Radio Interview with Mark Chilton About Local Trains, Tomorrow, July 13, at 6:15 PM on WCHL

Once or twice a month I am the substitute host for D.G. Martin on his radio show Who's Talking which airs on AM 1360 WHCL Tuesday through Friday at 6:15 pm with a repeat at 10:00 pm.  Tomorrow's (July 13) program may be of interest to the OP readerhip.  Last year, in honor of Carrboro's 100th anniversary, Mayor Chilton starting researching the rather fascinating history of the train line from University Station to Carrboro.  Tomorrow's show is a conversation with Mark on this topic as well as the current efforts to build a light rail line from Chapel Hill to Durham and on to Raleigh.  For me it was interesting to see the parallels between the issues and politics for rail lines in the 1880's and today. 

 Listen in if you can and let me know what you think.

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should be a fun show.While the Whooper stopped running between Carrboro and University Station in 1937, there still should be some folks in the community that rode it. There were occasional special event trains for away football games that left from behind Memorial Hall (the train was carried on a trestle over South Columbia Street  to bring coal to the old power plant there and building materials were hauled in over the line from time to time.)



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This Week in Orange Politics

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

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