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The WUNCPolitics Podcast is a free-flowing discussion of what we're hearing in the back hallways of the General Assembly and on the campaign trail across North Carolina. 

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This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation with Mickey Michaux, a longtime civil rights activist who was first elected to the North Carolina General Assembly in 1972 as a Democrat.

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This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a trip down memory lane with longtime North Carolina journalist Paul T. O'Connor.

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This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a farewell chat with Reporter Jess Clark, who departs WUNC for an education reporting position at WWNO in New Orleans.

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This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about the end of the 2017 Legislative session, which wrapped up early Friday morning after five and a half months.

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This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about the state budget, journalism and accusations of being a jihadist. Following spending proposals from the Governor, House, and Senate over the past few months, lawmakers passed a budget compromise this week. The $23 billion fiscal blueprint includes a $530 million tax cut, an average 3.3-percent raise for teachers, and a 1-percent pension bump for state retirees. Naturally Republicans are hailing the plan, while most Democrats contend the budget document doesn’t do enough for middle-class families and education.

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This week on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about redistricting and gerrymandering.

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On this episode of the WUNC  Politics Podcast, Joshua Johnson, host of NPR's 1A, sits down to talk about bubbles, echo chambers, his passion for the craft of journalism, and how he nearly became a doctor.

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On this week's episode of the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about the House budget with Associated Press Statehouse Reporter Gary Robertson.

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On this week's episode of the WUNCPolitics podcast, a conversation about the Supreme Court's decision to strike down two congressional districts in North Carolina; an analysis of state laws that end up in court; and a review of what we know about the House budget proposal.

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On this edition of the WUNC politics podcast, a conversation with Rose Hoban of North Carolina Heath News.

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On this episode of the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about the Senate budget with Loretta Boniti of Spectrum News.

The Senate passed a spending proposal, but not before some late-night wrangling and more than a few surprises.

The final spending bill wasn't passed until 3 a.m., well after many journalists thought.

Journalist Mark Binker died April 29, 2017.
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On this episode of the WUNCPolitics podcast, memories of Mark Binker.

The widely respected journalist and experienced member of the North Carolina Capitol Press Corps, died unexpectedly Saturday morning. He was 43.

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On this episode of the WUNCPolitics podcast, a conversation with Jessica Huseman, senior reporting fellow at ProPublica.

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On this episode of the WUNC Politics Podcast, a conversation with long-time political reporter Mark Binker.

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On this episode of the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about go-nowhere bills, crossover and other proposals at the state legislature with Western Carolina University Political Science Professor Chris Cooper.

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On this episode of the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about state, national and international politics with Dan Boylan, former reporter for the NC Insider.

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Time to review what was a chaotic week. Legislators passed a measure that repealed House Bill 2, the controversial state law that limited protections for LGBT people.

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On this edition of the podcast, North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore speaks with Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii. Moore (R-Cleveland) is in his 8th term of the House and his 2nd term as speaker. A day earlier in his office, Moore held a news conference to talk about House Bill 2, one year to the day after its passage. The Speaker said the bathroom provision will not be changed under his watch. He also indicated that a proposal to change the bill is being worked on, along with Senate leader Phil Berger, and could be introduced next week.

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Today on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about what's at the heart of all politics, the most effective legislators in American history, and challenges with the proposed American Health Care Act.  

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Today on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, special elections, reporting in Washington, and cracking curses.

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Today on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, Governor Roy Cooper's budget proposal, a bright red coat, more HB2 bluster and a surprise visit to the press room at the State Legislature.

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Today on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a couple of news roundups and a trivia question.

The first is a discussion with conservative and liberal voices about the week in politics.

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Today, we introduce a new, regular on-air feature at WUNC. Every Friday at 4:50 p.m., we will air WUNC's The Week In State Politics. Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii will be joined by two guests who represent different points on the political spectrum to discuss political issues of statewide - and nationwide - importance.

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Today on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, a conversation about the budget surplus, options for a compromise on repealing HB2,  President Trump’s immigration order, and what we might expect with the upcoming budget proposal.

WUNC Capitol Bureau Chief Jeff Tiberii sits down for a one-on-one conversation with North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.

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With the General Assembly underway and the 115th Congress having convened, this week's episode of the Politics Podcast offers two scoops of political insight. For perspective from the District, Geoff Bennett of Time Warner Cable joins the program to discuss President Trump's Supreme Court nominee, and other happenings on The Hill.

Then, Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) sits down to discuss an assortment of topics, including the legislative agenda, House Bill 2, Governor Roy Cooper, and rural-urban divide.

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Today on the WUNCPolitics Podcast, the General Assembly returned to to the Capitol this week and got back to the work of legislating by filing a flurry of bills, setting the stage for months of debates and legal wrangling.

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On this episode of the WUNCPolitics Podcast, Host Jeff Tiberii speaks with NPR Political Reporter Asma Khalid.

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As Donald Trump prepares to take his oath of office, he’ll preside over a divided nation. A recent Gallup poll found three-fourths of Americans believe the country is split over the most important values – the highest percentage ever.

WUNC and NPR host "A Nation Engaged: A Pre-Inuguration Conversation.

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Outside of the nation’s capitol, the epicenter for partisan bickering may just be Raleigh in 2017.

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On this episode of the WUNCPolitics Podcast, David McLennan, professor of political science at Meredith College, stops by to chat about executive transitions, a looming special session, the color purple and street meat.

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