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A weekly look at North Carolina politics and the North Carolina General Assembly from two lobbyists' perspectives. Hosted by lobbyists Brian Lewis and Skye David.

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    • 4.6 • 47 Ratings

A weekly look at North Carolina politics and the North Carolina General Assembly from two lobbyists' perspectives. Hosted by lobbyists Brian Lewis and Skye David.

    Turning the Microphone Around: Sen. Jim Perry Interviews Skye David

    Turning the Microphone Around: Sen. Jim Perry Interviews Skye David

    Lobbyist and podcast co-host Skye David is interviewed by Sen. Jim Perry, and she talks about her life, education, career, and work in North Carolina as a lobbyist.  

    And while Skye is on vacation, Sen. Mike Woodard steps into the co-host role of the podcast with Brian and breaks down this week's news, including the latest on Medicaid expansion, Kansas and abortion politics, the Green Party's recognition, and the rise of unaffiliated voters in the state.  

    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, and the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association. 

     

    • 53 min
    Newspaper Reporter Turned TV Journalist Travis Fain

    Newspaper Reporter Turned TV Journalist Travis Fain

    WRAL State Government Reporter Travis Fain covers the General Assembly.  The Georgia native talks about his career in journalism and his thoughts on the state of journalism and North Carolina politics.   

    Skye and Brian also talk about the criminal investigation into Attorney General Josh Stein's 2020 campaign, the General Assembly asks the courts to implement a 20-week abortion ban, and a redistricting case is slated for a NC Supreme Court hearing this fall.  

    Plus, Brian's inspiration found in Tim McGraw, Skye is going on vacation, and this podcast is a hit in Azerbaijan.  

    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, and the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association.

     

    • 53 min
    Brent Woodcox & Donald Bryson Settle a Twitter Dust-Up

    Brent Woodcox & Donald Bryson Settle a Twitter Dust-Up

    Brent Woodcox is Senior Policy Counsel to Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger and Donald Bryson is President of the John Locke Foundation.  Both are conservatives, active in North Carolina politics, and open to share their political opinions.  

    The two got tangled in a Twitter discussion about a General Assembly line-item in the closing days of session that got the attention of many.  

    Brent and Donald discuss their Twitter "dust-up", the General Assembly budget process, the role of think tanks, and the perils of social media debates.

    Plus, Skye and Brian unpack the week in North Carolina politics, including an upcoming skeleton session, rumors, election finance reports, and more.  

    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, and the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association.

    • 53 min
    House Chief of Staff Neal Inman is in the Room Where It Happens

    House Chief of Staff Neal Inman is in the Room Where It Happens

    Neal Inman, age 32, started his political career as an intern in 2012 for Rep. Julia Howard.  A decade later he is the Chief of Staff to House Speaker Tim Moore.  

    The Wilmington, NC native walks listeners through his career path, his day-to-day work, and talks about his 2 1/2 day stint working for Governor Roy Cooper.  

    Former President George W. Bush also stops by at the end of the podcast and shares his thoughts about Inman, who he refers to as "Boy Wonder". 

    The podcast also unpacks a full week in NC politics, including a busy Monday for bill signings and vetoes, NC's top ranking for business, a check-in on the US Senate race, a Senate resignation, Tweet of the Week, and more.  

    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, and the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association.

    • 43 min
    Late Night with Sen. Sarah Crawford: From David Letterman to the General Assembly

    Late Night with Sen. Sarah Crawford: From David Letterman to the General Assembly

    Before Senator Sarah Crawford arrived in the General Assembly in 2020, she was already a star.  She was a guest on Late Night with David Letterman in 1989 as she helped showcase a new dog sport called Fly Ball.  

    The freshman Democrat also talks about her early life, her work for Congressman David Price, and how a kickball game (and Fly Ball) introduced her to her husband Dan.  

    Skye and Brian also run down the very last day of session, how the adjournment resolution has the General Assembly returning monthly, and a gubernatorial executive order on abortion.  

    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, and the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association.

    • 46 min
    The Last Days (and Hours) of the Short Session

    The Last Days (and Hours) of the Short Session

    The last days of the 2022 NC legislative short session, including bills moving, dying, and legislative maneuvering, from the viewpoint of lobbyists Skye David and Brian Lewis. 

    The Do Politics Better podcast is sponsored by New Frame, the NC Travel Industry Association, and the NC Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association.

     

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Kyle"s Tunes ,

Best podcast in #ncpol

Best podcast in #ncpol

@JohnHinnant ,

Love the show

If things go right, I should be a guest in January 2023 LOL

Pete Colbert ,

More News - Less Member Bios

Great podcast! One of the only, if not the only, podcast that covers North Carolina legislative news, updates, and analysis. I wish they would spend less time letting a different member tell their life story each episode. The best part of each episode is the first five minutes, when the hosts actually cover political news. The remaining 25-minutes is typically a snooze fest/self-bolstering segment for the member. More Dylan Reel!!

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