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Institute for Emerging Issues

Jul 31, 2018

First in Future: Chancellor of University of North Carolina at Pembroke Dr. Robin Cummings

Summary: Just think about the impact on southeastern North Carolina of a place like UNC Pembroke—an institution originally built to train Native Americans teachers and nurses, but eventually expanded to serve… 

Jul 24, 2018

First in Future: Senior Vice President of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives Nelle Hotchkiss

Summary: In the 90s, it was recommended that every resident state should have access to affordable high-speed internet. General thinking was that with broadband speeds and quick shipping pickup, a… 

Jul 17, 2018

First in Future: Executive Director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Mo Green

Summary: This week’s First in Future guest was a New York born, Georgia raised and Duke educated law clerk, and former school superintendent who’s now the head of North Carolina’s largest… 

Jul 10, 2018

First in Future: Senior Fellow, NC Institute of Minority Economic Development Andrea Harris

Summary: This week’s First in Future guest, Andrea Harris, is the Senior Fellow at NC Institute of Minority Economic Development. The past 50 years she’s been standing up for the elderly,… 

May 22, 2018

First in Future: Head of Rural Initiative for UNC School of Medicine Dr. Robert Bashford

Summary:  Seventy out of eighty rural North Carolina counties are described as “medical deserts”, meaning they have no primary care doctors. Finding solutions to rural health care is a big,…