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A podcast about Raleigh. By some people from Raleigh. With guests who inform us about Raleigh stuff.
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Up until barely a week before North Carolina Theatre's "9 to 5" opened--its first large production since pandemic restrictions began in 2020--Eric Woodall, the show's director and NCT's Producing Artistic Director, hadn't even seen the faces of all the cast members, since they were still practicing in masks. The precautions, the long layoff, the "what ifs" of constantly testing waiting for results are all part of getting back to the stage. But they're balanced by an excitement and enthusiasm to be back to performing before live audiences.Eric has seen the development of Raleigh's theater scene over 40 years and now has the extremely large but extremely fun task of selecting the shows, picking the cast and putting on the 6 yearly productions for NC Theatre's season. We talked with him about the larger Raleigh theatre scene, as well as what folks can expect with a return to shows for NCT and what it means to be a professional equity theatre.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Kristen Hess didn't always knew she wanted to work in architecture, but she always knew she should be in charge. Once she discovered an architect is akin to being the conductor of a symphony--bringing out the best of all the various players to create a piece--she knew it was for her. And once she came to Raleigh to study design at N.C. State, she never left.Now she leads a firm that is helping shape what our city and state (and beyond) will look like for generations. The firm she founded and leads, HH Architecture, has worked on numerous projects involving museums, parks, schools, community colleges, government buildings and more, including the upcoming Dueling Dinosaurs exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences (which you can hear more about in our interview with Dr. Lindsay Zanno!). We specifically discuss three projects she has worked on--the North Carolina Zoo, the State Farmers Market and the N.C. State Fairground--that are quintessential to life in this state.Hess has been a Marshall and Eisenhower Fellow, allowing her to broaden her contacts and knowledge, and she uses those experiences not only in her work, but in giving back to her community. She serves on the Greater Raleigh Chamber Executive Committee, the Governor’s Council on Historically Underutilized Businesses, as well as the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of North Carolina Coastal Pines.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
As with any business venture, when deciding how to approach a project developers have to think about whether or not it's profitable. Gordon Grubb and his team almost always have a second, maybe equally as important issue to ponder: what will their neighbors think? When Grubb left running his family business to start Grubb Ventures in the early 2000s, he did so in part to focus on projects that were close to home. Among the benefits were more time to spend with his family (and whatever handful of professional and philanthropic boards he is serving on at any given time), but it had also helped him develop a reputation as one of the best developers in the Triangle. His area of expertise is the area.We talked to Gordon about projects at Glenwood Place, on Oberlin Road, and the Atlantic/Whitaker Mill area, asked him about the hot topic of affordable housing and even found out what famous Raleighite got him to join the Peloton movement!Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Have you ever constantly walked or driven passed a piece of property and thought, "You know what would be perfect here?" Sarah Shepherd had that same thought and, with the help of her husband Jeff, has turned withering Boylan Heights house Montford Hall into a stunning boutique hotel and event space: Heights House.We talked to Sarah and Jeff about the history of the property, the process of obtaining it and renovating it and what to expect when it starts serving guests in May. Our topics ranged from the trivial, but necessary ("is it haunted?")  to the more serious ("did such a huge joint undertaking strain your relationship?"). Check out their website for room bookings and future events and their instagram page (@heightshousenc) for before, during and after pics of the property!Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
When a pivot during college sent him on a track from studying political science to broadcast journalism, Aaron Thomas already had an idea of where the best place to be a TV reporter might be: at WRAL, the local news station he grew up watching. Having now been a reporter at a few other local new stations outside of North Carolina, Thomas now has an even greater appreciation for the Triangle market he gets to cover.We talked to him about the journey to television, where Raleigh ranks as a place to be a news reporter and what a year of covering protests and pandemic events--all while adapting to safety precautions that kept him out of studio and away from photographers--and what the morale is in the news industry these days. We also asked about the best ways to eat thin mints and where social media fits in his work-life balance. Aaron is such a positive, upbeat spirit--it's hard not to come away from a conversation with him smiling!Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Sumit Vohra would likely be successful at whatever business he chose to run--he's smart, hard-working, dedicated to his community and philanthropic. So he chose beer. Or maybe it chose him. What began as a hobby became a side project when he was still working in the tech world. And eventually that side project became today's Lonerider: a Raleigh brewery with 3 locations in the Triangle (and recently announced plans for a 4th) and a multi-state distributorship.We talked about to Sumit about naming beers, what the term "craft beer" even means the days, and what Raleigh can do for small businesses. And we talked about the newest Lonerider location in Five Points, their first to feature in-house food ("the best grilled cheese in the state," says Vohra). Feel free to enjoy this episode (responsibly) with a Lonerider beer!Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
