How would you feel if, after spending 17 years in prison for a murder you did not commit, and exhausting all appeals, new evidence finally comes to light. It vindicates you of a heinous crime, and you become the first person in the U.S. to be declared "legally innocent." How would you recover? And would you hold a grudge or would you forgive all of those involved? That is the story of a N.C. man named Greg Taylor, and February marks 10 years since his release from prison. This week, we talk with Taylor about life after prison, rekindling a relationship with his daughter who was nine at the time of his sentencing, and if he thinks there are more people like him in prison today.
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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 soundbites. North Carolina’s veteran reporter and anchor, Tim Boyum, is loosening his signature bow tie for candid conversations with these powers players from across the state. In "Tying It Together," Tim uncovers what makes these newsmakers tick, explores some of their most fascinating life stories, and helps all of us get a better grasp on the issues affecting our community.
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