Charlotte Talks with Mike Collins, WFAE 90.7FM
The first case of COVID-19 in North Carolina was reported on March 3, 2020.
One year later, more than 870,000 North Carolinians have been infected and more than 11,500 have died.
From a devastating impact on public health to lockdowns on the economy to a reimagining of public education, the coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on North Carolina.
In a special statewide broadcast, Charlotte Talks will speak with state health and education officials as we partner with North Carolina public radio stations WUNC in Chapel Hill, WFDD in Winston-Salem, WHQR in Wilmington and Blue Ridge Public Radio in Asheville.
From the mountains to the coast, we reflect on how the state has adjusted since COVID-19 first emerged, what to expect as vaccines become widely distributed and if the light at the end of the tunnel is finally growing stronger.
Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services
Catherine Truitt, state superintendent of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Liz Schlemmer, education reporter for WUNC
Steve Harrison, political reporter for WFAE
Cass Herrington, reporter for Blue Ridge Public Radio
Rachel Lewis Hilburn, senior reporter for WHQR
Eddie Garcia, reporter for WFDD