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Trevon Logan, distinguished Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at The Ohio State University, talks about some of the origins of contemporary Black names in the United States.

North Carolina's own Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett has been in the news a lot lately as part of the team that developed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. Host Leoneda Inge reflects on her contributions and the familiar nature of "Dr. Kizzy's" name.

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Leoneda Inge is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Leoneda has been a radio journalist for more than 30 years, spending most of her career at WUNC as the Race and Southern Culture reporter. Leoneda’s work includes stories of race, slavery, memory and monuments. She has won "Gracie" awards, an Alfred I. duPont Award and several awards from the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA). In 2017, Leoneda was named "Journalist of Distinction" by the National Association of Black Journalists.