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A daily podcast covering local, state, & national issues from North Carolina

A daily podcast covering local, state, & national issues from North Carolina


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A daily podcast covering local, state, & national issues from North Carolina






10-06-2022--Hour3: NC voter ID law goes to state Supreme Court

The North Carolina Supreme Court fast-tracked an appeal of a lower court ruling that tossed out the state's voter ID law. Get exclusive content here!: See for privacy information.

10-06-2022--Hour2: Democrats & media (but I repeat myself) want more money for Beasley

As we head down the final stretch of the 2022 midterm election, calls are growing among NC Democratic activists and consultants for out-of-state groups to pour money into Cheri Beasley's campaign for US Senate. Get exclusive content here!: See for privacy information.

10-06-2022--Hour1: Pete's Personal History with Alzheimer's Disease

There are more than 180,000 North Carolinians with Alzheimer's Disease, and more than 356,000 family and friends who are providing care. And this Saturday, a month of walk events kicks off with the Walk to End Alzheimer's at Rotary Centennial Pavilion in Gastonia. Katherine Lambert is the CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, Western Carolina Chapter. She says there will be about 600 walks around the nation during the month of October -- with 17 in North Carolina. If you'd like to sign up,...

10-05-2022--Hour3: Rep. Ted Budd on his upcoming debate for US Senate

NC Congressman Ted Budd discusses his run for US Senate and the Friday debate with his opponent, Democrat Cheri Beasley. Get exclusive content here!: See for privacy information.

10-05-2022--Hour2: NC Sheriff says he is fighting racism by halting traffic enforcement

After winning election four years ago, Democratic Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden directed his deputies to start doing traffic enforcement. It was an area of law enforcement that the Sheriff's Office had long avoided, after the consolidation of the old Mecklenburg Police with the Charlotte Police Departments. The CMPD took over 911 response and traffic enforcement while the Sheriff's Office handles courtroom and jail security, as well as serving court papers. But after about a...

10-05-2022--Hour1: Mecklenburg Sheriff plays the whole deck of race cards

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden says his deputies will no longer be initiating traffic stops based on "non-moving" violations. From WSOC-TV: Deputies said they will not be stopping drivers for things like inspection violations, driving with a revoked license, having window tinting that’s too dark or having a tail light out. The sheriff’s office said this change in policy is part of an effort to address racial inequality that they said is apparent in traffic stops. Appearing on...

10-04-2022--Hour3: "Democracy" is just cover for the will of the elites

In a piece at the Wall Street Journal, Emily Finley argues that American so-called "elites" use the term democracy as rhetorical cover for the will of the elites. "The word "democracy" no longer indicates much about popular rule. The word now merely refers to a hypothetical goal that gives those who invoke its holy name a mandate to do just about anything - even the opposite of what the people desire." Get exclusive content here!: See...


10-04-2022--Hour2: Doubts of election integrity are not only because of Trump

Almost half of Republican voters say they're not confident their vote will be counted, according to a new poll from WRAL. Forty-four percent of likely Republican voters have little to no confidence that their vote in the Nov. 8 election will be counted accurately, a WRAL News Poll found. Meanwhile, Democrats and independents overwhelmingly have at least some confidence their votes will be properly recorded. The poll, conducted in partnership with SurveyUSA from Wednesday through Sunday and...


10-04-2022--Hour1: Former Rep. Mike Rogers the American Dream & Russian war

Former Congressman Mike Rogers stopped by the WBT studio to discuss his new venture called LEAD (Leadership to Ensure the American Dream). America is the world’s greatest economy because our system is founded on opportunity. Prosperity is central to the American Dream, and the way to achieve it is through offering ideas, products and services that have value in the marketplace. ... A central theme of the American Dream is that through hard work and determination, one can advance their...


10-03-2022--Hour3: Wouldn't plateau global temps be a GOOD thing?

The UK Daily Mail reports that government officials are worried that global temperatures haven't continued to increase since 1998: Scientists working on the most authoritative study on climate change were urged to cover up the fact that the world’s temperature hasn’t risen for the last 15 years, it is claimed. A leaked copy of a United Nations report, compiled by hundreds of scientists, shows politicians in Belgium, Germany, Hungary and the United States raised concerns about the final...

