Port City Politics is a podcast collaboration between WECT and WHQR. Every two weeks, WECT’s investigative reporter Michael Praats and WHQR’s News Director Ben Schachtman will break down the latest happenings in local politics.
Week of September 27 - IATSE strike, Woody White resigns, Vantaca scores incentive offer, and Covid update
On this episode of the podcast: A potential strike by the IASTE union could disrupt projects by Hulu, Netflix, and other streaming-service companies, Woody White resigns in protest from the UNCW Board, Wilmington-based Vantaca scores over a million dollars in grant offers, and what's the latest on boosters, third shots, and other vaccine news?
Week of September 13 - Transparency and accountability questions about NHC's school safety approach, plus leaked Novant video, and memories of Florence
On this episode of the podcast: New Hanover County commissioners unanimously approved giving the county manager access to $350 million to tackle 'community violence and school safety, a 'frank discussion' from an internal Novant meeting gets leaked, and three years later we remember Hurricane Florence... fondly?
Week of August 30 - School shooting, Tru Color's George Taylor Jr. speaks, and the mask mandate hearing
On this episode, a shooting at New Hanover High School, George Taylor Jr. defends Tru Colors' mission, and the mask mandate hearing brings unhinged Holocaust comparisons.
Week of August 16 - Tru Colors killing, WPD social media policy, Biden billboard, and Wilmington's non-discrimination law
On this episode, the latest on the Tru Colors killing, WPD's social media policy and the First Amendment, a rather bizzare billboard, and Wilmington's version of a non-discrimination ordinance.
Port City Politics: Week of August 2 - Toll bridge, Tru Colors, gun violence, Live Nation
On this episode, toll-bridge to nowhere, Tru Colors and gun violence, and Live Nation leaves a mess and gets someone else to pick it up.
Port City Politics: A new collaborative podcast from WECT and WHQR
The Port City Podcast is a collaborative effort between WECT and WHQR. Every two weeks (or so), WECT’s investigative reporter Michael Praats and WHQR’s News Director Ben Schachtman will break down the latest happenings in local politics.The Podcast will be available from both stations. You can find the video version from WECT here. For now, you'll find Port City Podcast here in the Newsroom feed — but it will have a home of its own soon.