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Piedmont Perspectives

Piedmont Perspectives is a public affairs presentation of WTOB News. If you have an interview suggestion please call the WTOB News Department at 336-793-9641.

 

 

Lechelle Yates, Communications Director Better Business Bureau of Central and Northwest North Carolina
Air Date: 10/13/19
Lechelle talked about a scam that may involve your “personal assistant” on your smart device, such at “Siri” or “Alexa.”

 

 

Dwight “Mack” Sigmon, The Grand Master of Masons for North Carolina
Air Date: 10/13/19
Mack talked about the latest activities involving the Masons organization in North Carolina.

 

 

Dr. Richard Bedlack and Brett Hogue, Director of Duke University ALS Clinic/President and CEO LVHALS Foundation
Air Date: 10/06/19
Dr. Bedlack and Brett talked about the innovative work being done at the Duke ALS Clinic and the upcoming ALS benefit.

 

 

Glenn Davis, Director of the First Responder Chaplaincy at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Air Date: 9/29/19
Chaplain David talked about the work done by the Chaplaincy, and how they deal with the stressful situations faced by first responders.

 

 

Martin Tucker, Author, “Vietnam Photographs from North Carolina Veterans: The Memories They Brought Home.”   
Air Date: 9/22/19
Martin talked about his career, and new book of photographs he compiled.

 

 

Jeff Pruett, Opiod Safety Program Coordinator with Community Care of North Carolina and Tara Tucker, Chair of the Forsyth County Opiod Task Force
Air Date: 9/15/19
Jeff and Tara talked about the opiod crisis and how it’s affecting North Carolina.

 

Corporal Tara Barham, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office Domestic Unit
Air Date: 9/8/19
Corporal Barham talked about child custody laws and how they deal with 50B and 50C orders.

 

“The Grimberlyn Reaper”, Member of the Greensboro Roller Derby League
Air Date: 9/1/19
“Grim” talked about the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association International Playoffs being held in Winston-Salem 9/6-9/8.

 

Lechelle Yates, Communications Director for the Better Business Bureau of Central and Northwestern North Carolina
Air Date: 8/25/19
Lechelle talked about the Equifax data breach, and a new app that actually answers those annoying robo-calls for you.

 

Roger Dunlap, Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Air Date: 8/18/19
Roger talked about concealed carry permits, and reciprocal agreements with other states.

 

 

Momma Faye, Comedian, Motivational Speaker
Air Date: 8/11/19
Momma Faye talked about her life in the Winston-Salem area and her history as a comedian.

 

 

 

 

Officer Kevin Wykle, Neighborhood Watch Coordinator Winston-Salem Police Department
Air Date: 8/3/19
Officer Wykle talked about National Night Out, and the department’s School Supply Giveaway Backpack campaign.

 

 

Regina Hall, Reintegration and Youth Development Manager for the City of Winston-Salem and the Project Coordinator for Think Orange; Carol Templeton, President of the Forsyth Backpack Program; Rosemary Stimpson, with Ezekiel AME Zion Church
Air Date: 7/28/19
The group talked about the Think Orange program, and the Forsyth Backpack Program that’s a part of it.

 

 

 

Glenn Perkins, Curator of Community History with the Greensboro History Museum
Air Date: 7/21/19
Glenn talked about the museum’s World War I exhibit, and some of their other exhibits that give insight into how the fabric of the Greensboro community was created.

 

 

 

Lechelle Yates, Director of Communications for the Better Business Bureau of Central and Northwest North Carolina
Air Date: 7/14/19
Lechelle talked about how the FTC is stepping up its war on robo-calls, and also talked about a new twist on the old paving scam.

 

 

Melissa Bell, Amanda Swift, & Scotty Speas with the Guardian ad Litem Program of Forsyth County
Air Date: 6/30/19
The group talked about the Guardian ad Litem Program and how it helps area children and teens.

