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A series of conversations about topics of vital interest in North Carolina. Watch for a new conversation each month.
January 20, 2022 at 8:30 a.m.
Dr. Laura Murray, Cone Health Medical Group
Thomas Denny, Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Rose Hoban, Editor-in-chief at NC Health News
In North Carolina, some 98 percent of people currently incarcerated will eventually be released back into society, but reentry isn’t easy. Many people come back with physical health and behavioral health conditions and struggle to get the help they need.
Join us for an in-depth discussion about the incarceration experience and reentry resources.
Read Elizabeth Thompson’s recent story: Evidence-based reentry resources key for sicker incarcerated population, researchers say
Featuring: Reporter, Elizabeth Thompson; Peer Support Specialist at NC Formerly Incarcerated Transitions program, Tommy Green; and Essence Hairston, a program manager from UNC Horizons, a program for pregnant and parenting women struggling with substance use.
Environmental justice in eastern NC
In eastern North Carolina, hogs outnumber the people 40 to 1, with serious impact on the community. Melba Newsome discusses her reporting on the subject here.
For the October Health Care Half Hour, editor Rose Hoban talks with reporter Melba Newsome about her recent work documenting how intensive hog farming in eastern North Carolina has impacted the environment there.
And it’s not just hogs, poultry farms are proliferating across North Carolina with little oversight.
Melba’s work has been supported by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative.
How assisted living centers have avoided paying millions in fines
For the September 2021 Health Care Half Hour, NCHN editor Rose Hoban and reporter Thomas Goldsmith spoke with Bill Lamb, board chair of Friends of Residents in Long Term Care, and Lisa Riegel, Manager, Advocacy & Livable Communities at AARP North Carolina.
Dr. David Wohl answers your questions about the Delta variant
Laurie Coker, mental health advocate, founder of Green Tree Peer Center in Winston-Salem
Bob Ward, Mecklenburg County Assistant Public Defender
Taylor Knopf, mental health reporter for NC Health News