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The Daily Tar Heel’s Heel Talk Podcast brings you the news you need to know in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Each episode covers the most pressing stories of the week, with reporting and analysis by DTH journalists. Join host Evely Forte every Monday as she and guest reporters break down the facts and offer news insights you can listen to on your commute to work or walk to class.

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The Daily Tar Heel’s Heel Talk Podcast brings you the news you need to know in Chapel Hill and Orange County. Each episode covers the most pressing stories of the week, with reporting and analysis by DTH journalists. Join host Evely Forte every Monday as she and guest reporters break down the facts and offer news insights you can listen to on your commute to work or walk to class.

    Hark the Pod, Episode 1: North Carolina football returns

    Hark the Pod, Episode 1: North Carolina football returns

    Welcome to the first episode of "Hark the Pod," the Daily Tar Heel's new sports podcast, bringing you in-depth news and analysis about UNC sports.
    This week, the DTH's sports desk talks about what the North Carolina football team will look like this season and who the X factors might be.

    • 18 min
    Student Mental Health & Celebrating End of Semester

    Student Mental Health & Celebrating End of Semester

    May 5th officially marks the last day of class for the spring 2021 semester. And it’s no surprise that the weight of the pandemic, coupled with the stress of upcoming final exams and overall fatigue is weighing down on many UNC students at this time of year — especially many students living on-campus who are experiencing social isolation. On the 45th episode of Heel Talk, and the final one of the semester, DTH reporter Emily Shih talks with Host Evely Forte about the toll some students are facing in their mental health as the semester comes to a close. DTH reporter Chelsea Ramsey also talks about what the Carolina Union is doing to commemorate the last day of classes and bring a sense of normalcy to students this time of year. Episode hosted by Evely Forte and produced by Praveena Somasundaram. Supervising producers are University Desk Editor Maddie Ellis, Digital Managing Editor Will Melfi and Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic.

    • 13 min
    Implications of UNC’s deferred maintenance backlog

    Implications of UNC’s deferred maintenance backlog

    UNC’s deferred maintenance backlog has grown to over $900 million and counting. The facilities condition index suggests that the average of all UNC Buildings is 0.19 — falling in the poor condition category. DTH reporter Preston Fore talks about what deferred maintenance means and what implications the status of the deferred maintenance backlog has for the University moving forward. Host Evely Forte also chats with Ananya Mallik — a UNC sophomore in the middle of the pre-sale process for her debut novel, "Endless: A Villain's Love Story."  Episode hosted by Evely Forte and produced by Praveena Somasundaram. Supervising producers are University Desk Editor Maddie Ellis, Digital Managing Editor Will Melfi and Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic.
    You can pre-order "Endless: A Villain’s Love Story" and support Mallik here.

    • 21 min
    University building renaming process and new BOG members' hiring

    University building renaming process and new BOG members' hiring

    In July 2020, the Board of Trustees voted to remove the names of four buildings with racist ties on campus. And now, almost a year later, the University is one step closer to making that happen. DTH Reporter Lauren McCarthy talks to Host Evely Forte about this and the implications for the campus community moving forward. DTH Reporter Rachel Crumpler also talks about the new members appointed to the UNC Board of Governors last month and how the new hires increased diversity of the board, overall. Episode hosted by Evely Forte and produced by Praveena Somasundaram. Supervising producers are University Desk Editor Maddie Ellis, Digital Managing Editor Will Melfi and Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic.

    • 14 min
    Reflecting on University jurisdiction of students in violation of campus community standards

    Reflecting on University jurisdiction of students in violation of campus community standards

    As the state and Town of Chapel of Hill have slowly lifted restrictions and the campus community approaches a more normal summer term and fall semester, the University’s jurisdiction over holding students found in violation of University and/or state guidelines may change. Recently, the University has requested that the town extend the joint jurisdiction of UNC and the Town of Chapel Hill Police to include off-campus Greek Life housing. University Desk Editor Maddie Ellis spoke to Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz about this and shared what she learned from that conversation with Host Evely Forte. Episode hosted by Evely Forte and produced by Praveena Somasundaram. Supervising producers are University Desk Editor Maddie Ellis, Digital Managing Editor Will Melfi and Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic.

    • 18 min
    University COVID-19 vaccine clinic & Coach Hubert Davis’ hiring

    University COVID-19 vaccine clinic & Coach Hubert Davis’ hiring

    The University's COVID-19 vaccination clinic opened Mar. 31 for student vaccinations. Campus Health was approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as a vaccine provider and received a 2,000 dose allocation for the week to be distributed to students. Host Evely Forte spoke to University Desk reporter Charlotte Geier about the clinic and its implications for students as the University approaches a more “normal” fall semester. University Desk reporter Isabella Reilly reflects on how beneficial University-set aside wellness days have been for campus community members. Former Sports Editor Ryan Wilcox reflects on former UNC Men’s Basketball Coach Roy William’s retirement and looks ahead to the team’s prospects under Coach Hubert Davis. Episode hosted by Evely Forte and produced by Praveena Somasundaram. Supervising producers are University Desk Editor Maddie Ellis, Digital Managing Editor Will Melfi and Editor-in-Chief Anna Pogarcic.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

pemurray ,

Love it!

Evely is a wonderful host with the most amazing podcast voice 😆 Love Heel Talk to stay informed and connected with the UNC community. Great content and great future ahead of it!

aflores725 ,

Highly Recommend!!!

Truly love the content on this podcast and would recommend it to everyone! The host, Evely Forte, does a great job on keeping us informed! Can’t wait to hear more! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

daniella sevares ,

Amazing podcast

Great content, loved the podcast and amazing idea to keep informed during these crazy times!! Go best friend @ Evely🥰🌟!

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