05/26/2020  INTERVIEW WITH KARL LINDEGREN AND TRAVIS KELLEY

Today Mark interviewed two leading labor and employment attorneys, Karl Lindegren and Travis Kelley from the national law firm of Fisher Phillips. They discussed what employers are faced with and must do to reopen their businesses responsibly.  Employers are anxious to begin but are mindful of potential liability if employees come to work and spread COVID-19 to fellow employees, not to mention, patrons, vendors and anyone else who interacts with the workforce. This program will be rebroadcast this Saturday May 30 at 10 AM.   Go to wpvmfm.org to listen live or listen below.

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05/19/2020  INTERVIEW WITH BOB PHILLIPS

Today Mark Lieberman interviewed Bob Phillips who has been the Executive Director of Common Cause, NC since 2001. Common Cause is working to make voting more accessible for the November election cycle.  Today Bob discussed voter suppression during the pandemic. Some of the recommendations to make voting more accessible include: advocating for making voting by mail more accessible, on-line voter registration, more funding for poll worker recruiting, and training if we have in-person voting. Learn how Common Cause is advocating for the protection of voting rights in this very important election year. This program will be rebroadcast this Saturday May 23 at 10 am. Go to wpvmfm.org to listen live or listen below.

Guest Bob Phillips

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05/12/2020  INTERVIEW WITH LISA SORG

Today Mark Lieberman interviewed Lisa Sorg an investigative reporter for North Carolina Policy Watch. She covers environmental issued, including social justice, pollution, climate change and energy policy.  North Carolina nursing homes and retirement centers are at the epicenter of the coronavirus in North Carolina. At least 102 people have tested positive for the virus at the Citadel, a poorly rated nursing facility in Salisbury, North Carolina. She discusses the tragic story of a woman residing at the Citadel nursing home who contracted the COVID-19 virus and died without her nephew knowing until it was too late.  Listen Saturday at 10:00 AM to The World According to Mark on WPVM 103.7 FM or stream on wpvmfm.org to hear Mark Lieberman’s interview with Lisa. You can also go to wpvmfm.org/show/world-according-mark to hear the interview.

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05/05/2020  INTERVIEW WITH MICHEL BAUDOUIN

This week Mark interviewed Michel Baudouin, a well known restauranteur of French comfort foods – Bouchon and Rendez-vous. Listen to this interview about how he developed and is maintaining his business through the pandemic.

 

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Guest Michel Baudouin

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04/28/2020  INTERVIEW WITH KARA IRANI/MANNA FOODBANK

Welcome back Kara.  It is so important to hear about the Manna Foodbank during this time of the COVID-19.  Kara is the Director of Marketing and Communications at MANNA Foodbank here in Asheville, NC.  With the emergence of COVID-19, MANNA Foodbank staff is working with county and state government agencies to serve thousands of residents and families.  Listen in to what MANNA is currently doing during this pandemic.

Guest Kara Irani

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04/21/2020  INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT BILOTT

Today, Mark interviewed Robert Bilott, the famous environmental attorney who waged a two decade legal battle against Dupont for knowingly dumping the toxic cancer causing chemical PFOA into the environment. His story was featured in the 2019 movie “Dark Waters” staring Mark Ruffalo. His story is chronicled in his book, “Exposure: Poisoned Water, Corporate Greed, and One Lawyer’s Twenty-Year Battle against DuPont.”  According to Bilott, the entire world continues to face this unique health threat for a class of industrial chemicals that most Americans have never heard of.  What can be done to stop this?  Listen in to this impressive interview.

Guest Robert Bilott
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