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A series of conversations about topics of vital interest in North Carolina. Watch for a new conversation each month.


September 2021

Health Care Half Hour: 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.

August 2021

Health Care Half Hour: Dr. David Wohl answers your questions about the Delta variant

NC Health News editor Rose Hoban brings your Delta variant questions to UNC infectious disease specialist Dr. David Wohl.

July 2021

Health Care Half Hour: We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation – July 29,

Editor Rose Hoban talks to author Eric Garcia about his new book, We’re Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation.

June 2021

Mental health and the overuse of involuntary commitments in North Carolina

Screenshot from the June, 2021 Health Care Half Hour


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