Inside NC Labor Podcast

October 2021

Episode 46 features Julie Ryan, director of Government Affairs, and Edgar Starnes, legislative liaison, as they discuss the recently-passed agency bill along with the state budget.

September 2021

Episode 45 features Meredith Watson, safety awards coordinator, as she talks about the Safety Award Banquet season.

August 2021

Episode 44 features Joey Hazelrigg, the new deputy bureau chief for the Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau. He talks about the upcoming fair season, elevators and the familial ties to elevator inspecting.

July 2021

Episode 43 features Kisha Holmes, administrator for the Wage and Hour Bureau, as she discusses the new Youth Employment Certificate process.

June 2021

Episode 42 features Paul Sullivan, OSH West Compliance bureau chief, as he discusses the details of a workplace fatality that occured in North Carolina.

March 2021

Inside NC Labor Episode 41

Episode 41 features secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Dr. Mandy Cohen, alongside Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson as they discuss the COVID-19 vaccine, and how to #FindYourSpot and #TakeYourShot. The most updated information on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is available on the NCDHHS website.

February 2021

Inside NC Labor Episode 40

Episode 40 features Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson as he discusses his background, public service and his goals for NCDOL.

January 2021

Inside NC Labor Episode 39

Episode 39 features the Communications Division talking about all the changes happening at the department as well as what is on the schedule for the agency in 2021.

November 2020

Inside NC Labor Episode 38

Episode 38 features Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry and Harriet Hopkins, REDB administrator, as they discuss the new REDB Mediated Settlement Conference Program.

September 2020

Inside NC Labor Episode 37

Episode 37 features Chief of Staff Art Britt as he discusses the historical Labor Building, the history of the department and Commissioner Berry’s legacy.

May 2020

Inside NC Labor Episode 36

Episode 36 features Tommy Petty, Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau, talks about a new alpine coaster in Avery County.

April 2020

Inside NC Labor Episode 35

Episode 35 includes Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau Chief Beth Rodman and LaMar Grafft, associate director for the N.C. Agromedicine Institute discussing grain safety and #StandUp4GrainSafety week.

March 2020

Inside NC Labor Episode 33

Episode 33 features Wanda Lagoe, ETTA, as she discusses upcoming Occupational Safety and Health initiatives for 2020.

Inside NC Labor Episode 34

Episode 34 serves as a public service announcement regarding resources available pertaining to COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus. This episode features OSH Director Kevin Beauregard and the Communications Division.

February 2020

Inside NC Labor Episode 31

Episode 31 features special guest Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau Chief Beth Rodman discussing the 2020 Gold Star Growers workshop.

Inside NC Labor Episode 32

Episode 32 features Jennifer Haigwood, director of governmental affairs, discussing how NCDOL is involved in the N.C. Human Trafficking Commission and her new role in the organization. 

January 2020

Inside NC Labor Episode 28

Episode 28 features special guest Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry talking about her time as commissioner and a year in review for 2019.

Inside NC Labor Episode 29

Episode 29 features special guest Harriet Hopkins discussing the Retaliatory Employment Discrimination Bureau.

Inside NC Labor Episode 30

Episode 30 serves as a brief public service announcement, brought to you by the Communications Division of the N.C. Department of Labor.

December 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 27

Episode 27 features special guest Felicia Gore Hoover, general counsel for the N.C. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

November 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 25

Episode 25 features special guest Jeremy Smith, Boiler Safety assistant bureau chief, discussing historical boilers.

Inside NC Labor Episode 26

Episode 26 features special guest Shannon Council, Wage and Hour, discussing the Youth Employment Certificate.

October 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 23

Episode 23 features special guests Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry; Amanda Scott, president of the Carolina Star Board; Carey West, member of the Carolina Star Board; LaMont Smith, NCDOL recognition program manager. This episode was recorded the during the Carolina Star Safety Conference in Greensboro.

Inside NC Labor Episode 24

Episode 24 features special guests Clifford Lowe, manager of the State Fair SkyGazer; Steve Hardin, Tommy Petty, Eric White; Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau; Jeremy Smith, Boiler Safety Bureau. This episode was recorded at the N.C. State Fair in Raleigh.

September 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 21

Episode 21 features special guest Lee Peacock, OSH district supervisor, discussing NCDOL's drone program.

Inside NC Labor Episode 22

Episode 22 features special guest Heather Overton, assistant director of Public Affairs for the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, discussing the upcoming N.C. State Fair in Raleigh.

August 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 19

Episode 19 features special guest Kevin Beauregard, director of the NCDOL Occupational Safety and Health Division, discussing the Safe + Sound campaign.

Inside NC Labor Episode 20

Episode 20 features special guest LaMont Smith, Recognition Program Manager, discussing the upcoming Carolina Star Conference in Greensboro.

July 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 17

Episode 17 features special guest Hollis Yelverton, ETTA, discussing symptoms and ways to prevent heat related illnesses.

Inside NC Labor Episode 18

Episode 18 features special guest Jeff Wilson, Publications, discussing the Labor Ledger and other graphic designs he has been apart of during his time at NCDOL.

June 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 15

Episode 15 features special guest Wes Sells, safety coordinator for B.R.S. Inc. and member of the National Utility Contractors Association.

Inside NC Labor Episode 16

Episode 16 features special guests Sharon Owens, Flowserve; Jeff Palombo and Jared Selkirk, Robins & Morton; Eursula Joyner, NCDOL; and Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry. This episode was recorded the morning of the Raleigh Safety Awards Banquet.

May 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 12

Episode 12 features special guest Bill Stricker, Carolinas AGC.

Inside NC Labor Episode 13

Episode 13 features special guests Marcy Collyer, NCDOL's Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau; Wendy Shepherd, Southeastern OTI Education Center; Roger Richards, Sanders Utility Construction Co.; Brett Sondergard, United Rentals; Ron Adams, Baker Roofing.

Inside NC Labor Episode 14

Episode 14 features special guest Joe Long, NCDOL's Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau.

April 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 10

Episode 10 features special guest, Nick Vincelli, NCDOL librarian.

Inside NC Labor Episode 11

Episode 11 features special guests Marcy Collyer, NCDOL's Education, Training and Technical Assistance Bureau; Wendy Laing, NC State Industry Expansion Solutions; Matt Thompson, Safety and Health Council of NC.

March 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 8

Episode 8 features special guest, Beth Rodman, Agricultural Safety and Health Bureau.

Inside NC Labor Episode 9

Episode 9 features several special guests at the 42nd Annual N.C. Mine Safety and Health Conference.

February 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 6

Episode 6 features special guest, Eursula Joyner, Safety Awards Coordinator.

Inside NC Labor Episode 7

Episode 7 features special guest, Don Kinney, Boiler Safety Bureau.

January 2019

Inside NC Labor Episode 4

Episode 4 features special guest, Tommy Petty, Elevator and Amusement Device Bureau.

Inside NC Labor Episode 5

Episode 5 features special guest, Todd McNoldy, Survey Manager of NCDOL.

December 2018

Inside NC Labor Episode 2

Episode 2 features special guest, Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry.

Inside NC Labor Episode 3

Episode 3 features special guest, Kevin O'Barr, Consultative Services Bureau.

November 2018

Inside NC Labor Episode 1

The Communications Division at the N.C. Department of Labor introduces the podcast and the department.

Hosts: Dolores Quesenberry, Mary Katherine Revels, Natalie Bouchard.