Monday through Thursday, the show is the counterpart to Carolina Week, where the three most relevant stories from that show are translated into Spanish and broadcast via Instagram. On Friday, the show is live with an anchor and a co-anchor, with the co-anchor in charge of the Instagram posts.
Carol Bono, a first-year graduate student, said they try to cover both international and local news that is relevant to the Hispanic community.
“For instance, we’ve covered immigration issues that, due to time, may not be covered by Carolina Week,” Bono said.
Yet making the show hasn’t been completely smooth sailing. The biggest struggle for senior Laura Brache has been the lack of manpower.
While the journalism school has given the show access to anything it needs, finding students who are comfortable enough to speak Spanish on camera has proven to be difficult.
“Our big deal is having a crew everyday,” Brache said. “If we even have a show on our everyday Instagram platform, we’re very lucky because we don’t have a large group of people available all the time.”
Carolina Ahora consists of eight students. In contrast, Carolina Week has around 30.
Yet for all of the struggles, the Carolina Ahora staff has already seen the impact the show has had on the community.