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New Episodes Premiere Thursdays, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

ncIMPACT also encores Fridays, at 8 PM, on the North Carolina Channel, or online anytime.

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ncIMPACT examines issues around our state including education, jobs, healthcare, and others. Host Anita Brown-Graham and her team from the UNC School of Government bring the listening, learning and leading that create conversations, going into the communities that are tackling these problems head on. Talking to the people on the ground, Brown-Graham identifies ways in which they are positively affecting others and making changes, while examining if these innovative solutions can be applied in other communities across the state.

UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina is partnering with the UNC School of Government, with sponsorship by Civic Federal Credit Union, for this compelling series.

This Season on ncIMPACT

Watch Now | Water Infrastructure Challenges

Water Infrastructure Challenges

Some rural and low-income communities across North Carolina are still fighting for access to clean water and sanitation. With a dwindling customer base and no access to capital, many communities struggle to repair and improve their decaying infrastructure.

Host Anita Brown-Graham looks at how three rural counties are coming together to bring needed improvements.

ncIMPACT's Water Infrastructure Challenges premiered Thursday, October 15, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV.

Season 3 Episode Schedule

Elder Abuse Prevention

Airdate: September 17, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

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Designing Better Local Food Systems

Airdate: September 24, at 9:30 PM, on UNC-TV

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PPE Manufacturing

Airdate: October 1, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

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Rural Coworking Spaces

Airdate: October 8, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

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Water Infrastructure Challenges

Airdate: October 15, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

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Workplace Credentials of Value

Airdate: October 22, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

Facebook Live: Monday, October 19, at 12 PM

Improving Healthcare Access & Outcomes

Airdate: October 29, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

Economic Impact of Historic Preservation

Airdate: November 5, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

Improving Community & Police Relations

Airdate: November 12, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

Youth Suicide Prevention

Airdate: November 19, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

Reclaiming Youth Opportunity

Airdate: November 26, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

Overcoming Homelessness

Airdate: December 3, at 8 PM, on UNC-TV

ncIMPACT Town Halls

Town Hall: Child Well-Being & COVID-19

Explore how to support children and parents during the COVID-19 crisis. Premiered June 1, 2020.

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Town Hall: Child Well-Being & COVID-19
Town Hall: Child Well-Being & COVID-19
Town Hall: Substance Use, Recovery & COVID-19
Town Hall: Substance Use, Recovery & COVID-19
Town Hall: COVID-19 & Telehealth
Town Hall: COVID-19 & Telehealth
Town Hall: Broadband Under Quarantine
Town Hall: Broadband Under Quarantine

Join the Conversation

ncIMPACT is the catalyst for worthwhile conversations, as it dives deep into the issues that matter most in our communities. But it doesn't stop there, because good conversation ultimately leads to undeniable action.


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Each week, team members from the UNC School of Government's ncIMPACT initiative convene a Facebook Live @ncimpactsog about issues addressed in the upcoming week's episode.


For more information on these and other important issues facing our communities, please contact the ncIMPACT team at the UNC School of Government.

Our Host

Anita Brown-Graham

Anita Brown-Graham, ncIMPACT Host

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About Anita Brown-Graham of ncIMPACT

Since September 2016, Anita R. Brown-Graham has led the UNC School of Government's public launch of ncIMPACT—a special initiative that seeks to expand the SOG’s capacity to work with public officials on complex policy issues. Since her arrival, she and her colleagues have devised programs to support communities working on economic mobility, poverty, expansion of pre-kindergarten, extending the labor pool and addressing opioid misuse and abuse. During Brown-Graham’s first tour as an SOG faculty member, from 1994 to 2006, she specialized in governmental liability and community economic development aimed at revitalizing communities. In 2007, Brown-Graham became Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University. There, she led IEI’s efforts to build North Carolina’s capacity for economic development and prosperity, working with leaders from across the state in the areas of business, government and higher education to focus on issues important to the state's. Brown-Graham began her career as a law clerk in the Eastern District of California. She is a William C. Friday Fellow, American Marshall Fellow and Eisenhower Fellow. In 2013, the White House named her a Champion of Change for her work at IEI, and the Triangle Business Journal named her a 2014 Woman in Business for her policy leadership in the state and a 2017 CEO of the year. Brown-Graham serves on the boards of several organizations. She earned an undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Our Partner

ncIMPACT is developed in partnership with the UNC School of Government.

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Our Sponsor

We are proud to welcome back Civic Federal Credit Union as our sponsor.

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