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The Newsroom: A special Covid-19 edition

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This week, on a special edition of The Newsroom -- the WHQR news team takes an hour-long look at the past, present, and future of Covid-19 in the Wilmington area.

We’ll hear from local officials who helped steer the city and county through one of the region’s toughest years -- and look at some of the economic impacts on the region. 

We’ll also look at the complicated -- and, at times, bitterly divisive -- argument over reopening New Hanover County’s public schools. And, we’ll take a deep dive into how Covid-19 brought fresh waves of misinformation and uncertainty, challenging and polarizing a country already fraught with political divides and fears of fake news.

Featuring the conversations with and reporting by Ken Campbell, Hannah Breisinger, Katelyn Freund, Rachel Keith, Rhonda Bellamy, and senior reporter Rachel Lewis Hilburn and hosted by HQR Managing Editor Ben Schachtman.

Have questions, comments, or suggestions for future episodes? You can reach our team at Newsroom@whqr.org. Want to listen to the show as a podcast? Find us on Spotify, Stitcher, and iTunes.