Celebrating Dix Park

Celebrating Dix Park

It was hot — but it was worth it! Only July 23rd, thousands of North Carolinians took part in Destination Dix and many of them, for the first time, explored Dorothea Dix Park and got a taste for what is in store for this park’s future.  From art booths to...
Mo Green, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

Mo Green, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation

“The values of the foundation will remain in place, but how we realize those values is to be determined, which makes us in an exciting time… because you’re talking about a foundation that wants to do amazing, important things for the state of North...
Kate Pearce, Dorothea Dix Park

Kate Pearce, Dorothea Dix Park

Kate Peace, Senior Planner for the City of Raleigh’s Dorothea Dix Park, joined us this week to talk about the unique and exciting opportunity to develop hundreds of acres of land next to Raleigh’s downtown. She describes her job as a “once in a lifetime opportunity” and her enthusiasm about this work is infectious! This long-term project to develop the land into a world-class park will exist for generations and Kate describes ways we can all be a part of this community effort.

Shannon Ritchie, AJF Director of Digital + Innovation

Shannon Ritchie, AJF Director of Digital + Innovation

We’re excited to switch it up this week by inviting our Director of Digital + Innovation, Shannon Ritchie, on to the show to tell us a bit about her work here at Fletcher Foundation. Shannon joins us to chat about what has led her to AJF, how she hopes to make a difference, and what is next for herself and for our nonprofit partners.

Tom Ross, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

Tom Ross, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University

Tom Ross, the Terry Sanford Distinguished Fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, joins us this week to discuss his redistricting education work at Duke in collaboration with Common Cause of North Carolina. Tune in to learn about their independent, nonpartisan redistricting simulation and what has led Tom to this project.