As a child, you could find Carly Jones pretending she was on Star Search (playing the role of both host and contestant), so it's no surprise that she ended up as a performer. She's played to international audiences and still performs music, theatre and opera on stages across the Triangle and beyond.Later came the realization that she is not just passionate about performing, but about the arts themselves--their power to deliver messages, strengthen communities and influence society. That's how she found herself drawn to the work of the North Carolina Arts Council--which supports and grows all kinds of art and artists across the state--and why she calls herself and 'artivist', a mash-up of "activist" and "artist".We talked to Carly about her journey as a performer and the work of the Arts Council, discussed the local Raleigh theatre scene and of course hit on what the pandemic has done to the arts.You can see Carly performing RIGHT NOW as part of the "Our Stage, Your Screen" series being put on by Seed Art Share as a way to continue to bring theatre to audiences via Zoom performances. She'll also be a featured speaker at Walter Magazine's WINi Summit on February 21st.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Mike Maniscalco grew up and went to college in Buffalo, New York in a time when the Carolina Hurricanes didn’t even exist. His first visit to Raleigh was to see a hockey game....as a fan of the Canes' opponent. But a radio job made him a full-time Raleigh resident, followed by a move to the TV side reporting for the Hurricanes, and now he has become only the second person to call Canes games full-time for television (the T V broadcasts are also simulcast on radio).We asked Mike about his career, whether working in sports makes it less fun to be a fan, and if Raleigh is a good sports town when we caught up with him early in the Canes shortened 2021 season.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Dr. Lindsay Zanno is the Head of Paleontology at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and an associate research professor in biological sciences at N.C. State University. She's also as passionate about educating the public on the scientific process and instilling trust in the people and institutions who test and research as she is her own chosen field of paleontology. You can sense her excitement for her work when she describes the museum's upcoming "Dueling Dinosaurs" exhibit (scheduled to open in 2022) that will not only teach visitors about dinosaurs and dino fossils, but allow people to experience and participate in the process of learning and discovering information along side researchers and technicians. We spoke with Dr. Zanno about her career, the exhibit, naming dinosaurs and life at a dig site. She even humored us by answering some silly questions about how hard it might be to make Jurrasic Park a reality.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Trying to learn all about Thomas Sayre's life and works in one podcast episode? Impossible! So we're back with Part 2 of our conversation with Sayre, who has been incredibly influential in shaping what Raleigh looks like today. Be sure to check out Part 1 of the interview, where we discuss his relationship with Steve Schuster and their design firm Clearscapes.In Part 2, we explore how Sayre evolved into the artist he is today, and dig deep (pun intended) into his famous earthcasting technique, now one of his signature styles. And what seemed like an innocent question about monoliths took an interesting turn when Sayre remained coyly mum on the subject! Enjoy.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Did Cassandra Deck-Brown believe she would ascend to the role of Chief when she first joined the Raleigh Police Department in 1987? Not necessarily. But she certainly didn't rule out that possibility, a show of confidence she flashed in her first interview to join the department. In 2013 she became the first Black woman to attain the role of Raleigh Police Chief, yet another in a long line of trailblazing positions she assumed within the department.Of course, 2020 has been a year like no other starting with a pandemic that altered every police operation and continuing with protests that have made for some tense moments in several cities across the country, including Raleigh. We talked to Chief Deck-Brown not only about 2020, but growing up in Franklin County, what makes a good police chief, the sheer size and scope of the department, her spirituality, and much more.