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Dec 21, 2021

First in Future: Conversation with Governor Cooper

In this episode, we talk with North Carolina's Governor Cooper on his look back at 2021 and forward to 2022. 

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Dec 8, 2021

First in Future: Can Kitty Hawk Take Flight?

In this episode, we focus on a college solution for 1.5 million NC adults. 

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Nov 29, 2021

Connected: Upper Coastal Plain Digital Inclusion Plan

In this episode of the “Connected” podcast series, host Maggie Woods speaks to Robert Hiett; Executive Director and Ben Farmer; Economic Development Planner for the Upper Coastal Plain Council of Governments. 

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Nov 23, 2021

First in Future: Where Are The Workers?

In this episode, we focus on "Where Are The Workers" with guest host Sarah Hall, Senior Policy and Programs Manager; Andrew Berger-Gross, NC Department of Commerce, LEAD Division; Barbara Brothers, Business Engagement Director, Capital Area Workforce Board; Trey Goodson, Marketing Director, NC East Alliance. They discuss the “the most difficult hiring environment for employers in a generation or more and the most promising labor market for jobseekers in recent memory." 

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Nov 9, 2021

First in Future: What NC Can Do About Hunger

In this episode, we focus on "What NC Can Do About Hunger" with guests Shevani Metha, Hunt Intern and NCSU Senior; Ron Dumas, UNC-Asheville and Ronnie Smith, past President of NCACC and Martin County Commissioner. They discuss the work of IEI's Pilot 21 focus on hunger. 

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Oct 27, 2021

First in Future: Mental Health Reaches Critical Mass

n this episode, we focus on "Mental Health Reaches Critical Mass" with guests Chris Suggs, Founder Kinston Teens and Dr. Nora Dennis, Director, Behavioral Health, BCBSNC. They discuss making progress on mental health challenges. 

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Oct 18, 2021

Connected: Digital Inclusion and Federal Funding

In this episode of the “Connected” podcast series, host Maggie Woods (IEI Policy and Program Manager and BAND-NC Program Director) speaks to Amy Huffman; Policy Director, National Digital Inclusion Alliance. 

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Oct 12, 2021

First in Future: The Future of Telehealth

In this episode, we focus on "The Future of Telehealth" with guest host Maggie Woods - IEI Policy and Program Manager and BAND-NC Program Director and guests Kim Schwartz - CEO of Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, NC Representative Donny Lambeth and Dr. Sebastian Gimenez of the DHHS Office of Rural Health. 

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Oct 4, 2021

Connected: Charlotte’s Innovative Digital Navigator Program

In this episode of the “Connected” podcast series, host Maggie Woods (IEI Policy and Program Manager and BAND-NC Program Director) speaks to Bruce Clark; Executive Director, Digital Charlotte about Charlotte's Innovative Digital Navigator Program. 

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Sep 30, 2021

Faith and Community: Rural Clergy Mental Health

In the fourth episode of “Faith and Community,” Bryan Hatcher, President of CareNet and Hanna Broome, Presiding Elder of AME Dunn-Lillington District  discusses rural clergy mental health.