Entitled. If you look up the definition of the word, you might just see a reference to what many in the millennial generation perceive they’re owed by the world. At least that’s what lawmakers putting federal, state and local government assistance programs in place seem to want them to think. Chad discusses the 50 demands a group of UNC Chapel Hill students who took over a Town Hall on Race and Inclusion led by Chancellor Carol Folt. The list included raising salaries for UNC employees, removing the Silent Sam Confederate Memorial and all other Confederate Markers and Memorials on campus, free tuition and the immediate firing of new system president Margaret Spellings. Chad points out what many of the students must not have realized – you can eliminate tuition now, but as a tax paying U.S. citizen, you’ll be paying for your education for decades.
In the second hour, News14’s Tim Boyum joins Chad to discuss all the big news stories of the week. Tim expresses his amazement at how the Government Operations meeting went Wednesday and comments made during the meeting by several lawmakers. They also get into the Syrian refugee issue and all the press is saying about the Governor joining others around the nation in calling for more vetting of future refugees to keep us safe.
Finally, Chad speaks to Claire Ledford, an 11-year-old from Sanford who is collecting shoes to turn in for money that she is giving to the Veterans Leadership Council. Claire tells Chad she decided to get involved because, “Veterans are out facing the weather and we’re inside our comfy homes and we need to do something for them.” Smart girl. And yes, she is home schooled.
Monday we learn more about another of the state’s wonderful towns in our Mayor Monday segment, find out the latest happenings at Civitas and discover how a 17-year-old from Clemmons started his own business.