North Carolina’s beer industry adds billions of dollars to the state’s economy, but with breweries shifting to take out only, the industry is hurting. In this edition of the Carolina Connection podcast, we’re looking at North Carolina’s “Beer Economy” and how it has been affected by the coronavirus.
Every day, first responders and healthcare workers put themselves at risk to help COVID-19 patients across the nation. On this edition of the Carolina Connection Podcast, reporter Josh Conner spoke with an Emergency Room nurse in Hendersonville about how the virus is affecting her professional and personal life.
In early February, the UNC Board of Trustees approved the creation of an Asian-American Center on campus. On this week’s Carolina Connection podcast, we discuss physical spaces for minority students on UNC’s campus. Brian Keyes joins us this week to talk about his visits to the Carolina Latinx Center, American Indian Center, and the Black Student Movement.
One of the fastest growing trends in religion mixes Christ with cattle. They’re called cowboy churches and according to one fellowship group, more than 200 are now operating around the United States. Annabeth Poe reported the story for Carolina Connection and joins us to talk about what she found at one church in Siler City that’s putting its unique brand on Christian worship.
It’s been 10 years since a magnitude-7.0 earthquake devastated Haiti. After the quake, many survivors took advantage of a program that allowed them to come to the United States to find work and rebuild their lives. More than 1,500 of those Haitian refugees settled in the eastern North Carolina town of Mount Olive, but now, the Trump administration may force them to leave.