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Welcome to Chapel Hill-Carrboro’s News, Talk and Tar Heels station! For 63 years WCHL has been THE place for news, talk Tar Heel Sports and information for Chapel Hill, Carrboro and Orange County. For more than 40 years Ron Stutts has been waking up our community from 6am to 10am weekdays.

Week of January 14, 2019

Transportation is on this week's agenda. Also, Orange County sends out a tax notice, and Hillsborough discovers property it didn't know it owned.

January 10, 2019: Shutdown

A new PPP survey finds Americans want the government reopened, with or without a border-security agreement. Also, early numbers for 2020 in North Carolina.

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May 29, 2018: Goodbyeee

Meg's moving on to a new position (don't worry, still in Chapel Hill!), so this is her final Downtown Rundown. (We still have fun.)

January 16, 2019: MLK Day

We recommend books about civil rights, and Susan gives a plug for local librarians as folks who can help you raise difficult topics with your kids.

January 12, 2019

Elaine Neil Orr, professor of English at North Carolina State University and the author of “Swimming Between Worlds”, talks about her new book on the two worlds of the American South in 1959 and Nigeria.

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December 28th – Which Nose Goes? – Click to Listen

Today Aaron was joined by Jean Bolduc, host of the Weekend Watercooler! https://chapelboroaudio.s3.amazonaws.com/2018/December/28/KIDS%20Q%20JEAN%20BOLDUC.mp3 Today’s KidsQ: If you could swap noses with an animal, what animal...

January 15, 2019: Shutdown

Ashley and Aaron find common ground on the shutdown - agreeing that it's time for Congress to reassert its authority against the executive branch.