On Air Today with Brighton McConnell

On Air Today: Kirby Saunders on 9/11 Remembrance

Director of Orange County Emergency Services Kirby Saunders joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. He shares his personal experience responding to the aftermath, as well as the lasting impact it’s had on his life and emergency responders everywhere.

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On Air Today: Scott Myers on UNC Dining Options

Scott Myers, the director of auxiliary services at UNC, joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss changes to dining options on campus. He shares new, outdoor spaces students can safely eat with public health measures in place, as well as some expanded options that go beyond the dining halls.

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On Air Today: North Carolina Botanical Garden

The 33rd annual Sculpture in the Garden event is nearly here at the North Carolina Botanical Garden! To share details on the preview party and new exhibit, Emily Oglesby and Jordan Wilkins of the garden join 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell. Listen to learn details about the opening night event, why fall is a popular time to visit the garden and much more.

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On Air Today: Restart the Arts Grant

The Restart the Arts Grant aims to help all types of artists and organizations who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ahead of the application period closing next week, Katie Murray of the Orange County Arts Commission joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the grant program and the art industry.

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On Air Today: Caraina Garris of the NC Works Career Center

As many people are continuing to look for jobs, the NC Works Career Center of Orange County is looking to help! The center is offering several free resources, as well as hosting monthly job fairs at the Europa Center in Chapel Hill. Manager Caraina Garris joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to share details on how to get hired at these job fairs and through NC Works.

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On Air Today: The ‘House Us Now’ March

Several local organizations are partnering to hold a march demanding more affordable housing on August 28 in Chapel Hill. Yvette Mathews of the Community Empowerment Fund, as well as Delores Bailey of EmPOWERMent Inc., Quinton Harper of the Interfaith Council and Paris Miller-Foushee of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP join 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the upcoming event.

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