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Diving into important topics in the town of Holly Springs, North Carolina. Asking the right people the right questions.

Holly Springs Deep Dive Karen Shore

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    • 4.4 • 17 Ratings

Diving into important topics in the town of Holly Springs, North Carolina. Asking the right people the right questions.

    LGBTQIA+ in Holly Springs - My New Friend Jack

    LGBTQIA+ in Holly Springs - My New Friend Jack

    Welcome to the Holly Springs Deep Dive Podcast. I'm gonna be honest, listeners: Holly Springs has been a tale of two towns lately. In one Holly Springs there have been exciting announcements about big new companies building here, skyrocketing property values, and the recent naming of NC by CNBC as the number 1 state for business in 2022. 
    But the other Holly Springs continues to deal with intolerance, bigotry, discrimination, and a seemingly well thought out plan by some of our elected officials and citizens to keep it that way.
    Back to that CNBC announcement that NC is the best state in the country for business…we did have one strike against us. It's buried under all of the good things they said about us. Guess what it is…NC ranks in the lower half of our 50 states for life, health and INCLUSION. Sounds like Holly Springs is a microcosm of what's right AND wrong with NC. We need to do better.
    To that end, I want to introduce you to someone you might not already know. They're a wonderful, whip-smart, engaged, funny, dedicated, tax-paying, home-owning, family-supporting voter who happens to be non-binary. Now I understand that when people hate, it's usually connected to fear. I want to let this person shine and show you they're nothing to be afraid of. You're REALLY missing out if you exclude the entire group of LGBTQIA+ people from your life. MY life is absolutely richer because of people like this episode's guest.
    CNBC announcement of NC as #1 state for business
    Holly Springs Is Moving Backward on LGBTQ Rights - IndyWeek
    No Pride Month proclamation for Holly Springs, mayor criticized - ABC11 news
    Holly Springs mayor rejects Gay Pride month proclamation - News and Observer



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    Episode - Rachel Woods and Kristina Natt och Dag, Co-Founders of Clean Air Holly Springs

    Episode - Rachel Woods and Kristina Natt och Dag, Co-Founders of Clean Air Holly Springs

    This is the first episode of 2022, and I know that many of you have already broken at least one resolution if you are even still making those. But I have a suggestion for one that is EASY to do, and will make a big difference in the daily lives of all of us here in Holly Springs. I want you to stop leaving your car idling when you’re waiting in car lines. That’s it.

    Now this idea isn’t mine, it’s the aim of a group here in town called Clean Air Holly Springs. I spoke to their co-founders Rachel Woods and Kristina Natt och Dag. They’re focused on helping us get more air quality days in the “green” category and fewer in the “yellow” and “red” classifications.

    Before we get started, If you’re enjoying this podcast, consider becoming a supporter by clicking the Patreon link on my website hollyspringsdeepdive.com. This podcast is free to listen to, but not free to make. This week's episode is brought to you by my Patreon supporters including Tonya, Richard, Penny, Brenda, Meredith, Jacqueline, Rick, and Elena, my newest patrons.

    Ok, ready to find out how turning off your car engine can make a big difference in our lives? And what else you can do to get involved? Let’s dive in!

    Check real-time air quality right here in Holly Springs
    Take the #turnitoff pledge

    Clean Air Holly Springs Facebook Page
    Clean Air Holly Springs Twitter Feed
    Clean Air Holly Springs Instagram
    Clean Aire NC
    NC Department of Environmental Quality
    Eco America

    Myths about idling
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    Amy Short, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Emergency Services for WakeMed Cary Hospital

    Amy Short, MSN, RN, NE-BC, Director of Emergency Services for WakeMed Cary Hospital

    This week, I talked to Amy Short, the director for Emergency Services at Wakemed Cary. We talked about the reality of COVID-19 in local hospitals. It’s not minimized and it’s not sensationalized. It’s reality, straight from a healthcare professional right here in our section of Wake County. 
    Before we get started, If you’re enjoying this podcast, consider becoming a supporter by clicking the Patreon link on my website hollyspringsdeepdive.com. This podcast is free to listen to, but not free to make. And if you’re interested in having YOUR business sponsor an upcoming episode, reach out to me at hollyspringsdeepdive@gmail.com. It costs less than you think, and you’d gain exposure to tons of locals in our area.
    Ok, ready to hear from Amy Short about what local hospitals are like during this COVID wave? Let’s dive in!

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    Wake County COVID-19 Information
    North Carolina COVID-19 Dashboard
    Find a COVID-19 Vaccine for ages 12 and up



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    • 34 min
    Sean Mayefskie, Holly Springs Mayoral Candidate 2021

    Sean Mayefskie, Holly Springs Mayoral Candidate 2021

    Welcome to the Holly Springs Deep Dive Podcast! Here we are, just THREE weeks away from election day 2021 in Holly Springs. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Mayoral candidate Sean Mayefskie. We talked on Wednesday, October 6. Let's dive in!

    Sean Mayefskie's Campaign Finance Reports

    Sean Mayefskie's Campaign Website
    Sean Mayefskie's Campaign Facebook Page



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    • 39 min
    Christine Kelly, Holly Springs Mayoral Candidate 2021

    Christine Kelly, Holly Springs Mayoral Candidate 2021

    Welcome to the Holly Springs Deep Dive Podcast! Here we are, just THREE weeks away from election day 2021 in Holly Springs. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Mayoral candidate Christine Kelly. We talked on Friday, September 24. Let’s dive in!

    Christine Kelly's Campaign Finance Reports

    Christine Kelly's Campaign Website
    Christine Kelly's Campaign Facebook Page
    Christine Kelly's Campaign Instagram Feed
    Christine Kelly's Campaign Twitter Feed
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    • 42 min
    Kristi Bennett, Holly Springs Town Council Candidate 2021

    Kristi Bennett, Holly Springs Town Council Candidate 2021

    Welcome to the Holly Springs Deep Dive Podcast! Here we are, in the month leading up to election day 2021 in Holly Springs. 
    In this episode, you’ll hear from Town Council Candidate Kristi Bennett. Let’s dive in!

    Kristi Bennett's Campaign Finance Reports
    Kristi Bennett's Campaign Website
    Kristi Bennett's Campaign Facebook Page


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Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

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Such a useful tool to stay “in the know” here in Holly Springs

This show is so helpful as a resident in Holly Springs. Karen is a fantastic interviewer and always approaches her guests with an open mind and open heart. You can tell she loves Holly Springs.

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