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Just like it's hard to study any kind of music in American history without finding some tie to North Carolina, it's hard to have followed any kind of music in North Carolina over the past 3 decades and not found some tie to David Menconi. He was a music writer and critic for the News & Observer for almost 30 years, and in that time became as much a part of the music scene as he was a chronicler. Beyond his main gig, he found bylines in many major publications and college alumni mags, stacked up multiple NC Press Association awards, and in 2019 was given the honor of serving as Piedmont Laureate.All of this made him the perfect person to author Step It Up & Go: The Story of North Carolina Popular Music. (Surely you can order it online, but he'd prefer you buy it from a local bookstore). We talked to David about coming to Raleigh, learning the music of the region, and what makes Raleigh a great music city. We included several tracks from the Spotify playlist David created to complement the book, you can find it here. Specific tracks used are:"Round Midnight" by Thelonious Monk"Step It Up & Go" by Blind Boy Fuller"Morphine Girl" by Mandolin Orange"Freight Train" by Elizabeth Cotten[Note: We asked David a tangential question regarding the business of publishing related to his previously published book on Ryan Adams. His thoughtful statement on the sexual misconduct allegations against Adams can be found on his blog.]Also included in this episode is a word from Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin on why she and many others think you should vote "Yes" to the Raleigh Housing Bond on the ballot this election season.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Given the chance, Damon Circosta would love to talk to you about his recreational pursuits: surfing, frisbee, walking and, currently, slack lining. Fortunately he is equally passionate about his work as the Executive Director of the AJ Fletcher Foundation, a long-standing organization in Raleigh that originally mostly benefitted the arts but now serves a broader purpose of supports an array of charities in and around North Carolina.Damon also serves as the chair of the State Board of Elections, which you can hear about in part 1 of our conversation with Damon.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
She's an athlete. A mother. A Black woman. A World Cup Champion. As Jess McDonald puts it: "I fall under a huge amount of categories." And all those categories have been highlighted in the past year and a half of competition, where McDonald has done everything from celebrate her sport's highest achievements with her son, to kneeling during the national anthem with her teammates and opponents as sports resumed during a pandemic.What she's best known for is being a really, really good soccer player--but we tried to cover all the things that make up who McDonald is, including a time she considered giving up the game. Though McDonald, like several of her NC Courage teammates, has opted out of the NWSL's short fall season, she remains one of the faces of the franchise.Ashton and Hayes also bring back their "interesting things" segment to touch on some positive news in what has been a tough year for downtown businesses. In addition, they try to talk through some of the issues surrounding the awakening the restaurant industry--as well as others--are going through in Raleigh and other places.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.We hope you enjoy Season 3 of Podcast Raleigh!Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Be honest: prior to the last couple years, did you know who was on your North Carolina State Board of Elections? (You don't have to confess it out loud.) For a number of reasons, voting, elections, ballots and how they're all organized and run have come under higher scrutiny than any time we can remember. Someone who has thought about these issues for a number of years now--even prior to holding an official position--is Damon Circosta, the current Chair of the NC Board of Elections, a guy who was thinking about free and fair elections all the way back in college in Arizona. In our interview, he breaks down some important dates and details of this fall's election process, and hopefully makes you feel even better about North Carolina's process being safe, secure and fair. The democratic process should never be taken for granted, but there's also a lot of unnecessary noise that Damon and others hope can get tuned out as we try to accomplish the important task of holding an election during a pandemic.Damon is also the executive director of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation, but we opted to do an entire episode looking at his role on the Board of Elections, and will bring you part two of the interview in a future episode this season.Please support the businesses who support us: Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh and Steele Residential.We hope you enjoy Season 3 of Podcast Raleigh!Subscribe to Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites so you never miss an episode, and if you enjoy it we'd love for you to rate or read a comment:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
When a resignation created a vacancy on the Raleigh City Council, 54 individuals applied to be the next District D representative. The field was narrowed to a handful of folks who participated in public interviews conducted by the sitting council members, and of that group Raleigh native Stormie Forte was chosen to join the council. Once sworn in, she became the first Black female city council member in Raleigh's history.While this role is new for Forte, a lawyer who works at Obsidian Consulting Services and also hosts a radio show, getting involved in any and all things Raleigh is something she's been doing for a while. Whether it's volunteering at Hopscotch or the Rex Open or sitting on a non-profit board like the North Carolina Science Museum Friends or the Clarence Lightner Achiever's, Forte rarely finds herself on the sidelines. We talked to her about her decision to run, the process, and what she wants to get started on now that she is officially a member of Raleigh's city council.Special thanks to Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh--who is donating 15% of all Wednesday sales in July to the Wake Med Foundation--and Steele Residential, who has graciously donated their ad time during the pandemic to local non-profits, this episode they're supporting A Place At The