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February 26, 2021 20 min
Everything you need to know about former North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality Secretary Michael Regan, now President Joe Biden's nominee for the Environmental Protection Agency. Our Washington correspondent Brian Murphy hosts, with hurricane recovery, environmental and now vaccine reporter Adam Wagner. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In our look ahead at the week of Feb. 15, we'll discuss what might happen as the school reopening bill nears final passage and action from Gov. Roy Cooper. And we'll take a look at prospects for marijuana legalization in North Carolina. Will Doran hosts. Our podcast has moved! Please subscribe to the new feed by searching "Under The Dome" on your favorite podcast app. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megapho...
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman and investigative reporter Tyler Dukes talk about what they learned from an analysis of the 2020 election precinct data. Read more from Sherman and the rest of The News & Observer's politics team at newsobserver.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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In our look ahead at the week of Feb. 8, we'll discuss what's next in the legislature's effort to reopen public schools and pass COVID-19 aid. And we'll take a look at how the "consensus revenue forecast" due out this week could affect those efforts. Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan hosts, with Colin Campbell. Our podcast has moved! Please subscribe to the new feed by searching "Under The Dome" on your favo...
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A year of remote work and virtual schooling has exposed the inequities in broadband internet access in North Carolina. What will it take to get every rural corner of the state online with high-speed connections? "North Carolina probably has a billion-dollar broadband need gap," says Jody Heustess, this week's guest on the podcast. He's a vice president at ATMC, which has received several of the state's "GREA...
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Domecast is now Under The Dome, launching a new season as the legislature starts its new session. Search "Under The Dome" on your favorite podcast app to subscribe to the new episodes. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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While our podcast takes a break over the holidays (we're planning a revamped format for 2021!), here's a chance for listeners to catch the Insider's 2021 healthcare policy preview event, sponsored by the NC Healthcare Association. Panelists included Sen. Joyce Krawiec, R-Forsyth, Rep. Gale Adcock, D-Wake, lobbyist Tom Fetzer of Fetzer Strategic Partners, Sue Ann Forrest of the NC Medical Society and retired hospital exe...
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November 13, 2020 28 min
With most ballots now counted and several close races, North Carolina could be headed for a lengthy and tedious recount. Our panel of reporters looks ahead to how that will work, and what to expect next month with the Electoral College convenes at the old State Capitol to finalize the presidential election. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Chiara Vercellone, Colin Campbell and Danielle Battaglia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit meg...
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Election results are (mostly) in, so our team of political reporters takes a look at what drove the wins and losses Tuesday -- and whether any of the results really should have been a surprise. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Colin Campbell, Brian Murphy, Lucille Sherman and Will Doran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with her colleague Colin Campbell about some of the legislative races we'll be watching closely on election night. This is the ninth episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. Read more from Sherman and the rest of The News & Observer's politics team at newsobserver.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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As Election Day grows closer, our team of political journalists explains the main factors that will affect the outcome of this year's election in North Carolina -- and what to watch for Tuesday night and possibly the days to follow. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Will Doran, Danielle Battaglia and Will Doran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with her colleague Danielle Battaglia about the latest on the North Carolina election lawsuit that's made its way through the courts. This is the eighth episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legislative race every week until the election (with the exception of this episode). Read more from Sherman and the rest of The News ...
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October 23, 2020 63 min
On this week's podcast, we share a live event from The News & Observer, "Disinformation in Local Elections: How to spot it and what you can do." Moderated by Domecast host Dawn Vaughan, the panel features experts from North Carolina universities along with local journalists and national fact-checking organizations. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with former News & Observer columnist Barry Saunders about House District 66. This is the seventh episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legislative race every week until the election. Read more from Sherman and the rest of The News & Observer's politics team at newsobserver.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Vi...
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October 16, 2020 30 min
Top-of-the-ballot races are getting most of the attention this year, but several statewide races for Council of State positions like lieutenant governor, attorney general and agriculture commission are drawing plenty of fireworks too. Our panel of reporters explains the highlights. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Colin Campbell and Danielle Battaglia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with The News & Observer's Danielle Battaglia about Senate District 31. This is the sixth episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legislative race every week until the election. Read more from Sherman and the rest of The News & Observer's politics team at newsobserver.com. Correction: In this episode, it's...
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October 9, 2020 31 min
With many of the General Assembly's key lawmakers not seeking re-election this year, who will be the power players in 2021? We discuss the rising stars in both parties, and how they could shape next year's legislature regardless of which party wins the majority in November. Dawn Vaughan hosts with Colin Campbell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks DC correspondent Brian Murphy about the US Senate Race. This is the fifth episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legislative race every week until the election. Read more from Sherman and the rest of The News & Observer's politics team at newsobserver.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 29, 2020 31 min
A proposed legal settlement that will change rules for absentee ballots prompted the two Republicans on the State Board of Elections to abruptly resign last week. Our panel of political reporters sorts through what happened, and how it could set the stage for a messy battle over election results. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Colin Campbell and Danielle Battaglia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with House District 9 candidates and North Carolina Coalition for Fiscal Health Executive Director Austin Vevurka about how health care plays into this race. This is the fourth episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legislative race every week until the election. Read more from Sherman and the rest of The News & Observer&...
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