 

 

Lechelle Yates, Communications Director with the Better Business Bureau of Central and Northwest North Carolina
Air Date: 6/23/19
Lechelle talked about how the FTC is pushing back against businesses that are going after consumers who give them bad reviews

 

LaShun Huntley, CEO of United Health Centers
Air Date: 6/16/19
LaShun talked about how the health center operates.

 

 

 

Jack Waters, Organizer- Big Bikes for Purple Hearts
Air Date: 6/9/19
Jack discussed the upcoming ride for Big Bikes for Purple Hearts

 

Pastor Jayson Sloan, Member of the Clergy Action Team at St. Peter’s World Outreach Center
Air Date: 6/2/19
Pastor Sloan talked about how the team interacts with at risk youth and gang members in the community.

 

 

Members of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office and Christine Jones, Senior V.P. of Facilities and CEO of the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
Air Date: 5/26/19
Sheriff’s deputies answer questions submitted by listeners, and Christine talks about the Arts Council’s Summer Concert Series.

 

 

Lechelle Yates, Communications Director with the Better Business Bureau of Central and Northwest North Carolina
Air Date: 5/19/19
Lechelle talked about how to deal with counterfeit items online.

 

 

Sergeant Tyler Walley, Special Operations Division/Gang Unit, with the Winston-Salem Police Department.
Air Date: 5/5/19
As we continued our series on gangs, Sergeant Walley talked in depth about the gang activity in the Forsyth County area.

 

 

 

Allen Younger, Director of the Small Business Center at Forsyth Tech
Allen talked about the activities at the center and Small Business Week.

 

 

Lechelle Yates, Communications Director with the Better Business Bureau of Central and Northwest North Carolina
Air Date: 4/21/19
Lechelle talked about stopping those annoying telemarketing and robo calls using three different apps.

 

 

Captain Henry Gray with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Air Date: 4/14/19
Captain Gray continued our series on gang activity in the Triad area. He spoke about the reasons why young people enter gangs and what neighborhoods can do to prevent gang activity.

 

 

Sergeant Whitt with the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office
Air Date: 4/7/19
Sergeant Whitt talked about the presence of gangs in the Forsyth County area and the incarceration of gang members.

 

Lechelle Yates Director of Communications Better Business Bureau of Central and Northwest North Carolina
Air Date: 3/17/19
Lechelle talked about the costliest scams

 

Casey and Yamile McBride with SOMOS Consultants 
Air Date: 3/10/19
Casey and Yamile talked about their services for blended families.

 

Paul Cribb Operations Manager for Crisis Control Ministry
Scott Best Executive Director of H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem
Air Date: 3/3/19
Paul talked about the needs of Crisis Control’s food pantry and upcoming food drives.
Scott talked about the H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem organization and the upcoming “Be A Kid, Feed A Kid” event at Kaleidium.

 

Lechelle Yates Director of Communications and Investigations for the Better Business Bureau
Air Date: 2/24/19
Lechelle talked about dating scams.

 

“Anne” who is a member of Al-Anon 
Air Date: 2/17/19
“Anne” talked about what the Al-Anon and Alateen organizations do, and also spoke about their annual convention coming up February 22nd – 24th.

 

 

Stephen Jumper and John Danforth with the Twin City Kiwanis Club.
Air Date: 2/17/19
Stephen and John talked about what’s on the agenda for the Kiwanis Club in 2019 and the annual Pancake Jamboree coming up on Friday, February 22nd.

 

 

Dr. Christopher Ohl – Professor of Infectious Diseases, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
Air Date: 2/3/19
Dr. Ohl talked about the measles outbreak in portions of the U.S. and the problem the anti-vaccination movement is causing.

 

Bob Feikema – President and CEO Family Services of Forsyth County
Air Date: 1/27/19
Bob talked about the services offered by Family Services and the upcoming seminar aimed at creating the Forsyth County Family Justice Center.

