Now that the 2016 election is behind us, it’s time to turn our attention to the future. What is next for the General Assembly? What does Donald Trump’s election as president – or Roy Cooper’s election as governor – mean for our local community? What are the biggest challenges? What are the greatest opportunities? And (most importantly) what can we do to be politically active in meaningful and effective ways?

WCHL’s Aaron Keck spoke with a variety of local leaders in the weeks following the election – including elected representatives, community organizers, and law enforcement officials.

Listen to their conversations:

State Senator Valerie Foushee


State Representative Verla Insko


State Representative Graig Meyer


Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue


Amy Scurria and Barbara Cameron, Pantsuit Nation Durham/Chapel Hill


Michelle Lynn, Book Harvest


Terri Phoenix, UNC LGBTQ Center