The State of Things
11:34 am
Thu October 23, 2014

The State of Things Issues Table: Education

The 2014 midterm elections are less than two weeks away, and we continue our issues-based series talking about the state of education in the state.
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As the midterm elections get closer, education is a prominent topic in North Carolina’s congressional races. 

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The State of Things
12:05 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

Civil Rights Leader Takes A Page From The Comics

Cover of the first installment of John Lewis' March trilogy of graphic novels

Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) was once inspired to fight for civil rights by a comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. and his nonviolent protest in Montgomery, Alabama. 

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The State of Things
12:00 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Meet North Carolina's First Congresswoman

Former congresswoman Eva Clayton chats with other speakers during the North Carolina Campuses Against Hunger conference at Elon.

 Note: Today's program is a rebroadcast of a program originally aired on March 25, 2013.

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Politics & Government
2:37 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

It's Not Your Imagination: Political Moderates Are On The Decline In NC

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Last week voters in North Carolina chose Baptist minister Mark Walker over Phil Berger Jr. in the 6th District Republican primary runoff.  Walker was arguably the more conservative of the two candidates.   A new study in the Journal of Politics finds that political moderates are less likely to run for Congress. The study looked at state legislatures around the country.

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Politics & Government
8:54 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Clay Aiken Announces His Run For Congress

Teacher and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken has announced he'll run as a Democrat for North Carolina's second Congressional district.
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Teacher and former American Idol contestant Clay Aiken announced he'll run as a Democrat for the state's second Congressional district.

In a campaign video, he described his humble beginnings, growing up poor in North Carolina. He said he's got leadership experience.

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Politics & Government
7:57 am
Sat October 19, 2013

NC Republican Congressional Delegation Splits On Strategy

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North Carolina’s congressional delegation has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as Democrats and Republicans in Washington have argued over shutting down the government, the Affordable Care Act, and raising the debt ceiling. 

The idea for the shutdown came from Republican Representative Mark Meadows of the Eleventh District, whose aim was to try to dismantle Obamacare. But not all the Republican members of the North Carolina delegation agreed with the tactic.

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The State of Things
12:32 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Congressmen Reflect On Vote To End Shutdown

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Wednesday night, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling.

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The State Of Things
12:53 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Debt Ceiling Raised And Shutdown Ends

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The State of Things
12:18 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Roundtable Considers Philosophical Implications Of Government Shutdown

The Capitol Building On First Day Of Federal Government Shutdown
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