Apr 15, 2019 • 32M

S3 E1: Symbolism

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Jeremy Markovich
A podcast that goes the distance to reveal hard-to-find stories across North Carolina. Join journalist Jeremy Markovich as he travels across the state to uncover remote places, lost artifacts, overlooked people, and forgotten stories.
Episode details

In 2001, some state lawmakers were engaged in a less-than-sweet debate: Which berry should be named the official berry of North Carolina? We tracked down the teacher and fourth-graders who started it all with a class project and got a lot more than they bargained for. Plus, meet the former state senator who voted against EVERY new state symbol. His reasoning says a lot about the things we pick to represent us.

Hosted and mixed by: Jeremy Markovich

Produced by: James Mieczkowski and Jeremy Markovich

Editor-in-chief: Elizabeth Hudson

Music by: Blue Dot Sessions

Closing Song: Carolina's The Place I Gotta Be, by Charlie Albertson

Special Thanks: Gerry Cohen, Lauren Horsch