CFR: The country is watching New Hanover County; and the GOP doesn't agree on NHCS Superintendent Dr. Foust
Welcome back to the Cape Fear Rundown. Rachel has been reporting on the removal of Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You for over a year now, and talks to us about how it's been, and the piece she turned for national NPR. Then Ben joins us to talk about how New Hanover county's GOP is struggling to agree on things.
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Here's the story Rachel wrote and produced for NPR's Morning Edition: 1 parent is responsible for a book ban in North Carolina
Rachel spoke to different community leaders about the book removal: Local leaders weigh in on upcoming hearing on 'Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You'
The town hall and the public's opinion:Top NHCS town hall issues: proposed book-review committee, curriculum concerns
A look back on how we got here: The rhetoric over "Stamped" is heating up
Rachel also wrote an in-depth piece about the Stamped hearing, and helped produce an full episode of The Newsroom dedicated to it:
- The Newsroom: Call it 'removal' or 'banning,' the battle over 'Stamped' is a proxy for the culture war
- Unpacking the removal of 'Stamped' by the New Hanover County Board of Education
Here's Ben's story on the disagreements in the local GOP over NHCS Superintendent Dr. Charles Foust: "Gut punch": NHC school board, GOP split over renewing Superintendent Foust’s contract
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