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Roundtable Talk | Show 85 | Is Voter Engagement the Key to Local Change? w/ NC State Senator Danny Britt

Roundtable Talk | Show 85 | Is Voter Engagement the Key to Local Change? w/ NC State Senator Danny Britt
Mar 5, 2024 · 48m 24s

In this episode of the Roundtable Talk Podcast, hosts Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland discuss local issues such as the primary election and the groundbreaking of a new...

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In this episode of the Roundtable Talk Podcast, hosts Hal Nunn, Ruben Castellon, and Chris Holland discuss local issues such as the primary election and the groundbreaking of a new courthouse in Hoke County. They emphasize the importance of voting and community involvement.

North Carolina State Senator Danny Britt joins to update on his work, including securing funds for the sheriff's department and supporting the military community. The episode highlights the significance of military residents in local politics and the introduction of food kiosks to improve soldiers' dining options.

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Primary election (00:01:50) Discussion about the primary election, early voting, and the importance of voting.

Groundbreaking of the new courthouse (00:05:28) Description of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new $43 million courthouse justice center in Hoke County.

Meet the superintendent event (00:11:10) Discussion about an upcoming event at Hoke County High School where the community can meet the new superintendent and get involved in the school system.

Conversation with North Carolina State Senator Danny Britt (00:21:13) Updates from Senator Danny Britt about his recent activities, including judges training, funding for the sheriff's department, and the groundbreaking of the new justice center.

Deputy Medics and Advanced EMTs (00:23:35) Discussion about deputies being trained as medics and the plan to have advanced EMTs in Hoke County.

Sheriff's Department and Overdose Response (00:24:24) The new rescue truck and the importance of law enforcement being trained to respond to medical emergencies, including overdoses.

Low Voter Turnout and Unaffiliated Voters (00:25:32) Analysis of low voter turnout in the primary election and concerns about unaffiliated voters' impact on the election.

Encouraging Conservative Voters (00:26:10) Efforts to encourage conservative voters, particularly retired military, to participate in elections in North Carolina.

School Construction Funding (00:31:16) Discussion about applying for needs-based construction grants to secure funding for new schools in Hoke County.

Endorsement of Political Candidates (00:33:52) Senator Danny Britt's rationale for endorsing a specific political candidate for District 48.

Military Minute: Army's Food Kiosks (00:43:39) Introduction of the Army's minimalist food stations and their role in providing alternative food options for soldiers.

Veterans' Involvement and Tax Benefits (00:39:13) Encouragement for veterans and active duty personnel to become involved in Hoke County and to take advantage of tax benefits in North Carolina.

The Hoke county republican party convention (00:46:24) Announcement of the annual convention on March 16th, including speakers and activities.

Episode 85 wrap-up and acknowledgments (00:47:19) Closing remarks, acknowledgments of sponsors, and promotion of upcoming episodes.
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