On Air Today with Brighton McConnell

On Air Today: Aaron Nelson of the Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Following the first of the Chamber for a Greater Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s Critical Issues Series, President Aaron Nelson joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to share takeaways from the discussion.

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On Air Today: Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood

Orange County Sheriff Charles Blackwood rejoins us in the 97.9 The Hill studio to share updates on his office’s response through Thursday, February 18, to the winter storm. He also gives advice to residents on how to stay safe and prepared Thursday night until the storm warning expires on Friday.

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On Air Today: Kimberly Brewer of Orange County Bail/Bond Justice

Orange County Bail/Bond Justice, a local initiative focusing on criminal justice reform, recently shared its latest quarterly report. Chair of the nonprofit Kimberly Brewer stops by to speak with 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell about its findings and different ways Orange County has grown in criminal justice reform in the last year.

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On Air Today: Dale Edwards of The News of Orange County

Managing Editor of the News of Orange County Dale Edwards joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss some recent story his newspaper is covering in the northern area of the county. Edwards shares further details of the Efland Station project’s exit from the region, as well as small businesses in Hillsborough beginning to open back up.

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On Air Today: Jennifer Gill and Quinton Harper of Inter-Faith Council

The Inter-Faith Council in our community recently opened a brand new building in Carrboro. IFC’s Jennifer Gill and Quinton Harper join 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to share how the virtual opening of the building went and what new elements it brings to IFC’s community service.

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On Air Today: Fran Castillo and the Dr. Pauli Murray Awards

Fran Castillo, the chair of the Orange County Human Relations Commission, joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to share details about the upcoming 31st Annual Pauli Murray Awards. Plus, she shares how community members can nominate others to be recognized for their social justice activity!

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On Air Today: The Rivalry Challenge

Evan Kolin and Jared McMasters, the sports editors for the Duke Chronicle and the Daily Tar Heel, join 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to discuss the third annual Rivalry Challenge to fundraise for both student newspapers ahead of the UNC-Duke men’s basketball showdown.

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On Air Today: Angela Stuesse of UndocuCarolina

Angela Stuesse of UndocuCarolina joins 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to provide perspective on the local reaction President Joe Biden’s early actions on immigration. Plus: what other steps could the administration take in the future to protect the undocumented community?

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January 25, 2021: ‘Wonderful Water’ with Todd Taylor

In this first edition of Wonderful Water in 2021, Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s Executive Director Todd Taylor joined 97.9 The Hill’s Brighton McConnell to reflect on what happened to the agency this past year. Plus, he provides updates to some ongoing projects and previews what OWASA is focusing on bringing to the community in the new year.

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