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The State of Things
12:45 pm
Tue January 28, 2014

The Politics of Disgust

David Pizarro
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Feelings of disgust can be a useful in navigating environmental threats. When we are disgusted, we avoid contaminated or poisonous things. But new research shows that disgust may also subconsciously influence our political and moral judgments. Psychology professor David Pizarro examines the ways disgust affects decision-making in the political realm.

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The State of Things
11:09 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Barack Obama Promises Jobs During Speech In Raleigh:

Credit Jennifer Rotenizer, Winston-Salem Journal

President Barack Obama gave a speech at North Carolina State University earlier this week.

He talked about the need to take action this year, and he promised speedier job production in 2014. Host Frank Stasio talks about this and other news items of the past week with Laura Leslie, WRAL’s Capitol Bureau Chief; Jessica Jones, WUNC’s Capitol Bureau Chief; and Associate Press Reporter Michael Biesecker.

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Politics & Government
1:56 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Mike McIntyre, Democratic Congressman, 7th District, To Retire At Term's End

Mike McIntyre

U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre said today that he won't seek re-election at the end of his congressional term.

Here's his statement:

“In eastern North Carolina, we have demonstrated that public service is a partnership between the people and the representative they entrust to speak on their behalf.  

“For us, this has been where the priorities of policy over politics, issues over ideology, dialogue over dollars, and cooperation over campaigning have prevailed.

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Politics & Government
11:45 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Do Most Politicians Come From Money? Here's What The Research Says

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Nicholas Carnes is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Duke University and author of "White-Collar Government: The Hidden Role of Class in Economic Policy Making” (University of Chicago Press/2013).

Carnes speaks with Frank Stasio on Tuesday January 7, 2014 about money and politics.

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Politics & Government
10:05 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Bill Moyers Turns His Lens On North Carolina And Politics

Protesters in North Carolina
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Bill Moyers takes an in-depth look at the changing political climate here in North Carolina this week in a new documentary, State of Conflict: North Carolina.

State of Conflict: North Carolina from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo.

Here's how Moyers frames the story:

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The State Of Things
10:20 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Political Junkie Ken Rudin Talks North Carolina Politics

Ken Rudin
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United States Senator Kay Hagan faces a tough battle to keep her seat in 2014. Some polls indicate Hagan’s lead over several Republican challengers is diminishing. GOP Strategist Karl Rove travelled to the state this week to raise money for one of those challengers: North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis.

Host Frank Stasio talks with political junkie Ken Rudin about the Senate race and other North Carolina politics.

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The State of Things
12:05 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

UNC System President Tom Ross Talks Higher Education

UNC System Seal
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The UNC System, made up of 17 educational institutions, has seen a reduction in funding over the last several years. Some universities are eliminating positions to try to make up the difference. And tuition hikes place a greater burden on students.  UNC System President Tom Ross  addressed the budget problems in North Carolina in a conversation with host Frank Stasio on WUNC's The State of Things.

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The State of Things
9:25 am
Thu September 26, 2013

Raleigh Throws Its Doors Wide Open

The city of Raleigh hosts the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival this weekend.
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Thousands of bluegrass fans will pour into downtown Raleigh this week for the Wide Open Bluegrass Festival. 

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The State of Things
11:03 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Can The Republican Party Maintain Control?

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The North Carolina General Assembly goes back into session Tuesday. Lawmakers will consider Governor Pat McCrory’s vetoes of two bills. One requires drug testing for certain welfare recipients. The other grants immigration exemptions for some seasonal workers.

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The State of Things
11:04 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Senator Ellie Kinnaird Says Farewell

Former N.C. Sen. Ellie Kinnaird
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For 17 years, North Carolina Senator Ellie Kinnaird represented the constituents in Orange and Chatham Counties with passion.


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