Dave Dewitt

Raleigh Bureau Chief/Reporter for North Carolina Public Radio -- WUNC

Dave Dewitt appears in the following:

After Toxic Ash Spill, Energy Company And Locals Struggle Over Solution

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A storage failure at a coal-fired Duke Energy plant sent tens of thousands of tons of ash into a North Carolina river last year. Now, the company wants to move its stored waste to two abandoned mines.


Brand New N.C. Voter ID Law Already Facing Challenges

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

North Carolina's new voter ID law is already facing legal challenges — one day after Governor Pat McCrory signed the bill into law. The measure ends a week of early voting and eliminates same-day registration.


Election Night Call-In

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Join Brian Lehrer's (Mostly) Swing State Radio Network on this Election Night. Listeners call in to 646-829-3980 as polls close around the country. 

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School Bus at Heart of Segregation Debate in North Carolina

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

A dispute over school bus assignments has sparked a racial, economic and class debate in Wake County, N.C. Back in 2000, the district adopted a policy to bus students to outside neighborhoods based on the students' socio-economic backgrounds. But, last night, the school board abandoned the policy.

In their attempts to integrate their school system, the Wake County school adopted a policy in 2000 to bus students based on their socio-economic backgrounds to outside neighborhoods to achieve diversity. If you live in a poor neighborhood, your kids could be bussed to a wealthier one.  And vice-versa.
But, last night, the board that governs the school district voted five to four to abandon the pol

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Homegrown Terrorism

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

On Monday, federal agents including four SWAT teams converged on a house outside of Raleigh, North Carolina. They arrested Daniel Boyd, his two grown sons and four other young men allegedly being instructed in military techniques. The grand jury indicted Mr. Boyd on charges evolving from an apparent desire to go overseas and kill terrorists. Mr. Boyd, who had traveled to both Pakistan and Afghanistan for military-style training, had fought against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan. The federal indictment suggests the motive for the training was religious extremism and that Mr. Boyd was prepared to die as a martyr for his beliefs. For more, The Takeaway talks to Dave Dewitt, the Raleigh bureau chief for North Carolina Public Radio and to Peter Bergen, a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden.


Election Day 2008: Hour Two

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Daniel Moulthrop, from WCPN Cleveland Public Radio's "Sound of Ideas" public affairs show, talks about the swing state of Ohio,

Eduardo de Oliveira, reporter for the New England Ethnic Newswire at the University of Massachusetts in Boston, and the Nashua Telegraph, as well as ...

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