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The Newsroom: Wilmington Pride, Juneteenth, and a deep dive into WAVE

On this edition of The Newsroom, it's a month of celebration — and a celebration of public transportation (or, at least, its potential).

First up on today’s show, our guest TR Nunley talks about the Wilmington Pride Facebook page -- an oasis of support and resources in the world of social media that can be, to put it mildly, toxic.

Then, the newest addition to the WHQR newsroom, Mattie Holloway, with a look at Juneteenth in Wilmington, tracing its historical roots and checking out how it’s been celebrated more recently.

Then, WHQR reporter Kelly Kenoyer takes a deep dive into Wilmington and New Hanover County’s troubled public transportation system. We’ll hear about where things are now, and where they could go -- if more funding is allocated.

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Ben Schachtman is a journalist and editor with a focus on local government accountability. He began reporting for Port City Daily in the Wilmington area in 2016 and took over as managing editor there in 2018. He’s a graduate of Rutgers College and later received his MA from NYU and his PhD from SUNY-Stony Brook, both in English Literature. He loves spending time with his wife and playing rock'n'roll very loudly. You can reach him at BSchachtman@whqr.org and find him on Twitter @Ben_Schachtman.