Table.Subscribe/rate Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Is 2020 both the most challenging and the most fulfilling year a journalist could have? Robyn Tomlin doesn't speak for all journalists, but as the President and Editor of the News & Observer and the Durham Herald-Sun and the southeast regional editor for nearly a dozen McClatchy newspapers, she can take the temperature of a newsroom. We talked to her about her role as editor, how she got started in journalism, the grim reality of the economics of newspapers, as well as the record number of people who are reading her writers' content these days. We discuss how local reporting is a public good, but why it would be tricky to be publicly funded. And we talk about how current events like the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter Movement are impacting the newspaper industry as they cover them.To subscribe to the N&O and support local reporting and story telling, visit here: https://account.newsobserver.com/subscribe.Special thanks to Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh--who is donating 15% of all Wednesday sales in July to the Wake Med Foundation--and Steele Residential, who has graciously donated their ad time during the pandemic to local non-profits, this episode they're supporting The Boys and Girls Club of Wake County.Subscribe/rate Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Mickey Fearn is a delightfully charming man to talk to...but that's not why people keep calling him. Cities, governments, parks departments and college administrators all want to know what secrets Mickey has about solving community engagement and re-thinking city and park planning to reflect the needs and desires of the whole community. The latest to make him an offer is the city of Raleigh, who has tasked Mickey with helping them figure out how to best engage its citizens. He is clear about one thing: he will not be offering easy-bake solutions. He will be leading conversations, listening to folks from all different levels of leadership, and helping Raleigh discover for itself what the best next step is. Fearn has worked for the city of Seattle, the National Parks Service, and most recently has served as a Professor of Practice for N.C. State's School of Natural Resources. He has served on the city, state and national government level working with parks and improving communities. Special thanks to Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh--who has a great deal for Customer Appreciation going on through June 29th--and Steele Residential, who has graciously donated their ad time during the pandemic to local non-profits, this episode they're supporting The Boys and Girls Club of Wake County.Subscribe/rate Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Greear Webb is a rising sophomore in the Morehead-Cain program at UNC-Chapel Hill. A year ago he graduated from Sanderson High School and at that time he had already organized a Town Hall on gun violence in the wake of the Parkland, Florida School school shooting. This led to the founding of his organization YAP! (Young Americans Protest).Now, in addition to continuing his studies online while preparing for an amended fall college schedule, he's using those same skills and contacts he began in high school to be one of the leading voices of the recent and continuing protests in downtown Raleigh that began the week of George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis. He has helped lead Raleigh Demands Justice, one of several groups helping to demonstrated in and around downtown.We talked to Greear about being a college kid and being an activist and community leader all at the same time.Special thanks to Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh--who has a great deal for Father's Day, promo code is in the episode--and Steele Residential, who has graciously donated their ad time during the pandemic to local non-profits, this episode they're supporting The Dix Park Conservancy.Subscribe/rate Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAP
Oscar Carmona started in January as the Director of Raleigh's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department after a long career working in parks in Texas. He has a passion not only for parks, but for local governments that have the flexibility and budgets to do big things with their park systems. We talked to him about learning his way around the Raleigh Parks system, how the city's parks are adjusting to the pandemic and how bird watching drew him to parks at a young age.Before the interview, we talk some more closings and cancellations, ponder what increased outdoor dining might look like for Raleigh's restaurants, and wonder if the sunflowers might show up somewhere besides Dix Park this summer.Special thanks to Papa Murphy's Take N Bake Pizza of Raleigh--who are still open and serving safe, delicious dinners--and Steele Residential, who has graciously donated their ad time during the pandemic to local non-profits, this episode they're supporting The Green Chair ProjectSubscribe/rate Podcast Raleigh on your favorite podcast sites:Apple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/podcast-raleigh/id1458907220Google: https://play.google.com/music/listen?u=0#/ps/Inzk5woxrsjwf3zhd5vv3av4yeiStitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/podcast-raleighSpotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6b3dVvLJfO0EqvDGQaFTAPEpisode is LivePublished: May. 14, 2020 @10AM EditUnpublishAdd a TranscriptGet episode better indexed by search engines.Add Chapter MarkersListeners can tap through & see what’s coming up.Promote this EpisodeCreate a Video SoundbiteShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInEmail Link to EpisodeDirect Link to MP3Embed this ONE Episode
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