2023

CarolinaCast: ‘We’re human beings’: Homeless Chapel Hill residents ask for kindness, respect

Since the early 1960s, the Inter-Faith Council has worked to provide food and supplies to struggling citizens in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Today that work continues, and it’s more necessary than ever as citizens grapple with economic issues stemming from the pandemic.

Carolina Connection’s Will Christensen went to the IFC SECU Community House Shelter to speak to some of these people and hear their stories.

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CarolinaCast: 25 years after it started, the Leandro education funding case awaits an N.C. Supreme Court decision

In 1997, the NC Supreme Court delivered a decision in the original Leandro case. The decision said that every North Carolinian has a constitutional right to a sound, basic education. More than 20 years later, the Leandro case was back before the N.C. Supreme Court this fall.

This time, the issue in the case is whether the judicial branch can force the Legislature to fund a plan that would seek to address inequity in public education funding.

In this edition of CarolinaCast, Walter Reinke discusses the case with William Christensen.