On this week's episode of Tying It Together with Tim Boyum we tackle the long tradition of barbecue and politics. But with so many new people coming to the state, is that tradition fading? Recently, U.S. Senate candidate Cal Cunningham created a stir when he posted a picture to Twitter that conflicted with traditional North Carolina barbecue. So, this week we will break down everything you need to know about N.C. barbecue, its relationship with politics, and the future with so many non-natives now calling North Carolina home. Our guests include the legendary barbecue expert Bob Garner and historian Dr. Gary Freeze, whose research will likely ruffle a lot of feathers!


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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 sound bites. North Carolina veteran reporter and anchor Tim Boyum is loosening his signature bow tie for candid conversations with power players across the state. In "Tying It Together," Tim uncovers what makes these newsmakers tick, explores fascinating life stories, and helps all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our community.


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