A possible (partial) fix for #ClassSizeChaos; a new opera with major local ties; a local hunger-relief program celebrates a major milestone.

Blake Hodge interviews State Rep. Graig Meyer (D) about a new bill that addresses the class-size issue – and revises a proposal to combine the state boards of elections and ethics, in keeping with a State Supreme Court decision that struck down an earlier attempt.


Soprano Andrea Moore and director Francesca Talenti discuss “Family Secrets,” a new operatic piece based on pieces by seven Orange County authors. (It’s on stage February 15-16 at the Burning Coal Theater in Raleigh; get tickets at NCOpera.org.)


PORCH co-founders Susan Romaine, Christine Cotton, and Debbie Horwitz join Aaron to mark a big milestone: $2 million in total donations for local hunger relief since the organization started in 2010.