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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! 

Dec 10, 2017

Mark Gurganus grew up in Wilmington, attended the University of North Carolina on an NJROTC scholarship, and then began a career in the US Marine Corps. Gurganus rose to the rank of Major General, commanding thousands of men and women on the front lines of America’s War on Terrorism, until a deadly attack on a base...


Dec 3, 2017

Vivian Howard brings viewers into her life, and restaurants, every week on A Chef’s Life, the award-winning television series that runs on PBS stations across the country. Vivian and her husband Ben are opening their first restaurant in Wilmington called “Benny’s Big Time Pizzeria”. She is also thinking about a...


Nov 26, 2017

Derek Brunson doesn’t waste much time with opponents in the Octogon. 13 of his 18 wins in UFC have happened in the first round. Brunson is the seventh-ranked middleweight in the world, and he’s beaten some of the biggest names in the sport. As he waits for his next fight, Brunson is now training future MMA fighters...


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...