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Jon Evans of WECT/Fox Wilmington has more than 30 years of television news experience. He's asked a lot of questions to newsmakers, and you've seen or heard their answers on his newscasts. Now Jon is asking different questions to those same newsmakers. going in-depth and learning things that only a few people know. Politicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers - you'll know them better after hearing them go "1 on 1 with Jon Evans."

1on1 with Jon Evans Jon Evans of WECT-TV

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    • 4.9, 18 Ratings

Jon Evans of WECT/Fox Wilmington has more than 30 years of television news experience. He's asked a lot of questions to newsmakers, and you've seen or heard their answers on his newscasts. Now Jon is asking different questions to those same newsmakers. going in-depth and learning things that only a few people know. Politicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers - you'll know them better after hearing them go "1 on 1 with Jon Evans."

    Dr. Mandy Cohen: She is a Mom, a wife, and now the face of North Carolina’s effort against COVID-19

    Dr. Mandy Cohen: She is a Mom, a wife, and now the face of North Carolina’s effort against COVID-19

    After earning three degrees from Ivy League schools and handling multiple health crises on the federal and state levels, Dr. Mandy Cohen says she never anticipated having to help ten million people through a pandemic. Now, as Secretary of North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Cohen is the face of the state’s effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, while balancing being a wife and mom to two little girls.

    • 30 min
    ‘John Boy’ Isley: Decades of making morning radio laughter with partner Billy James

    ‘John Boy’ Isley: Decades of making morning radio laughter with partner Billy James

    Few partnerships in radio or television have lasted as long as the one forged by John Isley and Bill James. They met in 1980 and are still together today on the wildly successful “John Boy & Billy Big Show”, waking people up with laughter on radio stations across the country. We caught up with John Isley in Wrightsville Beach, where he spends a lot of time away from work, and asked about how he got his start, the crew involved in producing the ‘Big Show’ magic, and how much longer the show will go o

    • 35 min
    Christina Koch: Her lifelong dream of going to space began along the NC coast

    Christina Koch: Her lifelong dream of going to space began along the NC coast

    As a child growing up along the North Carolina coast, Christina Koch used to look up at the stars from her backyard and dream about exploring the heavens. Decades later, she rode a rocket to the International Space Station and set the record for longest single space flight by a woman. The NASA astronaut shares stories about her journey, almost missing the phone call, and her favorite memories of working and living in outer space.

    • 27 min
    Peter Hans: President of NC Community Colleges hopes campuses can reopen in fall

    Peter Hans: President of NC Community Colleges hopes campuses can reopen in fall

    The coronavirus pandemic could cost North Carolina’s Community College System $2 billion. Future enrollment numbers are an unknown. Students are struggling financially and need assistance. Online learning must be improved, especially in rural areas. NCCCS President Peter Hans says schools are meeting these challenges and will be ready to offer educational opportunities when campuses are allowed to re-open.

    • 31 min
    Sanah Sayani: How she turned her spa into a mask-making operation to protect people against COVID-19

    Sanah Sayani: How she turned her spa into a mask-making operation to protect people against COVID-19

    Sanah Sayani had to close her spa business in March because of the coronavirus pandemic. But once the former television news reporter learned about the vital need for personal protection equipment in the fight against COVID-19, her space became headquarters for an all-volunteer effort to get free facemasks to anyone in need. So far, Tucker Makes Masks is at seven thousand, and counting.

    • 26 min
    Covering COVID-19: Anchoring news from home not as easy as you think

    Covering COVID-19: Anchoring news from home not as easy as you think

    You’ve watched them on WECT News for years. Frances Weller and Ashlea Kosikowski continue to deliver vital information to viewers during the coronavirus pandemic, but they are not broadcasting live from the television studio. These award-winning journalists are anchoring newscasts remotely from their homes, practicing social distancing to stay safe. While it may be convenient, both news anchors say it’s not as easy as you might think.  

    • 52 min

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4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

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Very interesting interviews. Keep them coming!

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Cool podcast!

Jon's podcast sheds light on the lives of inspiring people in Wilmington. The conversation is easy to follow and often relatable. Love learning about people's trajectories in life!

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great podcast

This podcast was a great way to learn about people in Wilmington! Love Jon's questions and the conversation!

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