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Each week, the Under the Dome team at The News & Observer brings you the most in-depth analysis of topics in state government and politics for North Carolina. Learn more at newsobserver.com/dome

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Each week, the Under the Dome team at The News & Observer brings you the most in-depth analysis of topics in state government and politics for North Carolina. Learn more at newsobserver.com/dome

    Drama in the Senate over surprise mask/campaign finance bill

    Drama in the Senate over surprise mask/campaign finance bill

    For the week of June 10, 2024, host Dawn Vaughan talks with her legislative team colleagues Avi Bajpai and Kyle Ingram about Democrats walking out in the senate, early voting, and the abortion lawsuit.
    You’ll also hear a clip from Senate leader Phil Berger talking about what he would want for any future abortion legislation.
    Host: Dawn Vaughan
    Guests: Avi Bajpai, Kyle Ingram
    Executive Producer: Kevin Keister

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    • 20 min
    It’s already June and the NCGA still has a long to-do list

    It’s already June and the NCGA still has a long to-do list

    Start your week in North Carolina politics with our latest Under the Dome podcast, for the week of June 3, 2024. Dawn Vaughan here, your podcast host and The News & Observer’s Capitol bureau chief. On this episode, I’m joined by my legislative team colleagues Avi Bajpai and Kyle Ingram.
    Host: Dawn Vaughan
    Guests: Avi Bajpai and Kyle ingram
    Executive Producer: Kevin Keister
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    • 19 min
    Asheville Rep. Caleb Rudow on bipartisan singing and his future

    Asheville Rep. Caleb Rudow on bipartisan singing and his future

    Start your week in North Carolina politics with our latest Under the Dome podcast, for the week of May 27, 2024. Dawn Vaughan here, your podcast host and The News & Observer’s Capitol bureau chief. On this episode, I’m joined by Asheville Democratic Rep. Caleb Rudow.
    Host: Dawn Vaughan
    Guest: Rep. Caleb Rudow
    Executive Producer: Kevin Keister

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    • 23 min
    Masks, ICE and skydiving coming up at the legislature

    Masks, ICE and skydiving coming up at the legislature

    Start your week in North Carolina politics with our latest Under the Dome podcast, for the week of May 20, 2024. Dawn Vaughan here, your podcast host and The News & Observer’s Capitol bureau chief. On this episode, I’m joined by my colleagues Avi Bajpai and Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi.
    Host: Dawn Vaughan
    Guests: Avi Bajpai and Luciana Perez Uribe Guinassi
    Executive Producer: Kevin Keister

    Want even more North Carolina politics news? Our Under the Dome newsletter dives deep into all things #ncpol and legislative happenings. It’s sent to your inbox Tuesday to Friday and Sunday. Sign up here.

    Please consider supporting local journalism with a subscription to The N&O. If you’re already a subscriber, thank you!
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    • 19 min
    Masks legislation and the Shalom Act are pending after UNC protests

    Masks legislation and the Shalom Act are pending after UNC protests

    For the week of May 13, 2024 Dawn Vaughan talks with colleagues Avi Bajpai and Korie Dean about how the recent protests at UNC-Chapel Hill factor in to significant legislation moving through the General Assembly right now: the SHALOM Act and a mask bill.
    You’ll also hear a clip from Senate leader Phil Berger about why he supports a new mask bill post-pandemic and in the wake of protesters wearing masks.

    Host: Dawn Vaughan
    Guest: Avi Bajpai, Korie Dean
    Executive Producer: Laura Brache

    Want even more North Carolina politics news? Our Under the Dome newsletter dives deep into all things #ncpol and legislative happenings. It’s sent to your inbox Tuesday to Friday and Sunday. Sign up here.

    Please consider supporting local journalism with a subscription to The N&O. If you’re already a subscriber, thank you!
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    • 21 min
    Sens. Sawyer and Murdock on police, UNC protests and transit

    Sens. Sawyer and Murdock on police, UNC protests and transit

    For the week of May 6, 2024, host Dawn Vaughan talks to Republican Sen. Vickie Sawyer and Democratic Sen. Natalie Murdock during our Under the Dome: Live! event at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh.
    They discuss everything from the protesters at UNC to the law enforcement officers killed in Charlotte to transportation policy, the budget, this legislative session and the controversial bills passed last session.

    Host: Dawn Vaughan
    Guest: Sens. Natalie Murdock and Vickie Sawyer
    Executive Producer: Laura Brache
    Video producer: Kevin Keister

    Want even more North Carolina politics news? Our Under the Dome newsletter dives deep into all things #ncpol and legislative happenings. It’s sent to your inbox Tuesday to Friday and Sunday. Sign up here.

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    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

JNPack ,

Great pod

Great insight into the people who are running the state. Sheds light on what is happening at the legislature and across state government.

Twofer6 ,

Love this

Great way to catch up on state politics. Thank you!

DoveMother ,

Nice and short

Like it so far. Short, unbiased weekly update. Thanks for this.

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