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CFR: Books in the crossfire; WHQR's Community Agenda update; meet Nikolai

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The Cape Fear Rundown podcast is written and produced by Camille Mojica.
Camille Mojica
The Cape Fear Rundown podcast is written and produced by Camille Mojica.

Welcome back to the Cape fear Rundown. Cami is back from her travels, and the show continues! This week: Episode 50. 50 episodes young, right?

On this episode, we’re going to be talking to James about the upcoming New Hanover County school board meeting and where the county is in the book debate. Then, Kelly joins us to talk about our Community Agenda, and finally, we finally get to talk to Nikolai Mather, our Report For America fellow who is indeed real.

Show Notes:

Thanks for tuning in this week.

Here’s the link to sign up for the call to the audience period.

Advocates and community members’ rally against book banning in New Hanover County Schools event can be found here.

Context leading up to the upcoming hearing:

NHC school board set to hold public hearing on "Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You"

New Hanover County school board will now decide “Stamped” book challenge

'Stamped' out? The battle to remove an AP-English book from a New Hanover County school

NHCSO investigated schools for ‘obscene and pornographic’ books, DA found no unlawful content

Want to get involved in our Community Agenda? Click here!

Follow Nikolai’s work here.

Camille hails from Long Island, NY and graduated from Boston University with a BS in Journalism and double minors in Classical Civilizations and Philosophy. Her story focus revolves her deep care for children, young adults and mental health. You can reach her at cmojica@whqr.org.