After a marathon legislative session ends, the most powerful North Carolina politician and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger joins host Tim Boyum. The two hold an in-depth conversation about the current fight over casinos in North Carolina, with some behind-the-scenes discussion about his support, and why it failed at the last minute. 

Later, Tim asks about the fairness of redistricting, separation of powers, and working in today’s political climate. The end of the podcast features a little fun, and a look at Sen. Berger’s favorite holiday traditions.

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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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