Climate Change
The longleaf pine is an iconic tree species in North Carolina. It once covered 90 million acres across the Southeastern U.S.
Sep 27, 2021
Private Money And Public Elections: When Is It OK, And When Is It Not?
By all measures, 2020 was an extraordinary election year. Record-setting voter turnout, a tsunami-like surge in mail-in ballots and deep partisan rancor - all amid a global pandemic. These factors posed unprecedented challenges for elections officials across North Carolina and the country. In many places, private donations helped pay for things like hand sanitizer and other support efforts. Host Rusty Jacobs looks at a proposed law that would stop private donations like this, and at the deeper issues of how we run elections in the US.
Sep 23, 2021
The Ethical Dilemma Of Treating Unvaccinated Patients Before Vaccinated Ones
Unvaccinated Covid-19 patients have flooded hospitals around North Carolina. Because of the surge, many vaccinated patients who go to the hospital needing treatment for non-Covid-19 illnesses feel they aren't getting the same level of care they would normally get. Host Jason deBruyn looks at the ethics of triaging vaccinated and unvaccinated patients - something health providers and health ethicists are having to hash out in real time.
Sep 17, 2021
'We Can’t Afford To Keep Going To Funerals': The Lumbee Tribe Works To Combat COVID Surge
As COVID continues to inundate Robeson County, health officials and local leaders are working tirelessly to get more Lumbee tribal members vaccinated.
Sep 15, 2021
How COVID Is Overwhelming NC's Least Vaccinated County
As of Sept. 14, Robeson County had the lowest vaccination rate in North Carolina with less than one-third of the population fully vaccinated.
Sep 10, 2021
'Me And My Muslim Friends' — 20 Years After 9/11
On this episode of Tested, we’re featuring a special from the podcast "Me and My Muslim Friends." It’s a show produced in partnership with WUNC that tells nuanced stories about the Muslim American experience.
Sep 3, 2021
20 Years In Afghanistan
In their last two weeks in the country, U.S. troops evacuated more than 123,000 people out of Afghanistan. The process has been called “two weeks of chaos and 20 years of war.”
Aug 30, 2021
'I Won't Feel Safe Until We're All Safe': How An Epidemiologist Is Coping With A 'Moving Target'
Dr. Whitney Robinson, an associate professor in the Department of Epidemiology/UNC Gillings School of Public Health, speaks about how she is personally and professional navigating the pandemic.
Aug 27, 2021
Back To School (Again) In The Time Of COVID
Now that classes are back in session in North Carolina schools, how do they respond to a new phase of the global pandemic in which we know a lot more about the virus, including the fact that it can still spread so quickly especially among children?
Aug 23, 2021
My Mic Sounds Nice: Youth Reporters Bring The Heat This Summer
Reporters from WUNC's Youth Reporting Institute share their experience in the program this summer.
Aug 20, 2021
The PPP Dilemma
For many small business owners, PPP loans from the federal government were a lifesaver. That Paycheck Protection Program money was right on time and picture perfect for a lot of people... a lot of white people. Many Black and Hispanic businesses didn’t get paid that way.
Aug 13, 2021
Shopping Around For A Trip To The Hospital
Health care is notoriously expensive in the United States. And it’s often the patient’s responsibility not just to pay, but to make sure they aren’t paying too much. But where do those numbers come from? And how would you know if you’re paying too much?
Aug 6, 2021
Maximizing Your Staycation
As the heat of summer lingers and the pandemic hits another peak, many North Carolinians are considering one more "staycation" before school begins.