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Tag: Institute for Emerging Issues

Dec 14, 2021

Dogwood Health Trust pledges $2 million to support the Institute for Emerging Issues’ effort to increase digital literacy and access across North Carolina.

The Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University today announced it has been awarded a $2 million grant from the Dogwood Health Trust in support of the Building a New Digital Economy in NC (BAND-NC) 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. 

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Sep 20, 2021

Connected: Building a Community-wide Digital Equity Plan in Forsyth County

In this episode of the “Connected” podcast series, host Maggie Woods (IEI Policy and Program Manager and BAND-NC Program Director) speaks to Layla Garms; Program Officer of Equity in Education with Winston Salem Foundation and Martha Allman; Senior Assistant Provost and Dean of University Collaborations at Wake Forest University about building a community-wide digital equity plan in Forsyth County. 

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Sep 16, 2021

Faith and Community: Rural Food Ministries

In the third episode of “Faith and Community,” Justine Post of the Conservation Fund and Michelle Osborne of RAFI-USA discuss rural churches' food ministries and how to strengthen community engagement through innovative partnerships and community projects. 

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Sep 14, 2021

First in Future: After the Flood Waters Recede?

In this episode, we focus on "After the Flood Waters Recede" with guests Jim Fox, former Director of NEMAC; Mayor Zeb Smathers of Canton NC; Jeff Howell, Yancey EMC; and NC House of Representatives Majority Leader, John Bell. 

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Sep 6, 2021

Connected: Supporting Connectivity for Migrant Farmworkers

In this episode of the “Connected” podcast series, host Maggie Woods (IEI Policy and Program Manager and BAND-NC Program Director) speaks to Natalie Rivera (NCFHP Internet Connectivity Project Coordinator with NC DHHS) about the sustainable initiative to bring internet to migrant farmworker housing across North Carolina. 

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Sep 2, 2021

Faith and Community: Rural Aging

In the second episode of “Faith and Community,” Rev. Karen Richardson-Dunn of the NC Council of Churches “Partners in Health & Wholeness” initiative discusses aging as a natural process as we move through life. 

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Aug 19, 2021

Faith and Community: Reclaiming Rural: Building Thriving Rural Congregations

In the first episode of “Faith and Community,” Rev. Allen Stanton, the Executive Director of the Turner Center, discusses his new book "Reclaiming Rural: Building Thriving Rural Congregations" and how rural faith leaders can relate to their congregations and communities. 

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Aug 17, 2021

First in Future: Power Of Affordability In Increasing Attainment with Toni Blount, Martha Quillin and Abdur-Raqib Gant

In this episode, we focus on the "Power of Affordability In Increasing Attainment" with guests Toni Blount - Regional Impact Manager, myFutureNC; Abdur-Raqib Gant - NCA&T student, and Martha Quillin - News and Observer reporter. 

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Aug 16, 2021

Connected: Cooperative Extension’s role in digital inclusion

In this inaugural episode of the “Connected” podcast series, host Maggie Woods (IEI Policy and Program Manager and BAND-NC Program Director) speaks to Kenny Sherin (Randolph County Extension Director and the Broadband Access and Education Coordinator for NC Cooperative Extension) about Cooperative Extension’s role in digital inclusion.