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Hogs Gone Wild

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From lean mountain swine in Western North Carolina to wild boar in Texas, feral hogs are wreaking havoc, causing billions of dollars worth of damage each year. Their numbers are growing, thanks in part to their voracious appetites and breeding superpowers. Where some see a growing menace, others see money-making opportunities. Hosts Elizabeth Friend and Laura Pellicer explore how a range of stakeholders are tackling the South’s wild pig problem.

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Elizabeth Friend grew up in North Carolina listening to public radio in the backseat of the family station wagon. She has been reporting and producing at WUNC since 2016, covering everything from Army history to armadillos. She's also the co-founder of the beloved summer event series Audio Under The Stars. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the outside world with her family, dabbling in esoteric crafts, and cheese.
Laura Pellicer is a digital reporter with WUNC’s small but intrepid digital news team.
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