Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews
11:37 am
Thu October 2, 2008

9th District Debate: Lower Taxes

Wilmington, NC – Russ Hauptman wants to know what are the three things you would do to lower taxes?

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Midday Interviews
11:29 am
Thu October 2, 2008

9th District Debate: Film Incentives

Wilmington, NC – A WECT viewer wants to know whether you think North Carolina's 15% film incentives are competitive enough with other states' incentives, including Louisiana's film incentive package at 30%?


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Midday Interviews
11:11 am
Thu October 2, 2008

9th District Debate: Illegal Immigrants & Education

Wilmington, NC – Larry Dezio wants to know if illegal immigrants should be allowed to enter and receive degrees at North Carolina's community colleges and state universities.

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Midday Interviews
11:05 am
Thu October 2, 2008

9th District Debate: Gas Prices

Wilmington, NC – Joe Burke wants to know: what would you do in order to try and ensure that gas prices return to an affordable rate?


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Midday Interviews
11:00 am
Thu October 2, 2008

9th District Debate: Cell Phones and Driving

Wilmington, NC – A question from Tim Barker: Wilmington has one of, if not the highest traffic accident rate in the state. Statistics show driving while talking on a cell phone increases the risk of collision. Would you support legislation banning drivers from using cell phones - why or why not?


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Midday Interviews
10:54 am
Thu October 2, 2008

9th District Debate: Candidate Bio's

Wilmington, NC – We'd like to start the debate with a test on brevity - could you tell us in about a minute a little bit about yourselves.


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Midday Interviews
3:23 pm
Thu September 11, 2008

Wilmington Social Worker Reflects on Ground Zero

Psychotherapist Tab Ballis talks about his experiences as an on-site therapist for First Responders at Ground Zero after 9/11.

Wilmington, NC – Tab Ballis is a licensed social worker and clinical addictions specialist in private practice in Wilmington.

And seven years ago, he served as a Disaster Mental Health Professional for the American Red Cross at ground zero after 9/11.

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Midday Interviews
5:35 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Laura Leslie Talks With Barack Obama

Chapel Hill – Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have both spent a good deal of time in North Carolina ahead of Tuesday's Primary election.

During an appearance in Winston-Salem Senator Obama repudiated comments by his former pastor on race and the black church.

The Illinois senator spoke with W-U-N-C's Laura Leslie. She asked him how he will make a discussion about race a productive one rather than a distraction.

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Midday Interviews
5:30 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Laura Leslie Talks With Hillary Clinton

Chapel Hill – The Democratic Presidential candidates have been hopskotching across the state leading up to North Carolina's primary.


In an interview with W-U-N-C reporter Laura Leslie, Senator Clinton acknowledged that her democratic opponent still leads the polls in North Carolina heading into the primary election Tuesday.

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Midday Interviews
5:21 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Entrepreneur Russell Simmons

Wilmington, NC – In the day before the North Carolina primary, the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama offered up a list of celebrities wanting to support their candidate.


Entrepreneur and former rap star Russell Simmons is supporting Barack Obama. He talks with WHQR's Alyson Novak about energizing young voters, and how his candidate is a lot like Run DMC and Jay Z.

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