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The "In Touch with Durham County Government Show" provides governmental programming and access to your local government and provides timely, ongoing coverage of Durham County Government through the Government Access Television program.

"In Touch with Durham County,"  airs daily on DTN (Durham Television Network)/ Cable Channel 97-5 and can be watched on demand at http://www.dconc.gov/index.aspx?page=60.

General Manager of Strategic Planning and Innovation Deborah Craig-Ray and Board of County Commissioners Chair Wendy Jacobs co-host the show.


The purpose of the show is to share relevant, timely information from Durham County community partner agencies, as well as provide interviews with elected officials, county department heads and key staff.

Show Details

In the March 2019 show, our hosts welcome Senior Public Information Specialist from the Department of Social Services Pam Purifoy

It's a big year for our Social Services Department as we celebrate its 100th anniversary. Purifoy will talk about the history of that outstanding department, and the plans to mark this milestone of 100 years of serving Durham County with Compassionate Care all throughout 2019!

 

In the February 2019 show, our hosts welcome Interim Tax Administrator Teresa Hairston and City-County Planning Director Patrick Young.

 

In segment one, Hairston joins us to discuss the important 2019 General Reappraisal, also known as revaluation. This process helps Durham County ensure we can support the needs of our rapidly growing county using industry standards for mass appraisal.

In the second segment, Young will talk about alternative housing solutions and efforts the City-County Planning Department are undertaking to strategically plan for affordable housing for all residents, including the Expanding Housing Choice program.

Past Events on the "In Touch with Durham County Government Show"

In the January 2019 show, our hosts welcome EMS Officer Joe Slatterly and Assistant Chief of Clinical Affairs Lee Van Vleet from our Emergency Medical Services Department as well as Patrice Bethea, a public relations officer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Slatterly and Van Vleet join us in segment one to talk about our Community Paramedic Program and a fantastic new state of the art EMS Training Center located inside the newly renovated Administration Building II in Downtown Durham.

Beginning in 2020, federal agencies will enforce tougher security standards at airport check-ins, federal buildings, military installations and more with the REAL ID program. Bethea joins us in segment two to discuss these changes, what citizens need to do to get a REAL ID.

On the December 2018 episode of In Touch with Durham County, we welcome Marissa Mortiboy and Jannah Bierens of the Durham County Department of Public Health.

Mortiboy and Bierens will discuss the latest Community Health Assessment in detail, along with accomplishments from the Partnership for a Healthy Durham.

On the November 2018 edition, hosts are joined by Jovetta Whitfield, Assistant Director of Child and Family Services of the Department of Social Services.

In segment one, Whitfield will help us understand Child Welfare reform now underway in North Carolina, and what we will see here in Durham County. Whitfield will also discuss the current status of foster care in Durham, some of the things that Durham County DSS is doing to help serve our families and improve outcomes, as well as discussing her 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from UNC’s School of Social Work.

In segment two, Craig-Ray and Jacobs will discuss a variety of topics and current events going on in Durham County.

On the October 2018 edition of In Touch with Durham County, we are joined by Engineering and Environmental Services Project Manager Brenda Hayes-Bright and Veteran Services Director Lois Harvin-Ravin and Veteran Services Officer Jonathan Crooms.

Hayes-Bright joins us to discuss the progress of the Transformation Main expansion and renovation of the Main Library, as well as discussing the recent move many Durham County departments made to the new Administration II Building.

Harvin-Ravin and Crooms are here to speak about the benefits and services they provide for our men and women who have served in the military. As well, as their upcoming events, including Veteran's Day in November.

Other editions:

October 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

 

"In Touch with Durham County" is shown at:

  • Daily at 10 a.m., 3:30p.m. and 6:30p.m.

Board of County Commissioner Meetings

The Durham Board of County Commissioners’ Regular Sessions are aired live at 7p.m. on second and fourth Mondays, unless otherwise scheduled, on DTV8, channel 97-5.  The meetings are rebroadcast on Thursdays at 2 p.m., Saturdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 9p.m. 

To viewwebcasts of the Durham County Government Show or the Durham Board of County Commissioners meetings, follow the link below:

Schedule for Durham County Programs
Time Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:30 a.m.  CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife  CityLife CityLife
9 a.m. City HallThis Week City HallThis Week City HallThis Week City HallThis Week City HallThis Week City HallThis Week City HallThis Week
9:15 a.m. County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin
9:30 a.m. City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
10 a.m. In Touch with Durham County In Touch with Durham County  In Touch with Durham County  In Touch with Durham County  In Touch with Durham County  In Touch with Durham County  In Touch with Durham County
10:30 a.m. County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board  County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board 
11a.m.              
11:30a.m. City Info Bulletin Board  City Info Bulletin Board  City Info Bulletin Board  City Info Bulletin Board  City Info Bulletin Board  City Info Bulletin Board  City Info Bulletin Board
12 p.m. CityLife  CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife
12:30 p.m. City Hall This Week City Hall This Week  City Hall This Week City Hall This Week City Hall This Week City Hall This Week City Hall This Week 
12:45 p.m. County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin County Information Bulletin
1 p.m. CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife
1:30 p.m. City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
City Hall
this Week
2 p.m.    
2:30 p.m.              
3 p.m.              
3:30 p.m. In Touch with Durham County In Touch with Durham County In Touch with Durham County In Touch with Durham County    In Touch with Durham County  In Touch with Durham County  In Touch with Durham County

4 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

County Info Bulletin Board

 

 

County Info Bulletin Board

 

County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board County Info Bulletin Board
 4:15p.m.
 Eat Smart Durham Eat Smart Durham Eat Smart Durham Eat Smart Durham Eat Smart Durham Eat Smart Durham  Eat Smart Durham
4:30 p.m.              
5 p.m.              
5:30 p.m.              
6 p.m.            
6:30 p.m. In Touch with
Durham County
In Touch with
Durham County
In Touch with
Durham County
In Touch with
Durham County
In Touch with
Durham County
In Touch with
Durham County
In Touch with
Durham County
6:30 p.m.
7 p.m.  Living Healthy

Living Healthy

 

Board of County
Commissioners
Meetings (live)

 Living Healthy  Living Healthy  Living Healthy Living Healthy Living Healthy
7:30 p.m. CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife CityLife
8 p.m.  City Hall This Week  City Hall This Week  City Hall This Week  City Hall This Week  City Hall This Week  City Hall This Week  City Hall This Week
8:30 p.m.              
9 p.m. Board of County
Commissioners
Meeting

Meeting Replays
City Council meetings replays Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 9 p.m. and Fridays at 2 p.m.
Board of County Commissioners replays Saturdays and Sundays at 9 p.m. and Thursdays at 2 p.m.
Planning Commission replays Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 p.m. and Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Live Local Traffic Cameras
Airs weekdays from 6:30 – 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

For more information about the Government Access Cable Channel, you can contact Deborah Craig-Ray, dcraig-ray@dconc.gov