Last week on WIngSpan we spoke with our new Chancellor about his experience so far at UNCW and his plans for the university over the next few years. Since election week is only a week away, we will be discussing various controversial acts that have gone through the NC legal system. Our guests will be Senator Micheal Lee, Comissioner Woody White, New Hanover County GOP Chair Michael Franklin, Board of Election member Jamie Getty, 2014 board President of the Cucalorus film foundation Dylan Lee and former Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity president Jack Hughes.
Our first segment will focus on film incentives in the state. Senator Michael Lee, Comissioner Woody White and Dylan Lee will talk about how getting rid of film incentives in the state has affected the film industry, especially in Wilmington. We will look at what changes were made and how these changes will continue to bring film to the state in the future.
The second segment will focus on the Students and Administrative Equality Act (SAE). This act was passed July 26, 2013 and guarantees protection for students and student organizations on college campuses by giving students the right to hire a lawyer so they can adequately defend themselves during a disciplinary hearing. Senator Michael Lee, Comissioner Woody White and Jack Hughes will disuss this act and the effect it has had on college campuses across the country since its passing two years ago.
Our final segment will look at North Carolina's new voter laws. Over the summer, several new voter laws were passed that will go into effect in 2016. Some of the new pieces of law include providing a photo I.D. when voting, shortening the number of days for early voting and getting rid of early voter registration for 16 and 17 year olds. Senator Michael Lee, Michael Franklin and Jamie Getty will discuss the impact of these new laws and why many people find them so controversial.
Tune in this Friday at noon right here or next Monday and Wednesday at 6 pm on TLN for this week's episode.