CarolinaCast: The changing of the guard at the Stone Center, UNC’s hub for Black cultural expression
The Sonja Hayes Stone Center for Black Culture and History is UNC’s hub for Black issues and cultural expression on campus. The former director, Joseph Jordan, has now handed the role to Laronda Manigold Bryant.
Carolina Connection’s Denise Stroud talked with both Jordan and Bryant to discuss what the role means and what the future of the Stone Center looks like.
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.
CarolinaCast: Anthony James is passionate about DEI – a concept that is increasingly controversial
CarolinaCast: When the world of politics meets the world of education
CarolinaCast: North Carolina BBQ restaurants are changing some of their longest held traditions
CarolinaCast: Cornell Watson talks about ‘Tarred Healing’
Nearly a year since UNC canceled the showing of the controversial photography exhibition “Tarred Healing,” the photos are on display at the National Civil Rights Museum.
On this edition of “Carolina Cast,” photographer Cornell Watson joins Carolina Connection’s Lorelai Skyes to discuss Tarred Healing and the controversy.
CarolinaCast: Recent initiatives aim to reduce inequality in Chapel Hill’s housing market
One of Chapel Hill’s most consistent problems is a lack of affordable housing for students and residents alike. But it’s not a new issue. In this edition of CarolinaCast, Will Christensen and Lorelai Sykes discuss the history of racial discrimination in the housing market and recent initiatives to make housing more inclusive in the area
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.
CarolinaCast: The cost of living is going up, but UNC graduate stipends are falling behind
Graduate students at UNC-Chapel Hill say their cost of living exceeds the stipends they receive for teaching and research assistance. UNC professors and administrators say they support higher stipends, but the final decision is in the hands of the N.C. Legislature and the UNC System Board of Governors. On this edition of the Carolina Connection podcast, reporter Jailyn Neville talks with Brianna Atkinson about what graduate students are doing to fight for a stipend increase.