At this particular moment in history, we think it's vital that we give ourselves more time to listen to what's happening in Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia. To do that, Blue Ridge Public Radio is launching a new program from its news department - BPR News Presents: The Porch.
In our debut episode, we speak with Buncombe County elections director Corinne Duncan, Great Smoky Mountains National Park superintendent Cassius Cash, and the first Black principal in Macon County schools post-integration Shirley Parks.
(The BPR News Presents theme is The Vibes by Audiobinger. Other music included in this episode includes I Care by Loyalty Freak Music)