Community Matters

“Community Matters” is 30-minute public affairs show in which members of the community discuss relevant issues for the Triangle area in North Carolina. It airs at 6:30 AM Saturdays on MyRDC 28 and at 11:30 AM Sundays on CW22. Below are segments from shows I’ve produced.

Composting in North Carolina

Millbrook Magnet Elementary School Environment Connections has diverted more than 5,000 pounds of food waste from the landfill in just 4 months. Sean Russell, the school’s Environmental Connections Integration Specialist, tells us what the experience has been like, as well as how crucial Every Tray Counts and CompostNow have been during this process.

Scholar Academy for Latinxs United for Diversity

In March 2019, The Durham Public Schools Foundation funded 19 educational projects across Durham. I had the opportunity to catch up with one of the recipients, Scholar Academy for Latinxs United for Diversity. Alex Villeda and Dr. Gaby Nagy explained how SALUD came about and its relevance for the Durham community.

Durham Public Schools Foundation

In 2018, a community-led effort partnered with Durham Public Schools to transform them for success and equity for every student. Their mission is to catalyze big ideas and foster community engagement with Durham’s Public Schools. Magan Gonzales-Smith, Executive Director of Durham Public Schools Foundation, shared how the DPS Foundation came to be and how they’re planning on transforming public education in Durham.


(This episode was recorded on March 1st, 2019)

It’s been on the news since the beginning of this year: measles outbreaks are happening across the country, from New York to Washington state. According to the CDC, there have been 387 cases reported this year as of March 28, 2019. What can we do to protect ourselves and our loved ones?

Doctor Nicole Swiner, Partner at Durham Family Medicine, joined the conversation to explain exactly what we should ask our doctor when it comes to vaccines.

Public Health and Wellness

We all want to be healthy and live life to the fullest. But taking care of ourselves can be tricky at times, either because our schedules are too hectic or simply because we don’t know exactly how to take full care of our health.

If this issue sounds familiar to you, this show offers you the resources you need to get you on the right track. Regina Petteway, Director of Wake County Human Services, joined us on set to share what Wake County is doing to keep the community healthy.