In Fort Smith, Arkansas in the mid-1990s, Tim Boyum and Kevin Thompson spent countless hours putting together the high school newspaper. After graduation, they went their separate ways. Boyum became a TV journalist and Thompson became a preacher and author. 

Now, 27 years later, they are reuniting so listeners can hear embarrassing stories about high school. Importantly, they have a candid and thoughtful conversation on the challenges of a healthy debate about religion in politics. You might be surprised to learn their different professions really do mirror each other. 

Later, Benny Mac will share his own stories of what he was like in high school. 

About the Podcast

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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