• December 29, 2017
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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.


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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