For the past decade, Sen. Phil Berger was perhaps the biggest opponent of Medicaid expansion. But now, arguably North Carolina’s most powerful politician, Berger says it’s a slam-dunk idea and wants his fellow Republicans to vote for it this summer. 

While we will talk about the policy reasons, we’ll also get an in-depth look at the evolution of his position. Later, we’ll also ask him about abortion, medical marijuana, sports betting and where he stands on gun laws. 

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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 soundbite. 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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