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 soundbite. 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.
N.C.'s First Jewish Congresswoman on hostages and hate
On this week’s episode of Tying It Together, host Tim Boyum talks with congressional representative Kathy Manning.
The first Jewish person from North Carolina elected to Congress shares horrifying details of the videos she and other members viewed of Hamas’s attack on Israel and her meetings with relatives of hostages. She also details her own experiences with antisemitism and her work as co-chair of the bipartisan task force to combat antisemitism.
Later, the two discuss state lawmakers drawing her out of her own congressional district and what she plans to do next.
You may not be on the coast, but you could be helping cover the insurance cost
This week we dive into the precarious situation of insuring homes along the coast and the impact on every homeowner in North Carolina.
As more storms and stronger storms impact our state, it’s having and will continue to have profound impacts on the future of insurance and how much you pay. What are state, insurance industry and other leaders doing to ensure we call all afford our homes and insurance? Do people across the state help subsidize the high cost of coastal insurance?
Industry expert Joe Stewart, a long time well-known name in North Carolina politics, joins host Tim Boyum to break it all down.
Sen. Phil Berger talks casinos, redistricting and holiday traditions
After a marathon legislative session ends, the most powerful North Carolina politician and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger joins host Tim Boyum. The two hold an in-depth conversation about the current fight over casinos in North Carolina, with some behind-the-scenes discussion about his support, and why it failed at the last minute.
Later, Tim asks about the fairness of redistricting, separation of powers, and working in today’s political climate. The end of the podcast features a little fun, and a look at Sen. Berger’s favorite holiday traditions.
Are N.C.'s cities in chaos or is it just a political talking point?
A recent ad in the 2024 race for governor chastised Democrats for unsafe streets and coddling criminals in North Carolina cities. Are cities like Charlotte and Raleigh in chaos or is that a political talking point?
This week, host Tim Boyum brings on Charlotte Mayor Pro Tem Braxton Winston and Charlotte City Council member Tariq Bokhari who are a Democrat and Republican, respectively. They have debated this issue on our TV program regularly, but we thought it was a great time to talk about it more in depth as we inch closer to 2024.
Behind the war: Duke professor explains the history between Israel and Hamas
As the Israel-Hamas war continues, many people are still left with questions and confusion over the region and what’s behind the war. To help explain, on this week's episode we are talking with someone who has actually tried to negotiate peace in the Middle East.
Dr. Bruce Jentleson is a professor at Duke University, but he’s had two stints in the U.S. State Department under former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama. During our discussion, we'll focus on the backstory, why Americans should care and where it might go from here.
State of controversy: N.C.'s new 2024 congressional maps
This week, Tim talks to two of North Carolina’s sharpest political minds, as state lawmakers vote on the final congressional and state maps for 2024 and beyond. The controversial map drawing will certainly draw more lawsuits as North Carolina continues its trend in the spotlight as one of the most controversial redistricting states in the country. Joining us this week, Democratic Strategist Morgan Jackson who has clients including Gov. Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein. Jim Blaine, with the Differentiators, is a former chief of staff for Senate leader Phil Berger.
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Tim is The NC Walter Cronkite of our generation. Great shows Always!!!!
Tim Boyum is the man. So well connected to the political scene here in North Carolina.
A grown man wearing an American Flag as a bowtie lobs softball questions at white supremacists, neo-fascists, January Sixth co-conspirators, Covid-deniers, et. al.
Kurt Vonnegut could not make this up...