Posted in March 2012

The Public Conscience: Part One

Faith leaders are not always comfortable discussing topics of a political nature in a public setting. In fact, identifying clergy from all religions who were willing to participate in our televised discussion on faith and public policy was a challenge. In the first of our two-part special on the public conscience, we discuss why many religious leaders seem to be reluctant to discuss … Continue reading

Entrepreneurial Incentives

Signs of an economic recovery are evident in a recent increase in both corporate and individual tax receipts at the office of N.C. Treasurer Janet Cowell. However, the continuation of low interest rates present a challenge for managing the state’s pension fund and other investment programs. On this program, the state’s CFO discusses her role and government’s helping … Continue reading

Sustainable Manufacturing

Decades before recycling became a public policy issue for most communities in the Carolinas, Sonoco was reclaiming discarded paper as part of its manufacturing process. The company now benefits from its heritage of environmental stewardship as it works to increase awareness of recycling as an economic engine. Sonoco CEO Harris DeLoach joins John Silvia of Wells Fargo and … Continue reading

Southern Flavor

While audiences become increasingly fragmented in a rapidly changing media landscape, Charleston-based Garden and Gun has found success in publishing what its founder calls an “old-fashioned” magazine. On this program, Rebecca Darwin discusses the national publication with a focus on the south and an interest in a sustainable food supply and land conservation. Dr. Allan … Continue reading

A Blessing and a Curse

One of the first signs of an economic recovery may be in the furniture industry and the confidence of those placing new orders. However, the transport of both finished products and raw materials can be challenging with our region’s aging and strained transportation infrastructure. Our conversation includes Tom Conley, President and CEO of High Point Authority. … Continue reading