In part one of a three-part series on guns in America, “United in Grief, Divided on Solutions,” host Tim Boyum takes us to Maine, where we meet the father of a man killed in the October Lewiston mass shootings. His heart-wrenching story will leave you in tears as he details that night and the days that followed.

Later, we meet a gun collector and sportsman who takes Tim to his personal gun range to talk about his hobby and game that’s attracting attention around the world. In episodes two and three, Tim digs deeper into the gun debate that ended with new legislation this spring.

This story takes place in Maine, but it will remind you of conversations happening in diners, barber shops and kitchen tables across America.

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With the speed of the local news cycle, it's easy to forget that the politicians who represent us and the influencers in our communities are more than just a sound bite. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, loosens his signature bow tie to give listeners a glimpse behind the curtain, showing us who these power players really are and why they do what they do. Through Tim’s candid conversations on “Tying It Together,” his guests reveal their most fascinating life stories, passions, and help all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our communities.

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