Through its annual Hometown Debate Series, IOPL raises awareness of key issues by bringing newsmakers to communities across the state.
This four-event series brings elected officials and policy experts together for a balanced debate on some of North Carolina’s most important issues. The 2023 Debate Series focuses on four topics within education.
In its eighth year, the Hometown Debate Series is a collaboration between Spectrum News 1 North Carolina and the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership, with a new topic each year. Spectrum’s Loretta Boniti is scheduled to return as moderator.
An abbreviated version will air on Spectrum News on Sundays at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. The debates will then be available in their entirety on www.spectrumlocalnews.com after their initial airing.
The 2023 Hometown Debate Series Schedule
|Filming Dates||Debate Topics||Debate Locations||Airing on Spectrum|
|October 3rd||The UNC Admissions Case: What’s Next?||Civic Center Auditorium, Vance-Granville Community College- Henderson||October 15th|
|October 10th||School Choice and Opportunity Vouchers||The Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center- Sanford||October 22nd|
|October 24th||Educator Licensure and Compensation||Harrison Auditorium, NC A&T University- Greensboro||October 29th|
|Barefoot Auditorium, Benson Civic Center- Benson||November 5th|