44 episodes

Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.

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Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From news to arts and culture, we dive into topics that might not be on a front page, but deserve a closer look. Along the way, we explore the nuances of our home—and how what happens here ripples across the country.Hosted by Anisa Khalifa, The Broadside is a production of North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC. Find it every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts.

    Bigfoot is from North Carolina

    Bigfoot is from North Carolina

    Appalachia is Bigfoot territory. In a big way. This week, we look at the mythical beast's legend, lore and sizable economic impact in the region. And we follow one reporter’s journey through the mountains and foothills of western North Carolina in search of Sasquatch. Featuring: Emily Cataneo, reporter for The AssemblyLinks: 
    Check out Emily's story on Appalachian Bigfoot culture at The Assembly here.
    You can find a transcript of the episode here.
    Donate: The Broadside is made possible by contributions from listeners like you. Support WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio and this podcast by making a donation here.Sign up for WUNC's new Politics Newsletter here.

    • 19 min
    Can we bring red wolves back from the brink (again)?

    Can we bring red wolves back from the brink (again)?

    Red wolves were declared extinct in the wild in 1980. But in a stunning success for conservationists, a captive breeding program reintroduced the animal less than a decade later. That effort has stalled in recent years. Today, there are fewer than 30 animals left in the wild, all located in an isolated corner of North Carolina. Ultimately, the iconic Southern carnivore’s biggest threat is also its best hope for survival: humans.Featuring: 
    Dr. Tara Harrison, Assistant Professor at NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine
    Sean Hubbard, NC State University’s Canine Conversation Crew
    Adam Wagner, climate change and environment reporter at the Raleigh News & Observer
    Links: 
    Check out Adam’s reporting on red wolves for the News & Observer.
    You can find a transcript of the episode here.
    Donate: The Broadside is made possible by contributions from listeners like you. Support WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio and this podcast by making a donation here.Sign up for WUNC's new Politics Newsletter here.

    • 19 min
    The other Declaration of Independence

    The other Declaration of Independence

    July 4th, 1776 is arguably the most important date in American history. That's when citizens of the colonies declared total independence from Great Britain for the very first time. But what if it wasn’t the first? This week, we travel down the rabbit hole of North Carolina’s Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and entertain a couple of shocking possibilities: either someone’s lying — or we may need to rethink everything we know about American independence.Featuring: 
    Dave Fleming, author of  “Who's Your Founding Father?: One Man’s Epic Quest to Uncover the First, True Declaration of Independence”
    Jim Ambuske, historian and co-head of R2 Studios at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.
    Links: You can find a transcript of the episode here.Donate: The Broadside is made possible by contributions from listeners like you. Support WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio and this podcast by making a donation here.Sign up for WUNC's new Politics Newsletter here.

    • 18 min
    The surprising cricket capital of the South

    The surprising cricket capital of the South

    The game of cricket is rapidly gaining popularity across the US. The country is currently co-hosting the Men's T20 Cricket World Cup for the very first time at venues in major cities like New York, Miami and Dallas. But if you want to see what the future of the sport in America might look like, you need to visit a field next to an airport in the small town of Morrisville, North Carolina.Featuring: 
    Hasham Malik, captain of Morrisville Warriors Cricket Club
    Babar Baig, former president of Triangle Cricket League
    Satish Garimella, Mayor Pro Tem of Morrisville, NC
    Abhiram “Abhi” Bolisetty, former US international player
    Philip Service, head coach for Triangle Cricket League
    Links: You can find a transcript of the episode here.The Broadside is made possible by contributions from listeners like you. Support WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio and this podcast by making a donation.Sign up for WUNC's new Politics Newsletter here.

    • 21 min
    The science behind saving an island

    The science behind saving an island

    Sugarloaf Island protects the community of Morehead City from hurricanes and storm surge. But in recent decades, it’s begun to disappear. A multimillion dollar project is underway to save this North Carolina town's last line of defense from the pounding waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The plan's mix of science and engineering could offer a solution for coastal erosion across the country. Featuring: Celeste Gracia, Environmental Reporter at WUNC-North Carolina Public RadioLinks: 
    Check out Celeste’s recent reporting for WUNC on the project to save Sugarloaf Island.
    Listen to Celeste's appearance on WUNC's Due South.
    Donate: The Broadside is made possible by contributions from listeners like you. Support WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio and this podcast by making a donation.Sign up for WUNC's new Politics Newsletter here.

    • 17 min
    Craft beer’s emerging Southern flavor (Revisited)

    Craft beer’s emerging Southern flavor (Revisited)

    In the last decade, the craft industry’s boom has steadily spread across Southern states. There are now thousands of breweries in the region (400 in North Carolina alone). But what exactly is a Southern beer?Featuring:
    Sean Lilly Wilson, Founder of Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC
    Tinu Diver, Documentary Filmmaker
    Owen Racer, Freelance Journalist
    Todd Boera, Co-founder and Creative Director of Fonta Flora Brewery in Nebo, NC
    Links:Check out Owen Racer's Gulf Coast beer reporting at Good Beer Hunting.Donate: The Broadside is made possible by contributions from listeners like you. Support WUNC-North Carolina Public Radio and this podcast by making a donation.Sign up for WUNC's new Politics Newsletter here.

    • 19 min

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