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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 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.

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    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

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.

    From a Capitol Attack to Impeachment: First-Term Congresswoman Shares Her Experience

    From a Capitol Attack to Impeachment: First-Term Congresswoman Shares Her Experience

    In a matter of days, first-term Congresswoman Kathy Manning (D-6th District) was sworn in, was locked INSIDE the House chamber during the Capitol attack, and spoke on the floor of the U.S. House encouraging the impeachment of President Donald Trump.  
    On this episode of Tying It Together With Tim Boyum, she tells the emotional, frightening, and incredible story of her first two weeks in office.
    Later in the episode, and on a lighter note, we also hear about the acapella group Manning started during her time at Harvard.
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    • 39 min
    Rule of Law: How the Pandemic is Continually Changing What We Know & Accept

    Rule of Law: How the Pandemic is Continually Changing What We Know & Accept

    Months after the pandemic started, lawsuits are still being filed and the debate still rages over whether shutdowns, restrictions, and potential vaccine mandates are legal.  
    On this episode of Tying It Together With Tim Boyum, we revisit the legal questions surrounding COVID-19.  
    In the spring of 2020 we spoke with UNC Law Professor Bill Marshall and Campbell Law Professor Greg Wallace about legal issues related to the pandemic. This week, the constitutional experts are back to answer the latest pressing legal questions about the virus and vaccine.
    The answers might surprise you, and they appear to be evolving as the crisis continues.
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    • 36 min
    Anthony Foxx: How Transportation Helped Build Systemic Racism

    Anthony Foxx: How Transportation Helped Build Systemic Racism

    Ten days before Anthony Foxx was born, a U.S. Supreme Court case determined busing would be used to integrate Charlotte's schools.  Four decades later, Foxx would become the U.S. Secretary of Transportation under the Obama Administration. 
    On this week's episode of Tying it Together with Tim Boyum, Foxx, who also served as Charlotte’s mayor from 2009-2013, talks about the role transportation and infrastructure played in systemic racism and how building for the future could help reverse past mistakes.
    Later, Foxx also talks about the time he was President Barack Obama's designated survivor, and whether he has interest in running for public office again.
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    • 41 min
    Congressman Mark Walker: The Intersection of Politics and Religion

    Congressman Mark Walker: The Intersection of Politics and Religion

    On this week's episode of Tying It Together with Tim Boyum, Congressman Mark Walker talks about his decision to run for U.S. Senate in 2022.  
    We’ll learn about his experiences growing up as the son of a preacher man and how visiting inmates with his father impacted the rest of his life. The congressman also shares stories about his own path to the profession and how it eventually led to politics. 
    Later, we ask Walker if he was mad at fellow Republicans for making his district nearly impossible to win, and if he really ever seriously considered running against fellow Republican and U.S. Senator Thom Tillis.
    You’ll also want to stick around for an in depth conversation about his obsession with the NCAA allowing student-athletes to profit off their likeness.
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    • 39 min
    Brad Woodhouse: Keeping Family Together in a House Politically Divided

    Brad Woodhouse: Keeping Family Together in a House Politically Divided

    The Woodhouse brothers, Dallas, an ardent Republican, and Brad, a prominent national Democratic figure, are North Carolina siblings who have gained national attention in the past thanks to their political family feud.
    We spoke with Dallas last December, and on this week’s episode of Tying It Together With Tim Boyum, Brad joins us to talk about the interesting and, at times, contentious dynamic with his brother.
    The Woodhouse brother currently heads up Protect Our Care, which is focused on preserving and expanding the Affordable Care Act, but he has also worked with the Democratic National Committee and several campaigns, including several in North Carolina.
    He’ll also share his thoughts on the future of politics and health care.
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    • 39 min
    How Christmas Landed a North Carolina Farmer in the White House

    How Christmas Landed a North Carolina Farmer in the White House

    Imagine being so good at producing a product that you are asked to personally deliver it to the President of the United States. That is exactly what happened to Avery County native and Christmas tree farmer Larry Smith.
    On this week’s episode of Tying It Together with Tim Boyum, Tim talks with Smith about winning the national contest in 2018 to provide the White House with its official tree to be placed in the Blue Room. 
    Two years later, Smith is still delivering trees to Washington and has some unbelievable stories to tell. From the time his grandson vomited in the White House right before the president arrived, to the time he had to tell his girlfriend he would wear overalls instead of a suit to the White House, you don’t want to miss these fun stories of Christmas and politics.
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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

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Must Listen

Tim Boyum is the man. So well connected to the political scene here in North Carolina.

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Greatest. Podcast. Ever.

Fun, informative, and interesting. If you care, even passively, about politics this is a must hear.

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Not well done.

Low quality podcast. The podcaster has the charisma of potato; which is to say, none. Biased and not interesting.

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