In 2020, then President-elect Joe Biden made history when he nominated North Carolina’s Michael Regan as the first Black man to serve as EPA administrator.

Recently, Tim spent time with Regan in Washington, D.C. and in his hometown of Goldsboro, North Carolina. It was there Tim discovered Regan’s years on a family farm had a major impact on his views and motivations in terms of the environment and climate change. His hometown also played a big role in his focus on environmental justice.

Later, Regan talks to Tim about what it’s like to work for a president, and if he would ever run for office himself.

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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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