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The Broadside
The Broadside
WUNC

Each week, The Broadside highlights a story from the heart of the American South and asks why it matters to you. From... more

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Episodes

The science behind saving an island

Sugarloaf Island protects the community of Morehead City from hurricanes and storm surge. But in recent decades, it’s begun to... more

20 Jun 2024 · 17 minutes
Craft beer’s emerging Southern flavor (Revisited)

In the last decade, the craft industry’s boom has steadily spread across Southern states. There are now thousands of breweries... more

13 Jun 2024 · 19 minutes
Charlotte the stingray's tangled web

Earlier this year, an aquarium in a small-town in Western North Carolina claimed that a stingray named Charlotte got impregnated... more

06 Jun 2024 · 21 minutes
The hunt for a long-lost musical masterpiece

Perhaps more than any other artform, the 20th century was shaped by jazz. And piano player and composer Mary Lou... more

30 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Billy Graham’s statue and the legacy of ‘America’s Pastor’

During his prolific six-decade career, Billy Graham traveled across the world preaching Christianity to millions. Along the way, he became... more

23 May 2024 · 21 minutes
NASCAR's racing simulator revolution (Revisited)

NASCAR is the most popular motorsport series across America, but its roots run deep as a regional sport in the... more

16 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Our trash lives next to this community

When it comes to where our trash goes, for most of us it's out of sight, out of mind. But... more

09 May 2024 · 17 minutes
How many dollar stores are too many? (Revisited)

This week, we're revisiting a story from last year that's recently been back in the headlines. Discount stores like Family... more

02 May 2024 · 21 minutes
Zombie deer and our looming conservation crisis

The majority of funding for state wildlife programs comes from hunting licenses and taxes associated with hunting, fishing and guns.... more

25 Apr 2024 · 20 minutes
Can we save the banana from extinction?

The grocery store banana as we know it is a monoculture, which means that from Tokyo to Tulsa nearly everyone... more

18 Apr 2024 · 12 minutes
The Broadside
The science behind saving an island
The Broadside