Greensboro North Carolina

Proximity Hotel

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he visits with owner-partner Dennis Quaintance. The Proximity, the first Platinum LEED-certified green hotel in America. According to the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED certification provides "independent verification of a building or neighborhood’s green features, allowing for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of resource-efficient, high-performing, healthy, cost-effective buildings."

The Proximity Hotel has the first elevator system in the United States that generates electricity; the hotel restaurant’s refrigeration system runs on geothermal energy; and the hotel uses 30% less water consumption via high-efficiency Kohler toilets. In November 2016, the Proximity became one of the few 100% employee-owned hotel companies in America.

Randi Hair

Correspondent Tom Wilmer reports from the Greensboro, North Carolina for an in-depth conversation with the Greensboro Battleground Parks District imagineers. Wilmer conducts a round-table conversation with Chris Wilson, Assistant City Manager, City of Greensboro; Nasha McCray, Director of Parks and Recreation; Greensboro Science Center staffers: Beth Hemphill, COO; Ron Settle, Director of Innovative Technology and Interpretation; Beth Almy, Director of Creative Services; and Martha Regester, VP of Education. The 400-acre Battleground Park includes a zoo, an inland aquarium, a giant carousel and the adjacent Guilford Courthouse National Military Park.

Randi Hair

The International Civil Rights Center & Museum preserves and showcases the legacy and significance of the Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth sit-ins. Four young African American students at North Carolina A&T State University sat at a “whites only” counter inside the Woolworth restaurant on February 1, 1960. The nonviolent sit-in served as a major milestone of the civil rights movement and inspired sit-in demonstrations across the country. Correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with John Swaine, CEO at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum in downtown Greensboro.

Randi Hair

In this segment, correspondent Tom Wilmer visits with Grammy-winning producer Andreao 'Fanatic' Heard in Greensboro, North Carolina. They talk about the newly-released album, "Artists United to End Poverty," co-produced with Thomas 'JT' Johnson, Reynard Pringle and Michael Cottingham. The album features a breadth of musical idioms performed by 51 Greensboro regional artists, and album sale proceeds go directly to United Way of Greater Greensboro's quest to end poverty. Heard is founder of the non-profit Culture Pushers, which advocates for the creative community through financial assistance, counseling, wellness, and access to industry mentorship experts.