The Kicker

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Peter Kent

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October 11, 2018

Episode 3: Devising a plan for North Carolina’s national forests

Guests on The Kicker from left to right: Carolina Public Press environmental reporter Jack Igelman, U.S. Forest Service planning staff officer Michelle Aldridge and American Whitewater national stewardship director Kevin Coburn. The topic was the revised plan for the Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests in Western North Carolina.

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Welcome to The Kicker from Carolina Public Press, a North Carolina news show bringing you conversations with journalists, sources and newsmakers from across the state. In the episode, host Peter Kent is joined by Jack Igelman, lead environmental reporter for Carolina Public Press; Michelle Aldridge, the U.S. Forest Service planning staff officer for the Nantahala and Pisgah National Forest plan revision; and Kevin Colburn, national stewardship director for American Whitewater. They discuss how the U.S. Forest Service is working to revise how nearly 1.1 million acres of national forests in North Carolina will be managed, a decision that will impact the mountains’ environment, economy, recreation and culture for the next 20 years. Listen here

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September 27, 2018

Episode 2: Lake Lure’s dam problems

Today on The Kicker, the North Carolina lakeside town best known as the setting for the film Dirty Dancing is dealing with a situation that would make for a nail-biter disaster movie. The dam that creates Lake Lure is crumbling and in need of millions of dollars in repairs. Carolina Public Press managing editor Frank Taylor has been reporting the story. He brings us up to date on what’s being done to avoid catastrophe. Listen here

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September 11, 2018

Episode 1: We launch!

The Kicker moderator Peter Kent hosts conversations and interviews with Carolina Public Press contributing journalists reporting on a regional and statewide North Carolina stories.

Carolina Public Press Executive Director Angie Newson and Board Member David Hurand join Peter to discuss the origins of Carolina Public Press, it’s mission, future and current projects. Listen here:

Sept. 13 at 3:30 we launched The Kicker from Carolina Public Press. Peter Kent at the mic with guests CPP founder Angie Newsome and board member David Hurand.

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September 27, 2018

Episode 2: Lake Lure’s dam problems

Today on The Kicker, the North Carolina lakeside town best known as the setting for the film Dirty Dancing is dealing with a situation that would make for a nail-biter disaster movie. The dam that creates Lake Lure is crumbling and in need of millions of dollars in repairs. Carolina Public Press managing editor Frank Taylor has been reporting the story. He brings us up to date on what’s being done to avoid catastrophe. 

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