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The Under the Dome team at The News & Observer present the Domecast, your source for reviews and previews of topics in state government and politics for North Carolina. You can learn more at newsobserver.com/dome.... Show More

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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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visi...
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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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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with Elon University's Madison Taylor about the lay of the land in Senate District 24. This is the third 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 ch...
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September 18, 2020 32 min
The election season is heating up with rhetoric about reopening schools, defunding the police in more. Our panel of political reporters sorts through the claims and the candidates' apparent strategies. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Will Doran, Danielle Battaglia and Colin Campbell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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September 14, 2020 29 min
News & Observer state politics reporters Dawn Baumgartner Vaughan and Lucille Sherman talk about the North Carolina General Assembly's relationship with the governor and its influence on the race between Gov. Roy Cooper and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest. This is the second episode of the special elections edition of Domecast. We'll spotlight a different statewide or legislative race every week until the election. Read more fro...
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September 13, 2020 31 min
With the legislature wrapped up for 2020, we look back at what issues proved to be the biggest winners and losers, from Medicaid expansion to criminal justice reforms to reopening efforts. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Danielle Battaglia, Colin Campbell and Will Doran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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State politics reporter Lucille Sherman talks with two candidates running for North Carolina's House District 37 race — Representative Sydney Batch and Erin Paré — about education, healthcare and more. This is the first 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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September 4, 2020 30 min
After passing about a billion dollars of coronavirus relief funding, the legislature has (or so they claim) adjourned for the year. Our reporters review the bill and the ceremonial handkerchief drop ceremony that takes place for the "sine die" adjournment. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Danielle Battaglia and Colin Campbell. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The legislature is back Sept. 2 for what's expected to be a brief session on coronavirus funding, but what fights are brewing between Republican lawmakers and the governor? Our panel of reporters discusses what to expect. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Danielle Battaglia, Colin Campbell and Will Doran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Campaign finance-related scandals took center stage this week as donor Greg Lindberg was sentenced and the House Rules chairman resigned and took a plea deal on federal charges. Our team of political reporters unpacks what happened and what it means for state politics, as well as concerns over public records. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Colin Campbell and Will Doran. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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With Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's pick for vice president, how will the history-making choice impact the election in North Carolina? Our panel of political reporters discusses how this could be a banner year for women of color up and down the ballot -- even as a national report gave NC a "D" rating for a low percentage of women in elected offices. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Danielle Battaglia, Lucille Sherman and Colin Ca...
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This week, our politics team is saying farewell to summer intern Julian Shen-Berro. It was Julian's first experience with North Carolina politics, so we'll hear his takes on the state and its political scene. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Will Doran, Julian Shen-Berro, Lucille Sherman and Danielle Battaglia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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July 31, 2020 34 min
North Carolina got back-to-back visits from President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence in the past week, a sign that we'll be a key swing state even if this year's presidential campaign is far from normal. Our panel of political reporters explain why that's the case and what to expect as election season moves forward. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Colin Campbell, Julian Shen-Berro and Will Doran. Learn more about your ad...
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July 24, 2020 26 min
With a break in the legislative action, some of our political reporters have been traveling around in rural North Carolina. On this week's episode, they'll share what they're seeing outside Raleigh as people around the state react to the coronavirus pandemic and the looming November election. Dawn Vaughan hosts, with Lucille Sherman, Colin Campbell, Will Doran and Julian Shen-Berro. Learn more about your ad choices. Vis...
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