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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: 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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