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NC News Roundup: the UNC Chancellor's big decision, local politics and war, wildfires in Western NC and more

North Carolina Forest Service on November 17, 2023
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Image from North Carolina Forest Service website on November 17, 2023

Co-host Jeff Tiberii is joined by four journalists to talk about the week in North Carolina news and politics.

Topics this week include: the wildfires in Western NC; how local and state political leaders are navigating tensions around the Israel-Hamas war; and UNC Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz considers leaving to lead Michigan State University.

Colin Campbell, Capitol Bureau Chief, WUNC
Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan, Capitol Bureau Chief, The News & Observer
Lucille Sherman, Reporter, Axios Raleigh
Lilly Knoepp, Senior Regional Reporter, Blue Ridge Public Radio

Jeff Tiberii is the co-host of WUNC's "Due South." Jeff joined WUNC in 2011. During his 20 years in public radio, he was Morning Edition Host at WFDD and WUNC’s Greensboro Bureau Chief and later, the Capitol Bureau Chief. Jeff has covered state and federal politics, produced the radio documentary “Right Turn,” launched a podcast, and was named North Carolina Radio Reporter of the Year four times.
Rachel McCarthy is a producer for "Due South." She previously worked at WUNC as a producer for "The Story with Dick Gordon." More recently, Rachel was podcast managing editor at Capitol Broadcasting Company where she developed narrative series and edited a daily podcast. She also worked at "The Double Shift" podcast as supervising producer. Rachel learned about audio storytelling at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Prior to working in audio journalism, she was a research assistant at the Aspen Institute in Washington, DC.