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1on1 with Jon Evans

We're talking to the newsmakers, but not in the way you are used to seeing on the nightly newscasts. "1on1" gives me the chance to find out more about the people who lead your community, where they got their start, important decisions in their lives, mistakes they made and what they learned from it. Please let me know how you enjoy these episodes! 

Nov 12, 2017

Martha "Marti" Peterson was a spy for the CIA, operating in the heart of the Soviet Union. She became the agency’s first female operative in Moscow, and gathered secret information from an agent inside the Soviet government. Marti was “Jane Bond”, until one day she was ambushed and taken to a Russian prison....


Nov 5, 2017

Kevin Maurer wrote the book everyone wanted to read. The bestselling No Easy Day detailed the Navy Seals’ raid that killed the most wanted terrorist in the world, Osama Bin Laden. Maurer’s new book is a first-hand account of America’s war on terrorism. Maurer co-writes the memoir of Tamer Elnoury, an undercover...


Oct 29, 2017

Sheila Boles has had a career of “firsts” since arriving in Wilmington in 1973. She played on the first Women’s Basketball team at UNC Wilmington, and got the program’s first athletic scholarship a year later. At Hoggard High School, Boles also became the first woman in North Carolina to coach a boys’ varsity...


Oct 15, 2017

It’s easy to see why Tamera Young wanted to “be like Mike”.  She grew up in Michael Jordan’s hometown and played high school basketball in the same gym as “MJ” did.  After Laney High and a record-setting college career, Tamera fulfilled her childhood dream of playing in the WNBA. Ten years later, she is also...


Oct 8, 2017

Carmin Black was pursuing a career as a television news reporter when a phone call changed her life. It started a series of events that led to Carmin and her brother Christian co-founding Half United, a brand that combined their passions for fashion and giving. Their hand-made jewelry and merchandise is now sold...