32 min

Symbolism North Carolina Rabbit Hole

    • History

In 2001, some state lawmakers were engaged in a less-than-sweet debate: Which berry should be named the official berry of North Carolina? We tracked down the teacher and fourth-graders who started it all with a class project and got a lot more than they bargained for. Plus, meet the former state senator who voted against EVERY new state symbol. His reasoning says a lot about the things we pick to represent us.
Hosted and mixed by: Jeremy Markovich
Produced by: James Mieczkowski and Jeremy Markovich
Editor-in-chief: Elizabeth Hudson
Music by: Blue Dot Sessions
Closing Song: Carolina's The Place I Gotta Be, by Charlie Albertson
Special Thanks: Gerry Cohen, Lauren Horsch

In 2001, some state lawmakers were engaged in a less-than-sweet debate: Which berry should be named the official berry of North Carolina? We tracked down the teacher and fourth-graders who started it all with a class project and got a lot more than they bargained for. Plus, meet the former state senator who voted against EVERY new state symbol. His reasoning says a lot about the things we pick to represent us.
Hosted and mixed by: Jeremy Markovich
Produced by: James Mieczkowski and Jeremy Markovich
Editor-in-chief: Elizabeth Hudson
Music by: Blue Dot Sessions
Closing Song: Carolina's The Place I Gotta Be, by Charlie Albertson
Special Thanks: Gerry Cohen, Lauren Horsch

32 min

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