Loans http://wunc.org en Financing Local Food With Slow Money http://wunc.org/post/financing-local-food-slow-money <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Members of a growing movement are taking their money off of Wall Street and investing it in local food systems through small peer-to-peer loans. Slow Money lenders watch their investments used to grow businesses and farms right in their own communities.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Host Frank Stasio talks with Carol Peppe Hewitt, the founder of Slow Money NC. She reads from her new book “Financing Our Foodshed” (New Society Publishers/2013) at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill tonight at 7.</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 16:41:31 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 16212 at http://wunc.org Financing Local Food With Slow Money Payday Lending in North Carolina http://wunc.org/post/payday-lending-north-carolina <p>North Carolina had a brief brush with payday lending. But it was banned by the State Attorney General Roy Cooper in 2006. However, banks are not bound by state law, and Regions Bank from Alabama is offering payday loans in North Carolina in a program they call "Ready Advance." Some are worried that Regions Bank will open the door for other banks to do the same. Host Frank Stasio will be joined in the studio by Ellen Harnick, the Senior Policy Counsel for the Center for Responsible Lending.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:06:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 3881 at http://wunc.org