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'Embrace The Complexity' - North Carolina's New State Historian On His Approach


Dr. Darin Waters will take over next month as North Carolina's Deputy Secretary for Archives and History.  The job in the state department of Natural and Cultural Resources comes with many responsibilities, including being North Carolina's state historian.Since 2017, Dr. Waters has co-hosted The Waters & Harvey Show with his former UNC Asheville colleague Dr. Marcus Harvey on Blue Ridge Public Radio.  As new episodes of the show are released, Dr. Waters took some time to talk with BPR's Matt Bush to discuss his new job, and his approach to telling and teaching history.

The Waters & Harvey Show is indepedently produced and solely distributed by Blue Ridge Public Radio

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.
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