Tim speaks with Andrew Bates, the N.C. native who served as the Director of Rapid Response for the Biden campaign.



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Meet the man who was in charge of responding to Donald Trump's attacks against Joe Biden.

On this week's episode of Tying It Together with Tim Boyum, Tim and Ben talk with Andrew Bates, a N.C. State graduate and Winston-Salem native who describes the pressure of serving as the Director of Rapid Response for the Biden campaign and doing a bulk of the work from his mom's house in North Carolina.

We’ll also talk about how unusual it was to win the race for president, but be unable to celebrate in any normal way due to COVID precautions. And later, we'll hear about how Andrew’s late father introduced him to politics, and how he might feel watching his son play such a vital role in a historic election.


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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.