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Week of February 4, 2019

Stevens and Lavelle watch the General Assembly; county commissioners discuss I-40 widening and a future county jail; Hemminger talks parking; Lavelle talks immigration.

February 28, 2019: Emergencies

On Trump's "national emergency" declaration (unpopular), the Mueller investigation (popular), and a still-unanswered question: if Mueller's report finds impeachable offenses, will it be enough to change Republican voters' minds?

March 7, 2019: The Babe

Babe Ruth gets his start in Fayetteville, FDR is inaugurated, the telephone is patented, and a popular early PC is introduced. (Also, Scott and Aaron discuss the March of Dimes.)

March 12, 2019: The Achievement Gap

The NAACP is holding a town hall meeting Thursday, March 14, from 6:00-7:30 pm at the Chapel Hill Public Library, to discuss recent big issues - and upcoming big decisions - in the Chapel Hill-Carrboro schools.

March 6, 2019: Quilting

Susan and Aaron are joined by Patti Postage of the Durham-Orange Quilters Guild, discussing two upcoming events in Chapel Hill and recommending books about quilting. (No, not that one.)

March 16, 2019

Etaf Rum, the author of “A Woman Is No Man”, talks about her new book, her life in Brooklyn in the Palestinian immigrant community, and how her new life in North Carolina led a book set in Brooklyn and Palestine.

March 12, 2019: Light Rail

Ashley and Aaron dissect the light-rail issue - including questions of transparency, eminent domain, alternatives, and why light-rail opponents are letting Duke off the hook.