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The Newsroom: $1.25 billion foundation, reopening schools, and understanding Creekwood

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On the first episode of The Newsroom: 

  • Spence Broadhurst, President of the New Hanover Community Endowment, discusses the $1.25 billion foundation, including questions about when and where money will start flowing, concerns about transparency and representation, and more.
  • News Anchor and Assistant News Director Jon Evans of WECT and journalist Alexandria Sands from Port City Daily, talking through the thorny issue of school reopening, the relationship between county commissioners and school board members, and other issues with the New Hanover County School district.
  • Kevin Mauer, the Director of Community Engagement for the Cape Fear Collective, on Wilmington's Creekwood neighborhood, and a joint project with WHQR to help bring the voices of residents forward to tell the story of a complicated and misunderstood community. 

Links for this episode:

  • You can find details of North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein's new requirements for the $1.25 billion New Hanover Community Endowment here.
  • Find the latest, as of broadcast, on the the school reopening process from WHQR reporter Rachel Keith here.
  • Quanesha Mullins, featured in Maurer's work, runs the Creekwood South Facebook page as well as the Portcityperiod Empowerment page.

Have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes? You can reach our team at Newsroom@whqr.org