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Podcast – The Northside Food Co-Op, food deserts, and community ownership [Free]

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On this episode, we take a deep dive into the Northside Food Co-op — a new organization that aims to create a cooperative grocery store on the Northside of downtown Wilmington. The region has been a food desert — an area where residents don’t have access to fresh, healthy produce and food — for decades, […]

Podcast: Judge blocks WPD video release, national law firm takes on Wilmington over STR rule [Free]

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On this episode, we welcome — or, rather, welcome back — guest Michael Praats, former assistant editor at Port City Daily and current journalist and content producer at WECT. Praats joins the podcast to discuss two of his biggest stories, which were both back in the news this week. First, the national law firm Institute […]
The Confederate Soldiers Monument at the intersection of S. 3rd and Dock Streets in downtown Wilmington. (Port City Daily photo/BEN SCHACTMAN)

Guest podcast: Wilmington’s Confederate monuments, what do they mean and what should become of them? [Free]

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Editor’s note: Port City Daily is pleased to share the following episode of the Collective Voice podcast, featuring journalist and author Kevin Maurer and produced by Cape Fear Collective (CFC). You can find more episodes of the podcast here, and more detailed information about CFC here. Above: Listen to the podcast. On this episode of the Collective […]

Podcast Perspectives: Wilmington advocate on the deeper roots of challenges in Covid-era remote education [Free]

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On this episode, we talk with community activist and children’s advocate Rebecca Trammel, who has founded and helped run numerous local groups, including Champions for Compassion, Community Conversations, and others. We start this conversation with Trammel’s work helping to identify and fill gaps that have been highlighted by the New Hanover County Schools district. These […]

Podcast – Rights of nature, corporate pollution, and taking back local power [Free]

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On this episode, we explore what’s known as the ‘rights of nature.’ It’s part of a broader concept called ‘community rights’ … but this is just the beginning of the conversation. For now, we’re focusing on what ‘rights of nature’ means, both in philosophical terms and — more importantly — what it could mean for […]

Podcast – Reading Charlie Rivenbark’s mail, the life and death of Mike Adams [Free]

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On this episode, we take a look at Wilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark’s inbox. Then, a few moments to talk about the life and death of UCNW Professor Mike Adams — and the media coverage of it. First up, we dive into emails sent to Rivenbark concerning the proposed Black Lives Mural in downtown Wilmington. […]

Podcast: Independent journalist Mr. Wickes on Wilmington’s protests and the Brandon Smith shooting [Free]

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On this episode, we take a deep dive with independent journalist Zach Wickes — who goes by Mr. Wickes in his work — to look at the Wilmington protests and the 2013 Brandon Smith shooting, which is still contentious seven years later. Wickes’ work can be found at the Fahrenheitone40 Instagram and Facebook pages. Wickes […]

Podcast July 11 – WPD Officer appeals firing, plus a trip to the hate-mail department [Free]

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On this episode, one of the three Wilmington Police Department officers who was fired last month for making racist comments is contesting the loss of his job — claiming his comments, unlike the other two officers, is protected by his First Amendment right to discuss his religious beliefs. The officer, James Brian Gilmore, had vocally […]

Podcast July 8 – Secret spending and wasted money, plus UNCW lawsuit [Free]

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On this episode, we take a look at a federal lawsuit against UNCW. The lawsuit itself alleges racial discrimination against an employee — but the broader implications about UNCW’s culture are even more concerning. We get into what motivated the lawsuit and why it matters. Also on this episode: CFCC spent almost $50,000 in a […]

Podcast July 4 – NHRMC heads towards a sale, plus Mike Adams’ golden parachute [Free]

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On this episode, we tackle the long, complicated process of finding a new owner for the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC). This week, the Partnership Advisory Group (PAG) selected Novant, paired with UNC Health, as its recommendation to purchase NHRMC — after a year of meetings and public debate. On the one hand, the […]