WCHL Community Forum

WCHL Community Forum

April 2018 Community Forum: Opioid Epidemic

Carrboro Police Captain Chris Atack, Orange County EMS operations manager Kim Woodward and North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein have all been leading efforts locally and across the state to tackle the issue. They discussed progress being made and the challenges that lie ahead on the WCHL Community Forum.

March 2018 Community Forum: Affordable Housing Focusing on Mobile Homes

EmPOWERment executive director Delores Bailey, Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger and Orange County Commissioner Penny Rich weighed in on how local government can help in these situations and its responsibility to property owners and residents.

February 2018 Community Forum: Race Relations

Chapel Hill Town Council member Allen Buansi, Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools board chair Rani Dasi and president of the Chapel Hill – Carrboro NAACP Anna Richards discussed what can be done at a local level to move the community closer to an equitable society.

November 2017 Community Forum: Future of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Hillsborough

The incumbents all came away with victories and Chapel Hill Mayor Pam Hemminger, Carrboro Mayor Lydia Lavelle and Hillsborough Mayor Tom Stevens spoke about the future in each of the municipalities.

September 2017 Community Forum: The Future of Silent Sam

UNC history professors Fitzhugh Brundage and William Sturkey, along with chancellor emeritus James Moeser spoke with WCHL about the history of the statue and its impact on the university community.

August 2017 Community Forum: Gerrymandering – Balancing Out Our Elections

Mitch Kokai with the John Locke Foundation, North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform director Jane Pinsky and North Carolina 4th District Congressman David Price spoke at the WCHL Community Forum about the impact of gerrymandering on North Carolinians.

July 2017 Community Forum: Affordable Housing – How Do We Provide Adequate Housing Options for Varying Incomes?

Orange County Commissioner and home builder Mark Marcoplos, president of local affordable housing builder DHIC Gregg Warren and co-director of Community Empowerment Fund Maggie West joined the WCHL Community Forum to talk about tackling the affordable housing issue across the area.