Tim talks with former U.S. Transportation Secretary and Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx about transportation and infrastructure's role in systemic racism and how we can help fix past mistakes by building for the future.
Ten days before Anthony Foxx was born, a U.S. Supreme Court case determined busing would be used to integrate Charlotte's schools. Four decades later, Foxx would become the U.S. Secretary of Transportation under the Obama Administration.
On this week's episode of Tying it Together with Tim Boyum, Foxx, who also served as Charlotte’s mayor from 2009-2013, talks about the role transportation and infrastructure played in systemic racism and how building for the future could help reverse past mistakes.
Later, Foxx also talks about the time he was President Barack Obama's designated survivor, and whether he has interest in running for public office again.
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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.