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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

More power poles, more problems

Electric vehicles and renewable energy sources are in their boom era — and that means the need for electricity is... more

15 Feb 2024 · 15 minutes
Craft beer’s emerging Southern flavor

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

08 Feb 2024 · 19 minutes
How one business built Black Wall Street

At the turn of the 20th century, the epicenter of America’s Black middle class was in a midsize city in... more

01 Feb 2024 · 24 minutes
NASCAR's racing simulator revolution

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

25 Jan 2024 · 20 minutes
Place, Erased: Environmental ghost towns

Any kind of environmental crisis – whether it's caused by an act of God or big industry – can upend... more

18 Jan 2024 · 19 minutes
EVs are reshaping the South one small town at a time

Stanton, Tennessee -- population 400 -- is getting ready to welcome a Ford auto-manufacturing campus that will employ 6,000 people.... more

11 Jan 2024 · 17 minutes
The remarkable story of daredevil Tiny Broadwick

This year marks the 120th anniversary of Orville and Wilbur Wright's powered airplane flight at Kill Devil Hills in the... more

04 Jan 2024 · 25 minutes
Featuring: Embodied - How fandoms build community

This week we're highlighting a recent episode of the award-winning podcast Embodied (which is also produced at WUNC). We hear... more

28 Dec 2023 · 36 minutes
The kids are alright: NPR Student Podcast Challenge finalist

NPR's annual Student Podcast Challenge is kind of a big deal. In 2023 alone, they received over 3,300 entries. This... more

21 Dec 2023 · 17 minutes
Recovering from long Covid could be a long journey

We now know an incredible amount about the COVID-19 virus. But long Covid symptoms and treatment options remain a blind... more

14 Dec 2023 · 18 minutes
Millions across the South can’t trust their tap water

The water supply for millions of people across the South has serious problems. Many of these folks live in majority... more

07 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
One state could be a test case for tackling the opioid crisis

Recent litigation to hold drug makers accountable for the opioid epidemic has led to settlements totaling $50 billion that are... more

30 Nov 2023 · 17 minutes
Featuring: North Carolina pottery from clay to kiln

As we all take the week to reconnect with our loved ones, we're presenting a story about what's on our... more

23 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
The process to return Native American remains is broken

For over a hundred years, Western archeologists built vast collections of looted Native American artifacts and human remains. For many... more

16 Nov 2023 · 21 minutes
My next-door neighbor is a weapon of mass destruction

An army depot in Eastern Kentucky once housed something extraordinary and terrible: an arsenal of chemical weapons. The dangers of... more

09 Nov 2023 · 24 minutes
The takeover of The Robesonian

In 1988, two armed Native American men occupied a newspaper office in Southeastern North Carolina. In an effort to raise... more

02 Nov 2023 · 20 minutes
How many dollar stores are too many?

Discount stores like Family Dollar and Dollar General have become ubiquitous in the American landscape — especially in the South.... more

26 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
What it takes to make music in prison

As a person incarcerated in the state of Virginia, rapper Deon Thomas doesn’t have access to a recording studio. Instead,... more

19 Oct 2023 · 26 minutes
Asian American Studies has arrived

Asian Americans are the fastest growing demographic in the country, yet historically, they've been near-invisible in our popular culture. But... more

12 Oct 2023 · 20 minutes
A look inside America’s climate data bunker

Embedded in a warehouse within the Blue Ridge Mountains, climate scientists are collecting rows upon rows of weather data going... more

05 Oct 2023 · 21 minutes
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A look inside America’s climate data bunker
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Embedded in a warehouse within the Blue Ridge Mountains, climate scientists are collecting rows upon rows of weather data going back centuries.... more