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Triple Nickles; Principal Asia Cunningham; UNC Hospitals Youth Behavioral Health

Soldiers in the "Triple Nickle" platoon in a plane getting ready to jump.
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Soldiers in the "Triple Nickle" platoon in a plane geting ready to jump.

Editor's Note: This conversation originally aired Jan 9, 2024.

Part One: Sharryse Piggott highlights the ‘Triple Nickles’
WUNC’s Sharryse Piggott spent weeks reporting on the history of the U.S. Army’s first all-Black WWII paratrooper unit. She spoke with the grandson of unit founder Walter Morris about the groundbreaking work the soldiers pioneered. She talks with Leoneda Inge about the ‘Triple Nickles.’
Guest
Sharryse Piggott, WUNC reporter

Part Two: Principal Asia Cunningham
Pearsontown Elementary School principal Asia Cunningham was shocked during a school assembly in November when she realized the event was being held in her honor. There, it was announced that she was the winner of the prestigious Milken Educator Award, also known as “the Oscars of Teaching. We talk with her about her work and the honor.
Guest
Asia Cunningham, principal of Pearsontown Elementary School

Part Three: New UNC Health Facility Addresses Youth Mental Health Issues
Leoneda Inge talks to Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody about UNC Health’s new in-patient facility, located in Butner, NC, for children and teens facing mental health and addiction challenges.
Guest
Dr. Samantha Meltzer-Brody, professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at UNC-Chapel Hill

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.