The latest Taylor Swift tour created such a frenzy and fiasco on Ticketmaster that Congress held a hearing, and now, the Department of Justice may sue Ticketmaster/Live Nation for antitrust issues. Should the companies break up because of a lack of competition, or is it being overblown because of the popularity of Swift? 

This week we are joined by Barak Richman, who is a Duke professor that also helped consult Ticketmaster on the 2010 merger with Live Nation. It’s a fascinating listen about mergers and it might make you think twice about your long-held beliefs about these companies.

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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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