10-03-2022--Hour2: Judge says he won't hire Yale grads over school's cancel culture

A Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals judge says he will no longer hire clerks from Yale Law School, because the Ivy League participates in - and promotes - cancel culture and the stifling of free speech. From National Review: Judge James C. Ho of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit announced Thursday that he would no longer be hiring law clerks from Yale Law School and urged other judges to follow suit. In a keynote address to the Kentucky Chapters Conference of the Federalist...


10-03-2022--Hour1: Biden changes rules of student loan cancellation plan

Facing legal problems over its student loan cancellation plan, the Biden Administration just changed the rules for its de facto vote bribery program. From Hot Air: The Biden administration suddenly reversed course on providing comprehensive and compulsory student-loan debt forgiveness yesterday after seeing the PLF complaint. The Department of Education changed the rules to undercut Frank Garrison’s standing in the first lawsuit, and to head off part of the complaint filed later in the week...


09-30-2022--Hour3: Leaving you alone is not fascism

Gov. Roy Cooper holds a briefing on Hurricane Ian response. Plus, what progressives get wrong about conservatives. Get exclusive content here!: See for privacy information.


09-30-2022--Hour2: NC Democrats crying for cash in Senate race

Democratic strategists and operatives in North Caroline are worried that the national party is ignoring the race for US Senate here, and will miss an opportunity to flip a winnable seat. From The Hill: North Carolina Democrats are pleading for outside groups to funnel more money into the state’s hotly contested Senate race, believing that it may offer the party one of its best shots at flipping a GOP-held seat in November. Polling averages in North Carolina show Rep. Ted Budd (R) and...


09-30-2022--Hour1: Tracking Ian & the terrible NC storm rebuilding effort

Hurricane Ian makes landfall into South Carolina, after ripping through Florida and leaving a trail of death and devastation. From NBC News: At least 12 people have died after Hurricane Ian tore across Florida with such ferocity that President Joe Biden said it could be the deadliest in the state's history. Speaking after a briefing with Federal Emergency Management Agency officials Thursday morning, Biden said that while the death toll remained unclear, early reports suggest the loss of...


09-29-2022--Hour3: Biden's call out for a dead woman was not a 'gaffe'

When President Joe Biden asked whether the late Rep. Jackie Walorski was at at White House event. The administration says Biden OF COURSE knows Walorski is dead, but could not explain why he asked “Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? She was going to be here." Get exclusive content here!: See for privacy information.


09-29-2022--Hour2: Biden looks for dead Congresswoman at event

After President Joe Biden called out for a dead Congresswoman, the White House is trying to spin the mistake as evidence that he was thinking of her. From the NY Times: President Joe Biden on Wednesday mistakenly asked whether the late Rep. Jackie Walorski, who died in a car accident last month, was at a White House event that she helped convene. Biden made the gaffe as he delivered remarks at the White House Conference on Food, Nutrition, and Health, where he publicly acknowledged elected...


09-29-2022--Hour1: Bill O'Reilly on Killing the Legends

Best-selling author and famous anchor of “The O’Reilly Factor,” Bill O'Reilly, has a new book in his "Killing" series: "Killing the Legends: The Lethal Danger of Celebrity." O'Reilly and his co-author, Martin Dugard, tell fascinating stories of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali. How all three were cultural icons who changed American society. Killing the Legends chronicles Elvis’ gradual increased reliance on drugs, the truth behind the Beatles break-up, and how, in Ali's final...


09-28-2022--Hour3: Why did Trump help a NY Times reporter write a book about him?

Former President Donald Trump ripped Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as "fat," a "phony," and "whiny" - according to a book by Maggie Haberman. Trump apparently spoke with the New York Times reporter in three different interviews for her book: Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America. Get exclusive content here!: See for privacy information.


09-28-2022--Hour2: Did smacking that asteroid cause Ian?

Is it just a coincidence that the day after that NASA spacecraft smacked into an asteroid we get a hurricane directly hitting Florida - the home of NASA?! Yes. It's probably a coincidence. But you can never be too sure!! Get exclusive content here!: See for privacy information.