Conversations with the Mayors-logo

Conversations with the Mayors

News & Politics Podcasts >

Every week, 97.9 The Hill WCHL’s Aaron Keck chats with the mayors of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, plus the chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. From breaking news to hot-button issues, they cover all the big news, trends, events and developments in one of the most exciting, most progressive, most desirable, and fastest-growing communities in America.

Every week, 97.9 The Hill WCHL’s Aaron Keck chats with the mayors of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, plus the chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. From breaking news to hot-button issues, they cover all the big news, trends, events and developments in one of the most exciting, most progressive, most desirable, and fastest-growing communities in America.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

Every week, 97.9 The Hill WCHL’s Aaron Keck chats with the mayors of Chapel Hill, Carrboro, and Hillsborough, plus the chair of the Orange County Board of Commissioners. From breaking news to hot-button issues, they cover all the big news, trends, events and developments in one of the most exciting, most progressive, most desirable, and fastest-growing communities in America.

Language:

English

Contact:

(919) 933-4165


Episodes

Chapel Hill: Sustainability

9/12/2019
More
Chapel Hill sustainability director John Richardson joins Aaron to discuss the town's current and future plans - which include economic development as well as environmental policies. The post Chapel Hill: Sustainability appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:03

Orange County: Guns, Flags, and Medline

9/11/2019
More
County Commissioner Penny Rich shares big economic development news - as well as the latest on the county's flag ordinance, and a discussion of firearm safety. The post Orange County: Guns, Flags, and Medline appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:14:45

Hillsborough: Cars, Mobile Homes, and Reservoirs

9/10/2019
More
Mayor Tom Stevens discusses last night's town board meeting, which included approval for a new auto dealership and a proposed project board members weren't so keen on. The post Hillsborough: Cars, Mobile Homes, and Reservoirs appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:03

Carrboro: Forum Season

9/6/2019
More
Mayor Lydia Lavelle attends multiple candidate forums, declares Labor Day as Living Wage Day, and prepares for the fall meeting season (which starts Tuesday). The post Carrboro: Forum Season appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:15:32

Orange County: Guns, Race, and Hurricanes

9/4/2019
More
County Commissioner Penny Rich recaps this week's board meeting - featuring a resolution condemning white supremacy and an upcoming discussion about gun safety. The post Orange County: Guns, Race, and Hurricanes appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:16:13

Hillsborough: Preparing For Dorian

9/3/2019
More
Mayor Tom Stevens discusses hurricane preparedness - as well as last weekend's anti-racist rally, which brought hundreds to downtown Hillsborough. The post Hillsborough: Preparing For Dorian appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:10:11

Chapel Hill: Fall Plans

8/29/2019
More
It's Mayor Pam Hemminger's last appearance for a while, as campaign season's getting under way - so we look ahead at lots of upcoming events and initiatives this fall. The post Chapel Hill: Fall Plans appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:14:16

Orange County: KKK Rally, Economic Development

8/28/2019
More
County Commissioner Penny Rich discusses the county's response to a Klan gathering in Hillsborough - and exciting news about upcoming economic development. The post Orange County: KKK Rally, Economic Development appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:14

Hillsborough: Responding To KKK Demonstrators

8/26/2019
More
Mayor Tom Stevens discusses Saturday's (unannounced) Klan demonstration in downtown Hillsborough - and praises residents for the way they responded. The post Hillsborough: Responding To KKK Demonstrators appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:11:13

Carrboro: The Gold Standard (For Bikes)

8/23/2019
More
Mayor Lydia Lavelle discusses tourism news, construction updates - and Carrboro's application to be named a gold-level bicycle-friendly community. The post Carrboro: The Gold Standard (For Bikes) appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:17:04

Chapel Hill: Hotels And Housing

8/22/2019
More
Mayor Pam Hemminger discusses good news for local tourism - and less good news for a planned affordable-housing project. The post Chapel Hill: Hotels And Housing appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:14:28

Orange County: Tourism, Football…and the Emu

8/21/2019
More
County Commissioner Penny Rich has tourism numbers from a recent meeting of the Orange County Visitors Bureau. Also, Eno the Emu has been located! The post Orange County: Tourism, Football…and the Emu appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:22

Hillsborough: Widening The Road

8/19/2019
More
Mayor Tom Stevens provides an update on the process of widening Churton Street downtown. The post Hillsborough: Widening The Road appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:08:40

Carrboro: Traffic Calming, LGBT Rights, Missing Woman Found

8/16/2019
More
Mayor Lydia Lavelle discusses road improvements, the (successful) search for a missing woman, and an important upcoming Supreme Court case. The post Carrboro: Traffic Calming, LGBT Rights, Missing Woman Found appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:17:41

Chapel Hill: Food, Housing, Transit

8/15/2019
More
Mayor Pam Hemminger provides an update on Food For The Summer, transit discussions, local stands against gun violence, and more. The post Chapel Hill: Food, Housing, Transit appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:58

Orange County: Housing, Schools, Underground Streams

8/14/2019
More
Commissioner Penny Rich and Aaron Keck focus (mostly) on good news - celebrating Habitat for Humanity, a cool back-to-school party, and more. (Also the discovery of a hitherto-unknown underground stream beneath a construction project. Whether that's 'good news' is up to you.) The post Orange County: Housing, Schools, Underground Streams appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:04

Hillsborough: Rallies And Roads (And Murals)

8/12/2019
More
Mayor Tom Stevens discusses Saturday's rally against white supremacy; the town board considers Churton Street widening; a new mural celebrates Billy Strayhorn. The post Hillsborough: Rallies And Roads (And Murals) appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:57

Carrboro: Roundabouts and Guns

8/10/2019
More
Mayor Lydia Lavelle discusses work on a new roundabout at the Estes/Greensboro intersection - and a letter she's cosigned calling for the US Senate to take action on gun violence. The post Carrboro: Roundabouts and Guns appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:14:05

Chapel Hill: Maurice Jones, One Year In

8/8/2019
More
Chapel Hill Town Manager Maurice Jones joins Aaron as he closes in on his first anniversary of taking over the job. The post Chapel Hill: Maurice Jones, One Year In appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:14:02

Orange County: Development, Schools, And Safety

8/7/2019
More
County Commissioner Penny Rich is excited about new economic development prospects - but also sober about the need to protect public safety in the wake of recent mass shootings. The post Orange County: Development, Schools, And Safety appeared first on Chapelboro.com.

Duration:00:12:54