Diali Cissokho and Kaira Ba have a new album out, “Routes.” Diali came on Aaron’s “Live and Local” hour, along with John Westmoreland and Jonathan Henderson of Kaira Ba, to discuss the album and play two songs live in studio.
WCHL news director Blake Hodge reports live from the Orange County Board of Elections meeting in Hillsborough – where board members deadlocked on whether to allow early voting on Sundays, and ultimately reached no decision at all.
Lloyd Kramer and Aaron are joined by historian Sylvia Hoffert – who’s an expert on the life of Elizabeth Keckley, a former slave (and Hillsborough resident) who became a famous dressmaker, author, and confidant to Mary Todd Lincoln.
Chapel Hill is almost ready to name the new town manager; Carrboro has a huge response for its first Citizens Academy. Also, Lavelle reads poetry from local students who won the town’s “Play Ball” poetry/essay contest.
It’s a tight race between Democratic challenger Anita Earls and Republican incumbent Barbara Jackson for a seat on the State Supreme Court – but Tom thinks Earls has the edge, especially with a second Republican entering the fray.
The global refugee crisis is getting worse, and our federal government isn’t making it better. What’s going on, what do refugees face, and what can we do locally to help? Aaron Keck speaks with Flicka Bateman of the Refugee Support Center.