17 episodes

Charlotte’s preparing for 50,000 visitors this fall for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Which brings up a number of questions: How did the little blue dot of Charlotte win the bid to host the big red conference of the RNC? How does a political convention even work? And how will it impact the city (and yes, that means you)? Join award-winning reporters Lisa Worf and Steve Harrison for Inside Politics, the podcast where we focus on the Republican National Convention and the 2020 Election through the lens of Charlotte.

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Charlotte’s preparing for 50,000 visitors this fall for the 2020 Republican National Convention. Which brings up a number of questions: How did the little blue dot of Charlotte win the bid to host the big red conference of the RNC? How does a political convention even work? And how will it impact the city (and yes, that means you)? Join award-winning reporters Lisa Worf and Steve Harrison for Inside Politics, the podcast where we focus on the Republican National Convention and the 2020 Election through the lens of Charlotte.

    A Look Back At Perhaps The Strangest Political Convention Ever

    A Look Back At Perhaps The Strangest Political Convention Ever

    On this episode of Inside Politics, perhaps the strangest political convention ever is over. From Charlotte to Jacksonville to Charlotte again -- and then to Washington D.C. – we’ll look at the week that was … the 2020 Republican National Convention.

    • 15 min
    Inside Politics

    Inside Politics

      It was once supposed to bring 50,000 people to Charlotte. Now, with the Republican National Convention a few days away, it’s going to be a much smaller affair. Charlotte’s time in the (small) spotlight begins this weekend when members of the Republican National Committee meet. Then on Monday, Aug. 24, the official Republican National Convention … Read More Read More

    • 17 min
    In 3 Weeks, Charlotte Is Back In The RNC Spotlight. What’s Going To Happen?

    In 3 Weeks, Charlotte Is Back In The RNC Spotlight. What’s Going To Happen?

    After the GOP scrapped the Jacksonville part of the RNC, Republicans are left with a “business-only” Charlotte meeting that’s scheduled to begin Friday, Aug. 20 and end with the nomination of President Trump on Monday morning, Aug. 24. But there are still lots of questions about what this convention will look like – and even where it will be.

    • 18 min
    Charlotte’s RNC Leader: ‘I’m Still In Shock’

    Charlotte’s RNC Leader: ‘I’m Still In Shock’

    After the Republican National Committee officially announced that almost all of Charlotte's Republican National Convention is moving to Jacksonville, Florida, the local host committee is left with a mess to clean up. Will it be able to pay off its debts? Will the Republican National Committee demand that the money it raised be diverted to Florida? Our latest episode talks with the leader of the Charlotte host comittee.

    • 15 min
    Host Committee Says Business-Only RNC Is A Farce: ‘We Need To Stop Pretending’

    Host Committee Says Business-Only RNC Is A Farce: ‘We Need To Stop Pretending’

    The local host committee for the RNC in Charlotte fired back Friday in a letter to the Republican National Committee, saying that it has been met with "broken promises."

    • 4 min
    Charlotte’s RNC Can Now Fit Inside One Hotel

    Charlotte’s RNC Can Now Fit Inside One Hotel

    The scaled-down version of the RNC in Charlotte that is now being proposed could probably fit inside one hotel. How did that happen, and what does it mean for Charlotte?

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Stop doing that ,

Great informative podcast

If you are interested in in-depth reporting on the RNC — this is the podcast for you. The journalists give you all sides of this unfolding story while staying unbiased. Thank you for your reporting! Waiting for a new episode!

Ugh-Nickname ,

Good, concise, gets to the point

I don’t think that objective news reporting is possible, but this podcast does a good job of presenting facts and mostly letting them speak for themselves.

Bearfoot86 ,

Great topic

I really enjoyed the first episode as I learned a lot. I was here for the DNC and enjoyed walking around Uptown on my lunch hour. Planning to do the same with the RNC. Looking forward to learning more about it.

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