 

 

Lechelle Yates – Director of Communications and Investigations for the Better Business Bureau
Air Date: 1/20/19
Lechelle talked about scam companies who never delivered orders over the the holidays.

 

Leila Warren – President, Humane Solution
Sarah Williamson – Executive Director, Forsyth Humane Society
Air Date: 1/13/19
Leila and Sarah talked about the upcoming Forsyth Feral Fix and Spay-ghetti events. 

 

Allen Joines – Mayor of Winston-Salem
Sara Powell – President, North Carolina United Daughters of the Confederacy
Air Date: 1/6/18
Mayor Joines and Ms. Powell discussed the proposal to move the Confederate monument from it’s current downtown location.

 

Lachelle Yates – Director of Communications and Investigations for the Better Business Bureau
Air Date: 11/18/18
Lachelle told us about the 12 Scams of Christmas.

 

Bob Campbell – Director of Communications for the Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem
Air Date: 11/11/18
Bob discusses some of the assistance that the Salvation Army offered during Hurricanes Florence and Michael. He also talked about the various programs being sponsored by the Salvation Army over the holiday season.

 

Winston-Salem City Councilman Dan Besse & State Representative Donny Lambeth
Air Date: 11/04/18
Besse and Lambeth discuss their candidacies for the state House seat in District 75.

 

Lachelle Yates – Director of Communications and Investigations for the Better Business Bureau
Air Date: 10/14/18
Lachelle talked about cyber security for small businesses and how small businesses can set up a secure website.

 

Speed Holman – Grand Master of Masons of North Carolina
Air Date: 10/07/18
Speed spoke about the facts and myth of Masonry.

 

Joanna Britt & Jan Barbee – Co-founders of Greenest
Air Date: 9/30/18
Joanna and Jan talked about creating Greenest and the services they provide for the community. 

 

Catrina Thompson – Winston-Salem Police Chief
Air Date: 9/23/18
Chief Thompson talks about a number of issues regarding her department and policing in the Twin City.

 

Leigha Cordell – Logistics Officer with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Emergency Management
Air Date: 9/16/18
Leigha talks about September being preparedness month. An interview that turned out to be timely with the approach of Hurricane Florence.

 

Reedy Mensh – Director of Public Relations, Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina.
Air Date: 9/2/18
Reedy talks about scammers who target job seekers, and also warns us about a pet leasing scam.

 

Randall Patterson – Chairman & Richard Harrington –  Banquet Chair, Yadkin County Chapter of the Quail and Upland Wildlife Federation.
Air Date: 8/26/18
Randall and Richard talked about the conservation measures and activities that the federation is involved in. They also talked about their upcoming banquet.

 

Harrison Anderson – Talks about living with ALS and the search for a cure. And Steve and Tonya Cavanaugh talk about the upcoming 14th Annual Shmedfest.
Air Date: 8/19/18

 

Reedy Mensh – Director of Public Relations, Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina
Air Date: 8/5/18
Reedy talks about scams involving small businesses.

 

Randy Eaddy – President and CEO of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
Air Date: 7/29/18
Randy talks about his new position, and what’s ahead for the Arts Council.

 

Ken Davis and Ginger Amos – Northwest Piedmont Purple Heart Foundation
Air Date: 7/22/18
Ken and Ginger talk about the foundation and their upcoming Purple Heart Dinner at the RCR Racing Campus

 

Pat Norris – Chief of Campus Police, Winston-Salem State University. 
Air Date: 7/15/18
Chief Norris talks about accepting the job as Chief, and what it takes to police a university.

 

Reedy Mensh – Director of Public Relations, Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina
Air Date: 7/1/18
Reedy talks about lottery and sweepstakes scams

 

Reggie McCaskill – Executive Director of Maximum Enterprises of Winston-Salem
Air Date: 6/17/19
Mr. McCaskill talks about the upcoming Triad Minority Business Expo.

 

William Royston – Director, Winston-Salem Recreation & Parks Department
Air Date: 6/10/18
Mr. Royston talks about Winston Lake’s Waterworks Waterpark and other offerings for the community.

 

Reverend Alvin Carlisle – President Winston-Salem Chapter NAACP
Air Date: 5/27/18
Reverend Carlisle spoke about the air quality and other conditions at Ashley Academy for Cultural and Global Studies. He talked about a movement underway to replace the school, instead of the repairs and monitoring recommended by the school board.

 

Clyde Fitzgerald – Chief Executive Officer Second Harvest Food Bank
Air Date: 5/20/18
Fitzgerald talked about the continuing need for food support in Winston-Salem and surrounding area, and discussed his upcoming retirement.

 

Brooke Cashion – President Winston-Salem Regional Association of Realtors
Air Date: 5/13/18
Cashion talked about the latest trends in the Winston-Salem real estate market.

 

Lucy Painter – Board Member Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem
Air Date: 5/6/18
Painter talks about the inaugural “Hands and Hearts of Women” luncheon to benefit Center of Hope Family Shelter.

 

Margaret Elliot – Executive Director Crisis Control Ministry.
Air Date: 4/29/18
Elliot talked about the Hope du Jour fundraiser.

 

Jenny Hutcherson – Director of Marketing Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina.
Air Date: 4/15/18
Hutcherson talks about IRS scams.

 

Sarah Williamson – Executive Director and Beryl Parks – Event and Development  Coordinator – Forsyth County Humane Society.
Air Date: 4/8/18
Williamson and Parks talk about the “Mutt Strut 5 K”

 

Dr. William Bozeman – Professor of Emergency Medicine – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. 
Dr. Bozeman is the author of a new study on the use of force by police.
Dr. David Miller – Professor of Internal Medicine – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.
Dr. Miller is part of a team that created a mobile technology app. 
Air Date: 4/1/18

 

Pat Ivey – Division Engineer & Mezack Tucker – Resident Engineer – NC Department of Transportation
Air Date: 3/18/18
Ivey and Tucker talk about upcoming road projects for the Winston-Salem area.

 

Brian Wright – President and CEO Better Business Bureau of Northwest North Carolina.
Air Date: 3/11/18
Wright talks about online dating scams.

 

Tricia Murphy – Special Events and Marketing Coordinator, Crisis Control Ministry
Air Date: 3/4/18
Murphy talks about the organization’s mission, cereal drive and Hope du Jour fundraiser.

 

John Danforth – “Mr. Pancake” Twin City Kiwanis Club
Air Date: 2/18/18
Danforth talks about the upcoming 60th Annual Pancake Jamboree.

 

Sarah Williamson-Executive Director, Forsyth Humane Society
Air Date: 2/11/18
Ms. Williamson talks about the opening of the University North Facility of the Humane Society.

 

Major Stan Colbert – Area Commander, Salvation Army of Greater Winston-Salem
Air Date: February 4, 2018
Major Colbert discusses the activities of the Salvation Army and the winter coat drive underway.

 

Pat Ivey – Division Engineer & Mezack Tucker – Resident Engineer – NC Department of Transportation
Air Date: January 21, 2018
Pat and Mezack discuss the Business 40 Project and other transportation projects in progress in the Triad.

 

Brian Wright – CEO/President – Better Business Bureau of Northwest NC
Air Date: January 14, 2018
Mr. Wright speaks about the 5 Gestures of Trust for Business.

 

Dave Plyler – Chairman, Forsyth County Commissioners
Air Date: January 7, 2018
Chairman Plyler discusses issues facing the Commissioners this year.

 

Jason Thiel – President, Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership
Air Date: December 31, 2017
Jason Thiel discusses downtown Winston-Salem growth and plans for the upcoming closing of Business 40 through downtown.

 

Chancellor Dr. Elwood Robinson – Winston-Salem State University
Air Date: December 17, 2017
Chancellor Robinson discussed progress and initiatives at the university.





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